Science

Lead Teachers: Colleen Simon-O’Neill and Glenn Wolkenfeld

Science Department Staff

Students in different learning communities may follow unique science progressions. Check the course progressions listed above and on the first page of each community’s section to see the progression. Course descriptions follow. In planning which science courses to take, students and parents need to understand the following criteria and basic terminology.
Please read the Course Descriptions and study each community’s Progress ion Chart carefully for specific information about each course, prerequisites and credits. The UC Office of the President requires the following: Two years (three years recommended) of laboratory science providing fundamental knowledge in two of these three foundational subjects: biology,
chemistry and physics. In order to graduate from BHS, a student must earn a “D” or better for two years of science: one year of a physical science and one year of a life science. However, most four-year colleges and universities require a minimum of two years of college-preparatory (P) laboratory science from two different areas, and many recommend three years.

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    Black Girls Rise
    November 20, 2018
    3:45 pm - 5:00 pm
    Room D218
    Basketball: Boys F/S Foundation Game vs El Camino (Away)
    Starts: 4:00 pm
    Ends: November 20, 2018 - 4:00 pm
    Location: El Cerrito High School
    Description: Type: nonconference Opponent: El Camino
    Basketball: Boys JV Foundation Game vs El Cerrito (Away)
    Starts: 5:30 pm
    Ends: November 20, 2018 - 5:30 pm
    Location: El Cerrito High School
    Description: Type: nonconference Opponent: El Cerrito
    Basketball: Boys Varsity Foundation Game vs El Cerrito (Away)
    Starts: 7:00 pm
    Ends: November 20, 2018 - 7:00 pm
    Location: El Cerrito High School
    Description: Type: nonconference Opponent: El Cerrito
    Open Gym Basketball (Jacket Gym)
    November 21, 2018
    11:30 am - 12:20 pm
    Jacket Gym
    Friday Music (Courtyard)
    November 23, 2018
    11:20 am - 12:20 pm
    Courtyard
    Dreamer Project (CCC)
    November 23, 2018
    3:30 pm - 5:30 pm
    CCC
    Basketball: Girls Freshman Game vs Skyline (Home)
    Starts: 4:00 pm
    Ends: November 24, 2018 - 4:00 pm
    Location: Berkeley High - Donahue Gym
    Description: Type: nonconference Opponent: Skyline
    Basketball: Girls JV Game vs Salesian (Home)
    Starts: 5:30 pm
    Ends: November 24, 2018 - 5:30 pm
    Location: Berkeley High - Donahue Gym
    Description: Type: nonconference Opponent: Salesian
    Basketball: Girls Varsity Game vs Skyline (Home)
    Starts: 7:00 pm
    Ends: November 24, 2018 - 7:00 pm
    Location: Berkeley High - Donahue Gym
    Description: Type: nonconference Opponent: Skyline
    Soccer: Boys JV Scrimmage vs Oakland Technical (Away)
    Starts: 4:00 pm
    Ends: November 26, 2018 - 4:00 pm
    Location: Oakland Tech High School
    Description: Type: nonconference Opponent: Oakland Technical
    BSEP Committee: Library
    November 26, 2018
    4:30 pm - 6:00 pm