Course Content - Science

Life Science 

Life science is the study of life and living organisms, including their structure, function, growth, distribution, and taxonomy. Life science is broad, and includes, but is not limited to, biology. Life science is by nature less kinetic than other sciences (like physics or chemistry); most life scientific study is observational. Nevertheless, laboratory study will still make up the majority of this course of study.


Earth & Space Science 

Space science (or astronomy) is the study of celestial objects (such as moons, planets, stars, nebulae, and galaxies). Earth science is a sub-field of space science, focusing on the planet Earth. These two sciences are holistic, using tools from physics, chemistry, and mathematics. Earth science is unique in that Earth is the only known planet with life; its study therefore also includes biology. This year-long course is hands on, with a brief introduction to each Earth or space science-related concept being kinetically learned in a laboratory setting following the scientific method.


Biology Honors 

Biology is the study of life and living organisms, including their structure, function, growth, distribution, and taxonomy. Biology is by nature less kinetic than other sciences (like physics or chemistry); most biological study is observational. Nevertheless, laboratory study will still make up the majority of this course of study. Furthermore, as part of the student's Christian education, special attention will be paid to the areas of evolution and creationism, as well as the debate surrounding them.


Chemistry Honors 

Chemistry is the study of the composition, properties, and behavior of matter. The primary concern of chemistry is atoms and their interactions with other atoms, with particular focus on the properties of the chemical bonds formed. This year-long course is hands on, with a brief introduction to each chemistry-related concept being kinetically learned in a laboratory setting following the scientific method.


Physics Honors 

Physics is the natural science that studies matter and its motion through space and time, along with the related concepts of energy and force. More broadly, it is the general analysis of nature, conducted in order to understand how the universe behaves. This year-long course is hands on, with a brief introduction to each physics concept being kinetically learned in a laboratory setting following the scientific method.