Dr. Anderson, Science

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biology, chemistry, earth science, and physics ‚ÄčStudents can select from any of the sciences and do not have to follow a structured path increasing their ability to pick and choose from a variety of topics.


Biology is the study of life.  The range of classes looks at life from the molecular level to the global interactions of all life.  Classes include:

o   Why am I alive? - Chemistry of Life

o   Power Baby! - Energy of Life

o   Jurassic Park, Really ? ? ? - The Basis of Life: DNA

o   Yellow Brick Road - Evidence of Change

o   Keeping Balance - Disruption of Homeostasis

o  Monsters Inside of Me - Healthy Decision Making o   Avatar vs.Wall-E -Impact of Humans on the Environment

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Earth Science is the study of the internal and external processes of the Earth. It examines how all aspects of the Earth interact with each other and the wider Universe.

  Classes include:

o   Aliens, WHHHHAAATTT? - Interpreting the Universe o   Oceanography - Interpreting the Earth o   Geology - Interpreting the Past, Predicting the Future: A Changing Earth

o   Hand Me Those Plastic Glasses, Please - Interpreraction of Earth's Systems: Sustainability of Natural Resources

o   It's Raining Cats and Dogs - Interaction of Earth's Systems: Energy and Climate o  Ch ch ch Changes - Interaction of Earth's Systems: A Changing Climate
Meauring.png  Physics is the study of the motion of matter and energy. Classes include:


o   Rollercoasters - Kinematics

o   Robotics - Dynamics

o   Keep It to Yourself - Conservation Laws

o   Electrifying!: Energy and Its Transformation

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Chemistry is the study of the composition, structure, and properties of matter and the chemical reactions between matter and energy.  Classes include:

o Child's Play - Building Blocks o  Atoms, Ions, & Molecules; OH MY!- Bonding o   YIKES! - Chemical Reactions o   Save Me - Conservation of Matter

o   Neon Lights - Gas Laws

o   Life's Locomotive - Movement & Transfer of NRG o   Even Steven - Equilibrium