Feb 132014
 

Question by Yertia: High school science class?
So I just got my high school schedule, and there’s this class, physiology and anatomy. I also have physics before this. Where does this fall in the spectrum of science classes? Like chemistry comes after physical science, physics comes after chemistry. Is this anatomy class next? Or is it just some filler class?

Best answer:

Answer by yayayay
It goes physical science , biology, chemistry , physics , anatomy. After chemistry at least at my school you can take whatever science you want and you don’t have to go in order

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Feb 062014
 

Question by Ajantha R: What science class should I take for high school?
I want to become a chemical engineer.

Option 1:
10th grade: AP Bio, Advanced Chem (mandatory)
11th grade: AP chem, Advanced Physics
12th grade: AP Physics, AP Enviromental Science

Option 2:
10th grade: AP Bio, Advanced Chem
11th grade: AP chem, AP physics B
12th grade: AP physics C, Enviromental Science AP

Option 3:
10th grade: Honors Chem
11th grade: AP chem, Physics B
12th grade: AP bio, Physic C

Please explain answer

Best answer:

Answer by equestrian
I am thinking perhaps option 1 or 2: (I do not know the difference between AP Physics or AP Physics B and C exactley)

All the sciences are related so it is great the variety your school offers!
2 has the advantage that you take non-AP chem first which may be helpful to pound down the basics. Option 2 has the most AP classe and while yes it is quite a bit of work in the long run you will be thankful besides the 10% average boost)

I hope I helped all options seem great however, whatever works for your schedule the best!

I want to be a bioengineer so I am in a similar situation!

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Jul 062013
 

Question by Dave Cvil: What High School Courses to Take for Colleges?
I have a question regarding which classes would benefit me for higher-ranked colleges? I am planning to major in Sciences as I want to be in the medical field when I grow up. At my high school, they have a Medical Science Academy, where they have specific electives and courses that each student enrolled in that program is required to take. I am skeptical at whether I am at a disadvantage to colleges due to the nature of these courses. These classes limit my ability to take AP electives that regular students who are not in this program are eligible to take.

In freshmen year, they require you to take an Honors Science 2.0 Class
Sophmore Year – Honors Neuroscience & Genetics,
Junior Year – Honors Human Anatomy & physiology,
Senior Year – Honors Pathology, Honors Forensic Science, and Honors Sports Medicine & Athletic Injury
All these classes are required electives for the students in this program. Although these classes are “Honors”, they are given a 20% AP weight.
My main concern is whether colleges would prefer these courses or all the other AP courses that are out there for students. I feel as if these classes would put me at a disadvantage for Ivy League or Top Colleges out there.
Electives that would be available for me to take without this program would be: AP Psychology, AP Macroeconomics, AP Microeconomics, AP Statistics, Honors Java, etc.
I am confused whether I should stick with this program because it does give a 20% weight, and have many medical science courses. However, this limits the ability to take other AP courses, and I don’t know whether taking other AP courses would show colleges that I am diverse in my course selection. With this program , I am not allowed to take these AP courses due to scheduling conflicts.
Another question is whether this program will benefit me? This program was very selective and needed an application process, and I would like to know if this program will be beneficial to me in admissions for higher colleges because its a diverse program & many colleges are looking for diversity now?

Would I be in a better advantage keeping with this program, or should I take the normal high school route?

Best answer:

Answer by John
I think the program and courses will help you stand out to a staff shuffling through application papers all day. As long as you can get related APs like bio,chem, phys then you should be fine.

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May 262013
 

Question by Dave Cvil: What High School Courses to Take for Colleges?
I have a question regarding which classes would benefit me for higher-ranked colleges? I am planning to major in Sciences as I want to be in the medical field when I grow up. At my high school, they have a Medical Science Academy, where they have specific electives and courses that each student enrolled in that program is required to take. I am skeptical at whether I am at a disadvantage to colleges due to the nature of these courses. These classes limit my ability to take AP electives that regular students who are not in this program are eligible to take.

In freshmen year, they require you to take an Honors Science 2.0 Class
Sophmore Year – Honors Neuroscience & Genetics,
Junior Year – Honors Human Anatomy & physiology,
Senior Year – Honors Pathology, Honors Forensic Science, and Honors Sports Medicine & Athletic Injury
All these classes are required electives for the students in this program. Although these classes are “Honors”, they are given a 20% AP weight.
My main concern is whether colleges would prefer these courses or all the other AP courses that are out there for students. I feel as if these classes would put me at a disadvantage for Ivy League or Top Colleges out there.
Electives that would be available for me to take without this program would be: AP Psychology, AP Macroeconomics, AP Microeconomics, AP Statistics, Honors Java, etc.
I am confused whether I should stick with this program because it does give a 20% weight, and have many medical science courses. However, this limits the ability to take other AP courses, and I don’t know whether taking other AP courses would show colleges that I am diverse in my course selection. With this program , I am not allowed to take these AP courses due to scheduling conflicts.
Another question is whether this program will benefit me? This program was very selective and needed an application process, and I would like to know if this program will be beneficial to me in admissions for higher colleges because its a diverse program & many colleges are looking for diversity now?

Would I be in a better advantage keeping with this program, or should I take the normal high school route?

Best answer:

Answer by Fg G
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Apr 092013
 

Question by Storman Norman: Does anyone know any good science books for high school or college kids?
I’m a sophomore in high school but I have a strong interest in science, especially chemistry and physics. I have taken high school chemistry, and a little bit of college chemistry, but I have no experience in physics other than reading books. If anyone knows of any good books that I would understand and would be interesting, that you would be great. thanks!

Best answer:

Answer by ChemTeam
Four books from my personal library (one non-science). None of them are that technical, although my view may be skewed by the fact that I’m a bit more knowledgeable than you are right now. Consider going to a used bookstore and looking through their science section. You might find something of interest. If someone suggests an interesting title and it’s out of print, try Abebooks at:

http://www.abebooks.com/

On the non-science side, I just finished this book:

“Shackleton’s Forgotten Expedition: The Voyage of the Nimrod” (Beau Riffenburgh) ISBN = 9781582346113.

It’s about Shackleton going to Antarctica in 1907-1908 and getting to within 97 miles of the South Pole. Amazing stuff!

Here’s the science stuff with some summaries I found:

1) From X-Rays to Quarks: Modern Physicists and Their Discoveries (Emilio Segre) ISBN = 9780716711476

Summary: A Nobel Laureate offers impressions and recollections of the development of modern physics. Rather than a chronological approach, Segrè emphasizes interesting, complex personalities who often appear only in footnotes. Readers will find that this book adds considerably to their understanding of science and includes compelling topics of current interest. 1980 edition.

2) From Falling Bodies to Radio Waves: Classical Physicists and Their Discoveries (Emilio Segre) ISBN = 9780486458083

Summary: Hailed by the “Journal of the History of Astronomy” as “charming and witty,” this chronicle by a renowned physicist traces the development of scientific thought from the works of the “founding fathers” — Galileo, Huygens, and Newton — to the more recent discoveries of Maxwell, Boltzmann, and Gibbs. 1984 edition.

I’ve been meaning to read this one for several years. I think you’ve spurred me to pick it up very soon.

3) Why the Sky Is Blue: Discovering the Color of Life (Gotz Hoeppe) ISBN = 9780691124537

Summary: Why is the sky blue?
Parents don’t know what to say when their children ask.
“Why the Sky Is Blue” answers this ancient and surprisingly complex question in a more entertaining and accessible way than ever before. Götz Hoeppe takes the reader on a historical and scientific journey to show the various ways people in different times and places have explained why the sky looks blue. The richly illustrated story begins with ancient myths and philosophy and ends with the cutting-edge science of optics, statistical physics, and ozone depletion. Most importantly, it is the story of how scientists discovered that the sky’s blue depends on life on Earth and the makeup of our planet’s ozone layer. Without microbial life’s impact on the composition of the atmosphere, the clear daytime sky would probably lack its distinctive color. And without the ozone, the twilight sky’s color would also be very different–not the sapphire tone of “l’heure bleue”, but rather a yellowish or greenish hue.
“Why the Sky Is Blue” shows that skylight can be viewed from a surprising variety of vantage points. We learn how our physiology and cognitive capacities govern our perception of the sky’s color. And we discover why this everyday experience has been such a source of fascination and controversy over the centuries.
Delightful and intriguing, “Why the Sky Is Blue” shows how the attempt to answer this age-old and deceptively simple question only enhances the magic of the blue sky we see above us.

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Dec 262012
 

Question by Brandon: What high school classes to take for engineering?
I am planning to be a engineer (electrical) or (biomedical)! and i am unsure of what classes to take!

Possible classes are
-math
calculus ab
calculus bc
statistics

-science
Chemistry
Biology
Physics
Anatomy

Please help! (please make separate lists for both.)
Thanks =)
dont be afraid to suggest other classes i did not list

Best answer:

Answer by Ariel
Well, for biomedical i think all of the sciences you listed are important. As for math, calculus ab and bc are very similar, but bc is a little tougher and covers a bit more than ab. it’d be better to take calculus than statistics though. As for electrical engineering, biology and anatomy aren’t that important, but physics is a must for that.

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Nov 162012
 

Question by swimmergirl4evertv: What books do you reccommend that a high school reader should read?
I am about to enter high school and am looking ofr a good book to read. I have already read Harper Lees’ To kill…..ect. I like classic but am up for anything really, Lord of the flies, The golden Compass, historical novels. Anything !!

Best answer:

Answer by icebookworm
I would recomend:

Night
Jude
Catcher in the rye
Birds without wings
Animal farm
Kite Runner

I hope these are some good suggestions, they are probably books you will have to read during high school, but they are very good. Jude is an exception, it is not a typical school book, but it is great!

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Jan 262012
 

Question by : What would you do if you became the Grand High Exalted Mystic Ruler of Raccoons?
Just picture yourself in that position, three tails gracing your hat. What would you do with that kind of power?

Best answer:

Answer by Dan C
create a royal imperial raccoon army to destroy that darned powerful lemur king

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Jan 252012
 

Question by : What would you do if you became the Grand High Exalted Mystic Ruler of Raccoons?
Just picture yourself in that position, three tails gracing your hat. What would you do with that kind of power?

Best answer:

Answer by I DJ Weddings
Wash my food in the creek.

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Jan 202012
 

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