Crosswinds High School

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  • Integrated Physics & Chemistry

    Learning about matter, energy, and technology and their involvement with all forms of life has become increasingly important for living in today’s complex world. Through laboratory and classroom experiences, students will integrate introductory concepts in chemistry and physics to life and earth sciences. Enrichment and application will be emphasized through use of experiments, research, critical thinking, problem-solving and multicultural connections. It will also integrate the disciplines of physics and chemistry in the following topics: motion, waves, transformations, properties of matter, changes in matter and solution chemistry.

    Biology I

    In Biology, students conduct field and laboratory investigations, use scientific methods during investigations, and make informed decisions using critical-thinking and scientific problem-solving. Students in Biology study a variety of topics that include structures and functions of cells and viruses; growth and development of organisms; cells, tissues, and organs; nucleic acids and genetics; biological evolution; taxonomy; metabolism and energy transfers in living organisms; living systems; homeostasis; ecosystems; and plants and the environment.

     
    Chemistry I

    In Chemistry, students conduct field and laboratory investigations, use scientific methods during investigations, and make informed decisions using critical thinking and scientific problem-solving. Students study a variety of topics that include characteristics of matter; energy transformations during physical and chemical changes; atomic structure; periodic table of elements; behavior of gases; bonding; nuclear fusion and nuclear fission; oxidation-reduction reactions; chemical equations; solutes; properties of solutions; acids and bases; and chemical reactions. Students will investigate how chemistry is an integral part of our daily lives.

     

     

     

    Physics I

    In this course, students conduct field and laboratory investigations, use scientific methods during investigations, and make informed decisions using critical thinking and scientific problem-solving. Students study a variety of topics that include laws of motion; changes within physical systems and conservation of energy and momentum; force; thermodynamics; characteristics and behavior of waves; and quantum physics

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