Basic Science Concepts II for High School

Basic Science Concepts II for High School

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The Basic Science Concepts II for High School course is designed to provide struggling students with a most basic foundation in science.
This course was developed by the International Academy of Science. Learn More

Scope and Sequence

Unit 1 – Classifications of Organisms This unit covers classification, including the six kingdoms of living things, taxonomy, and classifying vertebrates, invertebrates, and other organisms, such as plants. Unit 2 – Cells This unit discusses cells, including what cells are and how cells make up tissues, which make up organs, which make up systems. Animal and plant cells are described, as well as how cells work together. A lab on growing yeast cells is also included. Unit 3 – Human Body Systems This unit discusses the systems that make up the human body, with special emphasis on the circulatory, respiratory, and digestive systems, as well as the blood and the heart. Unit 4 – Plants This unit discusses photosynthesis, plant parts and reproduction, and how plants grow. It also includes a lab on where leaves get their color. Unit 5 – Ecosystems This unit covers ecosystems and their needs, land biomes, water ecosystems, the interactions of organisms, and the energy within an ecosystem. A lab about camouflage is also included. Unit 6 – Ecosystem Change This unit discusses how ecosystems change, how species change, and how changes affect ecosystems. A lab detailing habitat pollution is also included. Unit 7 – Water This unit discusses our salt- and fresh-water systems, the water cycle, and cloud formation. A special lab on frying ice is also included. Unit 8 – Weather This unit discusses air movement and masses, severe weather and climate, and weather instruments and forecasting. It includes a lab on high and low pressure. Unit 9 – The Changing Earth This unit discusses Earth's layers, earthquakes, and volcanoes, weathering compared to erosion, and identifying minerals and rocks. Unit 10 – The Earth's Resources This unit describes non-renewable and renewable resources and the conservation of resources. Unit 11 – Matter This unit discusses matter and its properties, atoms, phase changes, and mixtures compared with solutions. Unit 12 – Changes in Matter This unit discusses physical changes in matter, as well as chemical changes, properties, and technology. Unit 13 – Forces in Motion This unit covers motion, forces, and simple machines. It also presents a biography of Sir Isaac Newton and discusses his first, second, and third laws. Unit 14 – Energy This unit discusses energy, including sound, light, and thermal energy. Unit 15 – Electricity This unit covers moving charges and simple and complex circuits. Unit 16 – Astronomy (Stars) This unit discusses the history of Astronomy, stars, and galaxies, as well as how stars are created. Unit 17 – Earth's Journey in Space This unit discusses how the earth moves, the solar system, comets and asteroids, and our moon. Unit 18 – Technology This unit discusses technology, transportation, computers, and space.

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