Science Research Methods and Environmental Systems (Accelerated)
This laboratory course focuses on developing scientific questions and methods for answering them. The study of the environment as an interdependent system serves as a foundation for connecting this final core science course to prior knowledge within the traditional areas of biology, chemistry, and physics, as well as introducing students to other scientific disciplines. Topics include ecological cycles, climate, biodiversity, geology, and sustainable human use. Students will be expected to participate in field-based research and may have opportunities to contribute to ongoing local data collection efforts. The accelerated level of this course is intended for students who have a strong background and interest in mathematics, and will use abstract reasoning extensively.
Prerequisites: Physics: Systems of Matter, Motion, and Energy (Accelerated) and at least concurrent enrollment in Geometry (Accelerated)