Welcome to the Rio Mesa High School Science Department! We offer a wide range of science classes geared towards your meeting the Oxnard Union High School District’s 3 year science graduation requirements as well as the University of California’s “a-g” entrance requirements and all courses are aligned with the Next Generation Science Standards (NGSS). You will have countless opportunities to explore hands-on science through experimentation, research, and the use of new technologies in all your science classes. The Science Department is proud to be a part of Rio Mesa’s International Baccalaureate (IB) Program.
We invite you to email our teachers if you have any questions about the science courses we offer!
Our school focus is on research both informational and media literacy with an emphasis on academic honesty.
Biology of the Living Earth IELD
Honors Biology of the Living Earth
Biology of the Living Earth
Chemistry in the Earth System IELD
Chemistry in the Earth System AVID
Chemistry in the Earth System
Honors Chemistry in the Earth System
IB Chemistry HL 2
Ib Biology HL 1
ANatomy and Physiology
The 2021 Rio Mesa Science Fair Projects
Due to COVID health and safety protocols, we were unable to have our science fair showcase in the library. Despite all the challenges of remote and hybrid learning, these courageous science students still completed their science fair projects.
Each image links to the student-created website for the individual project.
Can Burning Substances Actually Help Save The World? - Sofia Avila
The Catalyzed Decomposition of Hydrogen Peroxide - Luis Bravo
Omega-3 Fatty Acid Oxidation - MJ Bunag
Does coffee roast affect pH over time? - Brisa Garcia
Experimental and Theoretical Energy - Anna Le
Tomato Stain Experiment - Patrick Llamas
Drinking Bird Experiment - Jasmine Lopez Valle
The Effect of Van't Hoff Factor on the Rate of Freezing-Point Depression - Savannah Lopez-Urias
The New Age of Plastics - Sitlali Sanchez
Does our ocean have a fever? - Peter Vargas