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Course Descriptions

Fulton Independent Science Courses

 

Earth, Space, & Physical Science                                                                      

Grade Level:                         9

Prerequisite:                          None

Credit:                                    1

 

Course Description: This course serves as an introduction which integrates the basic concepts of chemistry and physics. Students learn how the physical and chemical properties of matter can be explained and predicted in terms of atomic and molecular structures and forces. They also learn how balanced and unbalanced forces influence the behavior of objects. This course provides the basic foundation for further study of chemistry or physics at a greater level of complexity than would be provided by an introductory physical science course. Earth and space science is incorporated.

 

Honors ESP

Grade Level:                         9

Prerequisite:                          Supportive Test Scores for Honors Classification

Credit:                                    1

                                                                                                                                               

Course Description: This course allows students to attain all the concepts contained in the description for Earth/Space Science, with the opportunity provided for students to progress ahead of the non-honors course.

 

 

 

 

 

Biology                                                                                                               

Grade Level:                         10

Prerequisite:                          ESP

Credit:                                    1

 

Course Description: Students develop a conceptual understanding of life science, as outlined in Kentucky’s Program of Studies, through the use of scientific inquiry. They experience life science concepts such as the cellular organization, molecular basis of heredity, biological change, interdependence of organisms matter, energy and organization in living systems and behavior of organisms. A scientific inquiry approach uses concrete, hands-on experiences that require students to apply critical-thinking skills. It is suggested that the physical science course be taken before life science.

 

Honors Biology                                                                                                 

Grade Level:                         10

Prerequisite:                          ESP AND Supportive Test Scores for Honors Classification

Credit:                                    1

                                                                                                         

Course Description: This course allows students to attain all the concepts contained in the description for Biology, with the opportunity provided for students to progress ahead of the non-honors course.

 

 

Chemistry I                                                                                                         

Grade Level:                         11

Prerequisite:                          Biology, ESP, Algebra I

Credit:                                    1

 

Course Description: This course focuses on problem solving techniques; bonding; equilibrium; equations. Students develop a conceptual understanding of chemistry content, included in the Program of Studies, through the use of scientific inquiry.

 

Honors Chemistry                                                                                             

Grade Level:                         11

Prerequisite:                          Biology, ESP, Algebra I AND Supportive Test Scores for Honors Classification

Credit:                                    1

                                                                                                         

This course allows students to attain all the concepts contained in the description for Chemistry, with the opportunity provided for students to progress ahead of the non-honors course.

 

 

 

 

 

Forensics                                                                                                            

Grade Level:                         12

Prerequisite:                          Chemistry, Biology, ESP

Credit:                                    1

 

Course Description: This course is a problem-based inquiry course dealing with Forensic sciences. Topics include analysis of physical evidence, principles of serology and DNA analysis, ballistic, fingerprint analysis, and forensic databases.

 

 

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