Physical Science (Middle School Science II)

This course is the second middle school science course and is intended for 8th grade. It covers the basic principles of earth science, physics, chemistry, light, sound, forces in creation and astrophysics (the instructor’s favorite!), interspersed with thought provoking and engaging labs. (Student Notebook that goes along with the book is not required, but is recommended.  It contains space for personal notes and has the questions and space for the On Your Own, Study Guide and Summary questions.  In addition it has exercises to help the student “dig deeper” into the subject and includes Scriptural materials to help the student appreciate all of God’s creation.  It also has lab report pages which are extremely important when doing science.)

Textbook Required:
Exploring Creation with Physical Science, 3rd Edition, Apologia, ISBN 978-1-946506-51-1

Recommended Student Notebook:
Exploring Creation with Physical Science 3rd Edition Student Notebook, Apologia, ISBN 978-1-946506-54-2

Supplies Needed:
Pocketed folder with three prongs, colored pencils, 5-subject spiral notebook, fineline markers, pen, pencil (for math), highlighter (any color), glue stick or small bottle of glue

Biology (9th/10th)

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. (Student Notebook that goes along with the book is not required, but is recommended.  It contains space for personal notes and has the questions and space for the On Your Own, Study Guide and Summary questions.  In addition it has exercises to help the student “dig deeper” into the subject and includes Scriptural materials to help the student appreciate all of God’s creation.  It also has lab report pages which are extremely important when doing science.)

Textbook Required:
Exploring Creation with Biology, 3rd Edition, Apologia, 978-1-946506-45-0

Recommended Student Notebook:
Exploring Creation with Biology 3rd Edition Student Notebook, Apologia, ISBN 978-1-946506-48-1

Supplies Needed:
Pocketed folder with three prongs, colored pencils, 5-subject spiral notebook, fineline markers, pen, pencil (for math), highlighter (any color), glue stick or small bottle of glue

Chemistry (10th/11th)

Topics include significant figures, units, classification, the mole concept, stoichiometry, thermochemistry, thermodynamics, kinetics, acids and bases, redox reactions, solutions, atomic structure, Lewis structures, molecular geometry, gas laws, and equilibrium.

Experiments include measuring specific heat, discovering the electrical conductivity of compounds dissolved in water, measuring the width of a molecule, exploring freezing-point depression, using the ideal gas equation, recognizing the effects of catalysts, and much more.

Prerequisite:
Must have successfully completed Algebra I

Textbook Required:
Discovering Design with Chemistry, Dr. Jay L. Wile, Berean Builders, 2015, ISBN 978-0996278461

Supplies Needed:
Pocketed folder with three prongs, colored pencils, 5-subject spiral notebook, fineline markers, pen, pencil (for math), highlighter (any color), glue stick or small bottle of glue and scientific calculator (either TI-30XS Multiview or TI-36XPro both available from Amazon for less than $20)

Physics 11th/12th

Physics is often referred to as the “fundamental science” because it forms the basis of all other fields of science.  In this course we will look at fundamentals of motion, explore work and energy, waves, optics, electricity and magnetism.  To study and understand the details of how the above concepts interact in nature one must do a lot of observation and experimentation.  One of the aspects of observation and experimentation is measurement which this course of study will be practicing frequently.

Prerequisites:
Must be proficient with Algebra concepts and familiar with basic Geometry/Trigonometry concepts (sine, cosine, tangent)

Textbook Required:
Exploring Creation with Physics, 2nd edition, Apologia, ISBN 978-1932012422

Supplies Needed:
Pocketed folder with three prongs, colored pencils, 5-subject spiral notebook, fineline markers, pen, pencil (for math), highlighter (any color), glue stick or small bottle of glue, composition book, scientific calculator (either TI-30XS Multiview or TI-36XPro both available from Amazon for less than $20)

Please contact Mrs. Eddy with any questions about the science program or classes.