Human anatomy is the study of the structures of the human body, while physiology refers to the study of how the structures work to accomplish the life processes. Course topics will begin with a general understanding of chemistry & body organization, and will progress through individual body systems.


Biology is the study of life, and the processes of life. Course topics begin with what characteristics all living organisms have, and progress through chemistry, cytology, ecology, and genetics/heredity.

The main areas of study are:
1. Meteorology: atmospheres, water cycle, weather systems and climate
2. Astronomy: planets, stars, the universe, and space travel.
3. Geology: earth’s structure, volcanoes, earthquakes, rocks, minerals, fossils, and the geologic time scale.
4. Oceanography and Natural Resources
The properties of matter and energy are the focus of this course. What atoms are made of and how they combine and interact will be studied. Related topics include acids, bases, bonding and household chemicals. Additional topics include: simple machines, electricity, magnetism, sound, light, energy, and motion.
This advanced course is a detailed study of the major animal groups. Introductory topics build on what you learned from Biology, but increase in their detail. Emphasis is placed on the classification of animals by their comparative anatomy and behavior. Hand-on laboratory experience and practical identification are a major part of this class as various types of animals are studied.