Science discovers, explains, and utilizes creation for the benefit and understanding of mankind. Technology is often employed to gain further insight and mastery over the laws of nature and to create tools or innovations to benefit others. A full complement of biological, physical, and psychological science courses and cutting edge laboratories and equipment make opportunities for learning and discovery both interesting and inevitable.
This course will give a basic understanding of motion, force, work, heat, energy and power, sound and light waves, electricity and magnetism, and outer space. Participation in basic labs will expose the students to the Periodic Table, atoms, states of matter, elements and compounds, acid and base chemicals, types of Chemical Reactions and Gas Laws, and the solubility of fats and solids.
This course will examine the physical, chemical and biological processes that pertain to life, on the molecular and cellular level, and to understand its applications in the living world. Specifically, students will explore the relationship between biology and health, as well as the environment. Students will be participating in laboratory activities, scientific projects and reports, and written and oral assignments. Students will focus on the principles of the scientific method, cells, cellular energy, Mendelian and molecular genetics and biotechnology. Additional topics covered will focus on the principles of evolution, ecology, microorganism structure and function, plant structure and function, comparative study of invertebrate and vertebrate body structure and function, and students will be introduced to human anatomy and physiology.
This course covers two semesters of introductory college biology. Semester one course content includes: biochemistry, cell biology, genetics and heredity, development, bacteria, viruses, ecology and biogeography. Course content for semester two includes: evolutionary processes, bacteria, viruses, seedless plants, fungi, each of the major animal phyla, gymnosperms, angiosperms, anatomy and physiology of animals and humans, ecology and biogeography. The lab component makes AP science courses unique. It provides laboratory experience that will allow students to manipulate equipment and data, draw conclusions, and think analytically.
This course covers topics vital to understanding the nature of matter and its behavior. This class covers seven major units of chemistry: Introduction to Chemistry, Understanding Matter, Atomic Theory and Elements, Nomenclature, Significant Figures, Mole Concepts, and Introduction to Chemical Reactions. Later in the year an array of more advanced topics consisting of: Reactions in Aqueous Solutions, Thermodynamics, Introduction to Quantum Theory, Types of Chemical Bonds, Gases, Acids and Bases, and Oxidation-Reduction will be covered.
This course is for any student considering a career in medicine, science, engineering or higher-level mathematics. This class will provide an in-depth coverage of the basic topics of chemistry and is designed for those students with a strong mathematics background and the ability to understand and apply difficult theoretical concepts.
AP Chemistry is a rigorous course which covers first-year college inorganic chemistry. Semester one course content includes: Atoms, Ions, Nomenclature, Stoichiometry, Qualitative and Quantitative Chemistry, Gases, Thermodynamics, Atomic Structure & Periodicity, Bonding, and Phases of Matter. Semester two content consists of: Properties of Solution, Chemical Kinetics, Chemical Equilibria, Acids & Bases, Electrochemistry, Nuclear Chemistry, and an Introduction to Organic Chemistry.
This course is the study of the fundamental laws and principles of nature. The class will examine the concepts of linear and rotational motion, forces, energy, and gravitation. Experiments will focus on motion and interactions between physical objects. In the second semester this course will examine the concepts of matter, heat, sound and light. Experiments will focus on thermodynamics and the behavior of waves.
AP Physics B
This course is an algebra-based college-level course in general physics with topics ranging from Newtonian mechanics at the macro level to atomic physics. Students enrolled in this class should remember basic physics principles from previous science class. Students will develop intuition, creativity, and investigative skills in the field of science. This includes laboratory skills such as constructing apparatus, gathering and analyzing data, forming conclusions, and communicating results.
AP Physics C
This class is a calculus-based college level course in physics designed to prepare students for both AP Physic C exams (Mechanics and Electromagnetism). Information will be presented using traditional lecture and demonstration methods along with the use of WileyPLUS online learning tools. The goal is to prepare students with sufficient physics knowledge, problem-solving skills, and lab experience to scorer well on the AP exam and also to organize a lab report portfolio for future reference.
Anatomy & Physiology
This course is based on six thematic units of study. Students will have an understanding of the following: Levels of Organization, Support and Movement as it pertains to the body. Additional topics include Integration and Coordination; Systemic Transport; Absorption and Excretion; The Human Life Cycle. Clinical Health applications and Technology will be integrated along the way. As sub-units of these themes, the corresponding human body systems will be investigated in detail utilizing various labs and technology along with Mammalian Dissections.