Anatomy & Physiology

 

This is a high school Anatomy and Physiology course designed to meet the appropriate national standards. Explore the organization of the human body and how it works. Acquire knowledge necessary to understand what the body is doing and how you can help the body cope with many different situations. Body systems will be studied in order to understand how their structure, location, and function allow for interaction with other parts of the body. This version of Anatomy and Physiology is fully compatible with mobile devices. Students can access all course materials, inter-activities, and assessments from their tablet or smart phone.

Enrollment Type: On Demand
Credit: 0.5/Segment 1, 0.5/Segment 2
Honors Credit Available
NCAA Approved

AP Biology

 

This challenging course is designed to provide a college-level experience and prepare students for the AP exam in early May. Over two semesters, the students are engaged in a wide variety of activities, with substantial emphasis on interpreting and collecting data in virtual labs, writing analytical essays and mastering Biology concepts and connections. The key themes of the AP Biology course are: the scientific processes, the affects of science on technology and society, the chemistry and make up of living organisms, genetics, diversity, and evolution.  

Throughout this course you will be expected to answer questions, reflect on issues and complete lab activities. The primary emphasis is to develop an understanding of concepts rather than memorizing terms and technical details. The course will successfully prepare you for the AP Exam in May.

This AP Biology course is built around an e-text, which the students will access online to read the assigned chapters. The e-text also provides additional resources including animations, videos, tutorials, labs, and practice activities.

Enrollment Type: On Demand
Credit: 1 credit
Advanced Placement
NCAA Approved

Astronomy: Introduction

 

Follow your enthusiasm for space by introducing yourself to the study of astronomy. This course will include topics such as astronomy’s history and development, basic scientific laws of motion and gravity, the concepts of modern astronomy, and the methods used by astronomers to learn more about the universe. Further knowledge is gained through the study of galaxies, stars, and the origin of the universe.

Enrollment Type: On Demand
Credit: 0.5

Astronomy: Exploring the Universe

 

Building upon the prior prerequisite course, Astronomy: Introduction, dive deeper into the universe and develop a lifelong passion for space exploration and investigation. Become familiar with the inner and outer planets of the solar system as well as the sun, comets, asteroids, and meteors. Additional topics include space travel and settlements as well as the formation of planets.

Enrollment Type: On Demand
Credit: 0.5

Biology

 

The Biology course guides students through the study of living and non-living systems and how they interact with one another. Students explore the world they live in by posing questions and seeking answers through scientific inquiry. Discovery takes place through observation and data collection. The students will be introduced to the structure, function, diversity, and evolution of living matter. This is a course with real relevance. It encourages curiosity and provides opportunity for students to work on hands on lab activities and develop relationships through collaboratively learning. Engaging in the study of biological science broadens the picture of the world around us.

Enrollment Type: On Demand
Credit: 0.5/Segment 1, 0.5/Segment 2
Honors Credit Avaialable
NCAA Approved

Biotechnology

 

How is technology changing the way we live? Is it possible nature can provide all the answers to some of science’s most pressing concerns? In Biotechnology 1a: Introduction, you’ll learn the basics of biotechnology and evolutionary theory, explore the various ways we store and preserve food, and discover the process of fermentation and microbiology. This course will also cover the importance of breeding plants and hybridization and how early breeding programs led to the study of genetics and an understanding of the function of genes. Finally, you’ll delve into early industrial discoveries and explore the developments in biotechnology during the industrial revolution.

Enrollment Type: On Demand
Credit: 0.5 credit

Chemistry

 

The high school chemistry course is a two-segment study of the foundations of chemistry, building on the concepts and scientific thinking laid in middle school science. Students use scientific inquiry and higher-order problem solving as they explore the composition, properties, and changes of matter and their applications through interactive simulations, engineering solutions, and virtual and hands-on experiences. Scientific inquiry, research, experimental procedures, data collection and analysis, and making inferences are an integral part of the learning experience. In addition, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) concepts are integrated throughout the course. Through phenomenon-based learning, students will be able to demonstrate a vast understanding of the importance of chemistry in the world, enabling them to apply these principles to their everyday lives and our global society.

Enrollment Type: On Demand
Credit: 0.5/Segment 1, 0.5/Segment 2
Honors Credit Available
NCAA Approved

Earth Space Science

 

Be captivated by the wonders and beauty of the third planet from our Sun, Earth. Be amazed by what awaits your discovery within our solar system and beyond. It is your turn to explore the universe.

Earth Space Science is a laboratory course focusing on the study of space, geologic structures and forces, the waters on our planet, and the atmospheric forces that shape our world. Through experimentation and investigation, students explore the Earth cycles including the geosphere, hydrosphere, cryosphere, atmosphere, and the carbon cycle. Students learn about scientific inquiry, geologic time, space exploration, the solar system, and the universe. Students use web 2.0 tools, interactive experiences, higher-order thinking, collaborative projects, and real-world application through labs and a variety of assessments. Upon completion of the course, students have a clear understanding of the dynamic forces at work in the world around them, becoming better caretakers of our planet, Earth.

Enrollment Type: Traditional/On Demand
Credit: 0.5/Segment 1, 0.5/Segment 2
Honors Credit Available
NCAA Approved

Forensic Science (Part 1)

 

Fingerprints. Blood spatter. DNA analysis. The world of law enforcement is increasingly making use of the techniques and knowledge from the sciences to better understand the crimes that are committed and to catch those individuals responsible for the crimes. Forensic science applies scientific knowledge to the criminal justice system. This course focuses on some of the techniques and practices used by forensic scientists during a crime scene investigation (CSI). Starting with how clues and data are recorded and preserved, the student will follow evidence trails until the CSI goes to trial, examining how various elements of the crime scene are analyzed and processed.

Enrollment Type: On Demand
Credit: 0.5 credit

Forensic Science (Part 2)

 

Although the crime scene represents the first step in solving crimes through forensic science, the crime laboratory plays a critical role in the analysis of evidence. This course focuses on the analysis of evidence and testing that takes place within this setting. We will examine some of the basic scientific principles and knowledge that guides forensic laboratory processes, such as those testing DNA, toxicology, and material analysis. Techniques such as microscopy, chromatography, odontology, entomology, mineralogy, and spectroscopy will be examined.

Enrollment Type: On Demand
Credit: 0.5 credit

 

Marine Biology – Research in Bermuda

 

Research in Bermuda! This Marine Biology course offered by VTVLC is a 1 credit course taught by Brian Slopey. This is a hybrid course with online and face-to-face learning. The online portion will run from January May; We will also have a few meetings and classes during this time. In late June we will have 2 intensive days to prepare us for our research with Bermuda Institute of Oceanic Science, followed by the trip to Bermuda in July. Finally, a time for reflections on research in August. integrals.

Enrollment Type: Traditional (Spring & Summer)
Credit: 1 credit
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Marine Science

 

Since the beginning of time, humans have relied on the ocean. But as our planet continues to change over time, human activity has impacted the environment. In the marine science course, students will explore the watery depths of our own planet and understand just how vital the ocean is to our existence.

Throughout the course, students will meet marine animals and see how they interact with each other and their environment. They will tour the evolving seafloor and see trenches, volcanoes, and ridges, just to name a few. Along the way, students will hang ten as they discover waves, currents, tides, and other physical interactions between the ocean and the land. Finally, students will study the impacts of chemical processes on our blue planet and how they affect the water, the atmosphere, and even our climate. With a focus on conservation, this course will show students that the ocean connects us all, across distance and even time. Hang on—it’s going to be an amazing journey.

Enrollment Type: Traditional, On Demand
Credit: 0.5/Segment 1, 0.5/Segment 2
Honors Available
NCAA Approved

Physics

 

In each module of Physics 1, students discover the contributions of scientific geniuses like Galileo, Newton, and Einstein. Through their work, students learn the concepts, theories, and laws that govern the interaction of matter, energy, and forces. From tiny atoms to galaxies with millions of stars, the universal laws of physics are explained through real-world examples. Using laboratory activities, simulations, images, and interactive elements, students follow in the footsteps of some of the world’s greatest thinkers.

Enrollment Type: Traditional, On Demand
Credit: 0.5/Segment 1, 0.5/Segment 2
Honors Available
NCAA Approved

Renewable Technologies

 

Interested in transforming energy? With concerns about climate change and growing populations’ effects on traditional energy supplies, scientists, governments, and societies are increasingly turning to renewable and innovative energy sources. In the Introduction to Renewable Technologies course, you’ll learn all about the cutting-edge field of renewable energy and the exciting new technologies that are making it possible. You’ll explore new ways of generating energy and storing that energy, from biofuels to high-capacity batteries and smart electrical grids. You’ll also learn more about the environmental and social effects of renewable technologies and examine how people’s energy decisions impact policies.

Enrollment Type: On Demand
Credit: 0.5

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