We look forward to working with you and your student(s) as we explore God’s creation through science. Currently enrolled families have placement priority and then we begin to place new families on a first come, first served basis. Those teaching or assisting will have priority. If for some reason your family is not placed, your registration fee will be returned. Other than that this registration fee is non-refundable and will not be refunded even if you pull your students out before classes begin.
Our schedule for the 2019-20 school year begins with a Teacher Assistant Luncheon on August 8th.
|Name||Grade||Prerequisites||Lab Fee*||Max # Students||Slots Left|
Science in the Ancient World
Taught by: Tracy Jacobs
Science in the Ancient World, is divided into six chronological time periods: Science before Christ (570 B.C- 370 B.C.), Science Before Christ (424 B.C. - 120 B.C), Science Soon After Christ (40 A.D. - 200 A.D), Science in the Early Middle Ages (490 A.D.-1368 A.D.), Science in the Late Middle Ages (1320 A.D. - 1519 A.D.) and Science in the Early Renaissance(contributions of Leonardo DaVinci). The great discoveries of early natural philosophy and science are studied through the brilliant minds of Pythagoras, Hippocrates, Plato, Aristotle, Archimedes, Galen, Roger Bacon, and Leonardo DaVinci along with many others. Topically, students will be introduced to human anatomy, medicine, optics, sound, music, magnets, plant growth, the atmosphere, density, water flow, erosion and more.
|1st/2nd Grade||priority enrollment for students who have an older sibling in another class or a parent who is teaching or assisting in a CIM class||$65.00||18||12|
Science in the Age of Reason
Taught by: Criner
Science in the Age of Reason is the fourth 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 the early 1600s to the early 1800s. Because the course covers science as it was developed, it discusses a wide range of topics including astronomy, medicine, botany, zoology, chemistry, geology, human physiology, electricity, conservation laws, and weather. Students learn not only the science that was being discovered at the time, but also the beliefs of the natural philosophers who were discovering it. As a result, students can see how a person's worldview affects his or her scientific conclusions.
|3rd/4th Grade||priority enrollment for students who have an older sibling in another class or a parent who is teaching or assisting in a CIM class||$65.00||18||8|
Apology Exploring Creation with Astronom
Taught by: Carrie Barton
This book is now in 2nd ed. and chapters include What is Astronomy, The Sun, Mercury, Venus, Earth, The Moon, Mars, Space Rocks, Jupiter, Saturn, Uranus, Neptune, Kuiper Belt and the Dwarf Planets, and Stars, Galaxies, and Space Travel. The last few chapters are where you see a change in the chapter sequence from the first edition - chapters 11 and through 14. There are still interesting activities and projects including a model solar system made of balloons, pinhole eclipse viewing box, making a compass, understanding the moon phases, and creating an astrometer. Children are sure to remember the information they are learning between hearing the text, performing the hands-on activities, and completing the journal pages.
|5th/6th Grade||priority enrollment for students who have an older sibling in another class or a parent who is teaching or assisting in a CIM class||$65.00||15||1|
Science in the Atomic Age (General Science)
Taught by: Becca Beard
We are very excited to be a part of the trial run for Jay Wile's new book for 7th grade science, titled, "Science in the Atomic Age".
We will not receive any of the chapters of the book until mid-to-late August. Some flexibility in scheduling will be needed as we get into the school year and work to get into a groove with the new material.
A benefit for being a part of the trial run of this new text is that there will be no book you need to purchase for your student! Dr. Jay will send the book in pdf format.
|7th grade||must have completed 6th grade math||$75.00||18||15|
Taught by: Jeff Sears
This offering from Dr. Jay Wile introduces junior high students to his creation-based science texts. Beginning with basics such as atomic structure and measurement, students learn about air, the atmosphere, water, the hydrosphere, the lithosphere, weather, motion, Newton's laws of motion, gravity, magnetism, and electricity. Hands-on experiments use household chemicals and supplies.
|8th grade||must have completed 7th grade math||$75.00||18||4|
Taught by: Munsell
Teaching a high school biology course at home can be challenging. What if I'm not knowledgeable about biology? What if I don't like dissecting things? What if I can't afford a microscope and slides? What if I can't find a course written from a Christian perspective?
|9th grade||must have completed pre-algebra - Tests and Solutions Manual Required||$100.00||18||5|
Discovering Design with Chemistry by Dr. Jay Wile offers a very solid, college-prep chemistry education. Dr. Wile employs the "atoms first" approach to his chemistry presentation in this text, which is different from Exploring Creation with Chemistry 2nd Ed. (also authored by Dr. Wile). This approach presents foundational information about atoms and molecules, and then builds upon that information for a logical sequential presentation of topics.
|10th grade||must have completed algebra 1 - Answer Key and Tests Required||$100.00||0||0|
Taught by: Read King
Judging by the number of Saxon Physics books we sell in a year, physics must not be a very popular course among homeschoolers. But this book could change that. Just as in Dr. Wile's other science books, he does a wonderful job of explaining complex ideas in simple, understandable terms, using common household items for experiments instead of expensive lab equipment, and discussing science from a creationist standpoint. The course comes in two parts. The "mass"ive part is the student text, which also includes "On Your Own" questions with accompanying solutions and discussions, lab exercises, end-of-chapter review questions and practice problems. Color drawings help to illustrate points on all the concepts covered, which include Measurement and Units, Motion in One Dimension, Two-Dimension Motion, Newton's Laws, Circular Motion, Work and Energy, Momentum, Periodic Motion, Waves and Optics, Electrostatics, Electrodynamics, Electrical Circuits, and Magnetism. The second part is Solutions and Tests, which includes answers to review questions, answers to practice problems, chapter tests, and test answers. This manual does include the perforated tests listed separately below. Each of the 16 chapters, or modules, is designed to take about two weeks if done daily for 45 to 60 minutes per day. Since physics involves some higher-level math, Algebra I, geometry and basic trigonometry are prerequisites for this course. The author also suggests taking other science courses, like biology and chemistry, before this course. This book was revised in 2004, and the new edition features many useful updates. Module 1 is no longer a review of chemistry, so if a student has not already taken chemistry, he will be directed to an online version of the first module of the chemistry course. This way, students can learn the basic skills needed for the physics course even if they have not taken chemistry. More topics have been added to this edition, as well as extra practice problems; cumulative tests for those who wish to assign quarterly, semester, or final exams; ten more experiments; as well as a directory of online resources for students who have the time and desire to access advanced subject matter. What do students think of the course? One wrote, "On my very first test in college physics, I got the highest score in the class. My professor said that I must have had an excellent high school physics course. He was right!"
|11th grade||must have completed algebra 1, geometry, and algebra II, or currently taking algebra II||$100.00||15||2|
Taught by: Jeanne Sears
Newly revised and co-authored by Marilyn Shannon and Rachael Yunis, this anatomy and physiology course continues the exceptional teaching we have come to expect from Apologia. Solidly college-prep, this course combined with the Exploring Creation with Biology, is equivalent to one full year of college Biology and will familiarize students with AP or CLEP exam content. Prerequisites to this academically rigorous course are one year of high school Biology and one year of high school Chemistry.
|12th grade||must have completed Biology and Chemistry||$100.00||18||9|
Child Care (for TEACHERS and ASSITANTS only)
Taught by: JonesJust childcare.
|Birth - K||Available for TEACHERS and ASSISTANTS only.||$0.00||18||9|
Science in the Light of Creation
Taught by: Jeanne SearsCIM Science announces a new high school level course starting this fall. The class is entitled “Science in the Light of Creation” and will be based on materials from the Institute for Creation Research. The class will consist of watching a short teaching video, discussing the lesson, and completing a workbook. There will three tests and a final per semester. For the spring semester, a short research paper will be required as well.
The course is designed as an elective science course for students in grades 10-12. There is no math requirement. Homework will be light—there will be no labs or lab write ups, study guides, etc. The goal of the course is to acquaint students with current and ongoing scientific research that confirms the Genesis account of creation. We will use four video series: Unlocking the Mysteries of Genesis, Uncovering the Truth about Dinosaurs, The Universe: A Journey Through God’s Grand Design, and Made in His Image. There is a workbook that will need to be purchased for each series.
Since this is a pilot program, we will hold the class on Thursday evening from 7-8:30 PM for 14 weeks in the fall semester and 14 weeks in the spring semester.
|High School||Completion of Physical Science and Biology. Meets Thursday evenings at Jeanne Sears home from 7 - 8:30||$40.00||12||9|
We use Apologia Science, by Dr. Jay Wile. All classes use second edition textbooks. In addition, we require parents to monitor their student while taking a test. Chemistry will be Dr. Jay Wile - Discovering Design with Chemistry Before borrowing or purchasing textbooks, please be sure you have the correct edition.
Please note the high school level classes are designed to be challenging. If your student is lacking the required math skills, please do not sign him/her up for the class.
First Baptist Church of Krum has graciously extended a warm welcome to us for CIM classes. Want to show our gratitude by honoring all the necessary requirements of using their facilities. They are, by State Law, required to have some safety measures in place. Each teacher, assistant, and worker is required to have a background check and to complete the Safe Place Training Course. The course is online and is provided by them once the background check is completed. If you are not one of the above mentioned, you will not have access to the building during class time hours. Parents are required to go over these guidelines and to remind their students of the safety requirements for the building.
We require that appropriate, modest, as well as safe clothing be worn for Science classes. This means no short shorts (i.e. athletic, cutoffs, etc.), jeans with holes, saggy jeans baring undergarments, pajama bottoms, midriff tops baring bellies, or plunging necklines. Any of these items will be considered an infraction of our guidelines and the student will not be allowed to attend class.
Due to space, we have limited each class to a certain number noted beside the class title. Current CIM families have registration priority and then we open for new student enrollment.
We are non-profit. Lab and registration fees cover supplies for labs, teachers’ books, and building costs.
Please help us continue to grow our science program with CIM—Creationists in the Making!
If you have any questions, please feel free to contact me.