All high school science courses are based on the next generation Science Standards SS and the CPS Science Content Framework. The Science and Engineering Practices and Cross Cutting Concepts of the SS provide co on expectations across all courses about ho students should be engaging in scientific inquiry, analysis, and communication. These Practices and Cross Cutting Concepts should be integrated into the a or content of each core course as defined by the CPS Science Content Framework. Chicago Public Schools minimum high school graduation requirement for Science is 3.0 credits that includes Biology 1.0 credit and other Laboratory Science Courses a combination of the following four courses at either 0.5 or 1.0 credit each for a total of 2.0 credits. No more than 1.0 credit in one course may be used towards satisfaction of the science requirement
2. Earth and Space Science
3. Environmental Science
Credit is awarded in Carnegie Units that are equivalent to 120 hours of instructional e and include 30 hours of laboratory work. All courses meeting the science requirement for graduation must be laboratory based. In each science course, schools have the op on to develop an integrated or the equivalent of subject area courses as long as standards are met.
It is expected that at the end of the each science course students ill not only have learned the Big Ideas as outlined in the CPS Science Content Frame work but also ill have developed understandings about inquiry and the nature of science that connect to other science courses they ill take.
- Course level Regular
- Credits 1
- Semesters 2