Science

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  • Biology (Full Credit)

    Students entering Grades 11 and 12
    8:00 am-12:30 pm
    Prerequisite course: Chemistry or Honors Chemistry
    Registration must be received by Friday, May 29
    June 15 – July 24 (6 weeks)
    $1,775

    Biology is the study of life. In this accelerated summer course, students will engage in an introductory biology study including the topics of evolution, the climate’s impact on living things, anatomy and physiology, modern genetics, molecular biology, and ecology. Through experiences in the laboratory and classroom discussion, students will build conceptual knowledge in the topics of biology as well as scientific inquiry skills. In order to maintain the accelerated pace, students should expect 60-90 minutes of homework per class day which will include readings, question sets, reflections on lab work, and online tutorials. The prerequisite for this course is successful completion of Chemistry. This course fulfills the Hawken biology graduation requirement and would also serve as good preparation for students planning to take AP Biology in the fall who haven’t had a previous biology course.
  • Chemistry Honors (Full Credit)

    Prerequisite: A- or better in Physics 9 or other Freshman Science Class if new to Hawken

    Registration must be received by Friday, May 29
    June 15 – July 24 (6 weeks)
    8:00 am – 12:30 pm
    $1,775

    The summer version of Honors Chemistry provides a fast-paced, in-depth, and integrated study of introductory concepts that will earn students a full-year science credit. Students are challenged to reason about chemical phenomena from both conceptual and quantitative perspectives. As their fund of chemical knowledge grows through the course, students will be challenged to deal with problems that draw on multiple areas of chemistry. The laboratory component of the course provides students the opportunity to experience chemical phenomena first-hand, apply their problem-solving skills, and extend their knowledge. Successful candidates for this class will have earned at least an A- in Physics 9 – or another freshman science class if new to Hawken – and at least an A- in Algebra 1. If there is a question about placement, the student’s 9th grade science teacher will be consulted. Upon successful completion of this course, students will be well-prepared for the SAT II in chemistry as well as future AP-level classes in science. To this end, students can expect to do 1-2 hours of homework per night, which will include reading, watching online tutorials, and working through practice questions.