This course is designed to provide a broad introduction to the fundamental principles of life science. It is intended that The Living Environment provides an awareness of nature by introducing basic scientific concepts and an understanding of biological processes. The enriched curriculum covers seven core topics, including Unity and diversity among living things, maintenance in living things, human physiology, reproduction and development, genetics, evolution, and ecology.
This course examines the interactions between the 4 spheres that make Earth: geosphere, atmosphere, hydrosphere, and biosphere. The course also allows students the opportunity to discover how human beings are dependent on and impact all four of these spheres. Topics covered through the year include density, minerals, the rock cycle, plate tectonics, earthquakes, volcanoes, the history of the earth, weathering and erosion, meteorology, astronomy, and oceanography.
This course of study presents a modern view of chemistry. The following principles are basic to the understanding of our environment: matter and energy, atomic structure, bonding, the periodic table, the mathematics of chemistry, kinetics and equilibrium, acid-base theories, redox and electrochemistry, organic chemistry, nuclear chemistry, application of chemical principles.
This course is designed to be the equivalent of a college introductory biology course usually taken by biology majors during their first year. It includes those topics regularly covered in such a course: molecules and cells, genetics and evolution, organisms and populations. It aims to provide students with the conceptual framework, factual knowledge, and analytical skills necessary to deal critically with the rapidly changing science of biology.
In this section, you can find resources that will help you review for the incoming Regents exams: