Science


Physical Science
SCI1002 - 9th Grade - Full Year
Physical Science is a full-year course surveying God's creation of the physical world. Basic concepts in chemistry, physics, and earth science are studied. The course includes demonstrations and labs in which students can personally investigate concepts presented in class.

Biology (Lab)
SCI1005 - 10th Grade - Full Year
Biology is a full-year course dealing with life as a gift of God and not a happening of chance. The course combines the lecture-discussion method with scheduled laboratory experiences. The student is encouraged to view his body as a temple of the Holy Spirit and is encouraged to treat it and his environment as wondrous gifts of divine creation.

Astronomy -ONLINE COURSE
SCI1007 - 10th/11th/12th Grade - Semester 2
This course explores the wonders of the heavens above us. Students will gain an appreciation for God's majesty as revealed in His universe. Students will learn what an astronomer studies. Students will finally learn to navigate the night sky for personal enjoyment.

Anatomy & Physiology* (Lab)
SCI1013 - 11th/12th Grade - Semester 2
Anatomy and Physiology is a one-semester elective course intended particularly for those students who plan to pursue careers in health care and medicine. The anatomy (structure) and physiology (function) of each major organ system in the human body will be covered. Lab activities, including a detailed dissection of a representative mammal, help to reinforce concepts.
Prerequisite: Successful completion of Biology

Environmental Science (Lab)
SCI1014 - 11th/12th Grade - Full Year
Environmental Science is a full-year course designed to help students become better stewards of the creation God has given them. The interactions of plants, animals, and humans in their environments are studied. Concepts are reinforced with hands-on laboratory experiments, projects, and collaborative research work both online and in the field.

Survey of Physical Science
SCI 1015 - 9th Grade - Full Year
Survey of Physical Science is a full-year course designed as an alternative to Physical Science. It is intended for those students who, because of learning difficulties, would experience severe problems in successfully completing Physical Science. Basic concepts in chemistry, physics, and earth science are studied.

Survey of Biology (Lab)
SCI1016 - 10th Grade - Full Year
Survey of Biology is a full-year course. It is designed to meet the needs of the students who are required to take a course in biology, but who, because of various learning disabilities, would have difficulty completing the regular biology course. The course is designed to give the student a basic understanding of life on Earth. In particular, the student is encouraged to view his body as a temple of the Holy Spirit, and is encouraged to treat it and his environment as wondrous gifts of divine creation.

Honors Advanced Biology* (Lab)
SCI1017 - 12th Grade - Full Year
Advanced Biology is a full-year course designed to provide a more in-depth study of nature and the wonder of God's gift of life. Topics to be covered are the chemicals of life, cell biology, genetics, biotechnology, and a survey of the kingdoms of life with special emphasis on plant life and ecology. The course includes regularly scheduled laboratory experiences, which reinforce and expand on topics presented in lecture.
Prerequisite: B- in Chemistry

Honors Physics* (Lab)
SCI2001 - 12th Grade - Full Year
Physics is a full-year course which introduces the laws of creation as they apply to the movement of matter through space and time. Topics include motion, force, energy, heat, sound, light and electricity. The course is primarily quantitative and stresses the use of models and mathematical analysis. Concepts are reinforced with simulations and laboratory investigations.
Prerequisite: C in Algebra 2

Honors Chemistry* (Lab)
SCI2002 – 11th Grade – Full Year

Chemistry is a full-year laboratory-oriented course in which the composition and properties of substances are investigated, both quantitatively and qualitatively. Topics include chemical formulas, reactions, molar relationships, stoichiometry, atomic structure, periodic properties, bonding, gases, and solutions. Chemistry is a central science, laid in place during creation, and the course is designed to give students a foundational understanding of the matter which makes up their physical and biological surroundings. Concepts are reinforced with simulations and laboratory investigations.
Prerequisite: C in Algebra

Earth/Space Science*
SCI1006 – 10th/11th/12th Grade – Semester 1
Earth/Space Science is a one-semester elective course which provides a broad survey of the major topics connected to earth science: geology, oceanography, meteorology, and astronomy. The student is encouraged to view Earth as a wonderful temporary home provided for us by our gracious God.
Prerequisite: Successful completion of Physical Science

Christian Perspective on Science – ONLINE COURSE
REL1019- 11th/12th Grade – Semester 1
This course examines the role of science in our society and how Christians use and react to science. Students will examine the nature of science as done by sinful people, look at how the Lord blesses us through science, and discover the pitfalls that science can hold for Christians.

AP Environmental Science* – ONLINE COURSE
SCI2005 – 11th/12th Grade – Full Year
An overview of components of ecosystems, including energy flow and the structure and dynamics of populations and communities. Students review the processes that affect natural environments, examine the impact of human activities on ecosystems, and discuss current environmental issues. The course is designed to prepare high school students to take the College Board AP exam on this subject. Throughout the course the student is encouraged to demonstrate love for God through respect for His artistic work and love for neighbor in that others are not hurt or harmed by how we act. Field projects will be required.
Prerequisites: Two years of laboratory science