SCIENCE AND MATH

Learning science and math at Steiner takes place in each of the four high school years in rich main lesson blocks, in ongoing courses and electives, and in laboratory experiences. Major concepts are chosen for presentation and development in each main lesson in a deliberate progression from concrete topics in ninth grade, including Geometry, Computer Science, Physiology and Physics Lab; to sophisticated abstract concepts in senior year, including Calculus, Algebra, and Human Development. In the physics sequence, for example, ninth graders typically engage in hands-on work with combustion engines and electric motors to grasp concepts including force, pressure, and energy while seniors conduct careful observations of optical phenomena and read the words of Newton and Feynman in order to understand wave-particle duality and the goals of quantum mechanics.

In addition to the core work in the main lessons, students are required to take at least three years of mathematics (four years are strongly recommended) and are able to choose from a variety of electives, some of which are: Engines and Energy Seminar (9), Trigonometry Seminar (10), Botany Seminar (11), Environmental Science Seminar (12), Evolution and Genetics Seminar (12), Electricity & Magnetism Seminar (11), among many others.

COURSE CATALOG

Geometry with Algebra (9)

Algebra with Trigonometry (10)

Math Applications (11/12)

Relations & Functions with Linear Algebra (11/12)

Calculus (11/12)

Calculus II: Vectors, Proofs, and Discrete Math (12)

Computer Science (9/10)

Advanced Computer Science (11/12)

Combinatorics Seminar (9)

Geometry Seminar (9)

Conic Sections Seminar (10)

Trigonometry Seminar (10)

Geodesy and Cartography Seminar (11)

Sequence and Series Seminar (11)

Numbers and Values Seminar (12)
Science Elective (10)

Advanced Biology (11/12)

Human Development (12)


Physiology Seminar (9)

Ecology Seminar (10)

Embryology Seminar (10)

Botany Seminar (11)

Environmental Science Seminar (12)

Evolution and Genetics Seminar (12)
Science Elective (10)

Advanced Chemistry (11/12)

Organic Chemistry Seminar (9)

Stoichiometry Seminar (10)

Atomic Theory Seminar (11)

Modern Chemistry Seminar (12)
Laboratory (9)

Advanced Physics (11/12)


Engines and Energy Seminar (9)

Statics & Dynamics Seminar (10)

Electricity & Magnetism Seminar (11)

Light & Modern Physics Seminar* (12)
COURSE OFFERING MAY VARY SLIGHTLY FROM YEAR TO YEAR.
YEAR-LONG COURSES APPEAR IN BOLD.