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Chemistry: Chemistry is a college-preparatory course that covers fundamental aspects of chemistry such as the classification of matter, atomic structure, spectroscopy, chemical bonding, molecular geometry, physical change, chemical change, stoichiometry, solutions, ideal gases, acid/base chemistry, reduction/oxidation reactions, thermochemistry, thermodynamics, kinetics, and chemical equilibrium. Weaving together concepts and their mathematical applications, the course teaches students how to think as a chemist so they can analyze the major changes that occur in matter.
Forensic Science: Forensic Science is an advanced-level science course for students in grades 10 – 12. This course is truly a “capstone” science class, in that it combines knowledge and skills in biology, physical science, chemistry, earth science, and even biblical apologetics, as we learn about and practice real life skills of forensic investigation. This course offers a truly experiential approach that engages students in active learning and emphasizes the application of integrated science. The class balances understanding scientific concepts with hands-on classroom and lab activities, readings, intriguing case studies, and scenarios.
***PARENTAL ADVISORY: Due to the nature of forensic science, many of the topics and cases we will study are graphic and disturbing, involving murders and various types of abuse.***
Biology: This course is a college-prep biology course that provides a detailed
introduction to the methods and concepts of general biology. With a strong emphasis on vocabulary and experiments, the course provides the student with a solid background in biology which is presented an in a readable, conversational tone. Labs will include becoming familiar and proficient with the microscope as well as multiple dissections and other engaging hands on activities.
Physics: This is a college-prep physics course designed for the student who has completed algebra 1 and geometry and has had an introduction to the definitions of sine, cosine, and tangent. It provides a detailed introduction to the methods and concepts of general physics, heavily emphasizing vector analysis.
Marine Biology: This course concentrates on marine wildlife and marine habitats. It provides a survey of members of each biological kingdom that live in marine environments. The student will learn about the microscopic organisms that make life in the ocean--and on land--possible, including details about their interesting habits and life cycles. This course can be taken before or after biology.
Physical Science (Gr. 8-9): This course combines earth science and physics to provide a rigorous last year of middle school science or a first year of highschool science. This course discusses such topics as the atmosphere, the hydrosphere, weather, the structure of the earth, environmentalism, the physics of motion, Newton’s Laws, gravity, and astrophysics. There are many hands-on experiments to do and it is an excellent course for preparing the student to take a college-prep high school science curriculum.