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    Biology - Grade 9

    Biology is a fascinating field of science that involves the study of living things to explain the natural world, and has more recently become very important in the integration of biotechnology into medicine and analytical science. Cedarville High School's Biology class is designed around the Michigan Merit Curriculum standards for Biology, and is a required course for graduation. Students entering grade nine will take Biology as the first of their high school science courses. Along with preparing students for the MME and ACT assessments, Biology will teach students proper lab practices and techniques, as well as how to apply the scientific method to real world applications. Students will use a variety of applications including field work in our local marshes, computer and technology applications, and indoor lab applications that include chemistry, microbiology, and dissection, to create an awareness and appreciation for the natural world around them. Students must have course credit in Earth Science as a prerequisite for Biology.

     

    Chemistry - Grades 10-12

    Chemistry is a field of science that focuses on understanding the changes that take place within matter and energy at the molecular level. It is an interdisciplinary science that involves mathematics and problem solving skills. Students that have earned course credit in Biology and Algebra are eligible to take chemistry beginning in grade 10. This chemistry course is designed around the Michigan Merit Curriculum standards for chemistry, and is intended to prepare students for further study at the college or university level by providing a solid foundation in the areas of general chemistry and organic chemistry. Students will receive extensive hands-on lab training, and will conduct an analytical water quality study in our local wetlands.

     

    Applied Physics - Grades 10-12

    Applied Physics is a course that is designed around the Michigan Merit Curriculum standards for physics. Physics is an interdisciplinary science that provides a basis of understanding for all other areas of science and everyday life. In physics, we study the ever changing universe at the macroscopic and microscopic levels using a variety of media to gain a true understanding of the forces that affect all objects and matter in our universe. Physics is considered a math based science, and students work to improve their analytical and problem solving skills to solve problems that they deal with every day, as well as problems that are prevalent on a larger scale in our society. Applied Physics contains a strong lab component that gives students hands on application experience. Students who have received course credit in Algebra and Biology are able to take Applied Physics beginning in grade 10. Applied Physics covers the same principles as our Physics course using a more basic level of mathematics in problem solving.

     

    Physics - Grades 11-12

    Physics is a course that is designed around the Michigan Merit Curriculum standards for Physics. Physics is an interdisciplinary science that provides a basis of understanding for all other areas of science and everyday life. In physics, we study the ever changing universe at the macroscopic and microscopic levels using a variety of media to gain a true understanding of the forces that effect all objects and matter in our universe. Physics is considered a math based science, and students work to improve their analytical and problem solving skills to solve problems that they deal with every day, as well as problems that are prevalent on a larger scale in our society. This Physics course involves a higher level of mathematics in problem solving, along with strong lab application, and is an excellent course to prepare students for college and university study in the areas of math and science. Students who have received course credit in Advanced Algebra and Biology are able to take Physics beginning in grade 11.