Monday, August 01, 2016
Instructors: Miss Jamie Christiansen and Mr. Jon Eganhouse
Science Understood By Investigation (SCUBI) 2105A / 2105B Full Year Course Grades 9-12
SCience Understood By Investigation: The purpose of this course is to investigate science phenomena from the three areas of science: physical science, life science and earth and space science. Investigation of these areas will be used to achieve a deeper depth of the overall science curriculum. The course will include notebook entry, metric system, study of weather, matter, cells, motion, energy, environmental concerns using research and investigation.
PLTW Principles of Biomedical Science 2126A / 2126B Full Year Course Grades 9-12
In this introductory class to the PLTW Biomedical Science Program, students explore concepts of biology and medicine to determine factors that led to the death of a fictional person. While investigating the case, students examine autopsy reports, investigate medical history, and explore medical treatments that might have prolonged the person's life. The activities and projects introduce students to human physiology, basic biology, medicine, and research processes. Quality Points 4.5 This course is a requirement of others to follow in this pathway. Watch for 2 more courses added in the next 2 years.
PLTW Environmental Sustainability 2128A / 2128B Full Year Course Grades 9-12
In Environmental Sustainability, students investigate and design solutions in response to real world challenges related to clean and abundant drinking water, food supply issues, and renewable energy. Applying their knowledge through hands-on activities and simulations, students research and design potential solutions to these true-to-life challenges. This course is a requirement of others to follow in this pathway. Watch for 2 more courses added in the next 2 years. Quality Points 4.5
Biology 2110A / 2110B Full Year Course Grades 9-12
This course will help students examine the characteristics and relationships of living organisms to each other and their environment. Other aims include an introduction of the basic unit of living things (cells), the use of the microscope, and an awareness of the great variety of organisms and their significance in the world today.
Chemistry 2120A / 2120B Full Year Course Grades 10-12 Recommended prerequisite: Algebra I
This course studies the foundations of Chemistry and to nurture understanding of chemicals and how or why chemical reactions occur. The class will discuss atomic theory, the periodic table, stoichiometry, acid-base relationships, reduction/oxidation, gas laws, and thermodynamics. Class work and lab work coexist in this course to better reinforce the ideas of chemistry.
Advanced Biology 2115Q / 2115BQ Full Year Course Prerequisite: Biology Grades 11-12 Quality points 4.5
This course is designed for college bound students preparing for careers in science and health. It will help students develop basic skills by participating in field and lab studies in zoology and genetics.
Physics 2130AQ / 2130BQ Quality points 4.5 Full Year Course Grades 11-12
This course will cover through reading, laboratory exercises, discussion, and problem solving the ideas of mechanics, motion, gravity, forms of energy, light, optics, electricity, and nuclear physics. Prerequisites: Algebra I & II
CASE: Principles of Agricultural Science, Animal 1032A/1032B (Full Year) Grades 10-12
Student experiences will involve the study of animal anatomy, physiology, behavior, nutrition, reproduction, health, selection and marketing. Throughout the course students will consider the perceptions and preferences of individuals within local, regional, and world markets. Students will explore hands-on projects and activities to learn the characteristics of animal science and work on major projects and problems similar to those that animal science specialists, such as veterinarians, zoologists, livestock producers, and industry personnel face in their respective careers. Prerequisite AFNR or instructor approval. *Can use for science credit, if you don't need science it will count as elective credit.
CASE: Principles of Agricultural Science, Plant 1033A/1033B (Full Year) Grades 10-12
Students will learn how to apply scientific knowledge and skills to use plants effectively for agricultural and horticultural production. Students will discover the value of plant production and its impact on the individual, as well as the local and global economy. Lessons throughout the course will provide an overview of the field of agricultural science with a foundation in plant science. Students will work on major projects and problems similar to those that plant science specialists, such as horticulturalists, agronomists, greenhouse and nursery managers, and plant research specialists face in their respective careers. Prerequisite AFNR or instructor approval. *Can use for science credit, if you don't need science it will count as elective credit.
CASE: Food Science and Safety 1034A/1034B (Full Year) Grades 11-12
Students will complete hands-on activities, projects, and problems that simulate actual concepts and situations found in the food science and safety industry, allowing students to build content knowledge and technical skills. Students will investigate areas of food science including food safety, food chemistry, food processing, food product development, and marketing. Students will maintain a research level laboratory notebook throughout the class documenting their experiences in a laboratory. Research and experimental design will be highlighted as students develop and conduct industry appropriate investigations. Prerequisite plant or animal or instructor approval. *Can use for science credit, if you don't need science it will count as elective credit.