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Science Webpage!
Department Chair - Amy Chattin -

Helpful Resources

Bozeman Science                              Khan Academy

Fact Monster                               Science Games

Articles on nearly every science topic    Games through the website

Virginia Department of Education website:

  • The highest temperature produced in a laboratory was 920,000,000 F (511,000,000 C) at the Tokamak Fusion Test Reactor in Princeton, NJ, USA.

  • A mosquito has 47 teeth.

Advanced Placment
Advanced placement or AP courses are college level courses offered at Franklin County. These courses allow students to challenge themselves by taking courses equivalent to the class that would be offered in college. These classes have an end of year test known as the AP Exam. AP Exam are tests administered by The College Board. Students have the potential to receive college credit for passing the AP Exam. 

  • The human body has enough fat to produce 7 bars of soap.

  • There are more living organisms on the skin of a single human being than there are human beings on the surface of the earth.

Science Paths Through FC
For more information on specific classes and their requirements you can look in your program of studies provided to students through the school, or you can use the online program of studies linked below.

  • A hippopotamus may seem huge but it can still run faster than a man.

  • Seventy percent of the dust in your home consists of shed human skin

 Barrell, CarlaAP Environmental Science/ Earth
 Bennett, JenniferChemistry, AP
 Chattin, AmyAP Biology, Biology II -- Dept.
 Fasick, Cassidy Biology/Earth
 Kaase, TroyPhysics, Biology
Lowe, Alicia Biology/
 Mullins, Ben Biology
Oliver, MelodyEarth Science/
Schmachtenberg, William (Dr. S)Earth
 Shelton, BarryEcology, Sports
 Spivey, Cara Chemistry
 Start, BrendaEarth
 Wiggonton, DonEarth
 Young, TinaCollege
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