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 2020-21 school year begins with a Teacher Assistant Luncheon on August 6th.

Parent/Student Orientation is scheduled for August 13th.
The first day of class is August 20th.

Fall Semester: August 20th - December 10th
Spring Semester: January 16th - May 21st

Special Dates:
November 26th - Thanksgiving Day, No Class
December 10th - End of Fall Semester
January 7th - Spring Semester Begins
March 11th - Spring Break
May 7th - Homeschool Six Flags Day, No Class
May 21st - End of Spring Semester


Curriculum

We use a combination of Berean Builders and Apologia Science texts. Click on the class names to see the book, and a link to purchase the book.


ALL FAMILIES PAY $60.00 REGISTRATION FEE

Classes: 2020

Name Grade Prerequisites Lab Fee* Max # Students Slots Left
Taught by: Tracy Jacobs

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.

Pdf sample: https://bereanbuilders.com/mkt/res/samp/9780989042406samp.pdf
Scope & Sequence: https://bereanbuilders.com/mkt/res/scope/9780989042406ss.pdf

1st/2nd Grade $65.00 18 11
Taught by: Aaron McGinnis

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.

Pdf sample: https://bereanbuilders.com/mkt/res/samp/9780989042444samp.pdf
Scope & Sequence:
https://bereanbuilders.com/mkt/res/scope/9780989042444ss.pdf

3rd/4th Grade $65.00 18 11

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.

Text sample: https://bereanbuilders.com/mkt/res/samp/9780989042482samp.pdf
Scope & Sequence: https://bereanbuilders.com/mkt/res/scope/9780989042482ss.pdf

5th/6th Grade $65.00 15 2
Taught by: Jeff Sears

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.

7th Grade 6th grade math $85.00 18 7
Taught by: Jeff Sears

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.

8th Grade 7th grade math $75.00 18 18
Taught by: Jeanne Sears

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.

9th grade must have completed pre-algebra - Tests and Solutions Manual Required $100.00 18 8
Taught by: Jane Stewart

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.


10th grade must have completed algebra 1 - Answer Key and Tests Required $100.00 18 3
Taught by: Read King
We will be using Apologia’s 2nd edition of Exploring Creation through Physics.  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 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 Algebra 1, Geometry, Algebra 2, or currently taking Algebra 2 $100.00 18 18
Taught by: Jeanne Sears
This class will meet at 8:30 a.m. on Thursday mornings.

We will be using Apologia’s 2nd edition of Exploring Creation through Advanced 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 Advanced Biology, The Human Body: Fearfully and Wonderfully Made 2nd Edition 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 Biology $100.00 18 18
Taught by: Jeanne Sears
"Science in the Light of Creation" 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.

    Unlocking the Mysteries of Genesis
    Uncovering the Truth about Dinosaurs
    The Universe: A Journey Through God’s Grand Design
    Made in His Image

You will only need to purchase the workbook for this class.  You can find it at https://store.icr.org/unlocking-the-mysteries-of-genesis-student-guide.html  

10th grade/11th grade/12th grade Physical Science and Biology $70.00 18 18
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Birth - K Available for TEACHERS and ASSISTANTS only. $0.00 18 17
* Lab fees are not required at registration. They will be required at a later date.

Curriculum

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.

Logistics

New Life First Baptist Church of Krum has graciously extended a warm welcome to us for CIM classes. We 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 parent helper is required to have a background check and to complete the Ministry Safe Training Course. The course is online and is provided by us once the background check is completed. Because we care about the safety of our kids, if you do not complete the background check and Ministry Safe Training, you will not have access to the building during class time hours.

We are a true co-op! We rely on each other to get our kids through science. If we run out of volunteer slots for each class, we will automatically place you on a rotation to check-in to see if we need help in any of the classes.

Dress Code

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.

Registration

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.

Current CIM families may register beginning March 1st.

New CIM families may begin registering for classes beginning March 15th.

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!

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