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Science Courses

Science

Graduation Requirement is 3.0 Science credits
  • 1.0 Biological Science (BS)
  • 1.0 Physical Science (PS)
  • 1.0 Science Elective (SE)

Science Courses Flow Chart

EARTH SCIENCE 6700 NCAA/STEM

  • Duration: Year (1.0)
  • Grades: 9
  • Graduation: Required (PS)
  • Homework: 1
  • Course Fee: (See Fee Schedule)

In Earth Science we will explore the major systems of Earth – its dynamic land formations, its atmosphere and water, and the greater system of the universe of which our home planet is a part. We will learn about how these systems affect each other and us through labs, lecture, and other activities.

 

PHYSICS WITH TECHNOLOGY 6710 NCAA/STEM/RE

  • Duration: Year (1.0)
  • Grades: 9-12
  • Graduation: Required (PS)
  • Homework: 5
  • Course Fee: (See Fee Schedule)
  • Prerequisite: Secondary Math I

This class uses a variety of Lab equipment to make physics visual and concrete. It involves experimentation with mechanical forces, hydraulics,electricity, and heat. It is an excellent class for pre-engineering or any applied science. State test is required in May. This course fulfills the Physics requirement for the Regents’ Scholarship.

 

PHYSICS 6740 NCAA/STEM/RE

  • Duration: Year (1.0)
  • Grades: 10-12
  • Graduation: Required (PS)
  • Homework: 5
  • Course Fee: (See Fee Schedule)
  • Prerequisite: Secondary Math III

This course teaches mechanical motion, heat, waves,sound, light, electricity, magnetism, and the atom with enrichment laboratory experiments. It is for students seeking to go into science, engineering, medicine, or mathematics. No previous Physics class is required. State test is required in May. This course fulfills thePhysics requirement for the Regents’ Scholarship.

 

AP PHYSICS I 6745 NCAA/STEM/RE

  • Duration: Year (1.0)
  • Grades: 11-12
  • Graduation: Required (PS)
  • Homework: 7
  • Course Fee: (See Fee Schedule)
  • Prerequisite: Secondary Math III

The course covers motion, mechanics, thermodynamics, waves, sound, light, electricity, magnetism, the atom, and offers many experimental labs. This course covers the AP Physics B test material. Those students who desire to take the AP Physics C test should talk to the Instructor. College credit is available through the AP Exam. No previous Physics class is required. This course fulfills the Physics requirement for the Regents’ Scholarship. This course is offered every other year opposite the year of AP Chemistry.

 

CHEMISTRY 6635 NCAA/STEM/RE

  • Duration: Year (1.0)
  • Grades: 10-12
  • Graduation: Required (PS)
  • Homework: 3
  • Course Fee: (See Fee Schedule)
  • Prerequisite: Secondary Math I

The purpose of this course is to provide students with the fundamentals of chemistry, and is appropriate for students expecting to pursue careers in science-related as well as non-science related fields. Chemistry is a physical science and requires the student to apply math in understanding scientific principles. Emphasis is given to understanding the basics of chemical theory and concepts, interpreting chemical symbols and language, and solving common chemical problems. Applications of chemistry to the everyday world are also explored. Laboratory work is included. State test is required in May. This course fulfills the Chemistry requirement for the Regents’ Scholarship

HONORS CHEMISTRY 6640 NCAA/STEM/RE

  • Duration: Year (1.0)
  • Grades: 10-12
  • Graduation: Required (PS)
  • Homework: 7
  • Course Fee: (See Fee Schedule)
  • Prerequisite: B or better in SM I

This course uses a flipped classroom approach; the student is required to read a small amount of text and answers question on the text before it is discussed in the classroom. The text and questions will be found online using a learning management system known as Canvas. The grade is based only on tests and labs; no credit is given for reading, homework, or worksheets. A signed disclosure is necessary for registration in this course. Emphasis is on chemical theory, concepts, and their practical applications in the chemical world. It will require math skills through SM 1 and will be good preparation for students who are contemplating careers in science-related fields or planning on attending college. Topics will include: matter and its changes; chemical formulas, reactions, and equations; study of the atom; energy; gas laws; and nuclear chemistry. Laboratory work is a necessary part of this course. State test is required in May. This course fulfills the Chemistry requirement for the Regents’ Scholarship.

 

CE CHEMISTRY 6660 NCAA/STEM/CE/RE

  • Duration: Year (1.0)
  • Grades: 10*-12
  • Graduation: Required (PS)
  • Homework: 7
  • Course Fee: (See Fee Schedule)
  • Prerequisite: B+ or better in SM I

This course assumes no previous chemistry knowledge and is similar to Honors Chemistry in scope. This class is flipped; students will read and do homework before it discussed in the classroom. It will require math skills through Secondary Math I. It is also recommended that you have a passing grade or concurrent enrollment in Secondary Math II. It will fulfill requirements for a science course (Chem 1010) in many of the UVU majors (please consult a UVU counselor if you have questions about what requirements this course fulfills). Topics will include: matter and its changes; chemical formulas, reactions, and equations; study of the atom; energy; gas laws; and nuclear chemistry. The grade for this class will be determined solely by four (4) term exams; no homework or other busy work will constitute any part of the grade. Registration at UVU in CHEM 1010 and CHEM 1015 (Lab) qualifies for the Regents Scholarship. *Sophomores must get special approval to take concurrent enrollment classes at UVU.

 

AP CHEMISTRY 6670 NCAA/STEM/RE

  • Duration: Year (1.0)
  • Grades: 11-12
  • Graduation: Required (PS)
  • Homework: 7
  • Course Fee: (See Fee Schedule)
  • Prerequisite: Chemistry, CP Chemistry, or Concurrent

Enrollment Chemistry and Secondary Math III This course is designed as equivalent to UVU Chemistry 1110/1120 or BYU Chemistry 105/106 in scope and difficulty. The classroom is flipped; the student will do the homework before it is discussed in the classroom. Lab is an integral and necessary part of this course. Students should expect to spend an hour every night preparing for this class. College credit is only available through the AP exam at the end of the year. This course is offered at least every other year opposite the year of AP Physics, or every year is enrollment warrants.

EARTH & SKY SCIENCE 6706 NCAA/STEM

  • Duration: Year (1.0)
  • Grades: 11-12
  • Graduation: Required (PS)
  • Homework: 3
  • Course Fee: (See Fee Schedule)
  • Prerequisite: Chemistry and Secondary Math I

This course is designed to study the earth as recorded by rocks, minerals, and geologic formations and the sky, including the earth’s atmosphere and space. This course will focus on plate tectonics, earthquakes, volcanoes, glaciers, and the geological time scale as well as weather, wind, stars, moons, planets and galaxies. This course may count as the third year of science, if taken in sequence for the full year. It does not fulfill the Regent’s Scholarship requirements.

 

BIOLOGY 6600 NCAA/STEM/RE

  • Duration: Year (1.0)
  • Grades: 9-10
  • Graduation: Required (BS)
  • Homework: 3
  • Course Fee: (See Fee Schedule)

Biology, study of living things, exposes students to a wide range of biological processes including molecular and cell biology, heredity and genetics, ecology, evolution and the diversity of life. The science processes of observation, hypothesizing, measurement and data gathering, analysis, interpretation and application are applied. Laboratory activities make up a significant part of the course. State test is required in May. Select this course or Human Biology, but not both. This course fulfills the requirement for theRegents’ Scholarship.

 

HUMAN BIOLOGY/HEALTH SCIENCE 6605

  • NCAA/STEM
  • Duration: Year (1.0)
  • Grades: 9-10
  • Graduation: Required (BS)
  • Homework: 3
  • Course Fee: (See Fee Schedule)

This course is designed as an alternative to standard biology and covers the same topics with an emphasis on the study of the human body. Observe the evolution of the human body systems by comparing them to other living organisms. The course also includes molecular and cell biology, genetics, classification, evolution, ecology and a brief study of plants. Two state tests – one for Human Structure and one for Biology Concepts – are required. Select this course or Biology, but not both. (This course does not qualify for the Regents Scholarship)

 

AP BIOLOGY/with CE LAB 6625 NCAA/STEM/CE/RE

  • Duration: Year (1.0)
  • Grades 11-12
  • Graduation: Required (SE)
  • Homework: 5
  • Course Fee: (See Fee Schedule)
  • Prerequisite: Biology & Chemistry (Physiology recommended)

This course is designed as an introductory college biology course and covers the necessary material to pass the national AP Biology Exam. The curriculum is structured around several major topics including evolution, energy, molecular building blocks, reproduction, homeostasis, information retrieval systems (genetics) and systems interactions. A primary focus of this course will be inquiry-based laboratory work, reasoning skills such as designing a plan for collecting data, analyzing data, applying mathematical routines, and connecting concepts. This is also a Concurrent Enrollment Course, offering both high school credit through Timpview High School and college credit through Utah Valley University.  It taken as CE Bio– for the Regent’s Scholarship, it must be taken for College Credit.

Note: To earn concurrent enrollment credit, the following eligibility requirements much be met prior to enrollment in the college course: ACT or PLAN score of 21 or higher.

 

MEDICAL ANATOMY/PHYSIOLOGY HONORS 6750

NCAA/STEM/CE

  • Duration: Year (1.0)
  • Grades: 11-12
  • Graduation: Required (BS)
  • Homework: 5
  • Course Fee: (See Fee Schedule)
  • Prerequisite: B or better in Biology or Human Biology

This course studies the body systems as well as an introduction to several health careers. Accompanied by lecture, labs, dissection, guest speakers, and medical facility tours, this class is a must for anyone wishing to major in science or a health care career in college or just wanting to know how the human body works. Students may apply for medical internships upon successful completion of this class. Concurrent college credit is available through Weber State University. This course can be used as health, rather than science elective,  if taken for the full year, and may be used as the biological science requirement, if, 2 other USOE science core classes have been completed. This class is also recommended for students wishing to take AP Biology.  State test is required in May.