Science Department

After passing Pike County’s high school Science curriculum, students will be able to independently observe and question their surroundings as well as creatively and effectively solve problems by being persistent, communicating, and evaluating their results as well as those of other scientists.

Graduation Requirements

Students are required to earn 4 credits in Science to meet Georgia high school graduation rules. View a full list of classes below.

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The Biology curriculum is designed to continue student investigations of the life sciences that began in grades K-8 and provide students the necessary skills to be proficient in biology. This curriculum includes more abstract concepts such as the interdependence of organisms, the relationship of matter, energy, and organization in living systems, the behavior of organisms, and biological evolution. Students investigate biological concepts through experience in laboratories and field work using the processes of inquiry.

The state mandated Georgia Milestones End of Course Assessment is required and counts 20% of the student’s overall course grade. 

Prerequisites: Teacher Recommendation

The Biology curriculum is designed to continue student investigations of the life sciences that began in grades K-8 and provide students the necessary skills to be proficient in biology. This curriculum includes more abstract concepts such as the interdependence of organisms, the relationship of matter, energy, and organization in living systems, the behavior of organisms, and biological evolution. Students investigate biological concepts through experience in laboratories and field work using the processes of inquiry. Other topics and instructional methods specific to preparing students for the rigors of future honors science courses, Advanced Placement, and IB science courses are also included. The state mandated Georgia Milestones End of Course Assessment is required and counts 20% of the student’s overall course grade.

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Prerequisites: Biology & GSE Geometry

The Chemistry curriculum is designed to continue student investigations of the physical sciences that began in grades K-8 and provide students the necessary skills to be proficient in chemistry. This curriculum includes more abstract concepts such as the structure of atoms, structure and properties of matter, and the conservation and interaction of energy and matter. Students investigate chemistry concepts through experience in laboratories and field work using the processes of inquiry.

Prerequisites: Teacher recommendation & Biology (Honors preferred)

The Chemistry curriculum is designed to continue student investigations of the physical sciences that began in grades K-8 and provide students the necessary skills to be proficient in chemistry. This curriculum includes more abstract concepts such as the structure of atoms, structure and properties of matter, and the conservation and interaction of energy and matter. Students investigate chemistry concepts through experience in laboratories and field work using the processes of inquiry. Other topics specific to preparing students for the rigors of an Advanced Placement course will be integrated throughout the course. The rigor and instructional techniques will model the Advanced Placement course requirements as much as possible.

 

Prerequisites: GSE Algebra II

The Physics curriculum is designed to continue student investigations of the physical sciences that began in grades K-8 and provide students the necessary skills to be proficient in physics. This curriculum includes more abstract concepts such as interactions of matter and energy, velocity, acceleration, force, energy, momentum, and charge. Students investigate physics concepts through experience in laboratories and field work using the processes of inquiry.

Prerequisites: Physical Science, or Chemistry + Biology

The Human Anatomy and physiology curriculum is designed to continue student investigations that began in grades K-8 and high school biology. Areas of study include organization of the body; protection, support and movement; providing internal coordination and regulation; processing and transporting; and reproduction, growth and development. The course integrates careers related to medicine, research, health-care and modern medical technology and utilizes case studies concerning diseases, disorders and ailments.

The Environmental Science curriculum is designed to extend student investigations that began in grades K-8. It integrates the study of many components of our environment, including the human impact on our planet. The concepts integrated into this course include: flow of energy & cycling of matter, interconnection of all life, stability and change in an ecosystem, conservation and resource allocation, and evaluation of human activity and technology.

Prerequisites: Biology & Chemistry

This course conforms to the College Board topics for the Advanced Placement Biology Examination. The major themes of the course as indicated by the AP Biology course guide include molecules and cells, heredity and evolution, and organisms and populations. Students are expected to take the AP Biology exam in May. This course requires a rigorous college level lab component and utilizes a college text. The prerequisites for this course as indicated by the College Board are successful completion of Biology and Chemistry.

NOTE: AP Exam required 

Prerequisites: Honors Highly Recommended

This course conforms to College Board topics for the Advanced Placement Physics 1 Examination. AP Physics 1: Algebra-Based is the equivalent to a first-semester college course in algebra-based physics. The course covers Newtonian mechanics (including rotational dynamics and angular momentum); work, energy, and power; and mechanical waves and sound. It will also introduce electric circuits. Students are expected to take the AP exam in May. This course requires a rigorous college level lab component and utilizes a college text.

NOTE: AP Exam Required 

Prerequisites: GSE Algebra II

This course conforms to the College Board topics for the Advanced Placement Chemistry Examination. The major themes for this course as indicated by the AP Chemistry course guide include the structure of matter, the states of matter, reactions, descriptive chemistry, and college level chemistry laboratories. Students are expected to take the AP Chemistry exam in May. This course requires a rigorous college level lab component and utilizes a college text. The prerequisite for this course as indicated by the College Board is successful completion of Chemistry.

NOTE: AP Exam Required

Prerequisites: Biology & Chemistry

This course conforms to College Board topics for the Advanced Placement Environmental Science Examination. The major themes for this course as indicated by the AP Environmental Science course guide include Earth systems and resources, the living world, populations, land and water use, energy resources and consumption, pollution, and global change. Students are expected to take the AP exam in May. This course requires a rigorous college level lab component and utilizes a college text. The prerequisites for this course as indicated by the College Board are successful completion of 2 science lab courses, specifically Biology and Chemistry.

NOTE: AP Exam Required

 

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  • 331 Pirate Dr, Zebulon, GA 30295
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