Science

Integrated Physics and Chemistry – 2 semesters, 1 credit: An introductory course to the physical sciences, i.e. chemistry, physics and other physical or scientific laws. This laboratory class is designed for freshmen and emphasizes composition, characteristics, and reaction of matter, the different forms of energy, i.e., heat, chemical, electrical, nuclear and simple physical concepts.

Biology – 2 semesters, 1 credit: An introduction to the biological (life) sciences. Designed for sophomores, this class is laboratory and project oriented and deals with principles of biology, origins, botany, zoology, ecology, and the environment.

Chemistry – 2 semesters, 1 credit: Prerequisite: Grade of “B” or better in Algebra I recommended.

An upper division, laboratory course in physical science heavily emphasizing the composition and structure of all matter and the way in which it reacts. Problem solving is emphasized and mathematics is a must. Units include an introduction, formulas, balancing equation, chemical reactions, acids and bases, organic chemistry, and others as time permits. This is a college preparatory class.

Anatomy and Physiology -2 semesters, 1 credit: Prerequisite: Biology with a grade of “C” or better recommended.

A laboratory class dealing with the structure and functions of the human body on a systems level, i.e., respiratory, digestive, etc. The laboratory section of this class deals with a concurrent study of these systems using cats.

Physics – 2 semesters, 1 credit: Prerequisite: Algebra II, Geometry recommended.

A pre-college course including the study of Newton’s laws of motion and acceleration, forces, gravity, friction, curvilinear motion, conservation of energy and momentum, phases of matter, thermodynamics, waves, sound, light (reflection, refraction, and diffraction), electrostatics, electricity, magnetism, atomic structure, nuclear reactions, and introduction to quantum theory and relativity.