Integrated Science

  • Welcome to Integrated Science!  

    This course is designed for our 9th graders to develop their science skills and prepare for future science courses!

    Course Description:

    This integrated science course is an introduction to science at the high school level.  The course is separated into three 12 week units.  Unit I is an inquiry-based skills set unit, which helps prepare our ninth grade students for this as well as future science courses.  This unit will include how to work in a formal lab setting, how to write a lab report, using proper measurement within a lab, dimensional analysis, scientific notation, detailed graphing, and communication of results from experiments.  Unit II will focus on basic Chemistry as well as Biochemistry.  This part of the course is an introduction to the Biology course that students must in their sophomore year and the chemistry course that they are recommended for their junior year.  Unit III focuses on a branch of Biology called Ecology, which studies the interactions between living and non-living parts of our world.  This portion of the course is essential to the Biology Keystone Exam that students must take upon completion of Biology I and need as requirement for graduation. 


    Below is the calendar that will contain all in-class assignments, labs, projects, quizzes, tests, and homework.  The date that the assignment is labeled is the day that it is due or going to take place.  In-class assignments will be labeled as such.  If weather is to dampen an outdoor experience the calendar will be modified.

    REMEMBER:  I teach three Integrated Science classes, if not specified for a particular class, the homework is due for ALL three classes (1st, 3rd, & 5th).  If only one class is to have homework I will add the period number to the homework assignment title. 

    Example:  (1ST PERIOD ONLY - Scientific Method in Action)


    Underneath the calendar you can find a section titled "Related Files" where I will upload files for you to access for this courses in class assignments, homework assignments, and projects.  There is also a "Related Links" section that holds websites that we will visit throughout our course. 

    Extra Credit

    Create a set of index cards. They need to be neat, legible, written with black marker, include drawings, and use the definitions.

    Second set of words is:
    1. Ecology (N)
    2. Biotic (N)
    3. Abiotic (N)
    4. Organism (N)
    5. Population (N)
    6. Community (N)
    7. Ecosystem (N)
    8. Biome (N)
    9. Biopshere (N)
    10. Habitat (N)
    11. Niche (N)
    12. Photosynthesis (1)
    13. Chemosynthesis (N)
    14. Producers (N)
    15. Autotrophs (1)
    16. Consumers (N)
    17. Heterotrophs (1)
    18. Symbiosis (2)
    19. Mutualism (2)
    20. Commensalism (1)
    21. Parasitism (1)
    22. Competitive Exclusion (N)
    23. Carrying Capacity(1)

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