Apologia General Science Lab (7th-9th)

Teacher: Ashley Enns

Description: NOTE: This is a labs only class. I will review concepts and talk about what relates to the experiment. A schedule will be used for daily at home reading and tests.

Designed for eighth grade, this course prepares students for college-prep high school science curriculum and provides a detailed introduction to the physical environment and the basic laws that make it work.

his 3rd Edition of Exploring Creation with Physical Science course was completely rethought and rewritten with your student in mind. This is not the same as 2nd Edition and covers more physical science information. The text discusses atomic structure, periodic table, chemical bonds, reactions and energy, motion, forces, energy, waves and sound, light, electricity and magnetism, and Earth’s structure, weathering, and atmosphere.

This course is designed to be the last science course the student takes before high school biology. We generally recommend it as an 8th-grade course, but students can use it for their 9th-grade coursework. Exploring Creation with Physical Science, 3rd Edition, Basic Set includes the softcover student textbook and the Solutions and Tests Manual.

Class Length: 16 weeks, year long

Homework: 2-3 hours

Prerequisites: 7th grade level math. multiply/divide fractions, convert measurements, rearrange and solve equations i.e. s=d/t

Book: Apologia General Science 3rd edition book and Apologia Notebook, test pack (for home use). https://www.apologia.com/product/apologia-basic-set-general-science-3rd-edition/

Supplies: Book, notebook, pencil and test pack.

Fee: $25

Psychology: A Christian Perspective (10th-12th)

Teacher: Sandra Cowsill

Description: This textbook explores the field of psychology by comparing the secular and Christian worldview on the topics covered, which include the history and development of the study, the brain and nervous system, motivation and emotion, learning and memory, sensation and perception, development stages, abnormal and social psychology, treatment options, and more.

Class Length: 16 weeks, year long

Homework: 2-3 hours

Prerequisites: none

Book: PSYCHOLOGY: A Christian Perspective High School Edition by Dr. Tim Rice. (Amazon)

No other books needed at this time but there may be some outside reading as the year progresses.

Supplies: Dedicated notebook, pencil

Fee: $65 per student, per semester

Exploring Electrical Circuits (3rd-5th)

Teacher: Donna Neely

Description: This is a hands-on class where students will learn about and build simple, parallel and series circuits, switches, circuit testers, circuit breakers, bulbs and fuses. They will also learn how to read and draw circuit diagrams, test conductors and investigate resistance. Students will also begin to learn how to record their data and interpret it with simple lab report worksheets. (They will not be graded.)

Class Length: 12 weeks

Prerequisites: none

Book: none

Supplies: Pencil, glue sticks, colored pencils, scissors, folder for handouts

Fee: $20

Our Amazing Solar System (2nd-4th)

Teacher: Kristi Johnson

Description: Students will learn about planets, moon, and constellations through worksheets, videos, and a fun hands-on project or craft. Examples include a brownie solar system and an exploding volcano.

Class Length: 12 weeks

Homework: none

Prerequisites: Must be able to write sentences and follow directions

Book: none

Supplies: Color pencils, scissors, crayon

Fee: $25