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Science

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Michael Bailey
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Russ Bunce
Russ Bunce
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Joshua Carroll
Joshua Carroll
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Irina Kushnir
Irina Kushnir
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Carly Lide
Carly Lide
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Camille Merck
Camille Merck
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Yatin Pradhan
Yatin Pradhan
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Tina Sharp
Tina Sharp
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David Slagle
David Slagle
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Andrew Tillman
Andrew Tillman
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Kelly Weldy
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Science Department Information

The Greenville Senior High School Science Program offers many opportunities for our students to become involved in the sciences and to excel in their understanding and knowledge of the subject matter. Our goal for each student graduating from Greenville High School is for that student to have experience in and knowledge of each of the major scientific areas: Biology, Chemistry, and Physics. Our hope is that each student will come to appreciate our vast scientific world and that each student will be able to make informed and educated decisions on matters of scientific importance in his or her life.

Our science faculty has been widely recognized on a variety of levels. We are fortunate to have faculty with recognitions in areas such as the National Marine Science Educator of the Year, Teachers of the Year-local, District, and State, National Board Qualified Teachers, Greenville County Science Teachers of the Year, American Chemical Society Outstanding Teacher Awards and others. Our students have attended top colleges and universities across the nation and on to careers in science, medicine, engineering and science-related businesses and jobs.

A variety of lab and field experience offerings are provided for students in the sciences. Physical science students have the opportunity to experience science first hand in the spring of the year at Six Flags Over Georgia during the annual Physical Science/Physics Day. Physics and Physical Science takes on a whole new meaning as students experience centripetal force, gravitational acceleration, and energy conservation after having recently studied these topics in the classroom. Marine Science students have the opportunity to visit various locations and activities such as exploring the Galapagos Island or swimming with the manatees. The Marine Science program focuses heavily on real world experiences to understand the Marine environment. Students have an opportunity to be involved in robotics/engineering competitions, science project development and invention competitions. Through laboratory experiences and activities in and out of the classroom, students are able to develop a fuller understanding of science.

Where does your student belong

A flow chart to guide the student through the courses available to him or her is provided above. It is very important that the student and the parent recognize the need to properly chart the student's course of studies. Equally important is the proper placement of the student in the Applied, College Prep, and Honors programs. Students are not rigidly confined to a program but may move from one program to another as the need arises. The teacher and counselor should be consulted if such a need is recognized. Improper placement can cause a variety of achievement and discipline problems for both the student and the teacher.

It is recommended that students take science coursework in each of the following courses: Biology, Physical Science, Chemistry and Physics. Additional science courses are offered for elective credit.

Applied

*Recommended for the student wishing to gain more science experience and/or credits

Courses available to be taken in this path:

College Prep

*Recommended for the student wishing to gain more science experience and/or credits

Courses available to be taken in this path:

Honors

*Some students may need to take Physical Science Honors before taking Chemistry I Honors. Teacher discretion will be used in placement.

Courses available to be taken in this path:

To qualify for all AP Programs teacher recommendations and highly successful completion of prerequisites are required. It is recommended that students take Physics in conjunction with their AP Coursework.

Useful Links

http://scienceworld.wolfram.com
Eric Weisstein’s World of Science - Comprehensive online encyclopedias of astronomy, math, physics, scientific biographies, and scientific books, with many equations and formulas.

http://www.howstuffworks.com/index.htm
Describes how natural phenomena and technological processes work. Covers topics in engineering, aerospace, biology, earth science, astronomy, and physics.

http://www.doscience.com/index.html
Do Science! Dedicated to cheap, hands-on science. Offers science activities, experiments, and tricks for teachers, students, and even people that go out to eat in restaurants.

http://www.chem4kids.com
Kapili: Welcome to Chem4Kids.com! Your Chemistry Web Site! The web site that teaches chemistry fundamentals to children and adults.

http://www.biology.arizona.edu
The Biology Project is an interactive online resource for learning biology developed at The University of Arizona. It has been designed for biology students at the college and high school level.

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