Mrs. Meloy - Science

  1. Life Science
  2. Zoology
  3. Natural Science
  4. Seminar - 11th Grade
  5. Natural Science
  6. Anatomy & Physiology
  7. Prep
  8. Physical Science

Course Descriptions

Anatomy & Physiology:
Anatomy and Physiology is the study of the structure and function of the human body. During the study of the body, a variety of methods will be used which include laboratory activities such as the dissection of preserved specimens, the study of anatomical models and microscope slides. Evaluation of current research technology and issue related health field would be included.

Life Science:
This course introduces fundamental concepts in biology. Topics include the transfer of information from DNA to RNA to protein, genetic inheritance, mitosis and meiosis and cell structure. Course will form a basis for understanding the molecules of life, the cell, diseases and medicines. We will also study aspects of ecology, pollution and other environmental issues, emphasis on current events and possible solutions for the future.

Natural Science:
This course is a study of factors affecting the environment. The course includes a study of the chemistry and physics of the atmosphere, including weather phenomena and the chemistry and physics of internal and surface characteristics of landforms. Weathering and erosion are discussed in the relation to climatology. Special emphasis will be placed on pollution problems of land, water and the atmosphere. Students will also study our understanding of the solar system from ancient times to the present, including findings of modern observational astronomy. Topics covered may include: the solar system, planets and their moons and rings, satellites, asteroids, comets, the galaxy, stellar theory, quasars, black holes and red shift.

Physical Science:
Basic chemical and physical ideas including heat, light, sound, electricity, basic ideas involving chemistry and atomic structure and pollution. This class is a review of basic ideas of atmospheric science and earth science.

Zoology students examine the nature of living organisms through a variety of projects and laboratory activities. Topics include cellular makeup and function, organization, functions and interactions of organisms and the comparison and contrasting of various phyla of animals. This would be accomplished by lecture, laboratory activities, media field trips, projects and homework assignments.