Earth Science is the study of Earth and space. The course provides a balance of geology, meteorology, oceanography, and astronomy. Course content includes the following topics: Earth chemistry, resources, plate tectonics, Earth history, ocean movement, climate, weather, and workings of the universe.  It will focus on the physical principles that drive Earth's processes as well as processes in space.  Class work includes lectures, discussions, demonstrations, laboratory work, video, projects, and worksheets.  

This is an applied mathematics course dealing with the structure and function of matter. The laws and relationships governing the properties of matter and chemical reactions are presented in lecture and supported by appropriate problems and laboratories. You must pass the first semester with a C- or higher to continue in the course. This course is highly recommended for college-bound students.


 

Physics is the study of  the physical principles of motion, forces, energy, sound, light, electricity, gravity and magnetism along with others.    Physics explains the movement and collisions in sports, cars, airplanes and rockets.    Physics helps explain how light and sound travels in waves and is used by humans.    The production, transmission and use of electricity is understood on the basis of physics principles.     Physics helps explain how large bodies in the universe travel and interact while also describing  the interaction and movement of atoms and subatomic particles. 


Biology is a required class for 10th grade students.  The units in this course look at topics such as human impact on ecosystems, world health, genetically modified organisms, and biodiversity. Students are challenged to reason scientifically while applying their understanding of concepts in ecology, cell biology, genetics, and evolution. Each unit immerses the students in an issue that provides a realistic context that relates science to sustainability.