Cristo Rey Dallas College Preparatory School

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Science and Engineering

Physics 1 Students will learn the  fundamental principles and processes of our physical universe involving matter and energy. Topics include motion-forces, gravitation, impulse-momentum, energy, thermodynamics, mechanical and electromagnetic waves, electricity, magnetism, and atomic structure.
Chemistry 1 Chemistry explores the composition of matter and the physical and chemical changes that occur to matter. Students will investigate the major principles of chemistry through inquiry, direct instruction, investigations, problem solving, and discussion.
Pre-AP Chemistry 1 Students will develop creativity, problem solving and critical analysis skills, foster an appreciation for science and its impact on society, and develop career awareness in various scientific fields.
Biology 1 The word biology literally means the study of life, thus arguably this is one of the most relevant courses a living human being will take.  Students will explore concepts to learn to make sense of the complexity, diversity and interconnectedness of life on Earth.  Topics include cell biology, biochemistry, genetics, evolution and ecology.  Laboratory experiments are an integral part of the course
AP Biology 1 AP Biology is a year-long course that is designed to prepare students for the Advanced Placement Exam in Biology. The curriculum provides a basis for students to develop strong conceptual understanding in biology and the opportunity to integrate that knowledge through inquiry-based activities and laboratory investigations.
Engineering Your World  1 This is a project-based engineering curriculum developed by the Cockrell School of Engineering at University of Texas at Austin in collaboration with the National Science Foundation and NASA. Through socially relevant explorations and design challenges, students will  1) learn engineering design skills, 2) develop engineering habits of mind, and 3) explore engineering fields and professions.