High School Science

The Science Curriculum at the high school level contains s under three main subject; Biology, Chemistry, and Physics.

Biology

What is life?
How can we account for its dual nature of unity and diversity?
What is the relationship between structure and function at each level of the biological hierarchy?
Why is nature vs. nurture an ongoing discussion?
How are body systems interdependent?
How does life share and recycle matter and energy?
How is genetics related to and responsible for evolution?

This course explores basic biological principles as well as current research in molecular/cellular biology, genetics, zoology (including human biology), botany, ecology, and evolution. Students work cooperatively during lab sessions to improve their understanding of biology while learning and applying the scientific process.

Chemistry

How does the study of atoms facilitate the understanding of chemical phenomena in our daily life?
How can the Periodic Table be used as a tool to explain chemical bonding?
How do intermolecular forces lead to the emergent properties of matter?
How does equilibrium affect reactions in solutions?
How are electrochemical phenomena explained by the transfer of electrons?

In this introductory chemistry course students learn the basic concepts of chemistry and the scientific approach to problem solving. There is a strong emphasis on laboratory experimentation and practical applications of chemistry in the everyday world. The course includes the following topics: energy, atomic structure and theory, bonding and the periodic table, as well as a wide range of topics in both environmental and consumer chemistry. It is designed to give the student an appreciation of the forces of chemistry in the environment and to build the chemistry foundation necessary for elective science courses.

Physics

How does a little battery make such a big flash in a pocket camera?
How do you make a flashlight that doesn’t use batteries?
How do you make a circuit that turns on when it gets light? What about when it gets hot?
Why do parachutes make us hit the ground more softly?
Why would a rocket work on Earth but a jet fail in space?
How do you throw the perfect knuckleball?
How can a spinning space ship reproduce gravity?
When is an electron like a wave of light? When is a wave of light like an electron?
Why does a fast moving ten foot pole pass through an eight-foot barn?

Physics is an inquiry-based course designed to enable and encourage students to think critically about the world in which they live. Students will be left with the understanding that Physics is an evolving field of study; they will examine physical preconceptions and misconceptions in order to come to a more complete understanding of how things work. The curriculum will be broad; students will be exposed to many different aspects of both classical and modern Physics. Topics may include Newton’s Laws of Motion, Electricity and Magnetism, as well as modern topics such as Special Relativity and Quantum Physics. Applications of concepts to life and history will be emphasized, and students will participate in laboratory practical activities as well as hands-on out of class projects.

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