Course: Middle School Science (with weekly hands-on lab)
Grade Level: 6-8
Day/Time: Wednesday 9:00 – 10:30am OR
Wednesday 10:40am – 12:10pm (this section is full; we have started a waiting list) OR Wednesday 12:35 – 2:05 pm OR Wednesday 2:15 – 3:45pm
Instructor: Sarah Duble
Cost: $65 per month + $50 application fee
Book: Prentice Hall Science Explorer: Astronomy, ISBN #0131150952; Sound and Light, ISBN#0131151010; Human Biology and Health, ISBN#0131150898; Electricity and Magnetism, ISBN#0131151002. Call 1-800-848-9500 to order all four textbooks or shop used (they are in-expensive) online. All four books are the 3rd edition and published in 2004/2005.
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 Astronomy book in August.
Course: High School Biology (with weekly hands-on lab)
Grade Level: 9-11 (advanced 8th graders may apply)
Day/Time:Tuesday 8:00 – 9:50am OR
10:00 – 12:00 (this section is full; we have started a waiting list) OR 1:55 – 3:55pm
Instructor: Carlee Hilger
Cost: $75 per month + $55 application fee
Book: Abeka Biology: God’s Living Creation, (4th edition, 2015), ISBN# 0019777701. NEW EDITION FOR HILGER THIS YEAR! USED BOOKS WILL NOT BE AVAILABLE FROM PREVIOUS STUDENTS. 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: This is a comprehensive, college-prep Biology course. Students will study the basics of bacteria, protists, fungi, plants, and animals. An in-depth study of the human body systems is also included. Hands-on labs are incorporated each week including: microscopy, bacteriology, and fetal pig dissection. Homework will be given each week with a test every 3-4 weeks.