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403 BIOLOGY

A practical, activity-based course emphasizing the application of basic topics and experiments in biology to students’ lives. These topics include a survey of living things, ecology, plant and animal cell biology, genetics, evolution, and human anatomy.

413 ECOLOGY

This course is designed to make students aware of their environment. The course will provide a firm foundation in the interdependence between organisms and their environments. While the emphasis of this course encompasses ecological theory, some attention will be given to human ecology and environmental problems attributed to human activity. This course requires students to collect environmental data on weekly outdoor activities. Successfully passing the Ecology and Zoology courses will fulfill the MVHS graduation requirement for one biology course.  This class is worth 1/2 Credit .  Prerequisite: Must have previously taken Biology.

415 ZOOLOGY

This course will investigate the broad range of basic biological processes and adaptations in invertebrate and vertebrate animals at the cellular, organism, population and community levels. The evolutionary history of groups of organisms, especially as seen in their adaptations to their environments, will be emphasized as well as the topic of biodiversity. Laboratory activities are an essential component of the course. Successfully passing the Ecology and Zoology courses will fulfill the MVHS graduation requirement for one biology course.

414 ENVIRONMENTAL SCIENCE

The purpose of this course is to provide students with the study of humans interaction with the environment. The content shall include, but not be limited to: forms of pollution, environmental planning and policy, public land usage, population dynamics, and major forms of energy. This course does not satisfy the state requirement as a biological science.

412 ADVANCED BIOLOGY

This course is designed to expand the knowledge beyond what was covered in General Biology or CP Biology. Laboratory experiences are integrated into the course work and the topics in the study of living things is covered in greater depth at this level. Students should have well-developed writing skills, critical thinking ability, and be willing to take significant responsibilities for their learning. Topics covered include the aspects of cellular and molecular biology, genetics, the diversity and classification of life, principles of evolution, ecology, and structures and functions of plants and animals.

406 HUMAN ANATOMY AND PHYSIOLOGY

The purpose of this course is to enable students to develop an understanding of the relationships between the structures and functions of the human body. The course will include a study of the organ-systems of the body utilizing anatomical terminology to describe and/or explain structures, composition, and physiological processes. Laboratory activities are an essential component of the course including a mid-sized mammalian dissection. Students should have well-developed writing skills, critical thinking ability, and be willing to take significant responsibilities for their learning. Prerequisite: Successful completion of Biology, recommended completion of CP chemistry and teacher recommendation.


PHYSICAL SCIENCES


401 PHYSICAL SCIENCE: Chemistry & Physics

An activity based course emphasizing the application of topics and experiments in chemistry and physics as related to the students’ lives. The introductory topics include motion, work, energy, heat, waves, sound, light, electricity, matter and chemical reactions. Physical Science will provide a solid foundation for other science courses at the high school.

405 APPLIED CHEMISTRY

A practical, activity-based course emphasizing the application of basic topics and experiments in chemistry to students lives. These topics include the study of atomic and molecular structures and related chemical properties as well as bonding, compounds, chemical reactions, acids, bases, salts, and organic chemistry.  This class is worth 1 credit.

407 COLLEGE PREP (CP) CHEMISTRY

This is an activity based course for college bound students. Topics of study include the study of atomic and molecular structures and related chemical properties as well as bonding, compounds, chemical reactions, acids, bases, salts, and organic chemistry. Algebra is used extensively to help describe, explain, and predict chemistry related events.

411 ADVANCED CHEMISTRY

This is a Running Start course that will expand on the material covered in CP Chemistry. The course work of both classes combined will equal that of CH103 and CH104 offered at NHTI. Topics include: Gas Laws, Chemical Kinetics, Solution Chemistry, Chemical Equilibrium, Nuclear Chemistry, Intermolecular Forces, Acid-Base Chemistry, and Oxidation Reduction Processes.  Course prerequisites are successful completion of College Preparatory Chemistry and Algebra II. Teacher recommendation required.

409 APPLIED PHYSICS

A practical activity based course emphasizing the application of basic topics and experiments in Physics to students’ lives. These topics include mechanics (motion), energy, properties of matter, waves, sound and light, and electricity. This class is worth one credit.  Strongly Recommended: Successful completion of Algebra I.

408 COLLEGE PREP (CP) PHYSICS

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ADVANCED PLACEMENT PHYSICS

Running Start Physics is a study of elementary classical physics with emphasis on the application of physical principles to problem solving. Topics include: linear and projectile motion, Newton’s laws, translational and rotational equilibrium, work and energy, momentum, circular and rotational motion, thermal properties of matter and heat transfer. Algebra is used extensively to help describe, explain, and predict physics related events. The course work will equal that of PH133 offered at NHTI.  Prerequisite: Enrollment in or successful completion of Algebra II. Strongly Recommended: Concurrent enrollment in Advanced Math.








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