Grade 9-12 Science resources

The resources on this page are for use while classes are canceled due to COVID-19.

Students in Living Environment should spend approximately 30 minutes per day reviewing past science learning and practicing science skills. Students and parents should search for the topics of study listed within the online resources. Be sure to explore a variety of the topics listed below in these next weeks; for enrichment, take a deeper dive into an interesting concept or theme.

Previous Units of Study

  • Scientific Inquiry (lab safety and tools, experimental design, data collection and analysis)
  • Cellular Processes (biochemistry, photosynthesis, cell respiration, plant structures, pH, circulatory and respiratory systems, cycles of matter)
  • Cellular Transport (plant and animal cells, microscopes, mitosis and cancer, cell organelles, active and passive transport)
  • Maintaining Homeostasis (human body systems - digestive, excretory, skeletomuscular, nervous, endocrine; feedback systems; immunity and diseases; enzymes; antibiotics and resistance)
  • Reproduction (male and female reproductive systems: structures and functions; asexual and sexual reproduction; menstrual cycles; meiosis; fertilization, differentiation, and embryonic development; factors affecting pregnancy)
  • Genetics (DNA structure and function; replication, transcription, and translation; mutation; biotechnology: gel electrophoresis, paper chromatography, selective breeding, genetic engineering, and cloning)

Online Resources

Students in Earth Science should spend approximately 30 minutes per day reviewing past science learning and practicing science skills.  Students and parents should search for the topics of study listed within the online resources. Be sure to explore a variety of the topics listed below in these next weeks; for enrichment, take a deeper dive into an interesting concept or theme.

Previous Units of Study

  • Preliminary and Measuring Earth (geography; latitude and longitude; topographic maps, isolines, and gradient; density; graphical relationships)
  • Earth’s Motion (rotation and revolution; time zones, polaris, foucault, and Coriolis; solar arc and seasons; elliptical orbits; moon phases and tides)
  • Energy (electromagnetic spectrum; conduction, convection, and radiation)
  • Weather/Climate (atmosphere, climate factors, air pressure, weather maps, wind patterns, predicting weather)
  • Earth’s Materials and Internal Processes (minerals; sedimentary, igneous, and metamorphic rocks; rock cycle; plate tectonics; epicenter)

Online Resources

Students in Chemistry should spend approximately 30 minutes per day reviewing past science learning and practicing science skills.  Students and parents should search for the topics of study listed within the online resources. Be sure to explore a variety of the topics listed below in these next weeks; for enrichment, take a deeper dive into an interesting concept or theme.

Previous Units of Study

  • Intro to Chemistry (measurement; matter: elements, compounds, and mixtures; states of matter; physical and chemical changes of matter)
  • Atomic and Nuclear Chemistry (Periodic table; chemical and physical properties of elements; atomic models; nuclear chemistry)
  • Chemical Bonding and Formula Writing (organic chemistry; chemical bonds; naming compounds and writing chemical formulas)
  • Math of Chemistry (chemical formulas and information; chemical equations and reactions; moles)
  • Thermodynamics, Kinetics, and Equilibrium (factors - concentration, temperature, and pressure - that affect the rate of chemical reactions; graphic representations of reaction rates; Le Chatilier’s principle)

Online Resources

Students in Physics should spend approximately 30 minutes per day reviewing past science learning and practicing science skills. Students and parents should search for the topics of study listed within the online resources. Be sure to explore a variety of the topics listed below in these next weeks; for enrichment, take a deeper dive into an interesting concept or theme.

Previous Units of Study

  • Basics and Kinematics (vector quantities, motion variables - equations and graphs, dimensional analysis; SI units, scalars and vectors; distance, displacement, speed, velocity, acceleration, equilibrium)
  • Uniform Accelerated Motion (displacement, time, average and instantaneous velocity; average and instantaneous acceleration; rectilinear motion, freefalling bodies, projectile motion)
  • Static and Dynamic Forces (types of forces, mass and weight, Newton’s 3 laws, inertia, particle dynamics, reaction pairs; free body diagrams, frictional and normal forces, pulleys, Hooke’s law, spring forces, inclined planes, circular motion; Kepler’s 3rd law, force of gravity)
  • Momentum, Work, and Energy (work, KE, PE, power, conservation of energy; conservative and nonconservative forces; momentum, impulse, inelastic and elastic collisions)
  • Static and Current Electricity (atomic structure, conductive and inductive charging, electrostatic force, electric fields, potential difference; current, resistance, electrical energy and power, Ohm’s law, series and parallel circuits, ammeters and voltmeters)

Online Resources