Ms. Jalyn E. Lyde
Teacher in the school
Mr. Claude Wilson
Michelle Van Hoven
Affirmative Action Rep
Mr. William Watts
Ms. Sharon Stephens
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Welcome to the Science department
Emphasis is placed on the process of scientific inquiry so students can discover and interpret scientific knowledge, develop desirable attitudes, interests and an appreciation for science and scientists. These behaviors can be applied to the solution of current and future problems in a scientific age, as well as contribute to the student's responsibility of placing mankind in its proper role.
To provide a basic knowledge of life and how living things interact and to develop a sense of human responsibility in this interaction within the Earth's environment;
To provide the student the opportunity to discover through investigation;
To teach basic lab techniques, and how to work in a group setting;
To lead the student to understand those hypotheses and concepts previously discovered in order to form his/her own hypotheses and reach conclusions based on facts.
1. PSI Physics2. BIOLOGY/LAB (Honors/Alpha classes offered)
Biology is a course in the fundamentals of the science of life. It includes the study of the physical and chemical structure of living matter, traces the evolutionary development of plants and animals from the simplest to the most complex forms, and concludes with the study of man as a living organism and his relation to other living things. This also incorporates a study of functions of cells, tissues, organ systems, and the etiology of diseases. In addition, discussion topics include: the origin of life, possibility of life elsewhere in the universe, overpopulation, food shortages, ecological problems, man's place in the web of life, protection of the biosphere and the ongoing research for the betterment of mankind.3. CHEMISTRY / LAB (Honors/Alpha classes offered)
Chemistry is the science which deals with the composition of matter, changes matter undergoes, the associated energy changes, and the laws and principles which attempt to explain these changes. Included is a detailed study of the structure of atoms and molecules, the nature of chemical bonds, the energy level concept, family relationships among the elements (periodic table), chemical shorthand symbols, formulas, and chemical equations, and the mathematical calculations involved in chemical changes. The mechanisms of solutions and crystallization, acid-base theory chemical equilibrium are also incorporated. The course concludes with the descriptive material involving the common elements and an introduction to organic compounds (carbon compounds) of which living matter and today's synthetic products are composed.4. PHYSICS / LAB (Honors/Alpha)
Physics is a vital science which introduces students to universal laws which influence many of our experiences. Topics such as measurement, atomic structure, forms of energy, machines, laws of gravity and motion are a number of the areas students will investigate. Students will study how these laws govern everyday activities. In addition, they will observe direct relationships between mathematics and science. Students who take this course should have successfully completed Algebra I, Algebra II, and Geometry. It is also suggested that they be enrolled in a Trigonometry course.5. ANATOMY
This course is designed for the student wishing to further study in the sciences with a concentration in biology. In this course students explore the structure (anatomy) and function (physiology) of the body's systems in great detail. Through the use of the text, demonstrations and lab experiments, students will be able to translate theoretical concepts into concrete descriptions. Due to the nature of this course, students must demonstrate a basic knowledge of biology, chemistry and health sciences.