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Mrs. Elke Hamann

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6th Grade Math & Science

Mr. Jeff Rickords

Mr. Rickords began teaching in 1996 after graduating from Concordia Seward.  He also earned a Master degree in educational design and technology from Concordia Wisconsin in 2011.   He spent 17 years teaching at Immanuel Lutheran School in Albuquerque NM before joining the Lincoln Lutheran family.  He enjoys teaching middle school age students because of their enthusiasm for learning about God’s creation and serving the Savior.

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(402) 467-5404
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Middle School Science
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Science 7
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Science 8

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.

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.

Mr. Lyle Ziems

Lyle Ziems began teaching at Lincoln Lutheran in 1989. He grew up on a farm ten miles south of Ewing, Nebraska with his younger brother and two younger sisters. His family was a very traditional farm family; conservative and very involved in the local community and church. His favorite memory is working with his dad, grandfather, uncle, and brother in the hayfield during the summers.

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(402) 467-5404
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Natural Science (Biology and A&P), Religion-7, Health-8
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Biology
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Leadership
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Health 8
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Physical Science

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).

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.

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.

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.

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.