Topics covered include:

  1. Utilizing, the various measurements within the metric system 
  2. Structure and composition of the earth and its oceans, space, and the solar system 
  3. Principles involved in the composition and structure of matter 
  4. Concepts and principles involved in the application of the general laws of physics to the production and utilization of energy and motion 
  5. Current efforts in research and technology related to earth science 
  6. Describe the basic characteristics of the lithosphere, hydrosphere, and atmosphere and how they are all interconnected as parts of the earth system 
  7. Procedures which simulate research done according to the scientific method 
  8. Scientific terminology to communicate results of scientific research 
  9. The age of the earth, solar system, and universe 
  10. Development of the important theories of the natural world-Plate tectonics, Evolution and the Big Bang 



Students will:

  1. Recognizing and knowing the meaning of several hundred scientific terms pertaining to Biology 
  2. Developing laboratory skills and the use of the microscope
  3. Gain an understanding of the systems of the body 
  4. Gain an understanding of cellular structure and functions 
  5. Gain an understanding of classification of animals and plants 
  6. Study unicellular organisms such as algae, fungi, mosses, bacteria, and viruses 
  7. Familiarity with the meaning of approximately 150 terms that apply to the areas of biology studied 
  8. Understanding of basic principles of the following disciplines: Biological lab procedures; lab drawing and report format; cellular structure; cell reproduction and heredity; animal and plant classification; dissection procedures; anatomy and physiology, ecology; human biology 
  9. Knowledge of dissection techniques and principles 
  10. Students will be able to retain knowledge from a variety of different learning environments and media (lecture, lab, film and slide presentations, charts and diagrams) 



Teachers focus in the following areas:

  1. Using laboratory equipment 
  2. Recognizing and knowing the meaning of scientific terms pertaining to chemistry 
  3. Understanding physical and chemical properties, formulas and equations, ions, and solutions 
  4. Understanding properties, periodicity, atomic structure, the mole and related basic mathematical calculations 
  5. Understanding bonding, nomenclature, and basic organic chemistry 
  6. Understanding gas laws, acid-base chemistry, kinetic molecular theory, green chemistry 
  7. Recognizing and knowing the meaning of several hundred scientific terms pertaining to chemistry 
  8. Understanding ionic and covalent bonding and the structure of molecular and ionic crystals as they relate to metals and non-metals 
  9. Understanding and applying the combined and general gas laws 
  10. Understanding and applying stoichiometric relationships and solutions of problems as they apply to chemistry 




  1. Acquiring further knowledge of the facts, principles, and processes of chemistry through reading and laboratory experiments 
  2. Achieving further expertise in laboratory experimentation techniques 
  3. Enhancing his or her knowledge of inorganic chemistry 
  4. Gaining experience in understanding both qualitative and quantitative analysis 



Topics covered include descriptions and causes of motion, work, power, energy, machines, sound, light, electricity, and magnetism.  Students will cover:

  1. Understanding several hundred scientific terms in the study of physics 
  2. Using algebraic and geometric techniques in the solution of quantitative problems 
  3. Understanding the basic principles of physics in the following areas: Newton's Laws of Motion, kinematics, electricity, wave motion, dynamics, and energy 
  4. Using the equipment of the physics laboratory to achieve results in support of accepted physics principles 
  5. Understanding several hundred scientific terms used in the study of physics 
  6. Using techniques of algebra, geometry, trigonometry, and calculus in the solution of quantitative physics problems 
  7. Understanding the basic principles of physics in the following areas: kinematics, dynamics and energy, electromagnetism, and induction, wave mechanics 
  8. Using the equipment of the physics laboratory to achieve results sufficiently accurate to support accepted principles of physics
  9. Analytical techniques such as chromatography, spectrophotometry, and mass spectrometry 
  10. Hair and fiber evidence; forensic examination of paint 
  11. Toxicology of drugs and alcohol 
  12. Forensic serology - blood, semen 
  13. DNA 
  14. Fingerprints 
  15. Firearms: gunshot residue 



Students will learn:

  1. Identify, formulate solutions for, and solve engineering technology problems using engineering design processes 
  2. Apply knowledge of mathematics, science, and technology to solve robotic engineering technology problems 
  3. Apply techniques, skills, and technology to solve robotic engineering technology problems 
  4. Function on multi-disciplinary teams 
  5. Communicate effectively using all forms of communications 
  6. Recognize the need for, and demonstrate ability to engage in life – long learning 
  7. Describe various methods used to manage and schedule projects 
  8. Participate in and/or conduct design reviews 
  9. Collect, analyze and interpret data 

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