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Courses Offered

Physical Science

Course Number: 
8110/8111
Instructors: 
Mr. Chris Deeter

High school physical science is a two-semester course designed specifically for students seeking greater academic preparation before taking general chemistry and general physics. Students who do not desire to take chemistry/physics may choose this course as a source of required science credit for graduation. The physical science course serves as an introduction and reinforcement of principles and concepts related to both chemistry and physics – physics related concepts are the focus first semester and chemistry related concepts are the focus during second semester.

Biology

Course Number: 
8120/8121
Instructors: 
Mr. Lyle Ziems

Biology is a two-semester laboratory course for students of all abilities. Biology is a very diverse academic area specifically dealing with the study of life. This course focuses heavily on ecological principles related to biology – interactions and relationships between living things and their non-living environment. Traditional biology topics are also explored including: cell structure & function, reproduction, genetics, microbiology, botany, and zoology. Furthermore, the course includes the dissection of fetal pigs.

Chemistry

Course Number: 
8130/8131
Instructors: 
Mr. Chris Deeter

To take this course as a sophomore, a grade of ‘B’ or above must be issued in Algebra 1. Chemistry is a two-semester laboratory course for students of average to above-average ability in science and math. The course is intended to help the student develop an understanding of structure of matter and its interactions. All major areas of inorganic chemistry are covered. The course is designed to supply an adequate background for students who intend to enroll in college chemistry courses. Chemistry makes frequent use of math skills to solve chemical problems.

Applied Chemistry

Course Number: 
8132
Instructors: 
Mr. Chris Deeter

Applied Chemistry follows the Chemistry in the Community (ChemCom) guidelines developed by the American Chemical Society (ACS). The course represents a major effort to improve science literacy through a high school chemistry course that emphasizes chemistry’s impact on society. ChemCom is taught on the “need to know” basis, with societal and technological issues/problems determining the depth and breadth of chemical concepts taught.

Advanced Chemistry

Course Number: 
8135
Instructors: 
Mr. Chris Deeter

Advanced Chemistry is a class designed for students going into a science/health related profession. A small portion of the course reviews topics covered in sophomore chemistry. The remainder of the course covers topics seen in the initial sequence of classes for health care professionals. Students entering science careers are highly encouraged to take this course.

Physics

Course Number: 
8140/8141
Instructors: 
Mr. Chris Deeter

Physics is a two-semester laboratory course for the student who wants a better understanding of the world around us or is interested in a career in a math or science related field. Physics is a science that attempts to conceptually and mathematically explain what happens in our world. The student will learn the theory and mathematical explanation of topics such as motion, forces, work, energy, heat transfer, light, sound, electricity and magnetism, modern and nuclear physics.

Anatomy & Physiology

Course Number: 
8150
Instructors: 
Mr. Lyle Ziems

Anatomy and physiology is a two-semester course designed for students of average to above-average ability. This course emphasizes investigation of God’s creative genius as displayed in the anatomical and physiological design of the human body. The dissection of many major mammalian organs serves as a supplement to learning anatomical parts and is also a highlight of the class. Anatomy and physiology is a course which should especially appeal to those interested in general biology, health, medicine, and/or scientific research.

Independent Experimental Research

Course Number: 
8580

This course is designed for students who have a keen interest in the sciences and who are considering a future in scientific research and/or an applicable science related field. Students who participate in this course shall design and complete an experimental research project which he/she shall enter in the Lincoln Lutheran High School Science Fair Competition, the Nebraska Junior Academy of Sciences Southeastern Regional Science Fair Competition, the NJAS State Science Fair Competition (must be in the top five at the regional), and the Science and Engineering Fair Competition (optional).

Science 7

Course Number: 
j780
Instructors: 
Mr. Jeff Rickords

Specific content studied in seventh grade includes: characteristics of sound, Newton’s Laws of motion, atomic structure, the periodic table, living organisms and kingdoms, plate tectonics, volcanoes, earthquakes and space exploration.

Science 8

Course Number: 
j880
Instructors: 
Mr. Jeff Rickords

Specific content studied in eighth grade includes: characteristics of light, the periodic table and properties of matter, structure and functions of cells, an introduction to genetics and heredity, structure and function of the atmosphere, weather patterns and climate.