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Timpview High School

Last modified: March 5, 2019

Science

EARTH SCIENCE (PS, SE)

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. The course provides opportunities to learn about how these systems affect each other through labs, lecture, and other learning activities.

BIOLOGY (BS, SE)

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. This course fulfills the requirement for the Regents’ Scholarship.

AP BIOLOGY (BS, SE)

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.

CHEMISTRY (PS, SE)

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 curriculum is flipped; homework is done before it is discussed in the classroom. This course fulfills the Chemistry requirement for the Regents’ Scholarship.

CHEMISTRY HONORS (PS, SE)

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 1010/1015 (PS, SE)

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 requireC 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. 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 (PS, SE)

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 as enrollment warrants.

PHYSICS WITH TECHNOLOGY (PS, SE, CTE)

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 preengineering or any applied science.

AP PHYSICS I: ALGEBRA BASED (PS, SE)

The course covers motion, mechanics, thermodynamics, waves, sound, light, electricity, magnetism, the atom, and offers many experimental labs. This course covers the AP Physics I 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.

ASTRONOMY (SE)

Why do stars twinkle? Is it possible to fall into a black hole? Will the sun ever stop shining? Since the first glimpse of the night sky, humans have been fascinated with the stars, planets, and universe. This course introduces students to the study of astronomy, including its history and development, basic scientific laws of motion and gravity, the concepts of modern astronomy, and the methods used by astronomers to learn more about the universe. Additional topics include the solar system, the Milky Way and other galaxies, and the sun and stars. Using online tools, students examine the life cycle of stars, the properties of planets, and the exploration of space.

MEDICAL ANATOMY AND PHYSIOLOGY (SE, H, CTE)

This course provides an introduction to the structure and function of the human body and to healthcare 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 healthcare/medical 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 class is also recommended for students wishing to take AP Biology. It may count as the third year of science. State test is required in May.