Science

Science

Science 10   This course provides the student with a sampling of major areas of science including biology, chemistry, physics, and
earth science.  Topics of study include ecology, chemical reactions, radiation, motion, and heat transfer in natural systems.

Science and Tech 11  Offers various topics for students to learn about;  forensic science, lab analysis, establishing identities, an introduction to transportation, the automobile and transportation systems, the evolution of personal technologies and what's coming next, plus natural resources and our impact on the environment.

Earth Science 11   Students will get an introduction to earth and space science;  astronomy, earth materials(rocks and minerals), geological time, internal processes and plate tectonic theory, plus surface processes and the hydrosphere. 

Chemistry 11   Topics to be covered include: lab safety, measurement, changes in the properties of matter, the structure of atoms/molecules & ions, the mole, chemical reactions, atomic theory, stoichiometry, solution chemistry & organic chemistry.

Chemistry 12   Students will use established chemistry principles to analyze problems and predict solutions. Topics to be covered include: reaction kinetics, dynamic equilibrium, solubility equilibrium, acids/bases & salts, & oxidation-reduction.

Biology 11   Biology 11 is a survey of major groups of organisms, which inhabit the Earth.  Topics addressed include DNA, evolution, ecology, taxonomy and detailed characteristics of the kingdoms; monera, protista, fungi, plantae, and animalia.

Biology 12   Topics addressed include cell compounds, biological molecules, cell structure and membranes, DNA, protein synthesis, enzymes, digestive system, circulatory system, the heart, respiratory system, nervous system, urinary, reproductive,

Physics 11   This course uses Mathematics to describe the relationships among observable or measurable quantities and to develop methods of predicting how these quantities will behave. Topics considered include: motion, force causing motion, momentum, energy, relativity, nuclear energy and the wave model of light.

Physics 12   Entails a detailed consideration of the forces that cause motion in 1, 2 and 3 dimensions. The remainder of the course deals with the mathematical
description of electrical and magnetic phenomena plus mechanical and electrical units to the atomic structure of matter.

 

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  Biotechnology 12 - Unlocking Nature's Secrets     Can we bring back extinct species? Will the cures for cancer, malaria, and other diseases come from the combination of natural materials and new technologies? How is science changing the foods we eat? Welcome to the world of biotechnology! In this course, you will explore the history of biotechnology, including early attempts at food preservation, the development of antibiotics, and changes to food crops around the world. You’ll also learn more about some of the challenges of biotechnology, such as the growth of antibiotic resistant bacteria and questions about the safety of commercially produced genetically modified organisms (GMOs). Finally, you’ll research new biotechnologies and how they are changing the world we live in.

 

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  Criminology 12 - Inside the Criminal Mind     In today’s society, crime and deviant behavior are often one of the top concerns of society members.  From the nightly news to personal experiences with victimization, crime seems to be all around us. In this course, we will explore the field of criminology or the study of crime. In doing so, we will look at possible explanations for crime from psychological, biological, and sociological standpoints, explore the various types of crime and their consequences for society, and investigate how crime and criminals are handled by the criminal justice system.  Why do some individuals commit crimes but others don’t?  What aspects in our culture and society promote crime and deviance?  Why do individuals receive different punishments for the same crime?  What factors shape the criminal case process, from arrest to punishments?

 

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  Forensic Science 11 - Secrets of the Dead     Fingerprints. Blood spatter.  DNA analysis.  The world of law enforcement is increasingly making use of the techniques and knowledge from the sciences to better understand the crimes that are committed and to catch those individuals responsible for the crimes.  Forensic science applies scientific knowledge to the criminal justice system.  This course focuses on some of the techniques and practices used by forensic scientists during a crime scene investigation (CSI).  Starting with how clues and data are recorded and preserved, the student will follow evidence trails until the CSI goes to trial, examining how various elements of the crime scene are analyzed and processed.

 

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  Forensic Science 12 - More Secrets of the Dead     Although the crime scene represents the first step in solving crimes through forensic science, the crime laboratory plays a critical role in the analysis of evidence.  This course focuses on the analysis of evidence and testing that takes place within this setting.  We will examine some of the basic scientific principles and knowledge that guides forensic laboratory processes, such as those testing DNA, toxicology, and material analysis.  Techniques such as microscopy, chromatography, odontology, entomology, mineralogy, and spectroscopy will be examined.

 

 

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  Forestry and Natural Resources 12     Forests and other natural resources play an important role in our world, from providing lumber and paper products to providing habitat for birds and animals. In the Introduction to Forestry and Natural Resources course, you’ll learn more about forest ecology, management, and conservation.  You’ll explore topics such as environmental policy, land use, water resources, and wildlife management.  Finally, you’ll learn more about forestry related careers and important issues facing forestry professionals today.

 

 

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  Health Science 11 - The Whole Individual     Will we ever find a cure for cancer?  What treatments are best for conditions like diabetes and asthma?  How are illnesses like meningitis, tuberculosis, and the measles identified and diagnosed?  Health sciences provide the answers to questions such as these.  In this course, students will be introduced to the various disciplines within the health sciences, including toxicology, clinical medicine, and biotechnology.  They will explore the importance of diagnostics and research in the identification and treatment of diseases.  The course presents information and terminology for the health sciences and examines the contributions of different health science areas.

 

 

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  Health Science 12 - Patient Care and Medical Services     Challenging. Variable. Rewarding.  These three words can be used to describe many careers in the health sciences.  In this course, you will learn more about what it takes to be a successful health science professional, including how to communicate with patients.  You’ll explore the rights and responsibilities of both patients and health science professionals in patient care and learn more about how to promote wellness among patients and health care staffs.  Finally, you’ll learn more about safety in health science settings and the challenges and procedures of emergency care, infection control, and blood-borne pathogens.

 

 

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  Marine Science 12 - Secrets of the Blue     Have you ever wondered about the secrets of the deep, and how the creatures below the ocean’s surface live and thrive?  It is truly a new frontier of discovery, and in Marine Science, you will begin to understand a great deal more about the aquatic cycles, structures, and processes that generate and sustain life in the sea.  

 

 

 

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  Veterinary Science 12 - The Care of Animals     As animals play an increasingly important role in our lives, scientists have sought to learn more about their health and well-being.  Taking a look at the pets that live in our homes, on our farms, and in zoos and wildlife sanctuaries, this course will examine some of the common diseases and treatments for domestic animals. Toxins, parasites, and infectious diseases impact not only the animals around us, but at times…we humans as well!  Through veterinary medicine and science, the prevention and treatment of diseases and health issues is studied and applied.

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