Science

Science

SCIENCE DEPARTMENT

PHYSICAL SCIENCE
This course gives students a knowledge and understanding of God's creation. A wide variety of topics are covered to give the students a "sense" of what other sciences are. Topics include basic principles that pertain to physics and chemistry. Major physics concepts that are covered are speed, acceleration, energy, and motion. Chemistry concepts covered are lab safety, use of basic lab equipment, matter, atomic structure and the periodic table. Instruction methods include lecture, worksheets, videos, and lab experiences. The course is required of all freshmen.

BIOLOGY
This is an introductory course in the life sciences. The course develops in students an appreciation of the living world that God created and increases their ability to observe and understand the living things around them. Some topics covered include creation vs. evolution, cells, genetics, microorganisms, plants, invertebrates and vertebrates. Lecture, videos, & laboratory methods are used in the course. The course is required of sophomores.

CHEMISTRY
This is a course on the study of matter and the changes matter undergoes. It is a laboratory based course where students get involved in wide array of hands on scientific activity which gives experimental evidence for the theories presented in class. As chemistry is studied through the use of labs, demonstrations, problem solving and other activities, students will develop an awareness of the significance and capabilities of scientific activities that will help them as future citizens; students will calmly and wisely assess the growing impact of technological advances on the social environment. As stewards of God's creation, this should be an exciting and challenging course for those who want to understand these relationships better. Anyone going into areas of medicine, health science, agriculture, teaching, law enforcement, industrial products etc., would benefit from this course. This course is an elective for juniors and seniors.

ANATOMY & PHYSIOLOGY
This is a course designed to familiarize students with the structure and function of their own bodies, as well as to realize the amazing creation the human body is. It is a comprehensive study of the systems of the body. It is taught as a combination of lecture/discussion with some laboratory work as well. The course is primarily open to seniors and is recommended for those interested in pursuing studies in the nursing, medical and physical therapy fields.

PHYSICS
This course introduces the students to the basic laws of the universe as created by God and discovered by man. The student becomes acquainted with forces, energy, electricity, light, sound, magnetism, and some basic electronics. Attention is also given to the history of the development of the various theories and the persons involved. A multimedia approach is used in teaching this course; films, labs, demonstrations, lectures, discussions and problem solving are used as well. This course is necessary for those interested in engineering, physical therapy, medical fields, or any science related field. This course is an elective for juniors or seniors.

ENVIRONMENTAL SCIENCE
This course is designed for students needing to fulfill a science credit, but who do not see themselves in a science related major and/or don't desire to take other upper level science courses. Topics include: Iowa forestry, water quality, and agriculture. The methods used to teach this class includes professional speakers, field trips, laboratories, and lectures.

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