Science

Chair:
Mrs. Deb Schenk – C.P. Biology, A.P. Biology, Physical Science

Teachers:
Mr. Mike Thompson –  Physics, Zoology
Ms. Deborah Huber – Chemistry, Health, RSC Anatomy & Physiology, A&P Lab
Ms. Jackie Pachuta – Physical Education

 

 

Physical Science
Course #:230
Pre-Requisite: None
Credit: 1

This course introduces students to the physical sciences; chemistry, physics, astronomy and geology.  The focus of the course is in the conceptual exploration and hands on investigation of these topics in order to build a strong foundation for future coursework

Course: C.P.  Biology
Course #: 138
Pre-Requisite: None
Credit: 1

Biology is the basic study of living things starting with the cell and its functions through life’s major domains.  Concepts are presented through lecture and laboratory exploration.  Students gain an understanding of the basic functions of life and how it is organized and studied.  This course includes dissection.

Course: Health 10
Course #:295
Pre-Requisite: None
Credit: .5

The goal of this course is for students to be able to obtain, interpret, and understand basic health information and services as well as the competence to utilize this information to promote health.  Topics include basic anatomy, diseases (includes STD’s), mental health, substance abuse, fitness, nutrition and CPR/AED certification.  This course is required for graduation in the state of Ohio and is in addition to the three required science credits.

Course: Chemistry (Sophomores, Juniors, Seniors)
Course #:335
Pre-Requisite: Algebra I & Biology
Credit: 1

This course introduces students to the basic concepts in chemistry. A different approach to learning chemistry is used through various units that each revolve around a societal question. For instance, chemical reactions are studied by applying them to real world industrial situations. The traditional topics of chemistry a thereby covered in a “need to know” context to find the solution to the problem. This course adequately serves as a college prep course.

Course: College Medical Terminology (Seniors)
Course #:806
Pre-Requisite: Acceptance into the program by Rhodes State College
Credit: .5

Limited enrollment accepted.  This James Rhodes college course is designed to familiarize students with the fundamentals of medical terms.  Students will form medical terms based upon word roots, prefixes and suffixes.  Students will define medical terms; they will also spell, understand and pronounce medical terms correctly.  Students also study, identify and define body systems.

Course: Physics (Juniors & Seniors)
Course #:435
Pre-Requisite: Chemistry & Geometry
Credit: 1

This course is designed to promote student thinking through qualitative and quantitative analysis of forces, linear and rotational motion, gravity, work and energy, momentum, waves, light, magnetism, atomic principles, and electricity.  Emphasis is equally divided between conceptual understanding and mathematical computation.  Through lecture, discussion, and laboratory exploration, students gain an understanding of physics and how it relates to their world.

Course: College Biology 101 (Seniors)
Course #:438
Pre-Requisite: Algebra II, Chemistry and Teacher Recommendation
Credit: 1

This course is designed to mimic a university level introductory Biology course and aligned with the standards set forth by The College Board.  Topics include molecules and cells, heredity and evolution, organisms and populations.  A thorough understanding of high school level science and mathematics is paramount.  While lecture and laboratory investigation will enhance student understanding there will be a great deal of out of class reading to be completed by the student.  Completion of the course will prepare students for post secondary education in the biological sciences as well as the AP Biology Exam.  A satisfactory score on this exam may substitute for an introductory biology/zoology course at most universities.  This course includes dissection.  Course availability is subject to an appropriate number of students enrolled.

 

Course: College Anatomy & Physiology I (Seniors)
Course #: 804
Pre-Requisite: Acceptance into the program by Rhodes State College
Credit: .5

This James Rhodes College course begins with a study of chemistry (inorganic, organic, and biochemistry) and progresses through the various systems of the body; integumentary, muscular, nervous, endocrine, digestive, respiratory, cardiovascular, lymphatic, urinary, and reproduction.  Laboratory work in the first half will focus on microscopic histology, plastic model demonstrations and sheep brain dissection.  In the second half the focus will be on plastic model demonstration and dissections of cat, cow eye and sheep heart.  A cadaver will be viewed for examination of muscles, tendons, nerves and organs.  Field trips to St. Rita’s Medical Center are used to observe the special areas of pathology, lab, morgue, x-ray, and blood bank.

Course: College Anatomy & Physiology II (Seniors)
Course #: 805
Pre-Requisite: Acceptance into the program by Rhodes State College
Credit: .5

This James Rhodes College course begins with a study of chemistry (inorganic, organic, and biochemistry) and progresses through the various systems of the body; integumentary, muscular, nervous, endocrine, digestive, respiratory, cardiovascular, lymphatic, urinary, and reproduction.  Laboratory work in the first half will focus on microscopic histology, plastic model demonstrations and sheep brain dissection.  In the second half the focus will be on plastic model demonstration and dissections of cat, cow eye and sheep heart.  A cadaver will be viewed for examination of muscles, tendons, nerves and organs.  Field trips to St. Rita’s Medical Center are used to observe the special areas of pathology, lab, morgue, x-ray, and blood bank.

Course: Activity Physical Education
Course #: 699
Pre-Requisite:
Credit: .25 per season

Students who participate in a sport, marching band or cheerleading for two seasons automatically fulfill the Physical Education requirement.