The major themes of this course are to examine the significance of evolution as a key unifying theme in biology and to explore what life is and how it changes over time. Students will examine the organization of life in all kingdoms through the study of biomolecules, cellular processes, and organism function. In genetics and biotechnology, students will explore inheritance and how information is stored, transmitted and expressed at chromosomal and molecular levels.

Physical Science 20 is an interdisciplinary course which includes topics from physics and chemistry. 

The five units are:

  1. Foundations of Chemistry
  2. Heat and Temperature
  3. Waves
  4. Career Exploration
  5. Student-Directed Study

The major themes of this course are to examine the significance of evolution as a key unifying theme in biology and to explore what life is and how it changes over time. Students will examine the organization of life in all kingdoms through the study of biomolecules, cellular processes, and organism function. In genetics and biotechnology, students will explore inheritance and how information is stored, transmitted and expressed at chromosomal and molecular levels.