Science

 

 

 
 

SCIENCE Philosophy Statement 

 

 

 

For since the creation of the world His invisible attributes are clearly seen, being understood by the things that are made, even His eternal power and Godhead, so that they are without excuse.  --Romans 1:20

                                                                                                                               
 

The Science Department teaches that God, the Creator, has established physical and natural laws that maintain order in the natural world, His Creation.  Students are challenged to recognize Truth as they examine physical evidence and discover its consistency with Biblical records.  The department strives to increase students’ knowledge and appreciation of the living and physical world so that the students might recognize that the laws of nature are the design of the living God. 


 
 
The following courses meet the UC/CSU   A-G requirements:
 
  
BIOLOGY
 
Description:  Biology is a college preparatory course, which surveys the specialized studies of life science including microbiology, cytology, botany, zoology and ecology. The scope of biology emphasizes concepts that will affect the students’ decisions about themselves and their spiritual standards. It includes classroom instruction, laboratory discovery and dissection techniques.
 
Text: supplied by teacher
 
Supplies:
  • Blue/black pen
  • Pencils
  • Colored pencils
  • 3-ring notebook
 
Graduation: Two semesters of college preparatory Life Science
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
ADVANCED PLACEMENT BIOLOGY
 
Description:  AP Biology is a college level course which offers an in-depth study into the topics introduced in Biology and Chemistry (Biochemistry).  This course covers the first and second semester of the standard college General Biology curriculum.
 
Text:  Campbell & Reece, AP Edition: Campbell Biology, (9th edition Pearson 2011)
           ISBN  ISBN 13 978-0-07-320481-9   ISBN  10 0-13-137504-0
 
Prerequisite:  Pass General Biology and Chemistry with a minimum grade of C+.  Complete application and interview with the teacher.
 
Supplies: 
  • Blue/black pen
  • Pencils
  • Colored pencils
  • Three-ring notebook
 
Graduation:  College preparatory life science elective.  With a passing AP test score-exemption or transfer credit for college General Biology.
 
 
 
 
 
 
GENERAL BIOLOGY LAB ASSISTANT
 
Description:  The lab assistance course gives each student an opportunity to work and teach in a Biology classroom under the direct supervision of the Biology teacher.  Students will be responsible for quantitative grading, lab preparation, set-up, instruction and clean-up, safety precautions, in-class problem-solving, and supervised classroom management during a general Biology class period.  Specific skills acquired during this course include, but are not limited to, electronic scale calibration & maintenance, making solutions, proper specimen handling, preservation & dissection, basic light microscope use, handling & maintenance, basic classroom management and laboratory instruction. 
 
Grade Breakdown:
Attendance, Grading, & Grunt-work (given weekly) - 30%
Lab Instruction & Management (approx. 6-7 labs) - 30%
Lab Set-up, Maintenance & Clean-up (approx. 6-7 labs) - 40%
 
Course Prerequisites:
  • Completed General Biology & Chemistry with a grade of B or better
  • Completed AP Biology  with a grade of B or better
  • Be a Junior or Senior in good standing at BC
  • Recommendation & Approval from Biology teacher
 
 
 
 
 
 
CHEMISTRY
 
Description:  Chemistry is a college preparatory course designed to lay a foundation for general chemistry at the college level. The study includes instruction in basic chemistry and lab techniques.
 
Text: World of Chemistry  Houghton Miffilin Company  ISBN 0 618 13496 4
 
Prerequisite: Completion of Algebra I (minimum grade: C)
 
Supplies:
  • Texas Instrument 30XA scientific calculator
  • Chemistry goggles with vented sides
 
Graduation:  Two semesters of college preparatory Physical Science
 
 
 
 
 
 
  
ANATOMY and PHYSIOLOGY
 
Description:  Anatomy and Physiology presents the life processes of the human body by examining levels of organization within each system and the integration of the systems to make the whole organism. It is an advanced class geared to lay a foundation for students interested in further study in health related fields and for those that have a desire to make responsible, informed decisions about their own health and well being.
 
Text: Essentials of Human Anatomy and Physiology (McGraw-Hill Higher Education, 9th Edition)
          ISBN  978-0-07-320481     ISBN  10 0-07-320481-1
 
Prerequisite: Completion of Biology (minimum grade: C) and one year of college preparatory physical science.
 
Supplies: 
  • Blue/black pen
  • Pencils
  • Colored pencils
  • Three-ring notebook
  • Box of surgical gloves
 
Graduation:  College preparatory life science elective.
 
 
 
 
 
 
PHYSICS
 
Description:  Physics is a college preparatory course designed to lay a foundation for engineering physics courses at the college level. The curriculum provides students with a greater understanding of God’s presence in our physical universe and includes instruction in basic principles of physics and field experimentation.
 
Text: Physics  (Holt, Rinehart, and Winston) ISBN  978-0-03-92210-0
 
Prerequisite:  Completion of Geometry (minimum grade: C)
 
Supplies:
  • Scientific calculator
 
Graduation:  Two semesters of college preparatory physical science.
 
 
 
 
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The following courses do not meet  UC/CSU  A-G requirements: 
 
 
LIFE SCIENCE   Grades 9 - 12
 
Description:  Life Science is designed to expose students using an interactive approach to the order of life science subjects and concepts that will impact their decisions about themselves, the world around them and their spiritual standards.
 
Text:  Biology  (Walsh Publishing)    ISBN  978-0-8251-5616-8
          Biology Workbook  Walsh Publishing     ISBN  0-8251-5620-3
 
Prerequisite:  Placement by Options Director
 
Graduation:  Two semesters of  non-college preparatory Life Science.
 
 
 
 
 
 

EARTH SCIENCE   Grades 9 - 12

Description:  Earth Science is designed to expose students using an interactive approach to the physical attributes of Earth and the Universe and concepts that will impact their decisions about themselves, the world around them and their spiritual standards.

Text:  Earth and Space Science    Walsh Publishing ISBN  978 0 8251 5634 2

          Biology Workbook     Walsh Publishing  ISBN  0 8251 5620 3

Prerequisite:  Placement by Options Director

Graduation:  Two semesters of non-college preparatory physical science.

Supplies:  tba