Science

  • PHYSICAL SCIENCE
    1 credit
    Have you ever looked up at the sky and seen a shooting star? How fast does it move? Where did it come from and where is it going? This course will explore the solar system, the physical properties of matter and the forces of energy.
    This course will include experiments in order to better understand the forces of motion and properties of atoms.

    PHYSICAL SCIENCE
    Honors 1 credit
    Have you ever looked up at the sky and seen a shooting star? How fast does it move? Where did it come from and where is it going? This course will explore the solar system, the physical properties of matter and the forces of energy.
    This course will include experiments in order to better understand the forces of motion and properties of atoms.
    *The honors level is designed as an accelerated academic offer whose purpose is to prepare students for college courses.

    BIOLOGY
    1 credit
    We will explore the structure and function of a cell, genetics, how plants and animals all interact and affect each other, and many other topics. Through hands-on experiences in the lab, students will be able to analyze and navigate through biological and ecological systems.

    BIOLOGY Honors 1 credit
    We will explore the structure and function of a cell, genetics, how plants and animals all interact and affect each other, and many other topics. Through hands-on experiences in the lab, students will be able to analyze and navigate through biological and ecological systems.
    *The honors level is designed as an accelerated academic offer whose purpose is to prepare students for college courses.

    EARTH SCIENCE
    1 credit
    “Elective Course*
    Students draw on their previous experience and connect Earth, space, life, and physical science into a coherent study of the environment.
    Students also explore matter and energy relationships. Students have the opportunity to use basic science processes of inquiry, scientific investigation, and the nature of science to examine past events, current situations, and to develop and revise scientific predictions, ideas, or theories.

    ENVIRONMENTAL SCIENCE
    1 credit
    “Elective Course*
    Environmental science is a multidisciplinary field that incorporates learning and knowledge from all sciences. The main goal is to explain the relationships between humans and the world we interact with. The students will study conservation and the protection of natural resources, educating humans to have a better understanding of their natural surroundings, and the promotion of environmental research.
    Knowledge of ecology, biology, chemistry, geology, and geography will be stressed to further our understanding of the exciting world in which we live.

    ZOOLOGY
    1 credit
    “Elective Course*
    This will be a hands on course that will place a heavy emphasis on identifying animal groups based on their similar characteristics. Much of the course will be spent performing various dissections of the following Animals: Sponges, Jellyfish, Starfish, Flatworms, Roundworms Earthworms, Frogs, and Fetal Pigs. Students will be introduced to Binomial Nomenclature as it relates to Taxonomy and will be able to distinguish the similarities and differences between various animal phyla. An additional emphasis will be placed on both the anatomical features as well as the physiological functions within each group.

    CHEMISTRY
    1 credit
    “Elective Course*
    There are 118 elements according to the periodic table and any mixture of them can cause a reaction: some of these reactions are positive and some are negative. This course will help you make the right mixture!

    CHEMISTRY Honors 1 credit
    “Elective Course*
    There are 118 elements according to the periodic table and any mixture of them can cause a reaction: some of these reactions are positive and some are negative. This course will help you make the right mixture!
    *The honors level is designed as an accelerated academic offer whose purpose is to prepare students for college courses.

    ANATOMY & PHYSIOLOGY
    1 credit
    “Elective Course*
    This course includes a study of the human body: functions and anatomy of the body, diseases and their effects, and current medical issues related to the human body. Visual study of anatomy is done through various dissections, simulations, and models. Students interested in a science or health related careers are encouraged to take this course.

    FORENSIC SCIENCE
    1 credit
    “Elective Course*
    Forensic Science is the application of natural sciences to matters of the law and draws upon physical science, chemistry, and biology.
    Students will learn recognition, identification, individualization, and evaluation of physical evidence by studying topics such as fingerprints, blood analysis, and DNA profiling.

    GENETICS
    1 credit
    “Elective Course*
    This course is designed for students interested in a health-related career or who have an interest in the area of genetics. This course focuses on the role of chromosomes, genes, and DNA in the inheritance of human traits and disorders.
    Current genetic issues and technologies are investigated.

    PHYSICS
    1 credit
    “Elective Course* Algebra 2 Prerequisite
    Physics is designed to improve student’s problem solving skills and to investigate matter, energy, optics, electricity and the interaction of physical forces with man. The course is recommended for all college bound students, but is especially important for those students continuing their education in a science-related field.

    PHYSICS Honors 1 credit
    “Elective Course* Algebra 2 Prerequisite
    Physics is designed to improve student’s problem solving skills and to investigate matter, energy, optics, electricity and the interaction of physical forces with man. The course is recommended for all college bound students, but is especially important for those students continuing their education in a science-related field.

    *The honors level is designed as an accelerated academic offer whose purpose is to prepare students for college courses.