Science Course Offerings

Biology – Tutor: Mrs. Shari Kaiser   Click here for Mrs. Kaiser's course explanation video 

(PLEASE NOTE THIS IS THE NEW 3rd EDITION)

Exploring Creation with Biology, 2 Volumes: Third Edition There are significant changes from the 2nd edition. 

Students must have the new edition for the class - two books - both text and solutions guide.

By: Vicki Dincher

APOLOGIA EDUCATIONAL MINISTRIES

This college-prep biology course is designed to be the student's first high school science course, and provides students with a thorough understanding of the relevance of scientific inquiry. Textbook readings are backed by hands-on experiments that take students' book knowledge and bring it into real-world applications. After completing this course, students will be able to understand the vocabulary of biology and gain a strong understanding of the scientific method that will equip them to analyze data across other disciplines.

Modules cover atoms, chemical structures, ecosystems, biomes, ecological communities, cell structure and function, cellular energy, DNA, proteins, cell cycles, and genetics (including inheritance, disorders, and technology). Students will also learn about prokaryotes, viruses, protists, fungi, and the fascinating worlds of plants and animals.

This course will include labs and lecture. Students will be expected to prepare lab reports and demonstrate their understanding of covered concepts with closed-book tests. Consistent attendance is required. The text and course are taught from a Christian perspective. This course requires a substantial amount of work to be done by the student at home. The student is expected to check and correct his/her own homework. Parents will be expected to oversee completion of homework and at-home tests. The facilitator will present each module’s concepts, provide in-class lab time, grade tests and lab reports and provide progress reports. Late homework is not accepted in this class.

An Honors option is available for this course at no additional cost. Details will be presented on the first day of class or can be requested via email.

Textbook ISBN-13: 9781946506450 (PLEASE NOTE THIS IS THE NEW 3rd EDITION)

Solutions ISBN-13: 9781946506467

Two-volume set $71.25  from christianbook.com as of 04-Feb 2021

[optional: MP3 Audio CD for auditory learners ISBN-13: 9781946506498]

Course Credit: 1 credit of Science with lab

Available: All grades

Annual Tuition: $520 (includes all lab materials)/ 40 Contact hours 

Chemistry – Tutor: Mrs. Shari Kaiser   Click here for Mrs. Kaiser's course explanation video

Math Prerequisites: successful completion of Algebra 1 (no exceptions)

This college-prep course will include labs and lecture. Students will be expected to prepare lab reports and demonstrate their understanding of covered concepts with closed-book tests. Consistent attendance is required. The text and course are taught from a Christian perspective. This course requires a substantial amount of work to be done by the student at home. The student is expected to check and correct his/her own homework. Parents will be expected to oversee completion of homework and at-home tests. The facilitator will present each module’s concepts, provide in-class lab time, grade tests and lab reports and provide progress reports. Late homework is not accepted for this class. This 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.

An Honors option is available for this course at no additional cost. Details will be presented on the first day of class or can be requested via email

Texts: Discovering Design with Chemistry Textbook by Jay Wile – published by Berean Builders ISBN: 978-0-9962784-6-1 Publication date: 2015 Answer Key and Tests for Discovering Design with Chemistry, Softcover ISBN #: 978-0-9962784-7-8

Text cost: Bundled together/new: $65.00 at www.christianbook.com or www.bereanbuilders.com

Required Supplies: Simple scientific calculator – must have parentheses and scientific notation

Course Credit: 1 credit of Science with lab

Available:

Annual Tuition: $520 (includes all lab materials)/ 40 Contact hours 

Physical Science – Tutor: Mrs. Shari Kaiser   Click here for Mrs. Kaiser's course explanation video

Exploring Creation with Physical Science, 2 Volumes (3rd Edition) (PLEASE NOTE THIS IS THE NEW 3rd EDITION)

There are significant changes from the 2nd edition. 

Students must have the new edition for the class - two books - both text and solutions guide.

By: Vicki Dincher APOLOGIA EDUCATIONAL MINISTRIES

This 15-module, creation-based science text introduces students to physical science through engaging lessons, formal experiments, and "You do Science" mini-experiments that give students the opportunity for even deeper-learning. Four modules cover the basics of chemistry, including properties and states of matter, atomic structure and the periodic table, chemical bonds, and reactions and energy. Six modules are dedicated to physics and include the study of motion, forces, energy, light, and electricity and magnetism. Students finish out their year learning about Earth science.

This course will include labs and lecture. Students will be expected to prepare lab reports and demonstrate their understanding of covered concepts with closed-book tests. Consistent attendance is required. The text and course are taught from a Christian perspective. This course requires a substantial amount of work to be done by the student at home. The student is expected to check and correct his/her own homework. Parents will be expected to oversee completion of homework and at-home tests. The facilitator will present each module’s concepts, provide in-class lab time, grade tests and lab reports and provide progress reports. Late homework is not accepted in this class.

Textbook ISBN-13: 9781946506511  (PLEASE NOTE THIS IS THE NEW 3rd EDITION)

Solutions ISBN-13: 9781946506528

Two-volume set $71.25 from christianbook.com as of 04-Feb 2021

[optional: MP3 Audio CD for auditory learners ISBN-13: 9781946506559]

Course Credit: 1 credit of Science with lab

Available: 8th grade and above

Annual Tuition: $495 (includes all lab materials)/ 40 Contact hours 

Physics – Tutor: Mrs. Shari Kaiser    Click here for Mrs. Kaiser's course explanation video

Prerequisites: Algebra I, Geometry, and basic Trigonometry functions

This college-prep course will include labs and lecture. Students will be expected to prepare lab reports and demonstrate their understanding of covered concepts with closed-book tests. Consistent attendance is required. The text and course are taught from a Christian perspective. This course requires a substantial amount of work to be done by the student at home. The student is expected to check and correct his/her own homework. Parents will be expected to oversee completion of homework and at-home tests. The facilitator will present each module’s concepts, provide in-class lab time, grade tests and lab reports and provide progress reports. Late homework is not accepted for this class. This course 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.

An Honors option is available for this course at no additional cost. Details will be presented on the first day of class or can be requested via email.

Textbook: Exploring Creation with Physics, 2nd Edition by Jay Wile ISBN# 978-1-932012-42-2 (2nd Edition), Publication date: 2004; Solutions and Tests for Exploring Creation with Physics, 2nd Edition Softcover ISBN #: 978-1-932012-43-9; 

Optional: Audio Text on MP3 CD, ISBN-13: 978-1-932012-64-8 (recommended for auditory learners)

Course Credit: 1 credit of Science with lab

Available: Juniors and Seniors with prerequisites attained.

Annual Tuition: $520 (includes all lab materials)/ 40 Contact hours 

Advanced Biology: The Human Body - Anatomy and Physiology --- Tutor: Lynn Pierre Jones, Jr., P.T.  

Prerequisites: Biology & Chemistry

This course will include labs and lecture. Students will be expected to prepare lab reports and demonstrate their understanding of covered concepts with closed-book tests. Consistent attendance is required. The text and course are taught from a Christian perspective. This course requires a substantial amount of work to be done by the student at home. The student is expected to check and correct his/her own homework. Parents will be expected to oversee completion of homework and at-home tests. The facilitator will present each module’s concepts, provide in-class lab time, grade tests and lab reports and provide progress reports. Late homework is not accepted in this class.

This advanced biology course covers both the anatomy and physiology of each of the human body’s organ systems. Please note that the reproductive system is covered in detail, including accurate yet respectful illustrations and descriptions. An overview of topics covered includes: histology, integumentary, muscular and skeletal systems, nervous, peripheral and central nervous systems, endocrine and lymphatic systems, cardiovascular, digestive, respiratory, urinary and reproductive systems.

An Honors option is available for this course at no additional cost. Details will be presented on the first day of class.

Required purchases (4 items):

Textbook: The Human Body (Advanced Biology) Student Textbook, 2nd Edition, hardcover

By: Rachael YunisMarilyn M. Shannon, Apologia Educational Ministries ISBN# 9781935495727 (2nd Edition), Publication date: 2013;

Solutions Guide: The Human Body (Advanced Biology), Solutions & Test Book, 2nd Edition, softcover

Apologia Educational Ministries ISBN #: 9781935495970

Kaplan Anatomy Coloring Book, sixth edition, ISBN #: 9781506208527

Coloring pencils to use with coloring book

Optional purchase: Audio Text on MP3 CD ISBN-13: 978-1-940110-37-0 (recommended for auditory learners) 

Course Credit: 1 credit of Science with lab

Available: Juniors and Seniors with prerequisites attained.

Annual Tuition: $520 (includes all lab materials)/ 40 Contact hours 

General Science --- Tutor: Mrs. Marilynn Bonner

This Apologia science course is the first middle school Apologia course in a series. Throughout the course, students will be able to participate in class discussions that will allow them to ask and answer many questions.  Students will spend most of their class time participating in hands-on experiments from the textbook that will help them to begin observations, form questions, make predictions, test hypotheses, and analyze results in a laboratory notebook. In the first semester, students will learn the basics of science, including the history of science, the scientific method, scientific inquiry, and how to conduct an experiment.   Students will also study the many geologic features found in creation and the effects of a worldwide flood, while examining geologic specimens that include fossils, rocks, minerals as well as Astronomy, Meteorology, and Oceanography.  In the second semester, we will study introductions to Chemistry, Physics, Life Science, and Biology. A thorough study of Marine and Environmental Science will then conclude the course.

 

Grade level: 7th & 8th 

Homework: 3-4 hours per week

Textbook Requirements: (PLEASE NOTE THIS IS THE NEW 3rd EDITION)

  • 3rd edition Apologia textbook, Exploring Creation with General Science by Sherri Seligson Hardcover text ISBN: 978-1946506276 (Some websites offer a softcover text as well)

  • 3rd edition Solutions and Tests for Exploring Creation with General Science by Sherri Seligson ISBN-13: 9781946506283

Annual Tuition: $495 (includes all lab materials)/ 40 Contact hours