Double Discovery Center

Search

Educating Children of Promise since 1965

Search

Science

The usual progression for Science courses in high school is Living Environment in 9th grade, Earth Science in 10th grade, Chemistry in 11th grade, and Physics in 12th grade.

The resources below each subject include a link to the specific detailed concepts summarized on this page and a link to previous Regents exams, to give a better idea of the type of questions a student will be expected to answer. The further educational resources include links to Khan Academy, which mainly utilizes educational videos, Regents Prep, which reviews topics based on the Common Core requirements, and Sparknotes, which reviews more general material.

Living Environment
Earth Science
Chemistry
Physics

LIVING ENVIRONMENT

UNITTOPICS
Scientific Inquiry
- The Role of Scientific Inquiry in Studying Biology
- The Methods of Science
Origin of Life
- Formation of First Cells from Molecules
- The Name of Prokaryotes
Ecology- Relationships & Interactions
Organization & Pattern in Life
- Cell Structure
- Cell Physiology
- Cell Chemistry
- Photosynthesis
- Respiration
- Diffusion & Osmosis
- Mitosis
Homeostasis & Immunity
- Body System Overview
- Homeostasis & Feedback Systems
- Immune Response
Reproduction & Development
- Meiosis
- Reproductive Systems
- Fertilization
- Development
- Stem Cells
Genetics & Biotechnology
- Mendel Overview
- DNA/RNA
- Protein Synthesis
- Diseases
- Mutations
- Bio-engineering
- Bioethics
Evolution
- Natural Selection
- Evidence
Human Influences on the Environment
- Positive Influences
- Negative Influences
- Decision Making (Risk/Benefit)

More Resources
Specific Living Environment Concepts
Sample Living Environment Regents
→Further Educational Resources:
Khan Academy
Regents Prep
Sparknotes


EARTH SCIENCE

UNITTOPICS
Maps & Measurements
- Big Bang Theory
- Solar System
- Interpreting Topographic (Isomaps) Maps
- Latitude & Longitude Maps
Dynamic Earth
- Structure of Earth & its Properties
- Convection Cycles & Density
- Evidence of Movement: Plate Tectonics; Earthquakes; Volcanoes; & Tsunamis
Rocks & Minerals
- Minerals
- Igneous, Metamorphic & Sedimentary Rocks
- Mining & Natural Resources
Landscapes
- Water Cycle
- Hydrology (Stream Mechanics, Ground Water)
- Weathering Agents
- Erosion & Deposition
- Soils (Porosity, Permeability)
- Real-World Applications: Agriculture; Mud Slides
Earth History
- Fossils
- Geologic Time
- Stratigraphy
- Radioactive Dating
Isolation
- Arc of Sun’s Travel
- Seasons
- Energy Exchanges in the Atmosphere
Meteorology- Systems, Models & Weather Variables
Climate
- Factors that Affect Climate (Altitude & Latitude)
- Water Budget (Concept)
Astronomy
- Phases of the Moon
- Solar System: Eccentricity; Tides; Celestial Observations; & HR Diagram

More Resources
Specific Earth Science Concepts
Sample Earth Science Regents
→Further Educational Resources:
Khan Academy
Regents Prep
Sparknotes


CHEMISTRY

UNITTOPICS
The Physical Nature of Matter
- Phases of Matter: Gases; Liquids; Solids; Effect of Solute on Solvent; & Calorimetry
- Energy
Atomic Concepts- Atoms: History; Properties; & Structure
Nuclear Chemistry
- Radioactivity
- Nuclear Energy
- Alternative Energy Sources & Medical Applications
Chemical Bonding
- Bonds Between Atoms
- Molecular Attraction
- Solubility
- Chemical Formulae & Equations
Moles/Stoichiometry
- Mole Interpretation & Uses
- Stoichiometry
- Solutions
Kinetics & Equilibrium
- Reaction Rates
- Heat of Reaction: Exothermic; Endothermic
- Collision Theory
- LeChatelier’s Principle
Acids & Bases
- Electrolytes
- Acids & Bases
- Acid-Base Reactions
Oxidation-Reduction
- Redox
- Electrochemistry
Carbon & Organic Chemistry
- Carbon Chemistry
- Classify, Name & Identify Organic Compounds Based on Structure & Bond Type
- Properties of Organic Compounds & Reactions

More Resources
Specific Chemistry Concepts
Sample Chemistry Regents
→Further Educational Resources:
Khan Academy
Sparknotes


PHYSICS

UNITTOPICS
Physics Measurements & Mathematics
- Scientific Notation
- Significant Figures
- Graphing & Interpreting Data: Position, Velocity & Acceleration Graphs
- Scalar & Vector Quantities
Mechanics
- Kinematics
- Forces
- Newton’s Three Laws of Motion
- Two-Dimensional Motion
- Uniform Circular Motion
- Newton’s Law of Gravitation
- Friction
- Momentum
- Simple Pendulum (Conservation of Energy, Relationship between Kinetic & Potential Energy)
Energy
- Work & Energy and their Relationship
- Forms of Energy
- Potential Energy & Elastic Potential Energy
- Kinetic Energy
Electricity & Magnetism
- Electrostatics
- Electric Fields
- Electric Currents
- Electric Circuits
- Magnetism
- Electromagnetic Induction
Waves
- Introduction to Waves (Types & Properties)
- Periodic Wave Phenomena
- Light
- The Electromagnetic Spectrum
Modern Physics
- Wave-Particle Duality of Energy & Matter
- Standard Model of Particle Physics

More Resources
Specific Physics Concepts
Sample Physics Regents
→Further Educational Resources:
Khan Academy
Regents Prep
Sparknotes