Science

Courses offered at N.B. Clements Junior High School

Physical Science

Physical Science consists of two branches of study: chemistry and physics. In the chemistry portion of the class, areas including the metric system, density, matter, atomic theory, compounds, physical and chemical changes, and chemical reactions are covered. In the physics portion of the class topics such as energy, motion, electricity, light, and sound are discussed as they pertain to the physical world. Students will be required to demonstrate proficiency on the SOL Tests required by the State Assessment Program.

Advanced Physical Science

This class is designed for those students with an aptitude or desire to study the forces of motion and energy in more depth. The same topics are covered as in physical science. However, more emphasis is placed on analysis and synthesis. A strong background in mathematics is necessary. Students will be required to demonstrate proficiency on SOL Tests required by the State Assessment Program.

Earth Science

This laboratory class consists of four branches of study: geology, oceanography, astronomy, and meteorology. Topics of current interest are included in both classroom activities and lab investigations. Students will explore the study of the earth, its past history, its processes, and its place in the universe. This course has an SOL.

Honors Earth Science

This laboratory course is designed for those students with an aptitude or desire to study integrated earth systems in more depth. The same topics are covered as in earth science. However, more emphasis is placed on application and synthesis. This course has an SOL.