Science - Secondary
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Grade
Course Title
Topics
Projects
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Earth Science
Astronomy, Space exploration, Meteorology, Geology, Hydrology, Seismology, Oceans, Glaciers, Minerals, Rocks, Fossils, Volcanoes
Description: In earth science, BCS students study the atmosphere, lithosphere, hydrosphere and the celestial sphere. Student study skills are focused by applying them to the research projects on the history of space exploration during the Cold War and on classification of rocks and minerals.
table top solar systems
mineral collection
solar homes
balloon rocket contest
science fair
8
Life Science
Microscopy, Oil degrading microbes, Photosynthesis, Insect taxonomy, Invertebrates, Cells,
Molecular biology, Genetics
insect collection
cell models
DNA extraction
science fair
9
Physical Science Philosophy of science, Formal logic, Informal logical fallacies, Scientific method, Measurement, Units, Properties and classification of matter, Chemical bonding, Energy, Mechanics, Simple machines, Electricity, Electromagnetic spectrum
Household Acids and Bases
Boyle’s Law
Pressure-Volume Relationship in Gases
crystal growing
egg drop competition
science fair
10
Biology Genetics, Protein synthesis, Molecular biology, Metabolism, Enzymes
Energy in Food
Limitations on Cell Size
Enzyme Action, Lactaid Action
Protein Electrophoresis,
NA Fingerprinting
pGLO Bacterial Transformation
Crime Scene PCR
Genetically Modified Organism PCR
leaf collection
science fair
11
Chemistry
History of chemistry, Periodic table of the elements, Reaction types, Equations, Stoichiometry,
Lab skills, Significant digits
crystal growing, atomic models, Determining the Concentration of a Solution: Beer’s Law, Beet Lab--UV-VIS Spectrophotometer, Gas Chromatography, science fair
12
Physics Classical mechanics, Vectors, Scalars, Kinematics, Dynamics, Circular motion, Newton’s laws, Projectiles, Gravity
Newton's Second Law
Simple Harmonic Motion
Pendulum Periods
Determining on an Incline
Picket Fence Free Fall
Atwood's Machine, Air Resistance, Tones
Vowels and Telephones
Speed of Sound, Ohm's Law
CSI: The Case of the Clumsy Construction Worker
Knoebel’s Day Physics
science fair

 

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