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"Science is built up of facts, as a house is built of stones; but an accumulation of facts is no more a science than a heap of stones is a house."
Henri Poincare
"Those who are not shocked when they first come across quantum mechanics cannot possibly have understood it."
Niels Bohr
"Everything is theoretically impossible, until it is done. One could write a history of science in reverse by assembling the solemn pronouncements of highest authority about what could not be done and could never happen."
Robert Heinlein

Science

2016-2017
Graduation Requirements & UC Eligibility
HIGH SCHOOL GRADUATION:  There is a two-year requirement for graduation. One year must be a physical science and the other a life science; Environmental Science may be used to satisfy either year.
UC ELIGIBILITY:  d. Laboratory Science - 2 year required, 3 years recommended. A student must earn 20 credits and a grade of 'C' or higher in approved laboratory science courses.
List of Textbooks for all Monta Vista Science Courses
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A list of all primary textbooks for Monta Vista science courses. Includes author(s), edition number, publisher, ISBN number, and replacement cost.
More science information, including a list of summer programs, presentations regarding Monta Vista science courses, UC admission requirements for science, STAR testing info, and California Science Standards.
 
AP Physics 1
Pre-Calculus Honors
 
Department Chair
Biology
AP Environmental Science
 
Biology
Anatomy / Physiology
 
Anatomy / Physiology
Leadership
"Equipped with his five senses, man explores the universe around him and calls the adventure Science."
Edwin Powell Hubble
"Every great advance in science has issued from a new audacity of imagination."
John Dewey
"The universe is full of magical things patiently waiting for our wits to grow sharper."
Eden Phillpotts