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Biology is a laboratory science course that investigates the relationship between structure and function from molecules to organisms and systems, as well as the interdependence and interactions of biotic and abiotic components of the environment. Students explore biological concepts through an inquiry approach and with a biblical perspective. A basic understanding in this subject allows the Christian to gain a better perspective of the complexity, harmony, and order God employs in His creation. Good scientific thinking mirrors good Biblical thinking. In this class, these thinking and analytical skills will be developed, studied, and evaluated.

Chemistry is a laboratory science course that investigates the fundamental concepts of physical chemistry. Topics include but are not limited to: matter, atomic structure and bonding, molecular structure and properties, physical and chemical changes, behavior of gases, stoichiometry, solution chemistry, acids and bases, and chemical formulas and equations. Students will explore these concepts through an inquiry approach and with a biblical perspective. A basic understanding in this subject allows the Christian to gain a better perspective of the complexity, harmony, and order God employs in His creation. Good scientific thinking mirrors good Biblical thinking. In this class, laboratory procedures, classification and measurement skills, predicting outcomes, and applications of chemistry in daily life will be emphasized.

Pre-requisite: Algebra I

In this course, students will be exploring and studying the science of physics, which is considered the “fundamental science.” The science of physics attempts to understand in detail how everything in the universe interacts with everything else. This course will focus more on students exploring, developing, and applying concepts rather than strict mathematical computation. Although this course is conceptual in its framework, students will be expected to perform some algebraic computations to further enhance their conceptual understanding.

AP Biology is a college-level course designed to challenge junior or senior level students to extend their knowledge of biological theory and processes beyond the level of introductory science classes. The primary emphasis in AP Biology is placed on understanding concepts rather than memorizing terms and technical details. The course is based on four “Big Ideas,” which encompass core scientific principles, theories, and processes: biological evolution, cellular processes, energy and communication, and ecology and interactions. The laboratory component of the course consists of 12 laboratories with specific objectives produced by the AP Biology Development Committee to provide a standard. Students are required to take the AP exam administered in May. Students will explore these concepts through an inquiry approach and with a biblical perspective.

Prerequisites: Biology and Chemistry

Teachers

 
 
Mrs. Kristie Birdsong
 
 
Mrs. LeAnn Alford