School of Rhetoric Science




This course encompasses ecology, biochemistry, basic chemistry, cell physiology and function, Mendelian genetics, proteins synthesis, biotechnology, origins of life, botany, anatomy, and taxonomy. Students will be required to follow a comprehensive laboratory program, as well as participate in group activities and projects. Labs include a variety of topics such as enzyme investigations, DNA electrophoresis, bacterial growth experiments, and dissections.  


Chemistry at Live Oak Academy is being offered as a one -year high school course. This course gives a basic introduction to chemistry and a foundational understanding of the chemical concepts and processes. The purpose of this course is to prepare the students for the advanced science programs and to spark interest in innovative and progressive chemistry technologies.

To be successful in this course students must show good study habits, and organization skills. Furthermore, they must be responsible and motivated to work hard throughout the entire year. When solving problems, strong math skills and being able to use a calculator are desired (successful completion of Algebra I or concurrent enrollment in Algebra I). Last but not least students will be asked to memorize chemistry vocabulary, names and symbols of the elements on the periodic table, and various rules and laws.

The weekly homework load for this course will consist of 3.5 to 5 hours of individual study outside the classroom.

The topics taught in this course will include: Scientific measurement, atomic structures, ionic, metallic and covalent bonding, chemical names and formulas, the mole and quantifying matter, chemical reactions, stoichiometry, the states of matter, gas laws, solutions, equilibrium thermochemistry, reaction rates, acids, bases and salts, oxidation and reduction reactions, electrochemistry, organic chemistry and nuclear chemistry. Particular attention is given to precision of measured values and significant figures.


The School of Rhetoric Physics class is an overview of the fundamental science of Physics. Physics is a captivating and electrifying look into motion and energy. The curriculum focuses on the mathematical analysis of motion and force, work, momentum, wave motion, and electricity. Material is presented in a learning environment that combines classroom lecture, hands-on labs and experiments, and multiple demonstrations.

Rhetoric Physics Pre-Requisites:
Algebra I, Geometry, concurrent enroll