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Science Course Descriptions

 

 

Course Descriptions:

 

Physics

Course No: 40.4810004

Prerequisites: None

Grade Level: 11 & 12

Credit: 1 Unit

 

Physics is the study of how nature works. In this course the workings of nature are treated conceptually and mathematically. Class discussions, demonstrations and laboratory work are provided to enable students to understand physics concepts and the mathematics involved that support these concepts. The study of physics includes ideas of motion, forces, energy, momentum, thermal properties, electricity, magnetism, and light.


 

Biology I

Course No: 26.4120014

Prerequisites: None

Grade Level: 9

Credit: 1 Unit

 

This course is intended to give an in-depth study of biochemistry, cell biology, continuity of life, organic variations, genetics, reproduction, classification, diversity of life forms, ecological relationships, and organization of living systems. It also emphasizes science process skills, reference, and research skills.

Honors Biology

Course No: 26.2120004

Grade Level: 9

Credit: 1 Unit

This course covers the same content as Biology I. The course is open to all students who have been previously identified as gifted according to current Georgia Department of Education criteria, as well as any high motivated students who excel in science as determined by grade point average.
**This course is also open to highly motivated students who excelled in CP Physical Science per an application process. See instructions under Honors Curriculum. 
 

 

Chemistry 

Course No: 40.4510014

Prerequisites: Physics I, Algebra I

Grade Level: 11

Credit: 1 Unit

 

This course is designed to introduce the student to general chemical principals and to provide appropriate laboratory experiences to supplement these principles. The class is normally taken during the junior year. This is a rigorous course intended for those who plan on a career in science related fields. Skills gained in this course will help prepare students to enter college science and engineering programs. Subjects covered in this class include the history of chemistry, scientific methods, chemical nomenclature, atom structure, acids and bases, and chemical bonding.

 


Honors Chemistry

This course covers the same content as Chemistry The course is open to all students who have been previously identified as gifted according to current Georgia Department of Education criteria, as well as any high motivated students who excel in science as determined by grade point average.

**This course is also open to highly motivated students who excelled in CP Physical Science.


 



Physical Science

This course is designed as an introduction to the concepts of physics and chemistry. 

Students develop skill in measuring, solving problems, using laboratory apparatuses, following safety procedures, and adhering to experimental procedures. Students focus on inquiry-based learning, with hands-on laboratory investigations and virtual laboratory experiences. The course includes such concepts as: structure of atoms, periodic table principles, motion, forces, conservation of mater and energy, gravity, machines, electricity and the behavior of waves.
 


Honors Physical Science

This course covers the same content as Physical Science. The course is open to all students who have been previously identified as gifted according to current Georgia Department of Education criteria, as well as any high motivated students who excel in science as determined by grade point average.

**This course is also open to highly motivated students.


Human Physiology

Course No: 26.4730004

Grade Level: 10, 11, 12

Pre-requisites: CP Biology I

Credit: 1 Unit


An advanced survey of human anatomy and physiology. This class is designed to be a preparatory study for students who intend to continue after high school in the professional or technological medical field. Students enrolled in this class can remain an additional semester for advanced placement biology topics.

 

Environmental Science


This is a Science course designed to investigate the role of humans in their environment. Students develop a knowledge base about their biological and physical environment. This information leads to exploration of human dependence on, technological control over, and interactions with the environment. Emphasis is placed on sustaining resources, conservation and making informed choices concerning environmental issues.
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