The Pius X Science program provides a variety of laboratory and inquiry-based courses designed to promote critical thinking and reasoning skills, as well as problem solving abilities and scientific literacy. The Science department aims to increase understanding of our natural environment and our complex technological and medical world to produce more informed citizens and to provide a sound foundation for students who want to pursue further study in science. The science curriculum provides a basic background in biology, chemistry, and physics, with opportunities for advanced studies in these areas.
College-bound students are urged to take biology, chemistry, and physics. Juniors and seniors may enroll for more than one science course.
Earth, Energy and Environment
Anatomy and Physiology
AP Environmental Science
AP Physics (PACE)
Stories from Science classes
Field trip highlight organic farming and robotic manufacturing
Students in AP Human Geography (taught by Shiela Sievert) and AP Environmental Science (taught by Lori Watson) visited Green School Farms and Kawasaki earlier this
Students adding wiring to skills learned in Physics class
Students in Jeremy Scheffler’s AP Physics class have been perfecting their home wiring skills this week. Working through a series of tasks students have shown
Dissection time in Biology class
Mrs. Steenson’s Biology class have been studying the anatomy of different types of frogs. This week included getting a closer look at the internal anatomy
Ice core models help students understand scientific principles
In AP Environmental Science, Lori Watson’s students are learning the scientific principles, concepts and methodologies used by scientists to understand the interrelationships of the natural