Group 4: Experimental Sciences

    • Biology HL 
    • Biology SL 
    • Physics HL

       

       Biology HL 2017

    Course Descriptions


    IB BIOLOGY HL YEAR 1/YEAR 2 (IB1294/IB1298)
    Grade - 11 & 12
    Credit - 1 Unit Per Year 
    Final Assessment year 1 - School Exam
    Final Assessment year 2 - IB Assessments
    Prerequisite -  Successful completion of at least 2 Regents Science classes. Chemistry is strongly recommended.
    Teachers - Ms. Judy Selig & Ms. Karin Marcotullio

    IB Biology HL is a rigorous, fast paced, two-year experimental science course for students who wish to understand the unity and diversity of living organisms on the molecular, cellular, organic and ecological level. The general aims of IB Biology HL are to: provide content; develop an understanding of how biological information is collected, analyzed and evaluated; develop experimental skills; and understand how biology has social consequences in the global context. The course is intended for strong students who have shown exceptional success in their previous science courses.  Topics covered during the course include: measurement and error analysis, genetics, evolution, ecology, the interrelationships between organisms and the environment, human reproduction and physiology, biochemistry, plants, microbiology, and biotechnology.  Students will be expected to complete a summer assignment for the course.  Laboratory investigations are an integral part of the course.  Through this course students will design and carry out appropriate experiments, at times self-directed, and communicate the results.  Students will complete a collaborative experimental science project with students in other experimental science courses.  The independent laboratory work produced by each student will be moderated by the IBO and will contribute to the student's overall IB score in the subject.  At the end of the two-year sequence, students will be ready to sit for the IB Biology HL exam. 

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    IB PHYSICS HL YEAR 1/YEAR 2 (IB1296/IB1297)
    Grade - 11 & 12
    Credit - 1 Unit Per Year
    Final Assessment year 1 - NYS Regents
    Final Assessment year 2 - IB Assessments
    Prerequisite - Successful completion of at least 2 Regents Science classes & Algebra 2
    Corequisite - IB Mathematics SL or Pre-Calculus
    Teachers - Ms. Theresa Rousseau 

    IB Physics HL is a rigorous two-year experimental science course that provides students with a conceptual and mathematical framework from which to analyze the physical world around them. Topics covered during the course include: measurement and error analysis, mechanics, thermal physics, oscillations and waves, electromagnetism, electric currents, atomic and nuclear physics. Practical (laboratory) investigations are an integral part of the course. Students will be expected to complete a summer assignment. Throughout this course, students will design and carry out appropriate experiments and communicate the results to a wide audience. During year one, students will complete a collaborative experimental science project with students in other experimental science courses. The independent laboratory work produced by each student will be moderated by the IBO and will contribute to the student’s overall IB score in the subject. At the end of the first year, students will be required to sit for the NYS Regents Physics examination. At the end of the two-year sequence, students will be required to sit for the IB Physics HL exam. 

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    IB Biology SL (IB1262)
    Grade - 11 or 12
    Credit - 1 Unit
    Final Assessment - IB Assessment
    Prerequisite - Successful completion of at least 2 Regents Science classes
    Teacher - Ms Karin Marcotullio 

    IB Biology SL is a rigorous, fast paced, one-year experimental science course for students who wish to understand the unity and diversity of living organisms on the molecular, cellular, organic and ecological level. The general aim of IB Biology SL is to: provide content; develop an understanding of how biological information is collected, analyzed and evaluated; develop experimental skills; and understand how biology has social consequences in the global context. The course will be fast paced and include extensive independent work. The course is  intended for students who are strong in their academics and have shown exceptional success in their previous science courses. Topics covered during the course include: measurement and error analysis, cell biology, molecular biology, genetics, ecology, evolution, biodiversity and human physiology. Students will be expected to complete a summer assignment for the course. Laboratory investigations are an integral part of this course. Through this course students will design and carry out appropriate experiments, at times self-directed, and communicate the results. Students will complete a collaborative experimental science project with students in other experimental science courses. The independent laboratory work produced by each student will be moderated by the IBO and will contribute to the student’s overall IB score in the subject. At the end of the year, student will be ready to sit for the IB Biology SL exam.