Conceptual Chemistry is a course available to freshmen, and may also be taken by others. Conceptual Chemistry is an entry level science course, designed for those who may need additional instruction before taking more advanced science courses. The course will deal with Chemistry the first semester, and Earth Science the second semester.
Biology is an introductory class in the science of living organisms, from the cellular level to the level of the entire earth and its populations. The course involves some laboratory work, which includes microscopy (use of microscopes), dissection and analysis of living systems. This is an academically challenging course for tenth graders and highly motivated ninth graders.
Chemistry is a look into atomic nature of matter. Included in the course are measurements of mass, formulation of the laws of matter, atomic theory and nomenclature. Formulas and equations/relationships related to chemical reactions are also covered. Lab work is included. About 1/7 of the time is spent in the lab.
Prerequisite: Algebra I, Biology
Conceptual Physics is a course intended to be taken in the junior year, after successfully completing Conceptual Chemistry and Biology. Conceptual Physics is offered as an alternative to the more academically rigorous Chemistry and Physics classes. The first semester of the course will deal with Physics, most specifically with motion and graphing. The third quarter will be devoted to test taking skills, science review , and problem solving in preparation for State Assessments. The fourth quarter will include a unit on Ecology and Environmental studies.
Physics is an inquiry into the relationships among the physical sciences concepts through the use of mathematical principles. The course looks into mechanical forces, electricity, light, sound, and magnetism. Special projects include bridge building, an egg drop, and more.
Prerequisite: Algebra II, Biology
Anatomy & Physiology
Usually taken after a comprehensive initial study of biology, Anatomy and Physiology courses present the human body and biological systems in more detail. In order to understand the structure of the human body and its functions, students learn anatomical terminology, study cells and tissues, explore functional systems (skeletal, muscular, circulatory, respiratory, digestive, reproductive, nervous, and so on), and may dissect mammals.