Science Subjects that I teach at UACHS:
Biology is designed as a college preparatory course that cultivates inquiry through the use of the NGSS Life Science Standards of Structure and Function, Inheritance and Variation of Traits, Matter and Energy in Organisms and Ecosystems, Interdependent Relationships in Ecosystems, and Natural Selection and Evolution. Emphasis will be on scientific literacy, with a focus on evaluating presented information, thinking with a scientific mindset, and an awareness of modern scientific research. Special attention is given to labs, with the intent of cultivating science skills through recognizing variables, developing and planning an experiment, observational techniques, qualitative and quantitative data collection and analysis as defined by NGSS Science and Engineering Practices.
This chemistry course is designed to give students a working knowledge of the basic concepts and principles of chemistry. Rather than memorizing facts, the course emphasizes understanding, analysis, logical thinking and problem solving. The laboratory experience is an integral part of the learning. Major topics include measurements, properties of matter, atomic structure, nuclear reactions, periodicity, chemical bonding, reactions and stoichiometry, solutions, and gas laws, according to the NJ Model Curriculum.
Human Anatomy and Physiology:
This course is designed for senior students who have a continuing interest in the biological sciences. It will provide the student with information about the human body and its processes; the concept of structure and function provides the foundation of the course. Many organs dissection are conducted to provide the students with observations of the connection between structure and function. Students should demonstrate a mature demeanor and attitude to actively participate in all components of the course.