Science

Science

General Science

6th – 8th Grades
Monday: 11:30 am – 1:00 pm

Mrs. Melody Gillum

In this rigorous general science class, students will study various branches of science in preparation for high school.  Starting with a study of science through the ages, we will learn about scientific inquiry and the scientific method, simple machines (applied science), earth science, energy and life science, and the human body systems. Lab experiments throughout the course will provide practice in applying the scientific method, including how to write a lab report. Bring your curiosity about the world to this class!

Supply List for General Science
  • 2 spiral notebooks
  • Pens/pencils
  • 2 packages index cards
  • Plastic baggie or notecard holder

 

 

Biology with Lab

8th – 10th Grades
Monday: 11:30 am – 1:00 pm
Tuesday Lab: 09:00 am – 10:30 am

Mrs. Tiffeny Howe

High school biology opens your eyes to the amazing design in the world around you.  This class includes a lab where we investigate the concepts covered in class, including:  the cell, bacteria and other microscopic life, classification, biological processes such as mitosis and osmosis, DNA, population and migration, fungi, plants, and animals.  Evolution is discussed to explain its concepts, but a creationist perspective prevails.  Note:  Quite a few dissections are done in the lab portion of this course.  The human body is covered later in a different class, Human Anatomy and Physiology.

Supply List for Biology
  • 4 spiral notebooks
  • Black or blue pen
  • Pen of other color than black or blue

 

 

Human Anatomy & Physiology

10th – 12th Grades
Monday: 11:30 am – 1:00 pm
Lab: 1:00 pm  – 1:30 pm

Mrs. Janet Meier

This upper level science course is an in-depth look at the incredible systems that work together to support the human body. It’s ideal for students considering careers/degrees in the medical field, forensics, sports/physical therapy, or the sciences. You will delve deep into the human body, its structure and functions, from the whole-body perspective down to how specific chemicals and electrical messages cause important body processes. This course will include labs, some requiring dissections. Grades 10-12 with completion of Biology.

Supply List for Human Anatomy & Physiology
  • 2 spiral notebooks
  • Pen
  • Color pencils

 

 

Physics with Lab

10th – 12th Grades
Tuesday: 10:30 am – 12:00 pm
Tuesday Lab: 12:00 pm  – 1:30 pm

Mrs. Tiffeny Howe

Physics is all about fundamentals in the universe.  We learn what happens when things collide, why objects are attracted to one another, and how to apply math to scenarios like these to describe and predict what will happen.  Topics covered include:  velocity, acceleration, gravity, projectiles, forces, friction, circular motion, energy, momentum, periodic motion, electricity, magnetism, light, and much more!  Labs give hands-on experience with what we learn in class.  Prerequisite:  Algebra II, or Geometry if concurrently enrolled in Algebra II.

Supply List for Physics
  • 4 spirals
  • Black or blue pen
  • Pen of other color besides black or blue
  • Scientific calculator like TI 30X preferred but can be a graphing calculator