Classes - 2022-2023
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Science in the Beginning
From the publisher:
Science in the Beginning is the first book in a hands-on, multilevel elementary science series that introduces scientific concepts using history as its guide. Because each lesson is built around an activity or experiment, it is engaging for all K-6 students. In addition, there are three levels of review for each lesson, so the parent/teacher can choose the depth at which each student is expected to grasp the material. The course contains roughly 90 hours of instruction, 35 of which are composed of hands-on activities.
The beginning of history is given in the Bible's creation account, and this book uses the days of creation as a way of introducing a wide range of scientific concepts including the nature of light, energy conservation, the properties of air and water, introductory botany, our solar system, basic zoology, and some aspects of human anatomy and physiology. As the students learn about these scientific concepts, they are constantly reminded of the Creator who fashioned the marvels they are studying.
Science in the Scientific Revolution
From the publisher:
Science in the Scientific Revolution is the third book in a hands-on, multilevel elementary science series that introduces scientific concepts using history as its guide. It covers the scientific works of natural philosophers from 1543 to the end of the 1600s. Because the course covers science as it was developed, it discusses a wide range of topics including astronomy, human anatomy, medicine, botany, zoology, heliocentrism, geocentrism, gases, pressure, electricity, fossils, microbiology, binary numbers, gravity, conservation laws, and the laws of motion. Throughout the course, the student learns that most of the great natural philosophers who lived during this time were devout Christians who were studying the world around them to learn more about the nature of God.
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Science in the Industrial Age
From the publisher:
Science in the Industrial Age is the fifth book in a hands-on, multilevel elementary science series that introduces scientific concepts using history as its guide. It covers the scientific advances made from the early 1800s to the early 1900s. Because the course covers science as it was developed, it discusses a wide range of topics including medicine, human physiology, cell biology, evolution, chemistry, geology, electricity, magnetism, heat, light waves, sound waves, radioactivity, and conservation laws. Students learn about the science that was being discovered at the time as well as the lives and personal beliefs of those who were discovering it. As a result, students can see how a person’s worldview affects his or her scientific conclusions.
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Scope & Sequence: https://bereanbuilders.com/mkt/res/scope/9780989042482ss.pdf
General Science is a big jump from elementary science. Your student will learn how to write a formal lab report, be responsible for daily reading from a big, thick textbook, take quizzes, and chapter tests. If you feel your student is ready for the next big challenge, then we can’t wait to walk alongside you for this coming year!
We will be using the 2nd edition Apologia General Science book. If you need to purchase a copy, you can find it at Home Educator’s Resource in Lewisville. www.homeeducatorsresource.com or Rainbow Resource Center while supplies last. www.rainbowresource.com
General Science introduces the history of science, scientific inquiry, experimentation, simple machines, archaeology, geology, paleontology, fossils, the fossil record, life, classification of life, the human body, energy, the digestive system, the respiratory system, the lymphatic system, the reproductive system, the urinary system, and the nervous system.
We will be using the 2nd edition Apologia Physical Science book. If you need to purchase a copy, you can find it at Home Educator’s Resource in Lewisville. www.homeeducatorsresource.com or Rainbow Resource Center while supplies last. www.rainbowresource.com
This course is designed to be the last science course the student takes before high school biology. Thus, we generally recommend it as an 8th grade course. However, your student can also use it for their 9th grade course work. The text discusses such topics as the atmosphere, the hydrosphere, weather, the structure of the earth, environmentalism, the physics of motion, Newton's Laws, gravity, and astrophysics. The author especially concentrates on the myths generated by the hysterical environmentalist movement. It is an excellent course for preparing the student to take a college-prep high school science curriculum.
We will be using the 2nd edition Apologia Biology book. If you need to purchase a copy, you can find it at Home Educator’s Resource in Lewisville www.homeeducatorsresource.coom or Rainbow Resource Center. www.rainbowresource.com
This course is designed to be the student's first high school science course and is a college-prep biology course that provides a detailed introduction to the methods and concepts of general biology. Heavily emphasizing the vocabulary of biology, it provides the student with a strong background in the scientific method, the five-kingdom classification scheme, microscopy, biochemistry, cellular biology, molecular and Mendelian genetics, evolution, dissection, and ecosystems. It also provides a complete survey of the five kingdoms in Creation. Students who take and understand this course will be very well-prepared for a tough university biology course.
In addition to the $100 yearly lab supplies fee, there will also be a small monthly fee for Chemistry only. This fee will pay Janie Stewart to teach. The extra fee will be determined once we know how many students are in the class.
We will be using Dr. Jay Wile’s Discovering Design with Chemistry. If you need to purchase a copy, you can find it at Home Educator’s Resource in Lewisville www.homeeducatorsresource.com or Rainbow Resource Center. www.rainbowresource.com
Discovering Design with Chemistry is a high school chemistry course designed for students who have completed Algebra 1. This independent-study, college-preparatory course covers fundamental aspects of chemistry such as the classification of matter, atomic structure, spectroscopy, chemical bonding, molecular geometry, physical change, chemical change, stoichiometry, solutions, ideal gases, acid/base chemistry, reduction/oxidation reactions, thermochemistry, thermodynamics, kinetics, and chemical equilibrium. Weaving together concepts and their mathematical applications, the course teaches students how to think as a chemist so they can analyze the major changes that occur in matter.
The course contains 46 separate experiments that illustrate various concepts being explored. Many are quantitative in nature, including measuring the wavelength of microwaves, determining the number of water molecules in a hydrated compound, calculating percent yield, measuring the concentration of a hydrogen peroxide solution, determining the concentration of acetic acid in vinegar, measuring the specific heat of a metal, and determining the change in enthalpy for a chemical reaction. Others are qualitative, such as performing flame tests, examining the interference of light waves, comparing metals to nonmetals, exploring Boyle’s Law, doing litmus tests, and electroplating.
Throughout the course, the student is shown how chemistry reveals the amazing design that exists all around us. From the details of atomic structure to the makeup of the very air that we breathe, chemistry shows us the marvelous handiwork of God.
We will be using Apologia’s 2nd edition of Exploring Creation through Marine Biology. If you need to purchase a copy, you can find it at Home Educator’s Resource in Lewisville www.homeeducatorsresource.com or Rainbow Resource Center. www.rainbowresource.com
Exploring Creation with Marine Biology, 2nd Edition is designed to be an elective upper level high school course that provides a view of God’s oceans and amazing ecosystem full of fascinating, even bizarre creatures with cool abilities that are extremely intriguing. This is one of the few homeschool science courses that includes an entire education on ecology. It is an important science for Christians in our day to understand accurately.