Chemistry is a physical science that studies the properties, structure, and composition of matter, as well as any changes to matter. During this course, students will study matter, atoms, elements, chemical bonds, the mole, chemical reactions, solutions, acids/bases, stoichiometry, thermal energy, and kinetics. Through the textbook, group work, lectures, mathematics, labs, and various other activities, students will explore the world of chemistry. Chemistry does have a North Carolina End of Course exam and will count for the physical science credit for a student's high school diploma.
Earth/Environmental Science is a required course for a high school diploma in Guilford County. It is a diverse course that encompasses: astronomy, plate tectonics, earthquakes, volcanoes, the rock cycle, weather, soil formation, the water cycle, groundwater, oceanography, Earth's atmosphere, meteorology, climate, the biosphere, and mankind's impact on the environment. This is a vocabulary heavy course. Through the textbook, group work, labs, and various other activities, students will learn a lot about the planet we all call "home." Earth/Environmental Science does have a North Carolina End of Course exam.