Science

Conceptual Physics offers the subject matter of a traditional physics course with a qualitative approach to problem-solving.  Of principal investigation are the relationships between matter and energy and how God uses them in the universe. The format includes lecture/discussion, problem solving and project completion.  There are projects which demonstrate students’ mastery of course materials. General areas of study will include mechanics, motion, astronomy, heat, light, sound, magnetism and electricity.

Biology is a laboratory course that explores the interrelationships of life and the physical world around us. Central to this course is a fundamental understanding of God’s creation and the unique place humans occupy therein.  Some areas of study include cellular and molecular biology, ecology, genetics, energy pathways of life, bioethics, and species diversity. Students will also become aware of science career connections. This course meets the subject area – d requirement for the UC/CSU approved course list.

Advanced Placement Biology is an introductory college-level biology course. Students cultivate their understanding of biology and God’s governance of life processes through inquiry-based investigations as they explore the following topics: evolution, cellular processes—energy and communication, genetics, information transfer, ecology, and interactions among species.  

Chemistry is a laboratory based course which meets college or university requirements for entrance. It is designed to meet the needs of both the prospective science major and of the serious student who desires a general knowledge of the field without becoming a science major. Topics will include, but are not limited to, atomic theory, gas laws, stoichiometry, spectroscopy, elements, compounds, acids and bases, equilibrium, and the historical development of chemistry, all with a full range of laboratory work.  The course also emphasizes the role of God in the creation of all matter and his governing of relationships better and within all types of matter.