Classes By Category
All Courses Ag Ed. Art Business and Computers English Family and Consumer Science Health Enhancement History Math Music Partners In Learning Science Speech World Languages

Sweet Grass Courses

Click on course name to show or hide class information


AP Biology

COURSE: A.P. Biology
GRADE: 11 - 12
PREREQUISITES: Biology I & Biology II (or Honors Biology); Chemistry
CREDIT: 1

COURSE DESCRIPTION:
AP Biology is a course intended to provide a college level biology experience within the high school setting. Upon completion of the course, students will be prepared to pursue further study in both the sciences and other academic areas. While the intent of the course is to attain mastery in a curriculum similar to that of an introductory college biology course, students will also gain problem solving and organizational skills useful in preparation for a college biology course.

The course content is divided into three parts that are integrated into eight major themes. With the integration of the topics into themes, the course provides both a global perspective and an encompassing view of modern science. Each of the following topics is combined within the curriculum: Molecules and Cells, Heredity and Evolution, and Organisms and Populations. Included in the course are required laboratory projects that are intended to enhance problem solving skills and laboratory techniques.

There is a fee for the AP exam. Approximately $85

Teacher: Mr.Hansen

Biology 2

COURSE: Biology II
GRADE: 10-12
PREREQUISITES: Biology I
CREDIT: 1

COURSE DESCRIPTION:
Biology is the study of life. In order to examine the content and structure of biology and to take into account the needs and problems of the student, the course has been arranged into the following units:
1. Genetics
2. Evolution
3. Microorganisms
4. Human Biology
5. Anatomy and Physiology
6. Ecology

COURSE OBJECTIVES:
Students should develop an increased understanding of biological ideas within the major units of the program. Students should gain the ability to recognize biological problems to formulate reasonable hypothesis, establish experimental controls and the ability to interpret data and modify interpretations as new information is obtained. Students should gain knowledge of measurement and experimental error, learn essential laboratory skills and develop an interest in devising methods to solve unexplained problems.

Teacher: Mr.Hansen

Biology I

COURSE: Biology I
GRADE: 9-12
PREREQUISITES: None
CREDIT: 1

COURSE DESCRIPTION:
Biology is the study of life. In order to examine the content and structure of biology and to take into account the needs and problems of the student, the course has been arranged into the following units:
1. Biological Principles
2. Cells
3. Plants
4. Invertebrates
5. Vertebrates
6. Ecology

COURSE OBJECTIVES:
Students should develop an increased understanding of biological ideas within the major units of the program. Students should gain the ability to recognize biological problems to formulate reasonable hypothesis, establish experimental controls and the ability to interpret data and modify interpretations as new information is obtained. Students should gain knowledge of measurement and experimental error, learn essential laboratory skills and develop an interest in devising methods to solve unexplained problems.

Teacher: Mr.Hansen

Chemistry

COURSE: Chemistry
GRADE: 11-12
PREREQUISITES: Must have completed Algebra and Geometry or Honors Biology
CREDIT: 1

COURSE DESCRIPTION:
Chemistry will teach the proper use of chemicals and safety techniques. With the use of chemicals must come an understanding of the metric system to show the proper representation of measurements. An understanding of the properties of the periodic table and compounds used within the class is necessary. Once this background information is covered, balancing reactions, solving mole-mole problems, introducing kinetic theory and bonding types are covered while using the techniques above.

Teacher: Mr.Campbell

Earth Science

COURSE: Earth Science
GRADE: 9-12
PREREQUISITES: None
CREDIT: 1

COURSE DESCRIPTION:
Earth Science will involve the use of the metric system to express ideas in a standard method. The use of the scientific method will be given as an approach to solve problems. The students will learn about geological principles such as plate tectonics, mapping and rock mineral identification. Also the student will learn about Astronomy and
Oceanography. Other areas of concern will be the safety of the environment, the use of recycling, and local features that have been effected by geological processes.

Teacher: Mr.Campbell

Honors Biology

COURSE: Honors Biology
GRADE: 9
PREREQUISITES: Must have shown ability and aptitude in science based on past performance, standardized test scores and staff recommendations.
CREDIT: 1

COURSE DESCRIPTION:
The Honors Biology curriculum is designed to accommodate students with both a high level of science understanding and who may be interested in a more challenging course than is offered by the traditional Biology I and II courses. The curriculum includes a condensing of the primary curriculum items from both Biology I and Biology II.



1st Semester (Biology I)

1. Biological Principles

2. Classification

3. Cells and Molecules

4. Plant Biology

5. Ecology



2nd Semester (Biology II)

1. Genetics

2. Principles of Evolution

3. Microbiology

4. Human Biology

Teacher: Mr.Hansen

Integrated Science

COURSE: Integrated Science
GRADE: 9-12
PREREQUISITES: None
CREDIT: 1

COURSE DESCRIPTION:
The course will begin with a quarter spent on the fundamental makeup of matter and energy as it relates to science. This will include inorganic and organic matter as well as the interaction of the types and forms of energy. The second quarter will be spent on the introduction to the biology concepts of diversity. It will include the diversities of cells to organisms and the grouping and classification of organisms. The third quarter will involve the introduction of chemical interactions and the types of reactions that can occur in nature. The last quarter will involve the study of the interaction of energy on the fundamental forces. Newton’s laws and understanding of mechanical motion will be covered.

Teacher: Mr.Campbell

Physics

COURSE: Physics
GRADE: 11-12
PREREQUISITES: Minimum of Algebra II
CREDIT: 1

COURSE DESCRIPTION:
Physics will involve the use of the metric system in problem solving. The application of mathematics such as geometry, algebra and trigonometry will be shown through problem solving. Physics has three main divisions including mechanics, electricity and wave properties (light & sound). Mechanics covers Newton's Laws and the principles of thermodynamics. Electricity involves the understanding of the subatomic particles and the use of electrons in showing static charge, circuits and currents. Wave properties include the properties of refraction , reflection, diffraction and interference. The use of the lens equations will also be applied.

Teacher: Mr.Campbell
Courses Lunch Calendar Class Resources Extracurriculars Athletics Library Guidance