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High School Science Courses

Biology 1
Suggested Age

13-16

 

Prerequisites

Physical Science and Pre-Algebra

 

Purpose/Process

The goal of this lab is to develop an awe of God’s creation of living organisms.
High school students typically take Biology 1 when taking Algebra 1. This course is a college-prep biology course that provides a strong background in scientific classification and terminology. Studies include: biological keys, kingdoms, chemistry of life, cellular biology, genetics, creation/evolution, dissections, botany, and a crash course on human body systems. Students will dissect a clam, grasshopper, perch, earthworm, crayfish, frog, snake, flowers and a mammalian eye. The students will also become proficient in using the microscope. Assignments and tests will be completed at home. Lab will be a lecture/experiment format. Quizzes, Mid-term, and a Final exam will be given in lab.

 

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Chemistry 1
Suggested Age:

14-17

 

Prerequisites

Biology and Algebra 1

 

Purpose/Process

The goal of this lab is to be amazed at God’s precision in creation of matter
This college-prep course requires that the student has completed Algebra 1 and will provide a rigorous foundation of principles that affect our daily life. Some of the topics include: density, factor/label method of units, ionic/covalent substances, types of chemical reactions, stoichiometry, laws pertaining to matter and physics, thermodynamics, kinetics, solutions, solubility, acid-bases, atomic structures, combustion, freezing point depression and redox reactions. Each module will be discussed in lab with experiments performed in teams. Assignments and tests will be completed at home. Quizzes, mid-term and Final given in lab.

 

 

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STEM Physics
Suggested Age:

15-18

 

Prerequisites

Algebra 2

 

Purpose/Process

STEM Physics is for the student who is planning to choose a math or science-based college degree.  This course is mathematically rigorous.  In the classroom, will be both lecture and lab components.  We will explore three primary branches of physics:  mechanical, optical, and electrical.  This course will thoroughly prepare a student for university level physics, both algebra-based and calculus-based. 

 

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Marine Biology
Suggested Age

14-18

 

Prerequisites

Biology I, This course can be counted toward a science elective credit

 

Purpose/Process

The goal of this lab is to inspire students to love and protect God’s fantastic creation of marine organisms.


This course is a detailed study of marine life, processes and organisms. Topics include: ocean composition and regions, biological kingdoms, invertebrates, vertebrates, ecosystems, dissections of: clam, starfish, shark, squid, lamprey, octopus, sea cucumber, urchin, and microscope studies.

 

Assignments and tests are taken at home. Topic related study assignments. Lecture/discussion/experiment/ format. Module quizzes, Mid-term and Final are given in lab.

Field Trip Information provided by the Instructor

Research Presentation Required

 

Curriculum/Materials
Biology 2:  Anatomy & Physiology
Suggested Age:

15-18

 

Prerequisites

Biology 1, Chemistry 1, Algebra 1

 

Purpose/Process

The goal of this lab is to bring praise to our awesome Creator through study of the anatomy of mammalian systems.


This course is a detailed study of the 11 organ systems of the human body. The course is extensive in microscope study and dissection. Some dissections performed are, eye, kidney, heart, rat and fetal pig. Lecture/discussion/experiment/ format.

 

Assignments and Tests are taken at home.
Quizzes, Mid-Term, and Final are given in lab.

 

 

Curriculum/Materials
Chemistry 2
(Advanced Chemistry)
Suggested Age:

15-18

 

Prerequisites

Chemistry 1 and Algebra 2

 

Purpose/Process

The goal of this lab is to be awe of God’s Intricate design of the universe.


This course is a detailed study of stoichiometry, atomic chemistry, phases of matter, solutions, acid-base equilibria, electrochemistry, kinetics, organic chemistry and nuclear chemistry.

 

Each module will be discussed in lab with experiments performed in teams. Assignments and tests will be completed at home.


Quizzes, mid-term and Final given in lab.

 

 

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CLEP Prep Course

The major topics of study in this course are also on the Chemistry CLEP examination.  

Information about the CLEP exam will be provided to the student.

Nutrition, Fitness, and Physiology
Suggested Age

15-18

 

Prerequisite

Biology

Process/Purpose

This course is designed for students who are interested in dietary and fitness guidelines which promote overall physical and emotional wellness.  Students will learn enough about their nutritional and health status to personalize this information rather than follow every guideline issued for an entire population.  The studies will include such topics as: why we need fats, proteins, and carbohydrates; what are vitamins and minerals and how much of them do we need; how does the human body process food; how to read food labels; how to plan healthful meals; and how to make good food choices while eating out. Throughout the course there will be a special emphasis on the importance of exercise, types of exercise available, and the benefits of regular exercise.   In addition, this course will cover aspects of physiology such as digestion and absorption, insulin regulation, and energy production. The course will teach why diseases such as heart disease, diabetes, obesity, and hypertension are rapidly becoming more common among teens. Lastly, this course would not be complete without discussing eating disorders, food intolerances, celiac disease, weight management, sports nutrition, osteoporosis, and the role of managing daily stress.

 

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Wildlife Science
Suggested Age

12-17

 

Prerequisites

Middle School Math

English 1

 

Purpose

This class is designed for mature 12-17 year-olds who are interested in hands-on learning both in a lab and outdoor setting.  Students should be good readers, capable of taking field notes, and familiar with graphing data.  Topics will include ecoregions of Texas, aquatic ecosystems, water quality and conservation, terrestrial ecosystems, land management and wildlife conservation, and Texas plants, fish, amphibians, birds, mammals, and invertebrates.  The class will include outdoor activities and field excursions, including at least one major outing each semester.  Students wishing to earn high school credit will complete a major project.  Contents correspond to TEA classes including Aquatic Science, Environmental Systems, and Wildlife, Fisheries, and Ecology Management.

Curriculum/Materials
  • Digital camera or phone with good camera app

  • Lab manual is provided with registration

  • Textbooks online, with additions to be determined

Conceptual Physics
Suggested Age:

15-18

 

Prerequisites

Algebra 1; can take concurrently with Algebra 2

 

Purpose/Process

This course is designed for the student who is not pursuing a career or college degree that is math-based.  We will explore physics with class lectures and many hands-on activities to unlock the world of physics and God’s hand in it.  Concepts will be demonstrated with easy to understand examples of everyday life experiences.  The text is easy and enjoyable to read.  Testing is over the topic vocabulary, concepts, and math problems (yet less intensive than STEM Physics).  An overview of the topics covered are material substances, mechanics, thermodynamics, wave phenomena, electricity/ magnetism, and modern physics.

 

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