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Science

Brandon Academy High School Science

Pre IB Course Offerings 9th and 10 Graders

Physics (Honors)

The subject matter for this class focuses on topics in Physics. Topics covered include Motion and Forces, including a strong focus on Newton’s Laws, Energy – Work, Energy and Thermal Energy, and Waves – Sound, Light and Electromagnetic waves. As physics is an applied math/science course, there will be a math component included in this course as well. Students will be presented knowledge about the subject matter, take notes, study for quizzes and tests, complete projects, and engage in laboratory work for all topics covered. Scientific writing in the form of applied science essays and lab reports will be a strong focus in this course. Students will strengthen their laboratory skills as they engage in frequent subject related lab work. They also will build their writing skills through formal lab report writing as students learn to apply the scientific method to topics covered.

 

Chemistry (Honors)

The subject matter for this class focuses on topics in Chemistry. Topics covered include Reactions – chemical bonds, chemical radioactivity and nuclear reactions and applications of chemistry – solutions, acids, bases and salts, organic compound and new materials through chemistry. As chemistry is an applied math/science course, there will be a math component included in this course as well. Students will be presented knowledge about the subject matter, take notes, study for quizzes and tests, complete projects, and engage in laboratory work for all topics covered. Scientific writing in the form of applied science essays and lab reports will be a strong focus in this course. Students will strengthen their laboratory skills as they engage in frequent subject related lab work. They also will build their writing skills through formal lab report writing as students learn to apply the scientific method to topics covered.

 

Biology (Honors)

The subject matter for this course focuses topics in Biology. Topics covered include invertebrates, vertebrates, ecology, and genetics. Students will be presented knowledge about the subject matter, take notes, study for quizzes and tests, complete projects, and engage in laboratory work for all topics covered. Scientific writing in the form of applied science essays and lab reports will be a strong focus in this course. Students will strengthen their laboratory skills as they engage in frequent subject related lab work. They also will build their writing skills through formal lab report writing as students learn to apply the scientific method to topics covered. 

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