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Science

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The word science is derived from the Latin word, scientia, 'knowledge.'  As stated in the Texas Essential Knowledge and Skills, science is the use of evidence to construct testable explanations and predictions of natural phenomena, as well as the knowledge generated through this process. It is the goal of Northside ISD Secondary Science to facilitate learning, instruction, and assessment in each science classroom.

Taft Science Course Offerings

Career & Technical Electives

Prerequisites are listed below each course.

  • Anatomy and Physiology Honors
    • Biology & 2nd Sci
  • Medical Microbiology
    • Biology & Chemistry 
  • Forensics
    • Biology & Chemistry

 

On-level Electives

Prerequisites are listed below each course.

  • Astronomy
    • Biology; 11-12 Gr.
  • Aquatic Science
    • Biology, Chemistry (concurrent)
  • Earth and Space
    • 2 Math & 2 Sciences; (concurrent math);11-12 Gr
  • Environmental Systems
    • Biology; suggest Physical Sci

 

On-level Core Classes

Prerequisites are listed below each course.

  • IPC
  • On-level or Pre-AP Chemistry
    • Biology and Algebra 1
  • Physics
    • Suggest completion of Algebra 1

Advanced Electives

AP

Prerequisites are listed below each course.

  • Environmental Science (APES)
    • Recommend Biology and a Physical Sci; Algebra
  • AP Biology D
    • Recommend Biology & Chemistry 
  • AP Physics C
    • Recommend AP Physics or Physics 1; Recommend/concurrent AP Calculus AB or BC 

 

Dual Credit (NWV)

Prerequisites are listed below each course.

  • Environmental Science D (APES-D)
    • Biology and a Physical Sci; Algebra; TSI scores 
  • Biology 
    • Biology and chemistry; TSI scores

 

OnRamps (UT)

Prerequisites are listed below each course.

  • OR Biology
    • Biology and Chemistry
  • OR Geosciences
    • Biology or IPC; Recommend/concurrent Chemistry
    • Must be concurrently enrolled in 3rd  Math
  • OR Chemistry and Lab
    • Algebra I
  • OR Physics 1 and Lab
    • Algebra 1 & Geometry; (Alg 2 or Recommend Precalculus)
  • OR Physics 2
    • Physics 1, Geometry, Algebra 2; Recommend precalculus, OR Physics 1 or AP Physics 1  
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