Science

SCIENCE 7

Science 7 is an introductory life science course of the study of living things. The focus of learning is dedicated to the study of the cell, heredity, human body systems, plants, and simple organisms. Basic concepts of ecology, vertebrates and invertebrates, and classification of living things are discussed.

SCIENCE 8

In Science 8 the students are exposed to the four major topics of earth science. The topics include geology, meteorology, astronomy, and oceanography. During the course of the year connection of the topics are made to physics and chemistry.

PHYSICAL SCIENCE

This course is designed to introduce the students to physical science basics that include problem solving techniques, and recognizing and using standards of measurement applicable to the scientific world. Other areas of study will include energy and motion, simple machines, the nature of matter, and kinds of substances. Basic concepts of waves, light, sound, electricity, and circuitry are also covered.

BIOLOGY

This course will include a comprehensive study of cells, genetics, and human biology. Basic concepts of ecology, plants, and microorganisms will be taught. The students will also be able to experience different hands-on laboratory experiments.

ADVANCED BIOLOGY

This course is designed for students who want to further their knowledge in biological sciences, especially pertaining to human anatomy and physiology. One semester is devoted to learning the systems of the human body, including knowledge of the cell and biochemistry. The second semester is devoted to the study of cat anatomy and the comparison of cat and human anatomy. Students will learn about and perform dissection techniques on preserved cats. The cat is widely used as a substitute for human dissection where human cadavers are unavailable.

CHEMISTRY

This course is designed to introduce basic chemistry concepts in the areas of matter and change, measurements and calculations, atomic structure, the periodic law, chemical bonding, the language of chemistry, chemical equations and reactions, and stoichiometry. The students will utilize the lab performing basic laboratory techniques, and learn how to use basic laboratory equipment. The students will learn how to follow laboratory protocol and summarize experimental data.

PHYSICS

Physics is a course that expands on the topics covered in Physical Science. An in-depth study of velocity, acceleration, gravity, vectors, and Newton’s Laws of motion, work, energy, and momentum are covered. The students will gain knowledge of graphic calculators while gathering information during laboratory experiments. A strong mathematical background is needed for this class as many story problems are encountered. This class is an extremely accelerated science and mathematics course and should be taken only by the serious student.

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