Science

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Biology 
Instructor: Samuel Griffin

Chemistry 
Instructor: Kyle Clayton

As the central science, chemistry class will introduce students to the study of all matter. Understanding the fundamentals of chemistry will help students grasp the nature of everything that surrounds them and how that can apply to their daily lives. States of matter, gas laws, stoichiometry, bonding, chemical reactions, acids & bases, and more will all be studied and further enhanced by hands-on, inquiry-based lab work and reporting.

Physics
InstructorValeria Camnasio-Quevedo

Physics is the study of energy in all its forms and is one of the most fundamental scientific disciplines. The main goal of Physics is to understand how the universe behaves. This Physics course provides an introduction to this science, and will provide sufficient information for a student to continue physics instruction at the college level. Throughout the course, emphasis will be placed upon problem solving, conceptual, numerical, and laboratory skills.

AP Physics I
InstructorValeria Camnasio-Quevedo

Learn about the foundational principles of physics as you explore Newtonian mechanics; work, energy, and power; mechanical waves and sound; and introductory, simple circuits. You’ll do hands-on laboratory work to investigate phenomena.

AP Physics II
InstructorValeria Camnasio-Quevedo

Expand your understanding of physics as you explore topics such as fluids; thermodynamics; electric force, field, and potential; electric circuits; magnetism and electromagnetic induction; geometric and physical optics; and quantum, atomic, and nuclear physics. You’ll do hands-on and inquiry-based in-class activities and laboratory work to investigate phenomena

Anatomy/Physiology 
Instructor: Samuel Griffin

AP Environmental Science
Instructor: Samuel Griffin

Students cultivate their understanding of the interrelationships of the natural world through inquiry-based lab investigations and field work as they explore concepts like the four Big Ideas; energy transfer, interactions between earth systems, interactions between different species and the environment, and sustainability.