|East Side Union High School District Graduation Requirement|
|2 years of college prep lab science that satisfies the University of California a-g course sequence.|
|UC/CSU A-G Subject Requirement (D - Category)|
|One year of physical science and one year of a biological science must be completed. A third year is recommended.|
|Intervention and Support Services for Science|
Science Courses Offered at Yerba Buena High School
Integrated Science 1 Grades 9-12 (UC, CSU elective, NOT science)
This two-semester course can meet either the physical or biological district science requirement. This introductory course integrates the disciplines of biology, chemistry, physics, and earth science in a hands-on curriculum. While learning scientific principles, students are responsible for identifying problems, formulating hypotheses, designing and conducting laboratory experiments, preparing data tables, graphing, collecting and interpreting data, and communicating the results of their work.
Biology Grades 9-12 (UC, CSU)
Prerequisites: Pass two semesters of Int. Science 1; or teacher recommendation for Grade 9
This laboratory science course is devoted to the study of life processes. Content includes inquiry, evolution, reproduction, genetics, cell physiology, growth, energy transformations, classification, and molecular biology.
Chemistry Grades 10-12 (UC, CSU)
Prerequisites: C or better in Biology and Algebra 1 or Int. Math 1
This is a laboratory science course based on experiment and observation that stresses the understanding of the basic theoretical concepts of chemistry. The course is quantitative in nature, and therefore requires strong math skills.
Physics Grades 10 -12 (UC, CSU)
Prerequisites: C or better in Biology and Chemistry; C or better in Geometry; C or better in Alg. 2 or concurrent enrollment
This is a laboratory and college preparatory science course for students interested in preparation for college. The course deals with the study of the physical laws of nature. It is concerned with motion, energy, heat, waves, sound, light, electricity, magnetism, and modern physics. The course is quantitative in nature, and therefore requires strong math skills.
Physiology Grades 11 - 12 (UC, CSU)
Prerequisites: C or better in Biology
This course is an advanced laboratory and college preparatory science course for students interested in biological science. It is recommended for students planning careers in pharmacy, dentistry, nursing, medicine, veterinary medicine, physical education, or other health-related fields. Animal dissection is may be a required part of the course.
Environmental Science (Advanced Placement) Grades 11 -12 (UC, CSU)
Prerequisites: C or better in Biology and C or better in Chemistry; C or better in Algebra 2 or concurrent enrollment
This is a rigorous, year long, two period lecture/lab course that will provide students with the scientific principles, concepts, and methodologies required to understand the interrelationships of the natural world. Students will identify and analyze environmental problems both natural and man-made, evaluate the relative risks associated with these problems, and examine alternative solutions for resolving and/or preventing them. Students will be expected to take the advanced placement test in environmental science in May.