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Science classes are focused on making students informed scientifically literate citizens.

The state of Minnesota requires three (3) years of science. This should include one (1) year of Biology and one (1) year of Chemistry or Physics.

 

Browse the following science courses offered at MPS On-Line below, or for a more detailed MPS science information, click HERE.

Physical Science

Physical Science includes one semester of Physics and one of Chemistry, which address the Minnesota physical science standards for high school. The ultimate goal is to help students become scientifically literate citizens. The course is taught in two parts:

Chemistry Component 
Students will study chemistry concepts with processes and skills integrated throughout the semester in a standards-aligned online course. 

Students will: 

Investigate nuclear energy 

Research nuclear power and fossil fuels

Investigate solutions/mixtures and acids/bases 

  • Investigate atomic theory

Investigate chemical reactions   

  • Study chemical bonding 
  • Study the Periodic Table 

Physics Component
Students will study physics concepts with processes and skills integrated throughout the semester in a standards-aligned online course.

Students will:

Explore forces

Study Newton’s Laws 

Explore kinetic and potential energy 

Investigate work and power 

  • Explore evidence for the origin of the universe  
  • Research electricity and its production 
  • Study the electromagnetic spectrum 
  • Study the solar system 
  • Examine research on stars and galaxies

Grade 11th or 12th for Credit Makeup
Full year: 3 credits or 1.5 credits per semester