Science

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Life Science

Life science is the study of life and living organisms, including their structure, function, growth, distribution, and taxonomy. 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. 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.

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 humanity's role as stewards of the natural world.

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.

AP® Physics 1

AP® Physics 1 is an algebra-based, introductory college-level physics course. Students cultivate their understanding of physics through inquiry-based investigations as they explore these topics: kinematics, dynamics, circular motion and gravitation, energy, momentum, simple harmonic motion, torque, and rotational motion. Students will practice reasoning skills used by physicists by discussing and debating, with peers, the physical phenomena investigated in class, as well as by designing and conducting inquiry-based laboratory investigations to solve problems through first-hand observations, data collection, analysis, and interpretation.

Health

Students will learn about physical, mental/emotional, social, and spiritual health. All of these are important in order for students to grow into well-rounded individuals. There will be projects throughout the year to reinforce the concepts learned in class.