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PHYSICAL SCIENCE

CLASSES

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Two Semesters
Prerequisite: Satisfactory completion of Algebra I and currently enrolled in geometry or higher-level math
Teacher: Sarah Walsh

This course covers the discoveries, equipment and methods of astronomy from historical constructs through historical instrumentation and discoveries to current research. Laboratory work guides students toward recreating important astronomical discoveries. Basic physics concepts pertaining to astrophysics will be emphasized in this course as well. A Biblical young universe/earth worldview will be focused on throughout the course along with theories of conventional astronomy and their weaknesses. UC/CSU

Two Semesters
Prerequisite: Satisfactory completion of Biology and Algebra II/Trig (with teacher approval Algebra II/Trig may be taken concurrently)
Teacher: Sarah Walsh

This course will cover everything covered in Astronomy with the addition of five more chapters — more depth and breadth. Students will be expected to compute astronomical data mathematically using algebra and trigonometry, and will be expected to do more astronomical observations and current studies in astronomy research along with current studies of creation astronomy. UC/CSU

Two Semesters
Prerequisite: Satisfactory completion of Algebra I and currently enrolled in geometry or higher-level math
Teacher: Sandy Hollenbeck

This course is a study of conceptual physics focusing on understanding how physical phenomena occur. Concepts are presented in a practical format with equations as guides to thinking. The various laws of physics will be explored and explained as the bases for various physical interactions such as gravity, energy, heat, forces, velocity, momentum, etc. UC/CSU

Two Semesters
Prerequisite: Minimum grade of “B” in geometry and Algebra II/Trig (Algebra II/Trig may be taken concurrently after consulting with teacher about additional prerequisites); concurrent enrollment in pre-calculus is highly recommended
Teacher: Sarah Walsh

Advanced Placement Physics involves a qualitative and quantitative study of the central concepts of physics with emphasis on critical thinking, discovery through observation, and algebraic problem solving as related to physical phenomena. Topics covered are kinematics, Newton’s laws, circular motion and universal law of gravitation, simple harmonic motion, linear momentum and impulse, work and energy, rotational motion, electrostatics, DC circuits, mechanical waves and sound. This is a university level course designed primarily for those students who are interested in careers in engineering and/or the sciences. Students who do well on the AP exam in the spring may be eligible to receive college credit. This course also has a dual credit option available with Colorado Christian University: Students are eligible to earn college credits which are fully transferable to most universities by paying an additional fee to CCU and completing all course requirements. UC/CSU

Two Semesters
Prerequisite: Successful completion of AP Physics 1, minimum score of 2 on AP Physics 1 exam, and approval of AP Physics 1 teacher.
Teacher: Sarah Walsh

Advanced Placement Physics involves a qualitative and quantitative study of the central concepts of physics with emphasis on critical thinking, discovery through observation, and algebraic problem solving as related to physical phenomena. Topics covered are thermodynamics, fluids, electrostatics, circuits, magnetism, geometric physical optics, quantum physics, atomic and nuclear physics. This is a university level course designed primarily for those students who are interested in careers in engineering and/or the sciences. Students who do well on the AP exam in the spring may be eligible to receive college credit. This course also has a dual credit option available with Colorado Christian University: Students are eligible to earn college credits which are fully transferable to most universities by paying an additional fee to CCU and completing all course requirements. UC/CSU

Two Semesters                                            
Prerequisite: Satisfactory completion of biology and Algebra II/Trig (may be taken concurrently)
Teacher: Sarah Walsh

This is a college-preparatory laboratory course which builds on the introduction of biochemistry in biology. Emphasis will be placed on atomic and molecular structure, mathematical problem-solving, the periodic table of the elements, stoichiometry, chemical bonding, acid-base chemistry, thermodynamics and quantum theory.  UC/CSU

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