Science @ WUHSMS

The science department offers courses in the content areas of Life Sciences, Physical Sciences, Earth Sciences and Engineering. Within each course, enduring science understandings are fostered in students as they engage with science and engineering practices. Students at WUHS complete a minimum of three science credits. All first year students enroll in Integrated Environmental Science (IES). After the completion of IES, students complete a minimum of two more credits. One credit is in Biology, and the other credit must have a Physical Science endorsement. Please look for the appropriate endorsement label as you design your four-year plan for science, and choose those courses that interest you while meeting the three science credit requirement.

 Click here to view our Science courses in our 2017-18 course guide.

Science Enduring Understandings:

Physical Sciences
Structure/Properties of Matter

  • Understand and analyze matter, reactions and physical systems as demonstrated through the integration of scientific and engineering practices and crosscutting concepts

Forces & interactions Energy, Waves & Electromagnetic Radiation

  • Understand and analyze energy and the characteristics and dynamics of waves as demonstrated through the integration of scientific and engineering practices and crosscutting concepts

Life Sciences
Structure, Function & Information Processing

  • Understand and analyze molecular,structural, and chemical biology as demonstrated through the integration of scientific and engineering practices and crosscutting concepts

Matter & Energy in Organisms & Ecosystems

  • Understand and analyze the characteristics, functions, and behavioral interactions within an ecosystem as demonstrated through the integration of scientific and engineering practices and crosscutting concepts

Growth, Development & Reproduction of Organisms, Natural Selection & Adaptations 

  • Understand and analyze genetics, adaptation, and biodiversity as demonstrated through the integration of scientific and engineering practices and crosscutting concepts

Earth & Space Sciences
Earth, Space & the Universe

  • Understand and analyze the origins, interactions and relationships between and among the Earth, our solar system, and the universe as demonstrated through the integration of scientific and engineering practices and crosscutting concepts

Earth Systems

  • Understand and analyze Earth’s systems and the relationship between human activity and the earth as demonstrated through the integration of scientific and engineering practices and crosscutting concepts

Engineering, Technology & Application of Science

  • Demonstrate engineering concepts across multiple disciplines and novel situations as demonstrated through the integration of scientific and engineering practices and crosscutting concepts

Click here to view all Science courses in our 2017-18 Course Guide.

 

 

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