Diman Regional

Vocational Technical High School

Developing the Unique Potential of Each Learner

Science Department Courses

  • Name Course # Grade Level Credits
    Honors Biology 9 2221 9 5 5
    Biology 9 2021 9 2 5
    Honors Biology 10 2222 10 5 5
    Biology 10 2022 10 2 5
    Anatomy & Physiology I 2303 11 2 2.5
    Honors Applied Physics I 2333 11 5 5
    Applied Physics I 2053 11 2 2.5
    Chemistry I 2033 11 2 2.5
    Honors Chemistry I 2133 11 5 5
    Marine Biology 2063 11 2 2.5
    Anatomy & Physiology II 2304 12 2 2.5
    Honors Applied Physics II 2324 12 5 5
    Applied Physics II 2054 12 2 2.5
    Honors Chemistry II 2134 12 5 5
    Chemistry II 2034 12 2 2.5
    Topics in Biology/Forensics 2224 11/12 2 2.5
    Biology MCAS 2032 11/12 3 2.5
    Green Technology Initiatives (GTI) 2334 11/12 2 1.25
    Physics First I 2231 9 2 5
    Physics First II 2233 10 2 5
    Introduction to Sustainable and Green Energy Technologies BCC 2503 11 2 5

     2221 - HONORS BIOLOGY 9 - This course is aligned with the Massachusetts Frameworks and includes an overview of the chemistry of life, cell structure and function, photosynthesis, cellular respiration, genetics, evolution, and biodiversity. The curriculum includes activities, labs and projects to enhance the learning of the student. Placement is based on the Honors Criteria of Diman. It is the first of two courses designed for students who must meet the state requirement on the MCAS Biology Test as part of the graduation requirement for a High School diploma.
    (Year 1 curriculum)
     
    2021 - BIOLOGY 9 – This course is aligned with the Massachusetts Frameworks and includes an overview of the chemistry of life, cell structure and function, photosynthesis, cellular respiration, genetics, evolution, and biodiversity. It is the first of two courses designed for students who must take the MCAS Biology Test.
    (Year 1 curriculum)
     
    2222 – HONORS BIOLOGY 10 - This course is aligned with the Massachusetts Frameworks and includes an overview of the chemistry of life, cell structure and function, photosynthesis, cellular respiration, genetics, evolution, and biodiversity. The curriculum includes activities, labs and projects to enhance the learning of the student. It is the second of two courses designed for students who must meet the state requirement on the MCAS Biology Test as part of the graduation requirement for a High School diploma.
    (Year 1 curriculum)
    Prerequisite: Honors Biology 9 (2221) or teacher permission


    2022 - BIOLOGY 10 - This course is aligned with the Massachusetts Frameworks and includes an overview of the chemistry of life, cell structure and function, photosynthesis, cellular respiration, genetics, evolution, and biodiversity. It is the second of two courses designed for students who must take the MCAS Biology Test.
    (Year 1 curriculum)
    Prerequisite: Biology 9 (2021)


    Honors Biology 10  and Biology 10 (2008-2009 and future)
    Biology 10 is aligned with the Massachusetts Frameworks and includes an overview of the classifications or organisms, populations, ecosystems, biological communities, the environment, introduction to body structure, and an in-depth study of eight organ systems. It is the second of two courses designed for students who must take the MCAS Biology Test.

     
    2032 - BIOLOGY MCAS – This course provides individualized instruction which will include an overview of topics in Biology that are aligned with the Massachusetts Frameworks in preparation for the MCAS test.

    2303 – ANATOMY & PHYSIOLOGY I – This course includes a study of structures, functions, and dysfunctions of major systems of the body.  Topics include an Introduction to Structural Units, Tissues and Membranes, the Skeletal System, the Integumentary System, and Nutrition.  Career opportunities in medicine-related field are examined. This curriculum is aligned with the post graduate Diman Licensed Practical Nursing program.  Students who maintain a 75% average on the LPN test will get credit for this class through an articulation agreement.
    Prerequisite: Health Assisting and Dental Assisting students only.

    2333 HONORS APPLIED PHYSICS I – This course is a hands-on physics program that studies four unifying concepts and systems: mechanical, fluid, electrical, and thermal. Experiments include levers and pulleys, thermometers, conveyor belts, and electrical circuits. This is a required course for most Tech Prep students

    2053 - APPLIED PHYSICS I – This course is a hands-on physics program that studies four unifying concepts and systems: mechanical, fluid, electrical, and thermal. Experiments include levers and pulleys, thermometers, conveyor belts, and electrical circuits. This is a required course for most Tech Prep students.

    2133 HONORS CHEMISTRY I – This course is the study of matter. The content of this course includes modern atomic theory, how chemicals combine, formulas and equations, quantum theory, electron arrangement, chemical and physical properties, and states of matter

    2033 - CHEMISTRY I – This course is the study of matter. The content of this course includes modern atomic theory, how chemicals combine, formulas and equations, quantum theory, electron arrangement, chemical and physical properties, and states of matter.

    2063 – MARINE BIOLOGY – This course is an elective science course for juniors.  This course covers the basic principals of marine science, marine organisms, and the different marine ecosystems.

    2304 – ANATOMY & PHYSIOLOGY II – This course includes a study of structures, functions, and dysfunctions of major systems of the body.  Topics include Blood. The Circulatory System, the Lymphatic System, the Respiratory System, the Digestive system, the Excretory System, and the Reproductive System.  Career opportunities in medicine-related fields are examined.  This curriculum is aligned with the post graduate Diman Licensed Practical Nursing program.  Students who maintain a 75% average on the LPN test will get credit for this class through an articulation agreement.  Prerequisite: Health Assisting and Dental Assisting students, who have taken Anatomy & Physiology I only.
     
    2134 HONORS CHEMISTRY II – This course continues the study of chemical techniques and principles. Chemistry I is a prerequisite.

    2324 HONORS APPLIED PHYSICS II – This course is a continuation of Applied Physics I. Applied Physics I is a prerequisite. This is a required course for most Tech Prep students

    2054 - APPLIED PHYSICS II – This course is a continuation of Applied Physics I. Applied Physics I is a prerequisite. This is a required course for most Tech Prep students.

    2034 - CHEMISTRY II – This course continues the study of chemical techniques and principles. Chemistry I is a prerequisite.

    2334 - GREEN TECHNOLOGY INITIATIVES (GTI) – This is an elective course that supports students from all shop areas.  This course introduces the use of energy in housing, transportation, product selection, and energy use systems, both renewable and non renewable, within complex biological, chemical, and physical systems in use today.  GTI strengthens students’ fundamental understanding of energy, its origins and storage, energy transfer, efficiencies of common processes, and worldwide patterns of energy use and its effects on climate change.  Students delve into understanding monthly energy bills, building energy audits and laws and regulations that govern the energy industry.  Students are introduced to five types of renewable energy now available: solar thermal, geothermal, photovoltaic, wind, and bio-fuels.

    2224 – FORENSICS/TOPICS IN BIOLOGY – This course gives the student instruction in forensic science. Topics to be covered include evidence collection, the court system, fingerprint evidence, blood evidence, forensic anthropology and what occurs to the body after death.  Students will be certified to serve in Fall River Youth Court and be required to perform at least four hours of community service at the Youth Court.
     
    2231-  PHYSICS FIRST  I & II -- In this exciting two part course, students explore the world of physics through demonstrations, hands-on activities, laboratories and projects. The topics explored in this course include projectile motion, Newton's laws, energy, electricity, temperature and heat expansion, as well as discovery of the science of sound, waves, and light. In addition, students will learn about the architects of physics, such as Aristotle, Newton and Einstein and the methods scientists use to advance human understanding of the physical world around us and the physical laws that govern our universe.

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