2023-24 Le Mars Community High School Curriculum Guide

P a g e | 45  EYW: ENGINEERING DESIGN AND ANALYSIS (NCAA) Course Length : 1 Year Credits: 2 Elective/Required: Elective Option Prerequisite: Algebra 1 Grade Level: 11, 12 Engineering Design and Analysis is a hands-on, design-based, inquiry-focused engineering course for all learners. In this course, students discover the engineering design process, make data-driven decisions, and work in multi-level teams to solve complex challenges. GENERAL SCIENCE (NCAA) Course Length: 1 Year Credits: 2 Grade Level: 10 General Science is required during the sophomore year. The laboratory setting will correlate the physical sciences, physics, chemistry, and Earth Science. Chemistry topics will include using the periodic table to predict chemical reactions, conducting investigations to show electrical forces between objects, using mathematical representations of the law of conservation of mass, and developing models that illustration changes in the nucleus. Physics topics included will be Laws of Motion, momentum, and designing an experiment that minimizes the force of an object. Earth Science topics will be Earth’s History, Cycling of Matter, and Energy in the Earth’s System. Through an inquiry-based approach, the students will gain a background in the above topics that will prepare them for conducting research in the future sciences. HUMAN PHYSIOLOGY (NCAA) Course Length: 1 Semester Credits: 1 Elective/Required: Elective Option Prerequisite: Anatomy Grade Level: 11, 12 Human Physiology explores the relationship between the structure and function of the body. Physiology focuses on the interactions of anatomical structures to maintain homeostasis in the human body. This course will cover the endocrine system, blood, the cardiovascular system, the lymphatic system, the respiratory system, the digestive system, the urinary system, and the reproductive system. PHYSICS (NCAA) Course Length: 1 Year Credits: 2 Elective/Required: Required Option Prerequisite: Algebra 2 (C or better) strongly recommended Grade Level: 11, 12 Physics is a two-semester elective course for students planning a career relating to any area of science, engineering, teaching (including elementary), industry, electronics, medicine, nursing, and agriculture. Students will use mathematics and reasoning skills to describe the nature of mechanics, motion, forces, energy, matter, sound, light, electricity, magnetism, and the composition of atoms. The course includes laboratory studies where students will use a variety of equipment to gather, graph, and analyze data. The course is intended for juniors and seniors who have completed Algebra 2.