Integrated Science Honors

This science course uses mathematics to seek the understanding of the principles of several scientific specialties—physics, earth science, and astronomy - and organize the material around thematic units. It is taught at an accelerated pace with increased student responsibility and a required original research project. Units will include Newtonian mechanics, electricity and magnetism, energy transformations and conservation, the history and architecture of Earth and its atmosphere, motion beyond the earth, stellar evolution, engineering processes, and the development and organization of the universe. Students will use lab activities and computer models/simulation to enhance coursework. These topics align with the Kansas College and Career Ready Standards for Science and the course is recommended for 9th graders in advanced math and science classes. Replacement costs for items broken by the student will be charged.

Grade: 9, 10
Year: 1 credit
Prerequisites: Algebra I as an eighth grader
Supplies: Loose-leaf notebook paper, non-red writing utensil, calculator, earbuds or headphones