Science

SCIENCE

EARTH AND ENVIRONMENTAL SCIENCE

Prerequisite: None, Credit: 1, Grade: 9, Weight: S

Learn the function of the earth's system with emphasis placed on matter, energy, crustal dynamics, environmental awareness, materials and the cycles that circulate energy, as well as material through the earth system. Study pollution, North Carolina Ecology, endangered species, ecosystems, energy cycles, natural resources, conservation and field energy. 

 

EARTH AND ENVIRONMENTAL SCIENCE HONORS

Prerequisite: None, Credit: 1, Grade: 9, Weight: H

Investigate all areas of Earth Science, including Plate Tectonics and the Lithosphere.  Conduct investigations to better understand how the earth relates to the solar system and the rest of the universe.  Study pollution, North Carolina Ecology, endangered species, ecosystems, energy cycles, natural resources, conservation and field ecology.  Students will be expected to conduct computer research of issues and to complete classroom projects. 

 

BIOLOGY

Prerequisite: English I, Credit: 1, Grades: 9-10, Weight: S

Learn the principles of life, cellular functions, interrelationships in plant and animal kingdoms, body processes and ecology.  Participate in lab activities.

 

BIOLOGY HONORS

Prerequisite: English I & Teacher Recommendation, Credit: 1, Grades: 9-10, Weight: H

Learn the principles of life, cellular functions, interrelationships in plant and animal kingdoms, body processes and ecology. 

INTERNATIONAL BACCALAUREATE BIOLOGY HL

Prerequisite: Recommended For Students With a "B" or Better Average in Biology and Chemistry, Credit: 1, Grades: 11-12, Weight: IB

In depth study of Biology aimed at preparing students for college level science courses.  Participate in laboratory experiences that will constitute about 1/4 to 1/3 of the course content. Earn college credit by successfully completing all prescribed work and by earning a high score on the IB Exam.

 

CHEMISTRY 

Prerequisite: Algebra I & Biology, Credit: 1, Grades: 11-12, Weight: S

Study the classification and changes in matter, descriptive chemistry, periodic properties of elements, stoichiometry kinetic molecular theory, chemical reactions, thermodynamics, acids, bases, and salts.  Participate in laboratory experiments and problem solving.

 

CHEMISTRY HONORS

Prerequisite: Algebra I & Biology, Credit: 1, Grades: 11-12, Weight: H

Study the classification and changes in matter, descriptive chemistry, periodic properties of elements, stoichiometry kinetic molecular theory, chemical reactions, thermodynamics, acids, bases, and salts.  Complete a major project, cover special topics and proceed at an advanced pace, with more depth.

 

PHYSICS HONORS

Prerequisite: Algebra II, Credit: 1, Grade: 12, Weight: H

Study the physical relationships of matter and energy.  Topics include Mechanics, Kinetic Theory, Properties of Matter, Thermodynamics, Wave Mechanics, Electricity, and Magnetism.  Students also practice problem solving in this course and complete a major project. 

 

PHYSICAL SCIENCE

Prerequisite: None, Credit: 1, Grades: 10-12, Weight: S

Learn practical application of chemistry and physics concepts by studying structure and organization of matter, energy, forces and other practical applications of science to everyday living.

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1901 South Park Drive

Reidsville, North Carolina 27320

Phone (336) 349-6361; FAX:  (336) 349-3205

Principal:  Ann Mitchell

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Rockingham County Schools

511 Harrington Highway

Eden, North Carolina 27288

Phone:  (336) 627-2600  Fax:  (336) 627-2660

Superintendent's E-mail:  rshotwell@rock.k12.nc.us

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