About Science

  • Welcome to the DHS Science Department.  We believe that knowledge of science is necessary to help DHS students have a better life and future career. 

    A DHS student’s journey starts with Integrated Science, followed by Biology then Chemistry. 

    Integrated Science:
    To get a broad understanding of the Earth, natural phenomena, and the universe as a whole, it is necessary to blend together the physical, biological, and earth/space branches of science into a cohesive course. Integrated Science is just that: a class that looks at a wide variety of topics, from atoms to plate tectonics, waves to ecology, electromagnetism to the laws of physics, and biogeochemical cycles to the theory of the Big Bang. This course lays a firm foundation for other, upper-level science courses, including Biology and Chemistry.

    Biology:
    Through labs, readings, discussions, group projects and presentations students will gain an understanding of the interconnectedness of the 5 Biology topics:
    1) Structure and Function, 2) Inheritance and Variation of Traits, Matter and Energy in Organisms and Ecosystems, 4) Interdependent Relationships in Ecosystems, and 5) Natural Selection and Evolution.

    Med Academy:
    MED Academy students study a broad range of health careers that are open to them through college trips, volunteer experiences, industry tours, mentors, job shadowing, internships, guest speakers, and a rigorous
    curriculum.

    MED Academy is developed to increase the number of students who graduate from high school and go on to college to become competitive applicants to health professional schools.

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