The Science Department at the Goldendale High School consists of 3 certified teachers. These teachers provide many different opportunities for students. Sciences offered at GHS:
ANATOMY/PHYSIOLOGY: all year (11th & 12th grade ELECTIVE) Prerequisite: Biology. This course introduces students to the fundamentals of anatomy and physiology of the human body. Students will dissect animals and relate their systems to the systems of the body. It is a research-oriented laboratory science course. This course is especially recommended for health-related careers (medical, dental, and veterinary).
BIOLOGY: all year (10th grade ELECTIVE) Biology deals with living organisms, their classification, physiology, dissection, ecology, and genetics. It is a research-oriented laboratory science course.
CHEMISTRY: all year (11th-12th grade ELECTIVE) Prerequisite: Integrated Math II--NO EXCEPTIONS. This is a laboratory course in which students repeatedly observe, measure and react physical substances to develop principles about their behavior. These principles are then used to increase their understanding of our universe.
9th GRADE SCIENCE (AFNR): (9th grade REQUIREMENT) A hands-on, project based freshmen science class. Students will study soils, hydroponics, cell structure, plants, ecosystems, and much more through a variety of experiments and projects that use all the latest science technology. The course is also the first course in an Agriculture Program of Study.
PLANT BIOLOGY: all year (10th-12th grade) Plant Biology is a biology equivalent course that uses hands-on activities, projects, and problems to teach plant concepts. Student experiences will include the study of plant anatomy and physiology, classification, and the fundamentals of production and harvesting.
ANIMAL BIOLOGY: all year (10th-12th grade) Animal Biology is a biology equivalent course that uses hands-on activities, projects, and problems to teach animal biology concepts. Student experiences will include the study of animal anatomy and physiology, and classification.