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Three credits of Science are required to graduate from CMASAS. These credits must include both a physical and life science credit; and at least two labs. For students intending on applying to a public, four-year college or university it is recommended to take Chemistry and/or Physics; and Biology. For some courses a physical lab kits are sent to give students the opportunity to participate in hands-on labs these are indicated with the Yes-Kit designation in the table below. All other lab courses the student is responsible for obtaining the neccessary supplies.

Course Discipline Lab
Astronomy Physical Science No
Biology Life Science Yes
Anatomy & Physiology LIfe Science Yes
Chemistry Physical Science Yes - Kit
Earth Space Science Physical Science Yes
Forensic Science  Integrated Yes - Kit
Marine Science Life Science Yes
Physical Science Physical Science Yes
Physics  Physical Science Yes

 

Courses

Agriscience I

In this course, students learn about the development and maintenance of agriculture, animal systems, natural resources, and other food sources. Students also examine the relationship between agriculture and natural resources and the environment, health, politics, and world trade.

Duration: 1 Semester
Prerequisites: None

Agriscience II

Learn how science and technology are revolutionizing our food supply and promoting innovative ways to produce healthy plant-based foods, such as developing better hybrids and growing edible plants in challenging places. See how plant science will change the face of eating in the 21st century.

Duration: 1 Semester
Prerequisites: Agriscience I

Anatomy & Physiology

Honors, Lab Course, Silver

In this course students explore the organization of the human body and how it works. They will acquire knowledge necessary to understand what the body is doing and how they can help the body cope with many different situations. Body systems will be studied in order to understand how their structure, location, and function allow for interaction with other parts of the body.

Duration: 2 Semesters
Prerequisites: Biology

Astronomy

Honors, NCAA, Silver

Astronomy is a fusion of concepts and applications from physics, chemistry, geology, biology and mathematics. As such, students experience science in a broad integrated manner. Throughout the course, mathematics is incorporated as a tool for understanding. Students explore the ever-advancing astronomy topics through multiple print and digital sources, including online and print material research.

Duration: 2 Semesters
Prerequisites: Physical or Earth Science; Prior online learning experience and Algebra recommended

Biology

Honors, Lab Course, NCAA, Silver

In this course, students learn about the life processes of plants and animals from the cellular level to the consideration of complex ecosystems. Topics include cell biology, genetics, ecology, evolution, and physiology. Students are encouraged to engage in critical thinking and to use the scientific process to conduct investigative learning activities.

Duration: 2 Semesters
Prerequisites: None

Biotechnology

Honors

The fusion of biology and technology creates an amazing process and offers humanity a chance to significantly improve our existence through the enhancement of food and medicine.  In Biotechnology: Unlocking Nature’s Secrets, you’ll learn how this field seeks to cure such deadly diseases as cancer and malaria, develop innovative medicine, and effectively feed the world through improved systems.  Learn about the history of biotechnology and some of the challenges it faces today, such as resista

Duration: 1 Semester
Prerequisites: None

Chemistry

Honors, Lab Course, NCAA, Silver

Students will explore inorganic chemistry through an inquiry-based study. Students will investigate the world of chemistry using the scientific method, lab experiments, and activities. Topics covered in this course include matter, atoms, the periodic table, solutions, nuclear chemistry, reactions, equations, and acid/bases. Lab Course Additional lab fee may apply

Duration: 2 Semesters
Prerequisites: Algebra I

Earth Space Science

Honors, Lab Course, NCAA, Silver

Be captivated by the wonders and beauty of the third planet from our Sun, Earth. Be amazed by what awaits your discovery within our solar system and beyond. Explore the universe. Earth/Space Science is a laboratory course focusing on the study of space, geologic structures and forces, the waters on our planet, and atmospheric conditions.

Duration: 2 Semesters
Prerequisites: None

Forensic Science

Honors, Lab Course, NCAA, Silver

This course introduces students to various methodologies and applications used in the forensic science.  Students will learn how to process a crime scene and analysis the evidence.  Topics discussed include crime-0scene investigation and evidence collection, study of fivers and textiles, DNA analysis, fingerprinting, blood analysis, handwriting analysis, ballistics, and drug analysis. Lab Course Additional lab fee may apply

Duration: 2 Semesters
Prerequisites: None

Marine Science

Honors, Lab Course

Since the beginning of time, humans have relied on the ocean. But as our planet continues to change over time, human activity has impacted the environment. In the marine science course, students explore the watery depths of our own planet in order to understand just how vital the ocean is to our existence. Throughout the course, students meet marine animals and learn about their interactions with each other and their environment.

Duration: 1 Semester
Prerequisites: None

Physical Science

Honors, Lab Course, NCAA, Silver

This course is designed as an interactive, 21st century course focusing on basic physics and chemistry. Topics include forces and motion, energy through waves, electricity and magnetism, the matter around us, chemical bonding and reactions. This course is designed to serve as a foundation for the study of the physical sciences.

Duration: 2 Semesters
Prerequisites: None, Algebra I recommended

Physics

Honors, Lab Course, NCAA, Silver

In each module of Physics I, students discover the contributions of scientific geniuses like Galileo, Newton, and Einstein. Through their work, students learn the concepts, theories, and laws that govern the interaction of matter, energy, and forces. From tiny atoms to galaxies with millions of stars, the universal laws of physics are explained through real-world examples.

Duration: 2 Semesters
Prerequisites: Algebra I

Renewable Technologies

Introduction to Renewable Technologies begins to uncover the development of new energy technologies and explores how recent approaches to generating, storing, and creating this precious resource have evolved. By gaining a larger understanding of this challenge, we, as thoughtful people, can implement real change and unlock the solution needed for a safer, cleaner, and more enduring world.

Duration: 1 Semester
Prerequisites: None

Veterinary Science

Honors, Silver

As animals play an increasingly important role in our lives, scientists have sought to learn more about their health and well-being. This course will examine some of the common diseases and treatments for domestic animals. Through veterinary medicine and science, the prevention and treatment of diseases and health issues is studied and applied.

Duration: 1 Semester
Prerequisites: None