Science

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Biology

Students will understand basic to in depth biological concepts and be able to use critical thinking skills and deductive reasoning to solve application based problems which will prepare the students for a four-year college program. Biology covers a range of instructional topics including the definition of biology, atoms and elements, cell processes, comparison of DNA and RNA, identification of the kingdoms and phyla, fungal diseases, artificial reproduction, cnidaria, the worm phyla, nervous, circulatory, and respiratory systems of vertebrates, the human body support systems, digestion, skeletal support, the human spinal cord and brain, the digestive process, the importance of water in digestion and excretion, the male and female reproductive systems, gestation and childbirth, and other social issues in biology.

Earth Science

This course provides the basic foundations of scientific measurement skills, a comprehensive look at the way the Earth and all its layers are formed, and a complete overview of the solar system and its major components. Each lesson is designed to be the foundation for the next lesson in the course so that students are provided the best reinforcement of key terminology throughout their studies. Interactive media has been included to help engage the student in the visual learning process. This course is a course designed to provide a foundation for students to develop an understanding of the earth, its history, composition, formative processes, and an understanding of the universe. Students will develop an understanding of basic laws, theories, and models to explain the world.

Physical Science

Physical Science offers several distinctive components: an in-depth examination of the biological functions of vision and sound in relation to physical laws, the impact of scientific discoveries on technology and society, and an overview of natural hazards, including the impact of humans on the environment. The Physical Science course covers the fundamentals of chemistry, matter, energy, and various scientific fields. The lessons are designed to move the student beyond the level of basic knowledge into critical thinking and learning activities.

Chemistry

Students will learn basic chemistry concepts and develop skills relating to basic chemical calculations and mathematical principles. This course offers activities formulated to teach and engage students in problem-solving and critical-thinking skills related to chemistry learning. Each unit utilizes the scaffold approach, enabling students to achieve foundational skill sets needed to progress to the next level of understanding. Every scientific discipline has its own unique language and symbols. Understanding chemistry depends on developing knowledge of the chemical language and its symbols. The chemical language and symbols are explored, as well as laboratory procedures and equipment. Based on problem solving, this course leads to a basic understanding of chemistry. Nearly every scientific discipline known, from astronomy to zoology, uses chemistry to achieve knowledge and understanding. Also included is a review of the empirical and molecular formulas, the first law of thermodynamics, electromagnetic energy, classifying subatomic particles and forces, molecular geometry, identification of symbols used in writing chemical reactions, properties of solids, colligative properties, rate of diffusion, osmotic pressure, activation energy, the pH scale, spontaneous reactions, Le Chatelier’s Principle, buffers, heat of reaction, and entropy.

Physics

Physics is an advanced level science course that includes the introduction to physics concepts, mathematics as the language of physics, scalar and vector quantities, acceleration, Newton’s first law of motion, vectors, universal gravitation, mechanical advantage, thermal energy, types of waves, definition of sound, Snell’s Law, atoms, magnets, the unit of charge, Ohm’s Law, resistance, combined electrical circuits, how electricity is generated, and a brief review of astronomy. Physics increases student understanding of the characteristics of objects and materials they encounter daily. Students will gain an understanding of the nature of matter and energy, including their forms, the changes they undergo, and their interactions. Students will develop an understanding of the fundamental laws of motion, knowledge of the various ways energy is stored in a system, and the processes by which energy is transferred between systems and surroundings.

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Astronomy

(0.5 credit)

Have you ever gazed up at the starry cosmos and wondered what it all means? Do terms like “pulsar,” “quasar,” and “black hole” sound exotic and incomprehensible? Then this course is for you! It will teach you all about planets, moons, comets, stars, gaseous nebulas, and galaxiesYou’ll learn how stars are born and die, how black holes anchor galaxies, and why the universe is expanding (Hewitt-White, K., 6-2006).

Biology

(A & B)
(1 credit)

Students will understand basic to in depth biological concepts and be able to use critical thinking skills and deductive reasoning to solve application based problems which will prepare the students for a four-year college program.

Chemistry

(A & B)
(1 credit)

This course is designed for students planning on attending a 4-year UniversityStudents examine atomic structure and bonding with some historical background, fundamental chemical and scientific relationships, chemical reactions and energy, states of matter and solutions.

Earth Science

(A & B)
(1 credit)

This course is a course designed to provide a foundation for students to develop an understanding of the earth, its history, composition, formative processes, and an understanding of the universeStudents will develop an understanding of basic laws, theories, and models to explain the world.

Essentials of Science

(A & B)
(1 credit)

This course provides a science foundation for students to develop an understanding of the earth, its surroundings, energy, and resourcesStudents will develop an understanding of basic laws, theories, and models to explain the worldStudents will be better prepared to face the challenges of tomorrow.

Honors Biology

(A & B)
(1 credit)

This course is a course designed to help students understand basic to in depth biological concepts and be able to use critical thinking skills and deductive reasoning to solve application based problems which will prepare the students for a 4-year college program.

Integrated Chemistry & Physics 1

(0.25 credit)

This course introduces basic conceptual physics and chemistryStudents will develop an understanding of the history and changes in physics and chemistry over time while learning concepts of physics and chemistryStudents will also gain insight into the development of qualitative ideas into quantitative thought.

Integrated Chemistry & Physics 2

(0.25 credit)

This course introduces basic conceptual physics and chemistryStudents will develop an understanding of the history and changes in physics and chemistry over time while learning concepts of physics and chemistryStudents will also gain insight into the development of qualitative ideas into quantitative thought.

Integrated Chemistry & Physics 3

(0.25 credit)

This course introduces basic conceptual physics and chemistryStudents will develop an understanding of the history and changes in physics and chemistry over time while learning concepts of physics and chemistryStudents will also gain insight into the development of qualitative ideas into quantitative thought.

Integrated Chemistry & Physics 4

(0.25 credit)

This course introduces basic conceptual physics and chemistryStudents will develop an understanding of the history and changes in physics and chemistry over time while learning concepts of physics and chemistryStudents will also gain insight into the development of qualitative ideas into quantitative thought.

Marine Biology

(0.5 credit)

Students will have a basic understanding of marine ecosystems and be able to use critical thinking skills and deductive reasoning to explore and describe human impact on marine ecosystems.

Physics

(A & B)
(1 credit)

Physics increases student understanding of the characteristics of objects and materials they encounter dailyStudents will gain an understanding of the nature of matter and energy, including their forms, the changes they undergo, and their interactionsStudents will develop an understanding of the fundamental laws of motion, knowledge of the various ways energy is stored in a system, and the processes by which energy is transferred between systems and surroundings.