The High School curriuclum prepares students for concepts that they will come across in higher education sciences. Using Next Generation Science Standards as the template, the course further builds on the previoius currcula, expanding the ideas of Earth-Environmental Science, Life Science (Biologic Science), and Physical Sciences. Click on the tabs and links below to learn more about the Middle School Science topical areas inside Castle Learning.
These introductory topics are foundational to the study of science and contribute to the development of scientific literacy. Through the understanding of scientific principles, methods, and inquiry techniques problems can be solved and new knowledge gained.
Earth/Environmental Science covers a wide range of topics including the structure and components of the Earth, Meteorology, Astronomy, and Ecology
Biological/Life Science spans a vast number of topics and skills starting with the cell, the basic building block of life, and continuing the discovery of important structures and organelles and advancing into development of organ systems. Also, included is the organisms ability to "keep healthy".
Phyical Science covers topics in both Chemistry and Physics. Chemistry topics range from the atom- the building block of matter-, development of the Periodic Table, and chemical reactions. Physics topics range from Newton's Laws of Motion to Energy, Electricity and Magnatism, and waves. An intoduction to Nuclear Physics is included.
AP Physics is the first advanced placement coure to be completed, it provides higher level of questions and builds on the basic fundamentals found in Physical Science.