Physical and Life Sciences
The study of science at King's Academy instructs students in the fundamentals of investigating phenomena in the world through systematic observation, the gathering of empirical evidence and the quantitative analysis of data. Students learn how to amass a body of objective knowledge about the world through the formulation of scientific hypotheses and their validation through experimentation, thereby creating an understanding of the laws and mechanisms that govern specific fields of inquiry from human biology to solid-state physics.
King’s Academy offers a comprehensive range of science courses. Ninth graders start their journey by taking a one-year introductory course in biology or physics. In the 10th grade, students experience the joy of chemistry in an introductory course. Upon completion of these two introductory courses, in addition to courses offered by the Department of Mathematics and Computational Thinking, students would be prepared to take more rigorous courses in the 11th and 12th grade, such as accelerated as well as advanced courses in biology, physics and chemistry.
Upon graduation, students will possess a scientific literacy that enables them to think critically not only about the material questions of science, but also about current issues in the various fields some of which include bioethics, genetic testing, global warming, climate change and nuclear power — which attest to the potential of science and technology as well as their limitations.
- SCI 101: Science 7
- SCI 201: Science 8
- BIO 301: Introduction to Biology
- EGD 301: Introduction to Robotics
- PHY 301: Conceptual Physics
- CHM 401: Chemistry of Life
- AST 501: Astronomy
- BIO 501: Biology
- PHY 501: Physics
- BIO 601: Accelerated Biology
- BIO 602: Human Anatomy and Physiology
- CHM 601: Accelerated Chemistry
- PHY 601: Accelerated Physics
- BIO 701: Advanced Studies in Biology
- CHM 701: Advanced Studies in Chemistry
- EGD 701: Engineering Design
- PHY 701: Advanced Physics 1: Algebra-Based
- PHY 704: Advanced Physics C: Mechanics
- BIO 801: Neuroscience