The Biology course guides students through the study of living and non-living systems and how they interact with one another. This course will be a unique opportunity for students to successfully complete Biology in an on-line, interactive environment. Students explore the world they live in by posing questions and seeking answers through scientific inquiry. Discovery takes place through observation and data collection. The students will be introduced to the structure, function, diversity, and evolution of living matter. This is a course with real relevance. It encourages curiosity and provides opportunity for students to work on hands on lab activities and develop relationships through collaboratively learning. Engaging in the study of biological science broadens the picture of the world around us. This is a high school biology course designed to meet common core standards.
Chemistry is rigorous and students will be challenged. Students will need to have 6-10 hours per week designated for study to be successful. It is designed as an interactive, 21st century course. Topics include the composition, properties, and changes associated with matter and their applications. This course is designed to serve as a foundation for the study of Chemistry at the university level. The utilization of scientific inquiry, web 2.0 tools, interactive experiences, higher order thinking, collaborative projects, real world application through labs and a variety of assessments all aid the student in ultimately demonstrating a vast understanding of the importance of Chemistry in the world around them; enabling them to apply these properties to their everyday lives.
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centuries has been advanced by scientific geniuses who wanted to know how
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In each “Physics World” module, you’ll discover the contributions of geniuses like Galileo, Newton and Einstein. In their work, you’ll learn the concepts, theories and laws that govern the interaction of matter, energy and forces. From tiny atoms to galaxies with millions of stars, the universal laws of physics are there for you to observe and apply. Using laboratory activities, videos, software, and websites, you’ll follow in the footsteps of some of the world’s greatest thinkers. Prerequisite: Algebra II
This course is designed as an interactive, 21st century course focusing on basic physics and chemistry. Topics include forces and motion, energy through waves, electricity and magnetism, the matter around us, chemical bonding and reactions. This course is designed to serve as a foundation for the study of the physical sciences. The utilization of scientific inquiry, web 2.0 tools, interactive experiences, higher order thinking, projects, real world application through labs and a variety of assessments all aid the student in ultimately demonstrating a vast understanding of the importance of the physical and chemical properties of the world around them; enabling them to apply these properties to their everyday lives.
The Environmental Science course is designed to investigate the role of humans in their environment. Students develop a knowledge base about their biological and physical environment. This information leads to exploration of human dependence on, technological control over, and interactions with the environment. Emphasis is placed on sustaining resources and making informed choices concerning environmental issues. Some of the topics addressed in this course include energy and nutrient cycling through ecosystems, the biomes of the world, water resources and pollution, air pollution, land use and urbanization, energy resources and use, waste management, population growth, biodiversity, and sustainability.
Human Anatomy and Physiology is a two semester upper division life science course that examines the basic biological concepts of structure and function of the human body and the mechanisms of maintaining homeostasis within it. The course will concentrate on the major systems of the body: integumentary, skeletal, muscular, respiratory, circulatory, digestive, nervous, endocrine, lymphatic, urinary, and reproductive. As a prerequisite for future studies in the medical field, each unit includes a medical case study activity. Special topics include diseases & disorders, and a unit focused on Medical Professions Exploration.