Science Department

Science 10
This course covers the following topics: Sustainability of Ecosystems (ecological zones, factors, chemical cycles, and man’s impact), Chemical Reactions and Radioactivity, Motion (velocity and acceleration), Energy Transfer in Natural Systems (traits and sources of thermal energy, thermal energy in the atmosphere, climate change), and Plate Tectonics (discussion of theory and various evidences including Spirit of Prophecy references).

Chemistry 11
Aspects of scientific communication and safety are emphasized in this course. Consideration is given to nomenclature and classification, chemical reactions, atomic theory, and solution and organic chemistry.

Physics 11
This course examines the skills, methods, and nature of physics as related to various course topics such as kinematics, dynamics, forces, Newton’s laws, momentum, energy, wave motion, geometrical optics, special relativity, nuclear fission, and fusion. We seek to understand the beautifully ordered and precise universe so that we may understand our Creator better. The course is designed to engage students with problem-solving, reasoning, experimental labs, and much more.

Health 12
This course has been developed to support and encourage students as they plan for their future health. Students learn the logical connections between their body physiology and practical lifestyle choices. The physiologic value of a life-long habit of physical conditioning is reinforced. Causes and prevention of common lifestyle-induced diseases, as well as common household ailments, are discussed. Instruction in medical emergency first aid and Cardio-Pulmonary Resuscitation is given leading to a Standard First-Aid and CPR-C Certificate.

Teachers

Jerry Rasmussen

Jerry Rasmussen

Science 10

Chemistry 11

Biology 12

Health 12

Mary Corrigan

Physics 11