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. If your students are placed in classes, and you withdraw them after CIM Orientation, your registration fee will not be refunded.
Our schedule for next year begins with a teachers/assistants luncheon meeting on the August 10th. Student Orientation is scheduled for August 17th; all students and parent(s) should attend this meeting. In addition to a mandatory all group meeting, students will meet briefly with teachers to pick up the course syllabus and discuss course and lab requirements. Homework for classes begins August 18th, and the first class is August 24th.
|Name||Grade||Prerequisites||Lab Fee*||Max # Students||Slots Left|
Taught by: Becca Beard
Parents, if you enroll your student in General Science, please be aware that this will be a challenging year. Your student will learn how to do a lab write-up on experiments completed in class, take module tests, quizzes, and read daily from a big thick textbook. All work will be graded, and some parental help and supervision is needed for this year. This is a big jump from elementary science, but if you allow your student to stick with it, you will see tremendous growth by the end of the year!
EXPLORING CREATION WITH GENERAL SCIENCE
Exploring Creation with General Science is designed to be a student?s first systematic introduction to the sciences. Therefore, we recommend it as a 7th grade course. The course covers such topics as the scientific method, designing experiments, simple machines, archaeology, geology, paleontology, biology, and human anatomy and physiology. Its scope, therefore, is quite wide. There are many hands-on experiments to do, and they all use household items.
|7th Grade||must have completed 6th grade math||$75.00||20||6|
Taught by: Jeff Sears
EXPLORING CREATION WITH PHYSICAL SCIENCE
Exploring Creation with Physical Science is designed to be the last science course the student takes before high school biology. Therefore, we recommend it as an 8th grade course. 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.
|8th Grade||must have completed 7th grade math||$75.00||20||5|
Taught by: Charmaine Kaumeyer
EXPLORING CREATION WITH BIOLOGY
Exploring Creation with Biology is designed to be the student?s first high school science and is a college-prep 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.
|9th Grade||must have completed Pre-Algebra||$100.00||20||-2|
Taught by: Julie Pate
DISCOVERING DESIGN WITH CHEMISTRY
Prerequisite: Algebra I
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.
|10th Grade||must have completed Algebra I||$100.00||20||3|
Taught by: Jammy Sheppard
EXPLORING CREATION WITH PHYSICS
Prerequisite: Algebra I, Geometry, Basic Trigonometry Functions
Exploring Creation with Physics is designed to be the student's first physics course and is generally taken in 11th grade. It provides a detailed introduction to the methods and concepts of general physics, heavily emphasizing vector analysis; this text is ideal preparation for a university-level physics course. It provides the student with a strong background in one-dimensional and two-dimensional motion, Newton's laws and their application, gravity, work and energy, momentum, periodic motion, waves, optics, electrostatics, electrodynamics, electrical circuits, and magnetism.
|11th Grade||must have completed Algebra I, Geometry, and Algebra II - or currently taking Algebra II||$100.00||18||5|
Taught by: Jeanne Sears
THE HUMAN BODY
Prerequisite: Biology, Chemistry
The Human Body is designed to be an elective fourth-year high school course that provides an advanced study of the anatomy and physiology of the human body's 11 organ systems. Please note the reproductive system is covered in detail including frank illustrations and descriptions. This course, together with Exploring Creation with Biology, should prepare a student to take the Advanced Placement (AP) or College Level Examination Program (CLEP) biology tests.
|12th Grade||The Class will take place from 9 to 11.
must have completed basic Biology, pre-Algebra and Chemistry
Science in the Ancient World by Jay Wile
Taught by: Tracy Jacobs
SCIENCE IN THE ANCIENT WORLD
Science in the Ancient World is the second 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 course covers the scientific work of natural philosophers who lived from about 600 BC to the early AD 1500s. It concentrates mostly on what these ancient scientists got right, but it does spend some time discussing what they got wrong, because even the mistakes that scientists make can sometimes advance our understanding of the natural world. Of course, when the students are taught something that is now known to be incorrect, they are made aware of this fact!
Because the course covers science as it was developed, it covers a wide range of topics including human anatomy, medicine, optics, heliocentrism, geocentrism, sound, music, magnets, how steam is used to generate power, the motion of objects through a medium, combustion, levers, pulleys, plant growth, plant anatomy, tree ring dating, the atmosphere, astronomy, the basics of graphing, plastics, density, water flow, friction, and erosion. Throughout the course, students learn that most of the great scientists who lived from AD 500 to the end of this time period were devout Christians who did science because they thought they could learn more about God by studying His handiwork.
|1st & 2nd||Priority enrollment for students who have an older sibling in another class or a parent who is teaching or assisting in a CIM class||$55.00||14||2|
Science in the Age of Reason by Jay Wile
Taught by: Amy Stamps
SCIENCE IN THE AGE OF REASON
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.
Because of its unique design, the course can be used by all elementary-age students. Each lesson contains an interesting hands-on activity that helps illustrate the scientific concept that is being discussed, and it concludes with three different levels of review exercises. Students do whatever review exercise matches their specific level of understanding.
|3rd & 4th||Priority enrollment for students who have an older sibling in another class or a parent who is teaching or assisting in a CIM class||$55.00||14||-5|
Exploring Creation with Chemistry & Physics
Taught by: Alison Lewis
CHEMISTRY AND PHYSICS
Our award-winning K-6 homeschool science curriculum uses the Charlotte Mason methodology to give young students an introduction to the fascinating world of chemistry and physics.
|5th & 6th||Priority enrollment for students who have an older sibling in another class or a parent who is teaching or assisting in a CIM class||$55.00||18||-1|
Child Care (for TEACHERS and ASSITANTS only)
|Birth - K||Available for TEACHERS and ASSISTANTS only.||$0.00||15||10|
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.
Singing Oaks Church of Christ, (SOCC), has graciously extended a warm welcome to us for another year of CIM classes. They have been most welcoming and we want to show our gratitude by honoring all the necessary requirements of using their facilities. SOCC houses a pre-school M-F and because of this 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 SOCC once the back ground 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.