Physical Science.....This course includes the study of basic chemistry (1st semester) and elementary physics principles (2nd semester). During the 1st semester we will study how to conduct valid scientific experiments, the nature of matter, atomic theory, the periodic table of elements, chemical reactions and acids and bases. During the second semester we will consider such physics topics as force, motion, work, energy, machines, fluids, magnetism, electricity, electronics, radiation, sound and light.
Biology.....This course gives the student an understanding of the principles and concepts of living things and their organization.
Biology (Honors).....The class is designed to be a fast pace study into the diversity and classification of living organisms. Laboratory experiences will be used to enhance concepts taught in class and special projects will be required. Participation in the science fair is required.
Environmental Science.....This course is designed to enhance the students awareness of the environment and present controversial issues. Included is a study of soil, water and air pollution, ecology, energy and population.
Chemistry I.....In this course, laboratory experiences, demonstrations, and problem solving are stressed. Scientific notation and measurement, the mole concept, formulas and balancing of equations are included. Gas laws, behavior of liquids, acid-bases, bonding, energy changes, and qualitative and quantitative analysis are taught.
Chemistry (Honors).....This course is designed for those students who plan to major in one of the fields of science in college. An advanced text will be used to help students develop their abilities to process thoughts orally and in writing in dealing with chemical problems. Both qualitative and quantitative aspects of chemistry will be developed in the laboratory. Participation in the science fair is required.
Chemistry II AP.....This course is designed to better prepare science majors A review of all Chemistry I concepts will be made during the first few weeks of school. Afterwards, topics will include bonding, chemical equilibrium, oxidation-reduction reactions, acids and bases, etc. Course work prepares students for successful completion of the AP exam. Teacher approval needed to enroll.
Biology II (AP).....Course work prepares students for successful completion of the AP exam. Material covered equivalent to College Intro Biology course. Special fees are required. Laboratory work may be scheduled on weekends.
Physics.....A study of force, motion, work, energy, machines, fluids, magnetism, electricity, electronics, radiation, sound and light., This is a laboratory-based course which deals with the application of the natural laws and with problem solving.
Agriscience I and II.....The completion of both courses will satisfy the state requirement for a third science credit.