Applied Chemistry and Biotechnology
A-G Subject: Laboratory Science - Chemistry
CTE Sector: Health Science and Medical Technology
This course allows students to investigate and apply chemistry and biotechnology concepts and methods to understand and address issues related to five essential human needs -- Water, Food, Health, Waste Management, and Energy --as Chemistry and Biotechnology complement each other in addressing these essential needs. Students will study the methods necessary to test, clean, and protect our water resources, understand the molecular components and energy in their food, research genetically modified foods and their role in relation to health issues, environmental issues and farmer and consumer rights, investigate a human disease, evaluate common food and environmental substances that cause disease, analyze local flora for a potential drug develop to cure diseases, develop solutions to waste management problems and produce a usable fuel from a waste product produced by human activity.