An introduction to engineering, architecture, and product design, students will study how to use CAD/CAM software to develop 2D and 3D files
Hands-on and relevant, our science classes engage our students with gusto.
From egg drops in physics to titration labs in chemistry, and from waste audits in biology to crime scene investigations in forensics, science comes alive for De Smet Jesuit students. Stacked with brave and talented faculty, our science teachers are unafraid of snakes, explosions, machinery, chemical reactions, teaching outside, getting dirty, and giving boys real-world learning.
Students work to master pneumatics, electronics, drive train mechanics, motors/gears, wiring, safety, and programming. This course will be directly connected with the robotics team as it competes in the FIRST robotics competition at the FRC level.
Students who complete this course will be prepared to take the National Advanced Placement Chemistry test in May.
Problem solving and critical thinking skills will be utilized through the application of science concepts to solve real world problems. Laboratory work that demonstrates the use of forensic science is an integral part of the course.
Highly recommended for students interested in working in the medical field, this course offers a number of microscope labs and dissections.
- Honors Biology
- Honors Chemistry
- Conceptual Physics
- AP Honors Physics 1
Senior Year Electives
- ACC Honors Forensic Science
- AP/ACC Honors Biology
- AP Honors Chemistry
- AP Honors Physics C Mechanics
- Anatomy & Physiology
- Digital Electronics
- Introduction to Robotics Systems
- Advanced Robotics
- Introduction to Design Thinking
- 3D Design and 3D Printing
The De Smet Jesuit Science Department believes the student should have an understanding and appreciation for the physical and natural laws that function in our universe. The De Smet Jesuit science will be able to:
- Understand and apply scientific principles
- Collect, organize, analyze, interpret and present scientific data
- Design and conduct scientific investigations
- Demonstrate critical thinking and problem solving skills
- Use technology as a scientific tool
- Solve problems
- Write lab reports
- See science in our everyday experiences
- Unify concepts and processes across scientific disciplines
- Identify current social topics related to science
- Understand the dynamic nature of scientific theories
- Appreciate how we know what we know
- Understand and apply the scientific method
- Work collaboratively on experiments and activities
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BS, Chemistry, University of Chicago
BS, Electrical Engineering, Missouri University of Science & Technology
MA, Education, Lindenwood University
BS, Athletic Training, Lindenwood University
BS, Secondary Education, University of Dayton