This seminar commences with a unit on the development and organization of the Periodic Table. A brief review of atomic structure is used to introduce students to the concepts of ions, oxidation numbers and bonding. The class then studies different types of chemical bonding, the kinetic theory of gases, equilibrium, and redox reactions. Theoretical concepts are investigated in the laboratory and by means of problem solving. Laboratory activities are an integral part of this class.

Prerequisite: Successful completion of Math A and Faculty approval

Physics: Mechanics

This seminar incorporates a survey of several topics in mechanics, the study of motion and its applications in physics. Through classroom demonstrations and hands-on experiments, concepts developed include time, position, one-dimensional motion, velocity, acceleration and free fall. We study their developments in history, reading directly Galileo’s own works, and their implications for modern everyday life. Emphasis on hands-on experience and problem-solving reinforce our studies.


This course includes the study of human physiology as well as health and hygiene. Topics include endocrine, digestive, circulatory, excretory, immune and skeletal systems. Labs are an integral part of the course.


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