Course: Middle School Science (with weekly hands-on lab)
Grade Level: 6-8
Day/Time: Wednesday 9:00 – 10:30am OR Wed. 10:40am – 12:10pm OR Wed. 12:35 – 2:05 pm OR Wed. 2:15 – 3:45pm
Instructor: Sarah Duble
Cost: $66 per month + $50 application fee
Book: Prentice Hall Science Explorer: Weather and Climate, ISBN#0131150944; Chemical Building Blocks, ISBN#0131150960; Chemical Interactions, ISBN#0131150979; Cells and Heredity, ISBN#013115088X. Call 1-800-848-9500 to order all four textbooks or shop used (they are inexpensive) on-line. All four books are the 2004/2005 edition.
Description: This is a comprehensive course designed to prepare the student for high school science by introducing them to Life, Physical, and Earth Science concepts. A hands-on lab will be incorporated into each class, and students will learn to create a lab report following the scientific method. This class is packed full of scientific facts, projects and group activities that reinforce science concepts, and also help students to learn to work collaboratively. Our goal is to help students become more amazed by our Creator, who designed and cares about the tiniest detail of the vast world we live in, and to be able to think critically about how science is presented in our world today. We desire that not only will students leave this class well prepared for high school science courses, but also with a curiosity about the mysteries of this world that God has in store for us to discover! We use a 3-year rotation of books, so students may enter as 6th graders and take this class until they are ready for High School Biology and High School Physical Science. Homework, labs, and fun, competitive, non-graded review quizzes will be given each week with a test every 3-4 weeks. We will start with the Weather and Climate book in August.
Course: Biology (with weekly hands-on lab)
Grade Level: 9-11 (only well advanced 8th graders may apply)
Day/Time: Tuesday 8:00 – 9:50am OR 12:30 – 2:20pm OR 2:25 – 4:15pm
Instructor: Carlee Hilger
Cost: $76 per month + $55 application fee
Book: Abeka Biology: God’s Living Creation, (4th edition, 2015), ISBN# 0019777701. Order through Abeka.com or any other book distributor website. You can also order from CBD (www.christianbook.com) or other online used book websites.
Description: Step into the fascinating and exciting world of living things! Each week students will have the privilege of doing a hands-on lab such as microscopy, dissection, bacteriology, pathology, testing heart rate, testing lung capacity, and much more. Few Biology courses in the Chattanooga area offer such extensive hands-on labs every week! That’s over 30 college preparatory labs happening in one year! On top of that, we take an overnight field trip to see the ARK Encounter, which really brings to life our creation study at the end of the first semester. Research, presentations, projects, debates, discussions, and fun labs make this class a Hilger favorite. Homeschool parents consistently tell us that it is hard to be successful in setting up labs at home. Let us do the prep work for you! Homework will be given each week, while tests are given every 4 weeks and a comprehensive final exam at the end of each semester. Our students are fully prepared for whatever they move on to next.