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Jun 24, 2018
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Academics: Science

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Welcome to the Science Department. We hope that this site will help you better understand our programs and course selections. For more information contact you child's school or Counseling Center.

New York State Educational Learning Standards for Science

The New York State Education Department has established learning standards for Science denoting the skills and abilities each student should attain at various levels of his or her education - elementary, middle and high school levels. For a complete list of the learning standards for Science, click here.

Elementary School Level

Science in grades K-5 is studied for the appreciation of natural phenomena, an understanding of how scientific information is organized, and the experience of conducting investigations. To effect the science program, students are supplied with common textual material. The text series is comprehensive and spiral in nature, extending the study of various topics each year. READ MORE »

Middle School Level

The goal of science at the middle school is to enable students to understand science concepts through the use of scientific inquiry. Students will develop their skills of analysis, inquiry, and design through active laboratory work on a regular basis. While basic terminology is necessary in science, it is more important that students can explain, analyze, and interpret scientific processes and phenomena.

High School Level

High school students must complete 3 units of Science to complete the New York State's requirements for earning a Regents diploma or Advanced Regents diploma, and 4 units of Science for an Advanced Regents diplomas with BH-BL Merit Seal.

The Science Department aims to offer all students the opportunity to investigate fundamental laws and principles that govern the universe and to understand the phenomena that affect our daily lives. Although the sequence of Earth Science, Biology, Chemistry and Physics is standard, individualized scheduling to match needs is encouraged. Advanced courses are open to all qualified students.

* See individual course descriptions in the BH-BL High School curriculum/course guide for specifications.