• Classroom Expectations

     Please do not bring food, gum, or beverages (other than water) into your classroom without the instructor’s consent.

    Hoods must be removed before entering class and remain off during class.

    All students are required to have a pencil and be prepared to receive instruction upon entering the classroom.

    All personal electronic devices must be stowed. Students shall not use them in any manner during class (please see the NBSD Student Handbook for details).

    Students’ heads and bottoms must remain off of the desks and tables.

    Students will not lean back in chairs.

    Students will ask before leaving the room (for bathroom, materials, homework, etc).

    Students are not to use online videos for research without specific permission. All videos must be pre-approved by the instructor specifically. Moving from one video to another requires unique approval.

    Any off task, or misused computer time, will result in the student loosing computer access for the remainder of the week. An affected student’s research shall then be concluded by World Book Encyclopedia or other classroom written resources.

     Students will follow the NBSD Student Handbook.

     

     

    CHEMISTRY

    Chemistry is a yearlong upper level science course, which begins with a study of the structure of an atom and the location of the electrons within an atom. It then progresses to chemical bonding beginning with periodic trends and then continuing into naming compounds, writing equations, determining types of reactions and predicting products. Next, students are taught how to use the chemical equation to preform stoichiometric calculations, and to determine the limiting reagent and percent yield. Stoichiometry is then extended to gases and a study of the states of matter. Finally, solutions and their behaviors are introduced. Students learn about types of mixtures, determining solution concentrations, colligative properties of solutions, acids, bases, pH and acid-base titrations.

     

    PHYSICAL SCIENCE

     Physical  Science is a yearlong course comprised of two subject matter areas:  physics and chemistry. Each subject is taught for approximately 1/2 of the school year, beginning with the nature of science, then physics where the focus is on forces and motion with an introduction into electricity including circuits and wave properties. The course concludes with a study of matter (chemistry). The structure of the atom, bonding, and chemical reactions are all taught.

     

    INTRODUCTION TO BUSINESS

     Introduction to Business is offered as a one-semester course. The essentials of starting and running a business are studied. An applied approach allows for students to create a comprehensive business plan for a proposed or fictitious company in order to develop skills in business management.

    SCIENCE 9

     Science 9 is a hands-on, less text-based version of physical earth science. Like physical earth science, it is a yearlong course comprised of three subject matters: earth science, physics, and chemistry. Each subject is taught for approximately 1/3 of the school year, beginning with earth science. Earth science begins with the stars and universe, the atmosphere, minerals and rocks, then continues into weathering and erosion followed by the water cycle. Earth science concludes with a study of plate tectonics and the resulting earthquakes and volcanoes.

    This course then continues with physics where the focus is on forces and motion with an introduction into electricity including circuits and wave properties. Finally, the course concludes with a study of matter (chemistry). The structure of the atom, bonding, and chemical reactions are all taught.