The biological processes learned in Biology are driven by chemical reactions. Therefore, a good understanding of introductory chemistry is required to fully understand Biology. In 2010 the name of the Physical Science requirement was changed to Integrated Chemistry & Physics to show that this course should have one semester of introductory chemistry and one semester of introductory physics. Courses that contain Earth & Space concepts do not cover all the chemistry concepts to properly prepare students for Biology and upper level science courses.
Therefore, Dr. Shormann recommends taking *DIVE Integrated Chemistry & Physics* which teaches these important concepts.
*If your student is taking Algebra 2, and has not taken an Integrated Chemistry & Physics course, they can take Chemistry instead of ICP, followed by Biology, then Physics.*
Please see our recommended course sequence and student placement here: Course Sequence for DIVE Science