Explore the intersection of mindfulness, eating behaviors and our relationship to food. Learn about the physical, emotional, and environmental factors that can influence food decisions and eating patterns by exploring the seven types of hunger with the goal of increasing our awareness and learning how we can use mindfulness to help us establish a new, more balanced relationship with food. In addition, learn the science behind willpower and learn strategies for increasing self-regulation and resisting temptation. Finally, we will focus on how food impacts our body and how to make tiny, yet powerful, tweaks to our diet that can increase our overall well-being. Makeup class, if needed, 02/05/20.
This course presents the major human biological principles including biochemistry, cell biology, DNA and genetics, human anatomy and physiology including directional terms and orientation, and more. Students will experience the process of science by conducting virtual dissections, microscopy, researching, and presenting. Upon successful completion, students will earn one high school credit (a prerequisite for acceptance to several local college programs). No class 02/17/20 or 04/20/20. Makeup class (if needed) 06/01/20.
This course provides students with an introduction to the major theories and concepts in chemistry. This science will be explored through lectures, lab activities, projects and research. Math skills needed to perform necessary calculations will also be reviewed. By the end of this course, students will have gained a true understanding of the composition of matter, how matter is categorized, how matter interacts, the Atomic Theory throughout history, the signs and causes of chemical reactions, and the properties and structure of matter. Furthermore, this course will allow students to improve upon their problem-solving skills and gain a true and deeper understanding of why they are seeing what they are seeing and just how much chemistry is used in everyday life. Upon successful completion of this course, students will earn one high school diploma credit (a prerequisite for acceptance to several local college programs). NOTE: No class 02/18/20 or 04/21/20. Makeup class (if needed) 06/02/20.