Course Descriptions

Science Courses

Click on a subject area and course title at the left to view the course description. Each course has been developed by our own Minnesota-licensed teachers.

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Forensic Science is a great elective choice for those interested in science.  Students will apply course concepts to analyze evidence and to evaluate and discuss current events and trends in forensic science. Topics discussed in the course include...


In this one-semester 9th grade course, students use journals, discussions, at-home and online labs, and structured web quests to explore introductory physical science concepts which will prepare them for high school chemistry and/or...


This semester-length course focuses on how the Earth has changed over time and how it continues to change. Topics include: interactions of Earth systems; the moving earth, which includes plate tectonics, earthquakes and volcanoes; oceanography;...


Biology deals with living systems. In each course, students consider basic concepts of biology, and how different biologists use their studies of living systems to try and answer questions. Students also look at how scientists describe the...


This quarter-length course, designed as a practical application of biological concepts, meets all benchmarks of the Evolution strand of the Minnesota Academic Standards in Life Science while focusing on companion animals in a social context....


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