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Magnet Program - Science

 

Unique Features of Omaha North Science

Four Advanced Placement Science Courses

  AP Biology

  AP Chemistry

  AP Physics 1 & 2

  AP Environmental Science

 

4-year Project Lead the Way Biomedical Sequence

Recognizing the inter-relationships of science with mathematics, engineering, and technology, Omaha North offers a unique setting and program to combine these disciplines. Students participate in the rigor and discipline of college-level science, whether the student is interested in a science-related career or seeks to complete college science requirements before pursuing a college major in another field.

"Physics First" offering for advanced freshman students allows middle school students, who succesfully completed Geometry 1-2 with a grade of A or B, can choose the Physics First science program of study. Physics First allows a student to take Physics during their freshman year and is only available at Omaha North. As sophomores, Physics First students may enroll in Advanced Placement Physics B. The final two years of the four-year sequence of courses allow students to complete the district requirements for science by taking the courses as Advanced Placement. Therefore, students in the Physics First sequence who score well on the College Board Advanced Placement Exams could earn college credit in three college-level courses by the end of their senior year at Omaha North High Magnet School. Note: all courses in the Advanced Placement science sequence require a total of two blocks each semester.

Omaha North offers more Advanced Placement science courses than any other high school in the region. Students seeking rigor can take a sequence of Honors Physics in 9th grade, AP Physics 1 & 2 in 10th grade, AP Chemistry in 12th grade, and AP Biology in 11th grade. 

Unique to the Omaha area is Project Lead the Way’s Biomedical Sciences sequence.  North High and PLTW have developed a four-year sequence of courses which, when combined with college preparatory mathematics and science courses in high school, introduces students to the scope, rigor and discipline of engineering and engineering technology prior to entering college.  PLTW Biomedical Science courses are taken concurrently with the OPS science sequence, enriching the science opportunities available to Omaha North students

 

 

Sample Schedules

 

Biomedical Sciences sample Schedule:

Grade

PLTW Biomedical Sciences Sequence

9

Honors Biology 1-2 and Honors Principles of Biomedical Sciences

10

Honors Chemistry 1-2 and Honors Human Body Systems or Honors Physical Science 1-2 (if not completed in 8th grade) and Honors Human Body Systems

11

Honors Physics 1-2 and Honors Medical Interventions

12

Honors BioMedical Innovations or UNMSHealth Alliance

 

College Prep sample Schedule:

 

Grade

Suggested Course

9

Physical Science

10

H Biology 1-2

11

Science Elective

12

AP Biology or AP Environmental Science or AP Physics B or AP Chemistry or Anatomy & Physiology

 

Physics First sample schedule

 

Grade

Suggested Course

9

Honors Physics 1-2 (concurrent with Honors Algebra 3-4)

10

AP Physics B (concurrent with Pre-Calc/Trig)

11

AP Bio

12

AP Chemistry & AP Environmental Science

 


 

Science Olympiad


Science Bowl

A quiz bowl tournament of 32 teams to determine who will represent Nebraska in the national competition.

Science & Engineer Fair

Each winter students conduct research to present at the Metropolitan Science and Engineering Fair in March. Students prepare by consulting with their classroom teacher, former teacher, and/or a Science Club sponsor.

Science Club

Over 50 students each year participate in club events.  We meet each Wednesday in Room 241 as well as take monthly field trips.  See photos of recent events:

  

 

Teton Science School Young Women in Science

Each year, Lozier Foundation sponsors 3 Omaha North High 9th grade female students to attend this science research experience near Jackson, Wyoming. These students receive instruction and field experiences from leading women scientists from across the United States.   All of the young women who have participated in this experience in the past have named it as one of the highlights of their learning experiences at North. For more information about the program’s mission, philosophy, and facilities, see www.tetonscience.org. In addition, the November 2004 National Geographic featured the Teton Science

 

American Chemical Society Chemistry Student of the Year

Each year the Omaha Chapter of the American Chemical Society recognizes the top Omaha North High Chemistry students in 1st year and Advanced Placement Chemistry. Students earn a medal, a certificate and a one-year student membership to ACS

 

  

National Youth Science Camp

Internship with National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases

Student Spaceflight Experiments Program

 
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Science Bowl: Omaha North’s Blue Team takes Runner-Up Trophy 2013 Bookmark

Science Bowl: Omaha North’s Blue Team takes Runner-Up Trophy 2013

Omaha North placed 6th at Nebraska Science Olympiad Bookmark

Omaha North placed 6th at Nebraska Science Olympiad
Omaha North placed 6th at Nebraska Science Olympiad 2013

National Youth Science Camp 2013 Bookmark

National Youth Science Camp 2013

Metropolitan Science and Engineering Fair in March 2013 Bookmark

Metropolitan Science and Engineering Fair in March 2013
Metropolitan Science and Engineering Fair in March 2013

Internship with National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases 2012 Bookmark

Internship with National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases 2012

Omaha North High Magnet students had their experiment fly on STS-134 Bookmark

Omaha North High Magnet students had their experiment fly on STS-134