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Location: Rocklin

Day & Time: Thursday 12:30-1:40

Grade: 9th-12th

Mentor: Anne Marzo, M.A., Speech-Language Pathology



In this course, students will gain knowledge and confidence in the three core areas of science: Biology, Chemistry, and Physics. Students will discover how these disciplines are interrelated and applicable to other sciences such as Biochemistry, Anatomy, Meteorology, Psychology, Engineering, Aviation, and Linguistics.


Instruction will incorporate notetaking skills, vocabulary development, scientific measurement (standard and metric), mathematical computation and formulas, critical interpretation of data, the Scientific Method, and logical reasoning/questioning. Content is geared toward all levels of high-school learners, with optional challenges and opportunities for extended learning.


Students will learn via class lectures, discussions, videos, readings, meaningful homework, weekly quizzes, fun in-class activities, and guest speakers. To maximize learning, concepts will be reinforced with spiral review throughout the year. This challenging, but enjoyable, class will pay off with lifelong learning skills!



  • Help Your Kids With Science: A Unique Step-by-Step Visual Guide by D. Kindersley (2012) ($16).
  • Notebook (College-Ruled)
  • 3-ring Binder for handouts and assignments
  • Pen or pencil


Additional short readings & assignments will be provided in class (you do NOT need to purchase these):

  • Essential Practice for Key Science Concepts: Biology, Chemistry, and Physics (Carson Dellosa Education)
  • Science Essentials and Exploration: Biology, Chemistry, and Physical Science (Steck-Vaughn)
  • The Human Body: an Illustrated Guide to Every Part of the Human Body and How It Works (M. Page)
  • The Invisible Rainbow: A History of Electricity and Life (A. Firstenberg)
  • Science Essentials and Exploration: Biology, Chemistry, and Physical Science (Steck-Vaughn)


All classes are full-year classes. Students enrolled in a Fall Semester class will automatically enroll for the Spring Semester in December to ensure their place in the class. Pricing is per semester.

Science Essentials 9th-12th

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