Curriculum for the Digital Generation
HIGH SCHOOL: SCIENCE
HIGH SCHOOL : SCIENCE
Science courses cover a variety of science topics, including biology, ecology, chemistry, physics, physical and earth science. These courses explore the nature of science, and engineering and technology practices are threaded throughout the courses as well. The courses focus on both the understanding and application of science topics. Courses include a variety of projects—both virtual and hands-on—to help students apply their knowledge of science concepts.
PHYSICAL SCIENCE A
Physical Science A provides an introduction to the world of chemistry. Students will begin with an introduction to science as a whole and the basic methods and tools that scientists use to produce meaningful results.
PHYSICAL SCIENCE B
Physical Science B introduces students to the world of physics. They will start by building a foundation of what it means to be scientific by describing the ways scientists think, communicate, and do their jobs.
The nature and properties of waves are covered next, and then students end by examining electricity and magnetism. Throughout the course, students will parallel their investigation into the scientific method with a course project that introduces them to the field and processes of engineering.
In Biology A, students focus on life at the cellular level. Students will begin by reviewing the scientific method so they understand how science works to investigate questions and present findings.
Biology B is the second course exploring life on Earth in which students will examine the bigger picture of life.
Chemistry A covers the basic principles and properties of matter.
In Chemistry B, student will focus on the energy involved in chemistry and the uses for several types of chemical reactions.