Science Department







Department Faculty
Emily Cashen
Paul Desaulniers
Mary Gaudette
John Hagin
Rachel Johndrow
Josh Mahar


Course Descriptions
Course Course Number Grade Level Academic Level SFIP MEOE GDRONSA ESU ES SPM FIEW
Biology in the Community SCI2367 10 x x x
Biology SCI2382 10 x x x
Biology SCI2382 10 x x x
Biology - Honors SCI2392 10 H x x x
Earth Science in the Community SCI2363 9 x x
Earth Science SCI2381 9 x x
Earth Science - Honors SCI2391 9 H x x
Earth Science SCI2368 11, 12 E
Fisherman's Academy Biology SCI2370
Chemistry in the Community* SCI2361 11, 12 x
Chemistry I* SCI2385 11, 12 x
Chemistry II* SCI2375 11, 12 x
Chemistry - Honors SCI2393 11, 12 H x
Physics in the Community* SCI2362 11, 12 x
Physics I* SCI2373 11, 12 x
Physics II* SCI2374 11, 12 x
Physics - Honors SCI2394 11, 12 H x
AP Biology SCI2397 AP
AP Chemistry SCI2400 AP
AP Physics 1 SCI2398 AP x
AP Environmental Science SCI2399 AP x
Forensic Science* SCI2305 11, 12 E
Field Studies in Marine Science* SCI2301 11, 12 E x
Anatomy and Physiology - Honors SCI2395 11, 12 E

*denotes semester course and 0.50 credit

Graduation Standards:
SFIP - Structure, Function, and Information Processing
MEOE - Matter and Energy in Organisms and Ecosystems
GDRONSA - Growth, Development, and Reproduction of Organisms, Natural Selection, and Adaptations
ESU - Earth, Space, and the Universe
ES - Earth Systems
SPM - Structures and properties of matter
FIEW - Forces, Interactions, Energy and Waves


Course Descriptions


Course Title: Biology in the Community Prerequisite: Earth Science
Course Number: SCI2367 Credit: 1

Biology in the Community is a year long laboratory course designed for students not intending to major in a science related field. The introductory biology course will help students realize the important role that biology plays in their personal and professional lives, especially within our marine community. Biology in the Community is a student-centered, activity based, issues-oriented biology course that encourages small group learning. Biology in the Community will cover the following standards: Structure, Function, and Information Processing; Matter and Energy in Organisms and Ecosystems; Growth, Development, and Reproduction of Organisms, Natural Selection, and Adaptations.



Course Title: Biology Prerequisite: Earth Science
Course Number: SCI2382 Credit: 1

This course includes the study of foundations of biology, cell biology, ecology, genetics, and evolution. Class content is derived from State and National standards in science. This class is based on selected readings, laboratory work, cooperative skills, independent research, and lecture. Students are expected to demonstrate proficiency in all content areas and are required to share in the responsibility for their own learning. Assessment will be based on homework assignments, laboratory write-ups, quizzes, tests, papers, projects, etc. This course covers the following standards: Structure, Function, and Information Processing; Matter and Energy in Organisms and Ecosystems; Growth, Development, and Reproduction of Organisms, Natural Selection, and Adaptations.



Course Title: Biology Prerequisite: Earth Science
Course Number: SCI2392 Level: H Credit: 1 Weight: 1.05

This course includes the study of foundations of biology, cell biology, ecology, genetics, and evolution. Class content is derived from NGSS. This class is based on selected readings, laboratory work, cooperative skills, independent research and lecture. Most topics will be explored in greater depth utilizing applications in mathematics, and conducting more complex and extended labs, homework, and assessments. Students are expected to demonstrate proficiency in all content areas and are required to share in the responsibility for their own learning. Assessment will be based on participation, homework assignments, laboratory write-ups, quizzes, tests, papers, and projects. This course goes beyond proficiencies for NGSS. This course covers the following standards: Structure, Function, and Information Processing; Matter and Energy in Organisms and Ecosystems; Growth, Development, and Reproduction of Organisms, Natural Selection, and Adaptations.



Course Title: Earth Science in the Community - Grade 9 Prerequisite: None
Course Number: SCI2363 Credit: 1

Earth Science in the Community is a year-long laboratory course designed for students not intending to major in a science related field. The introductory earth science course will help students realize the important role that earth science plays in their personal and professional lives, especially within our marine community. Earth Science in the Community is a student-centered, activity based, issues-oriented earth science course that encourages small group learning. Earth Science in the Community will cover the standard Earth Space and the Universe and Earth Systems.



Course Title: Earth Science - Grade 9 Prerequisite: None
Course Number: SCI2381 Credit: 1

Earth Science is a laboratory science course that explores origins and the connections between the physical, chemical, and biological processes of the earth system. The content of Earth Science is taught through inquiry-based laboratory investigations and focus on topics associated with matter, energy, systems, cosmic evolution and structure, cycles, biogeochemical processes, and the expanded time scales needed to understand events in the earth system. Earth Science provides the knowledge, skills, and habits of mind needed for problem solving and ethical decision-making about scientific and technological issues. This course covers the standards Earth Space and the Universe and Earth Systems.



Course Title: Earth Science - Grade 9 Prerequisite: None
Course Number: SCI2391 Level: H Credit: 1 Weight: 1.05

This course includes all topics covered in C level Earth Science with additional content included throughout. Most topics will be explored in greater depth utilizing applications in mathematics, and conducting more complex and extended labs, homework, and assessments. This course covers the standards Earth Space and the Universe and Earth Systems. This course covers the standards Earth Space and the Universe and Earth Systems.



Course Title: Earth Science - Grades 10, 11, 12 Prerequisite: None
Course Number: SCI2368 Credit: 1

Earth Science is a laboratory science course that explores origins and the connections between the physical, chemical, and biological processes of the earth system. The content of Earth Science is taught through inquiry-based laboratory investigations and focus on topics associated with matter, energy, systems, cosmic evolution and structure, cycles, biogeochemical processes, and the expanded time scales needed to understand events in the earth system. Earth Science provides the knowledge, skills, and habits of mind needed for problem solving and ethical decision-making about scientific and technological issues. This course covers the standards Earth Space and the Universe and Earth Systems.



Course Title: Chemistry in the Community Prerequisite: Biology
Course Number: SCI2361 Credit: 0.5

Chemistry in the Community is a semester laboratory course designed for students not intending to major in a science related field. The introductory chemistry course will help students realize the important role that chemistry plays in their personal and professional lives, 23 especially within our marine community. Chemistry in the Community is a student-centered, activity based, issues-oriented chemistry course that encourages small group learning. Chemistry in the Community will cover the standard Structures and Properties of Matter.



Course Title: Physics in the Community Prerequisite: Biology
Course Number: SCI2362 Credit: 0.5

Physics in the Community is a semester laboratory course designed for students not intending to major in a science related field. The introductory physics course will help students realize the important role that physics plays in their personal and professional lives, especially within our marine community. Physics in the Community is a student-centered, activity based, issues-oriented physics course that encourages small group learning. Physics in the Community will cover the standard Forces, Interactions, Energy and Wave



Course Title: Chemistry I Prerequisite: Biology
Course Number: SCI2385 Credit: 0.5

Chemistry I is a laboratory-based course focused on the following core topics: properties of matter; chemical processes; nuclear chemistry; properties of waves; electromagnetic radiation and frequencies of light for atoms. Scientific knowledge will be gained from observing natural phenomena and by designing and conducting investigations. Instruction will focus on developing student understanding in a proficiency-based approach. This course covers the standard Structures and Properties of Matter.



Course Title: Physics I Prerequisite: Biology
Course Number: SCI2373 Credit: 0.5

Physics I is a laboratory-based course focused on the following core topics: motion and energy of macroscopic objects; chemical, electrical, mechanical and nuclear energy; properties of waves; electromagnetic radiation and the information technologies related to wave transmission. Scientific knowledge will be gained from observing natural phenomena and by designing and conducting investigations. Instruction will focus on developing student understanding in a proficiency-based approach. This course covers the standard Forces, Interactions, Energy and Waves.



Course Title: Chemistry II Prerequisite: Chemistry I
Course Number: SCI2383 Credit: 0.5

Chemistry II will build upon the Chemistry I topics, expanding on the student’s knowledge of conservation of matter to include stoichiometry. Additional topics include: solutions, acid-base reactions and organic chemistry. Science knowledge will be gained from observing natural phenomena and by designing and conducting investigations. Instruction will focus on developing deep understanding of topics. This course covers the standard Structures and Properties of Matter.



Course Title: Physics II Prerequisite: Physics I
Course Number: SCI2374 Credit: 0.5

Physics II will build upon the Physics I topics, expanding on the student’s knowledge of Newtonian mechanics to include angular momentum and rotational dynamics. Additional topics include: magnetism, electricity, optics, atomic structure and nuclear physics. Science knowledge will be gained from observing natural phenomena and by designing and conducting investigations. Instruction will focus on developing deep understanding of topics. This course covers the standard Forces, Interactions, Energy and Waves.



Course Title: Chemistry H Prerequisite: Biology
Course Number: SCI2393 Level: H Credit: 1. Weight: 1.05

Chemistry is a laboratory-based course focused on preparing students for further studies in the sciences upon graduation. Concepts will be taught using a mathematical approach for the following topics: properties of matter; chemical processes; stoichiometry, thermodynamics, nuclear chemistry; properties of waves; electromagnetic radiation, frequencies of light for atoms. Scientific knowledge will be gained from observing natural phenomena and by designing and conducting investigations. Instruction will focus on developing student understanding in a proficiency-based approach. This course covers the standard Structures and Properties of Matter. Oceanside East High School is partnering with the University of Maine at Fort Kent’s Rural U program to offer dual enrollment courses. Dual enrollment means students will be able to attain both high school and college credit for the courses. In order to take a dual enrollment course, students must be juniors or seniors with a GPA above (fill in the blank according to your school rules). Maine 24 students do not have to pay tuition costs for these college courses, but they do have to pay for books and a small college administrative fee. This program offers tremendous cost savings for students and allows students to graduate with college credits. This course qualifies for dual enrollment through the University of Maine at Fort Kent.



Course Title: Physics H Prerequisite: Biology
Course Number: SCI2394 Level: H Credit: 1 Weight: 1.05

Physics I & II is a laboratory-based course focused on preparing students for further studies in the sciences upon graduation. Concepts will be taught using a mathematical approach for the following topics: mechanics and energy of macroscopic objects; chemical, electrical, and mechanical and nuclear energy; properties of waves; electromagnetic radiation, thermodynamics, optics and the information technologies related to wave transmission. Scientific knowledge will be gained from observing natural phenomena and by designing and conducting investigations. Instruction will focus on developing student understanding in a proficiency-based approach, allowing students to advance at a faster pace and earn an Honors level credit. This course qualifies for dual enrollment through the University of Maine at Fort Kent. This course covers the standard Forces, Interactions, Energy and Waves.



Course Title: AP Biology Prerequisite: Honors Biology and Chemistry
Course Number: SCI2397 Level: AP Credit: 2 Weight: 1.075

Honors Chemistry may be taken concurrently. This course includes the study of foundations of biology, cell biology, ecology, genetics, and evolution. This class is based on selected readings, laboratory work, cooperative skills, independent research and lecture. Most topics will be explored in greater depth, utilizing applications in mathematics and conducting more complex and extended labs, homework, and assessments. The pace and rigor of this course are designed for students who have a deep interest in science and want to develop an understanding that is beyond the State and National standards. Students are expected to demonstrate proficiency in all content areas and are required to share in the responsibility for their own learning. Assessment will be based on participation, homework assignments, laboratory write-ups, quizzes, tests, papers, and projects. It is expected that each student enrolled in AP courses will take the AP exam for that class. The exams are held in May at a cost of $35.00 per test. This course is available every even year. Available 2016-2017. This course meets for one period every day.



Course Title: AP Environmental Science Prerequisite: See description
Course Number: SCI2399 Level: AP Credit: 1 Weight: 1.075

Preferred Prerequisites: Honors Chemistry and CP or Honors Biology; Alternative Co-requisite: Chemistry The goal of the AP Environmental Science course is to provide students with the scientific principles, concepts, and methodologies required to understand the inter-relationships of the natural world, to identify and analyze environmental problems both natural and human-made, to evaluate the relative risks associated with these problems and to examine alternative solutions for resolving or preventing them. Content includes: Earth Systems and Resources, The Living World, Population, Land and Water Use, Energy Resources and Consumption, Pollution, and Global Change. Students will be required to actively participate in all reading assignments, lectures, discussions, lab and field activities that are conducted throughout the year. Significant amounts of reading and work outside of class time are required. Assessment will be based on homework assignments, labs, and tests modeled after the AP exam. It is expected that each student enrolled in AP courses will take the AP exam for that class. The exams are held in May at a cost of $35.00 per test. This course covers the standard Earth Systems. This course is available every odd year. Available 2017-2018.



Course Title: AP Chemistry Prerequisite: Chemistry & Algebra II
Course Number: SCI2400 Level: AP Credit: 2 Weight: 1.075

This is an advanced placement course designed to prepare the student for the AP Chemistry exam. The course covers the equivalent of one full year of college level General Chemistry. Students will be exposed to sophisticated chemical principles and fundamental laboratory technique. The central objective of the course is for students to connect the macro scale to the nanoscale. Students will demonstrate these connections symbolically, graphically, and mathematically throughout the course. It is expected that each student enrolled in AP courses will take the AP exam for that class. The exams are held in May at a cost of $35.00 per test. Topics covered include: stoichiometry, chemical bonding, atomic structure, states of matter, kinetics, solutions and acid-base equilibrium.



Course Title: AP Physics I Prerequisite: Algebra II
Course Number: SCI2398 Level: AP Credit: 2 Weight: 1.075

This is an advanced placement course designed to prepare the student for the AP Physics 1 exam. AP Physics 1 is equivalent to a first-semester introductory, algebra-based, college physics course. AP Physics 1 is designed to provide students with an opportunity to develop a deep understanding of sophisticated physics principles through inquiry-based laboratories and mathematical representations. It is expected that each student enrolled in AP courses will take the AP exam for that class. The exams are held in May at a cost of $35.00 per test. Topics covered include: Newtonian mechanics, work, conservation of energy, power, mechanical waves and sound. This course covers the standard Forces, Interactions, Energy and Waves. This course meets for one period every day.



Course Title: Forensic Science Prerequisite: Biology
Course Number: SCI2305 Credit: 0.5

Forensic Science is an integrative course that uses concepts from many scientific fields to solve mysteries and assist in legal investigations. Forensic scientists identify, analyze, and evaluate physical evidence. There is a strong emphasis on using the scientific method including development of testable hypotheses, methodical collection of data, careful laboratory analysis, organized record keeping, critical thinking to evaluate the data and draw conclusions, and effective presentation of the results. In this class, students will participate in activities which use a variety of techniques used by forensic scientists including analysis of soils, fibers, took marks and other impressions, chemical content, hair, blood, fingerprints, tracks, bones, and DNA fingerprinting. Assessment will be based on participation, reports, and tests.



Course Title: Field Study in Marine Science Prerequisite: Biology
Course Number: SCI2301 Credit: 0.5

Marine Science is a hands-on course centered on field studies. Students will be involved in field studies at Lucia Beach, the Weskeag Marsh, and rocky shore environments. Morning field trips are an integral part of this class. Students will collect, analyze, and report data in a number of different studies. The end result of this course will be the enhancing of students’ understanding of the coastal Maine environment.



Course Title: Anatomy and Physiology H Prerequisite: Biology
Course Number: SCI2395 Level: H Credit: 1 Weight: 1.05

This is a rigorous college-level course that focuses on the structures and functions of the different systems that make up the human body. Students will develop their problem solving skills and use the scientific process to study the following topics: the structure and function of various systems at the chemical, cellular, tissue, and systemic levels of organization. All of the human systems will be covered in this course. Prerequisite: College Prep or Honors Biology, Chemistry completed or taken concurrently, or instructor permission. This course is offered every odd year. This course will run in the year 2016-2017 only if there are sufficient sign ups.



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17-18 Cashen Earth Science Gr 9.pdf122.56 KB
17-18 Desaulniers Earth Science.docx57.46 KB
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17-18 Gaudette Chemistry 1.docx138.25 KB
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17-18 Hagin Biology CP.doc233 KB
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17-18 Hagin Forensics Science.docx128.21 KB
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17-18 Johndrow Earth Science Gr 9.pdf134.44 KB
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17-18 Mahar Anatomy and Physiology.pdf206.87 KB
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