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Science & Lab Classes

Secure Forum: All MHS classes have a secure interactive forum to communicate with tutors, parents and classmates. Tutors will use this platform to communicate about classwork and assignments.

Parents and students access the forum by signing into the website using the username & password created on the membership form and clicking on "forum".

Assignments & Supplies: Binders and notebooks will be handed out as needed for organizing course work. Homework is assigned on our interactive course forums. Class supplies required will be posted on the forum throughout the year.

General Science (3rd - 5th) (Tues & Thurs 8:30 - 9:25 AM)

Adhering to Tennessee state standards, students will gain an appreciation for fundamental scientific concepts by looking at the planet Earth through a series of (metaphorical) lenses: those of general biology (animal sciences, anatomy and physiology, botany, and cell study), chemistry (atoms and molecules, elements, matter, and chemical reactions), ecology (pollution and population), earth sciences (geography, geology, meteorology, and astronomy), and physics (mass, density, Newtonian laws, and simple machines). The class will include hands-on projects and experiments to highlight the active and manual nature of a real-life scientist.

Middle School Biology (5th - 8th) (Tues & Thurs 12:35 - 1:55 PM)

This course will consist of a balance of labs and lecture, with homework assigned. Topics to be covered include, but are not limited to Organisms, Cells, Genetics, Anatomy/Physiology, Evolution, Ecology and Classification of Organisms.

High School Biology (8th - 12th) (Tues & Thurs 10:30 - 11:50 AM) (1 Credit)

In this course, we will follow a curriculum designed to meet the requirements for High School Biology. As we only meet two hours per week, homework will be assigned to allow students to make the necessary contact hours for full credit. Students will be involved in labs and hear lectures and other activities. The first semester will cover the major organ systems for humans. Note: This Includes the study of reproductive systems. Spring semester will largely cover dissection and examination of species such as frogs, fish, clams, earthworms. Exact species are subject to change. The remainder of the semester will focus on plant life.