Fusion Academy science classes are offered at various levels depending on each student’s goals and needs.

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High School Science Courses

Anatomy & Physiology

Whether you plan on pursuing a career in health sciences or simply looking to gain an understanding of how the human body works, you’ll first need to understand the relationship between anatomy and physiology. Learn how to read your body’s story through understanding cell structure and their processes, and discover the functions and purposes of the skeletal, muscular, nervous, and cardiovascular systems, as well as diseases that affect those systems.

Life Lab Science

261 2 Semesters
Algebra 1, 1 Year Lab Science e p h

Astronomy

Ever wondered how the Earth developed and exists in the vastness of space? How do the scientific laws of motion and gravity play a role in its existence? Discover answers to these questions and explore the origin of the universe, the Milky Way, and other galaxies and stars, including the concepts of modern astronomy and the methods used by astronomers to learn more about the universe.

Physical Lab Science

271 2 Semesters
Algebra 1, 1 Year Lab Science e p h

Biology

Not only do students learn the basics of how life works from cells to ecology, they now are able to investigate the impacts of their actions on our home planet using technology in the lab and in their greater community. Students are introduced to the rigors of the scientific method to gather and analyze reliable data, and begin to design their own experiments to solve real problems.

Life Lab Science

221 2 Semesters
Co: Algebra 1 e p h

Chemistry

Chemistry makes the invisible visible and explains how microscopic particles and interactions dictate the macroscopic world around us. Students study the atomic theory, molecular forces, and energetics that, when understood on a theoretical and practical level, begin to make sense of the world.

Physical Lab Science

241 2 Semesters
Geometry, 1 Year Lab Science e p h

Conceptual Chemistry

This course covers all of the same concepts as Chemistry, including measurement, lab technique, atomic theory, kinetics, forces and reactions, and nuclear chemistry; it simplifies the more challenging mathematics. Students investigate the same topics and complete identical or comparable labs to meet the same learning outcomes through a more hands-on and accessible learning experience. This course emphasizes chemistry applications such as food science, health, and medicine.

Physical Lab Science

243 2 Semesters
Algebra 1, 1 Year Lab Science e p

Conceptual Physics

This course covers all of the same concepts as Physics, including motion, energy, forces, thermodynamics, electricity, and quantum physics; it simplifies the more challenging mathematics. Students investigate the same topics and complete identical or comparable labs to meet the same learning outcomes through a more hands-on and accessible learning experience.

Physical Lab Science

215 2 Semesters
Algebra 1, 1 Year Lab Science e p

Earth Space Science

This introductory course builds on topics from earth and physical science, such as fundamentals of geology, meteorology, oceanography, astronomy, and Earth’s structure and resources. Students also learn the rigors of the scientific method and proper laboratory techniques and procedures; this is a great choice for a student’s first high school laboratory class.

Physical Lab Science

211 2 Semesters
Co: Algebra 1 e p

Engineering

Discover how technology has changed the world around us by pursuing technological solutions to everyday problems. While using scientific and engineering methods, learn how electricity, electronic systems, magnets, and circuits work. Understand the design process and bring your ideas to life. Explore how engineering advances your ideas and the world!

272 2 Semesters
Geometry; Co: Algebra 2 e p

Environmental Science

This advanced course is dedicated to understanding the interactions between Earth’s natural systems and the demands placed on them by the human population. Students explore natural phenomena and resource cycles, how we use and impact these systems, and potential solutions for the resulting consequences of resource mismanagement and exploitation. No matter where you live, there is plenty to study in your local environment all the way to the entire biosphere.

Life Lab Science

251 2 Semesters
Geometry, 1 Year Lab Science e p h

Forensic Science

Fingerprints. Blood spatters. Gunshot residue. If these things intrigue you rather than scare you, then forensic science may be for you. Explore the riveting job of crime scene analysis, and learn the techniques and practices applied during a crime scene investigation, including how clues and data are recorded and preserved. Discover how technology is applied to make discoveries and bring criminals to justice.

225 2 Semesters
Algebra 1 e p

Integrated Chemistry and Physics (TX only)

This course introduces the basic principles of physics and chemistry to lay the foundation for more advanced lab sciences. Students gain experience using facts, graphs, data tables, concepts, and math skills in problem-solving situations. Basic laboratory skills are developed along with literacy in biological and chemical theory to link the academic material with its practical applications. Labs comprise 40% of class instruction. College prep only in Texas.

Physical Lab Science

242 2 Semesters
Algebra 1 e p

Marine Biology

Have you ever wondered about the secrets of the deep and the creatures below the ocean’s surface? It is truly a new frontier of discovery. Begin to better understand the aquatic cycles, structures, and processes that generate and sustain life in the sea. You’ll use scientific inquiry, research, and problem-solving to conduct various scientific procedures and become a more capable marine scientist.

Life Lab Science

222 2 Semesters
Algebra 1, Biology e p

Physics

This rigorous physics course explores major concepts in physics both conceptually and mathematically. While not calculus-based, students should be highly competent in formula manipulation and all major mathematical operations. Topics include Newtonian Mechanics such as motion, forces, and conservation of energy, as well as thermodynamics, waves, electricity, and magnetism.

Physical Lab Science

231 2 Semesters
Geometry, Algebra 2 recommended e p h

Regents Lab Course

The Regents Lab Course is offered for each of the four main high school science courses- Earth & Space Science, Biology, Chemistry, and Physics. The course is designed to provide NY students with the lab hours required to sit for the New York Regents Exam in the corresponding subject. The Regents Lab Course for Biology addresses the state-made labs that appear on the state test as well as supplemental labs covering a broad range of topics in Biology. The Regents Lab Course for Earth & Space Science teaches students the skills tested on the Regents Exam as well as other foundational lab skills. The Regents Lab Courses for Chemistry and Physics provide opportunities for students to explore a multitude of topics in the various disciplines. This course is graded as pass/fail.

281 1 Semester
e p

Middle School Science Courses

MS Earth Science

The Middle School Earth Science course assists students in becoming life-long learners who grow in their understanding of the world. This course connects students to the beauty of geological history, the amazing landforms around the globe, the nature of the sea and air, and the newest discoveries about our universe, it gives students an opportunity to relate to their everyday world.

206 2 Semesters
e p

MS Integrated Science 1

Each year of the middle school Integrated Science sequence covers topics in Earth, Life, and Physical science, as well as integrates technology and computer skills. Students learn about weather and climate, cells and the organization of life, forces, and motion in this first year of middle school lab science.

216 2 Semesters
e p

MS Integrated Science 2

Each year of the middle school Integrated Science sequence covers topics in Earth, Life, and Physical science, as well as integrates technology and computer skills. Students learn about the earth’s structure and the rock cycle, evolution, genetics, ecology, heat, and energy in the second year of middle school lab science.

217 2 Semesters
e p

MS Integrated Science 3

Each year of the middle school Integrated Science sequence covers topics in Earth, Life, and Physical science, as well as integrates technology and computer skills. Students learn about our solar system and space, life processes, and basic chemistry principles in their third year of middle school lab science.

218 2 Semesters
e p

MS Life Science

This course sparks students’ curiosity in discovering the interconnectedness and diversity of our living world. All the units in the course will include a focus on: biological and environmental literacy, authentic laboratory experiences, determining the validity of claims, participating in citizen science, designing new studies based on their questions, and methods of analyzing their collected data.

207 2 Semesters
e p

MS Physical Science

Students will learn the basics behind core ideas in the physical sciences – physics, chemistry, astronomy, and life sciences. The performance expectations blend the core ideas with scientific and engineering practices and crosscutting concepts to support students in developing usable knowledge to explain real world phenomena, master scientific practices, and develop skill sets that are transferable into future studies.

208 2 Semesters
e p

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