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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.
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
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
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
Geology.....A study of the
earth, its composition and its movement. Weather and fossils
will be included. Laboratory activities will be included.
Astronomy.....A course which
includes a study of the solar system, sun, moon and stars. Laboratory
activities will be included.
Ecology.....This course will
study how organisms interact with one another and with their environment. The
main emphasis will be field investigations using the Nature Trail,
streams, and other local plant communities. Connections in nature
will be discovered using an inquiry approach to learning.
I and II.....The completion of both courses will satisfy
the state requirement for a third science credit.