High School - Science

High School /  Science

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.

Introduction to Science

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.

  • Recording/Interpreting Data
  • Safety
  • Scientific Method
  • Scientific Notation
  • Significant Figures

Earth-Environmental Science

Earth/Environmental Science covers a wide range of topics including the structure and components of the Earth, Meteorology, Astronomy, and Ecology

  • The Earth, Moon, and Sun
  • Locating Positions on the Earth
  • History Of The Earth
  • The Dynamic Earth
  • Rocks & Minerals
  • Developing Earth’s Landscape

Biological Science

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".

Physical Science

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

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.

  • Kinematics
  • Newton's Laws
  • Conservation of Energy and the Work-Energy Theorem
  • Universal Gravitation
  • Rotational Kinematics