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Subject Matter Authorization in Introductory Science

Subject Matter Authorization in Introductory Science

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Biological Sciences (11 units)
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Biological Sciences and Lab

Demonstration labs and lab work in biological sciences and basic elements of cell and population biology, anatomy and physiology. Emphasis on the common characteristics of all living systems and the integration of chemistry, physics and simple statistics through an interdisciplinary approach to biological sciences. Topics include: structure and function, endocrinology and physiological mechanisms, electron microscopy, waste, the senses, movement, growth, reproduction and genetic engineering.

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3 units

Topics in Biological Sciences

Topics in biological sciences that demonstrate the interconnections among physical, biological, earth and mathematical sciences. Topics include: characteristics of living systems, biological classification, the cell, photosynthesis, food and respiration.

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2 units

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Chemistry (11 units)
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Chemistry I: Introduction to Chemistry

Introduction to the fundamental concepts of chemistry. Topics include: structure of matter, chemical bonding, states of matter, chemical reactions, and chemical energy. Interesting demonstrations and experiments for engaging students are presented. This course is aligned with both the California state and national science standards.

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2 units

Chemistry II: Structure of Matter and Chemical Bonding

Fundamental concepts of the structure of matter and chemical bonding. Topics include energy and matter, atomic structure, the periodic table, groups of elements, chemical formulas and bonding, chemical reactions and equations, the mole and stoichiometry. Demonstrations and hands-on activities appropriate for the classroom are presented. This course is aligned with both the state and national science standards.

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3 units

Geoscience (10 units)
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Principles of Geology for Educators

Principles of geology for educators, including earth materials, landforms, resources, plate tectonics, fossils, earth history, structure and field localities. Includes specific reference to successful methods of teaching geology and earth science to students. You will explore a geological site, and gain hands-on field experience in geology.

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4 units

Physics (13 units)
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Introduction to Concepts of Physics

Introduction to the fundamental concepts of physics. Topics include: energy, electricity and magnetism, and heat and waves. Includes interesting demonstrations and activities that engage students' interest and participation in the classroom. This course is aligned with the California state and national science standards.

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4 units

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