“Science literacy is the artery through which the solutions of tomorrow’s problems flow.”
– Neil deGrasse Tyson
Biology is designed to provide students with the scientific principles, concepts and methodologies required to understand the relationships between the structure and function of living things. The curriculum includes topics such as: skills and tools of the biological scientist, basic chemistry and biochemistry, cellular organization and processes, molecular processes, genetics and genetic technology, evolution, ecology, classification and the study of select human body systems. The curriculum will address the needs of all learners through an interesting, problem-based approach to learning about living things and is designed to prepare students for the NJ End-of-Course Biology Assessment.
AP – Biology
Advanced Placement Biology is designed to be the equivalent of a college introductory biology course, usually taken by biology majors during their first year. This course is designed to provide students with the conceptual framework, factual knowledge, and analytical skills necessary to deal critically with the rapidly changing science of biology. The curriculum includes topics such as general chemistry, biochemistry, molecular genetics, origin of life, evolution, cellular biology, cell transport, microscopy, cell energetics and cellular respiration, photosynthesis, animal development and embryology, animal diversity, cellular reproduction, Mendelian genetics, population genetics, ecology, microbiology, genetic engineering, botany and animal behavior. A minimum grade of “B” or higher in Biology Honors is a good predictor for success in this course. Though a student could be successful in AP Biology while concurrently taking Chemistry, it is highly recommended that students have a first-year Chemistry course prior to registering for AP Biology. It is expected that all students take the AP Biology exam in May.
Physics is a first year course at Technology High School where students learn to explore the physical world around them. Throughout the year, students engage in various laboratory experiences to learn and apply through exploration of specific situations.
This course is designed to use inquiry based science and various laboratory techniques to discover the environmental issues facing our current world. The delicate balance between the environment and living organisms is the central focus of the course. Emphasis on human interactions and behavioral consequences within the environment are addressed and proper corrective actions are evaluated. Further emphasis is placed upon inquiry based activities where students learn general environmental science concepts which apply to environmental systems and ultimately to all living things. Essential units include study of the Planetary history of the earth, Earth’s environmental systems, ecology, humans and the environment, renewable and non-renewable resources, and moving toward a sustainable future.
- Mr. Andre Delva
- Ms. Melissa DiMare
- Ms. Lolita Flagg-Fleming
- Mr. William Graff
- Mr. Gavin Harter