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Elementary Science

SCIENTIFIC MAYHEM - GRADES K-4th

Teacher: Lisa Bacu & Kathy Peterson

This FUN year long science class is offered by Scientific Mayhem of Cincinnati.   Each class will include demonstrations and hands-on activities that encourage children to work together and participate in engaging dialogue. Scientific Mayhem provides environmental and practical science that your child will love learning about.  This class will not cover anything that will contradict Christian values. 

AnnualTuition and Class Fee:  $240/$80

(Fall Tuition and Class Fee:  $120/$40)

(Spring Tuition and Class Fee:  $120/$40)

 

Systems of the Body - Grades 3rd-6th                     

Teacher: De Forbin

This is an exciting, interactive, 24-week class that covers all 13 systems of the human body. Students will utilize models and worksheets to learn a system one week, and the on the following week, apply that which they learned by replicating the functions of that system. This hands-on activity will be completed individually and in groups. This varied technique will help the students better understand the functions of the incredible human body that was designed by The Creator

Annual Tuition and Class Fee:  $240/$40

(Fall Tuition and Class Fee:  $120/$20)

(Spring Tuition and Class Fee:  $120/$20)

 

Astronomy--Grades 1st-3rd and 3rd-6th

Teacher:  Amy Fenhoff
This hands on science class offers the students an introduction to the science of Astronomy.  Topics to be investigated in this class include: all planets of our solar system, the sun, the moon, space rocks, stars and galaxies, and space travel.  Each week there will be a hands on learning experience for the students. No book is required for this class.  However, the course will follow Apologia's Exploring Creation with Astronomy (1st or 2nd Edition) as the main text for this class. Parents who want to reinforce or build upon topics studied in class can use this book as a resource.

Annual Tuition $240 ($120/$120)

Annual Lab Fee $40 ($20/$20)

 

Junior High Science

Junior High Science - Botany/Biology Grades 7th-8th                      

Teacher: Dena Martinelli

Exploring  is an exciting adventure giving us a glimpse into the wonders of God's creation. This class will help develop a progressive understanding of the fields of botany and biology. Hands on activities make this course even more meaningful for students. Parents will need to purchase A Beka Book's 2nd edition of Science:Order and Design text, activity book, and test booklet. Text answer key is optional to purchase.

Annual Tuition and Class Fee: $285/$75

(Fall Tuition and Class Fee:  $130/$75  --  12 Weeks)

(Spring Tuition and Class Fee:  $155/$0  --  16 Weeks)

 

High School Science

High School Biology - Grades 9th-12th                                                      

Teacher: Amy Fenhoff
This course addresses the study of life from a creationist perspective- God is the Creator.  This course provides an introduction to concepts in biology at the high school level. Topics include: cellular biology, classifications of organisms, DNA, and genetics. In class, students will learn concepts and complete labs which will include microscope use and dissection. Students will have weekly reading assignments and notebook activities.  One long term project will also be assigned.

1. Apologia's Exploring Creation with Biology 2nd Edition Text (Zebra on cover)
       Model: 978-1-932012-54-5

2. Apologia's Exploring Creation with Biology 2nd Edition Student Notebook
      Model: 978-1-940110-12-7

3. Apologia's Exploring Creation with Biology 2nd Edition Solution & Test Book                                                                        Model: 978-1-932012-55-2

4. 1-inch binder

5. 2-pocket folder
 
There is also an audio-book version of the text for those students that are auditory learners.  If this audio-book version is purchased, the text needs to be purchased as well for weekly assignments.  A link for the audio-book is below.  This is NOT a required material for the course
        Model: 978-1-932012-65-1

**Book and notebook are also sold on Amazon.com as well as other homeschooling curriculum sites.

Annual Tuition and Class Fee: $285/$75

(Fall Tuition and Class Fee:  $130/$75  --  12 Weeks)

(Spring Tuition and Class Fee:  $155/$0  --  16 Weeks)

 

High School Chemistry - Grades 9th-12th

Teacher:  Amy Fenhoff

Pre-requisite: Algebra I

This course is a thorough study of chemistry from a Christian, creation-based perspective.  Topics to be explored include: 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.  Class time will be used to discuss material from the text and for conducting many experiments throughout the year.  Students will have weekly reading assignments and written homework. There will be chapter tests and two semester exams.  One long-term project will also be assigned.

Required Materials:

1.  Discovering Design with Chemistry by Dr. Jay L. Wile

2. Discovering Design with Chemistry Answer Key and Test book ISBN-13: 9780996278478

3. One-inch binder

4. 2-pocket folder

5.  1-subject notebook

6. Calculator

Optional materials: Discovering Design with Chemistry by Dr. Jay L. Wile, Audio Book on    USB Flash Drive

Annual Tuition and Class Fee: $285/$75

(Fall Tuition and Class Fee:  $130/$75  --  12 Weeks)

(Spring Tuition and Class Fee:  $155/$0  --  16 Weeks)

 

High School Anatomy and Physiology - Grades 9th-12th 

Teacher:  Dena Martinelli

The design of the human body is unique and ingeniously designed by God.  The basic anatomy and physiology in each of the 11 body systems will be explored.  A close look at the different organs and structures will be examined through a hands-on approach supplemented with charts, diagrams, models and text.  Come discover the interwoven complexity of the human body.  Parents will need to purchase the Apologia The Human Body:  Fearfully and Wonderfully Made text--ISBN#9781932012095, companion Solutions Manual-- ISBN#9781932012101, and the Anatomy Coloring Book-- ISBN#9780805350869.  All three resources are necessary for the course.

Annual Tuition and Class Fee: $285/$75

(Fall Tuition and Class Fee:  $130/$75  --  12 Weeks)

(Spring Tuition and Class Fee:  $155/$0  --  16 Weeks)

 

High School General Physical Science-  Grades 9th -12th 

Teacher:  Sarah Iredale

Pre-Requisite or Concurrent: Pre-Algebra/Saxon 8/7

An introductory chemistry and physics course designed to spark interest while building a firm foundation for advanced science courses. Designed to prepare students for college, students will learn about scientific measurements, the different forms of matter and transition to the foudations of chemical reactions and properties of magnets and electricity while presenting science as the systematic study of God's design in the physical creation. Class time will be used to discuss material, participate in labs and activities, and view demonstrations all related subject matter.  Parents will need to purchase Abeka's  Science: Matter and Energy 1st edition text, lab manual, quiz book, and test book.

Annual Tuition and Class Fee: $285/$75

(Fall Tuition and Class Fee:  $130/$75  --  12 Weeks)

(Spring Tuition and Class Fee:  $155/$0  --  16 Weeks)

 

SCIENCE APPLICATION

COMPUTER

Essential Career Software Computer Course: Grades 6th-12th

Teacher: Lisa Bacu (from Scientific Mayhem)

Your student will become familiar with the three most popular software packages in today's world. Basic skills for creating, editing, manipulating, and sharing documents will be taught using MS Word 2013, MS Excel 2013 and MS PowerPoint 2013. Weekly homework will be assigned in order to practice the skills learned in class. One year-long project will be created as we learn the various tools found in each software package. This project will culminate in a short PowerPoint presentation complete with data, graphs, hyperlinks, etc. Students will need to supply their own laptop computer with the software mentioned above already installed on their computer.

Annual Tuition $200 ($100/$100)

Annual Class Fees $20 ($10/$10)

 

TinkerTime Engineering-- Grades K-2nd (full year)                   

Teacher: Lisa Bacu

We’re tinkering with a purpose and a plan! Students will be challenged to solve real life problems such as designing a prosthetic limb, building a safer bridge and developing better toy packaging using the engineering design process. There’s plenty of room for creativity, imagination and fun while also learning basic engineering principals.

Annual  Tuition:  $280 ($140/$140)

 

Creative Engineering Design-- Grades 3rd-6th (full year)                   

Teacher: Kathy Peterson

In this inquiry-based STEM curriculum, students will be challenged to solve real-world problems involving physics, mechanical, chemical and civil engineering using the engineering design process. Students will learn to tackle problems and build prototypes in a systematic way in a team-based environment. We’ll encourage creativity, imagination, optimism and fun!

Annual Tuition:  $280 ($140/$140)

 

Lego Robotics-- Grades 3rd-6th (FALL only)                   

Teacher: Kathy Peterson

Build and code with the Lego WeDo 2.0 robotics system! In this easy to use programming environment, we’ll explore the practical application of coding by programing robots we’ve built with Legos, gears, motors and sensors. In the curriculum, students will be challenged to develop creative solutions to real life science, physical and engineering problems. No prior experience necessary. All materials provided.

Semester Tuition:  $150

 

Not offered 2018-2019

Phy-Chem   Grades 1st-3rd and 3rd-6th          

Teacher: Mrs. Amy Fenhoff

This hands on science class offers the students an introduction to the sciences of Chemistry and Physics at their age level. Topics to be investigated in this class include: types of matter, compound chemistry, mixtures, Newton's laws, gravity, forms of energy, sound, light, thermodynamics, electricity, magnetism, simple machines and much more. The abounding hands on activities and review will help the students to understand these different aspects of science. No book is required for this class, but the teacher will be utilizing Apologia's Exploring Creation with Chemistry and Physics as the main text resource for this class. Parents who want to reinforce or build upon topics at home as part of their science curriculum may want to purchase this book.

Annual Tuition and Class Fee: $240/$40

(Fall Tuition and Class Fee:  $120/$20)

(Spring Tuition and Class Fee:  $120/$20)

 

Junior High Science - Earth and Space - Grades 7th-8th   

Teacher: Sarah Iredale

Students will investigate Geology, Oceanography, Meteorology, Astronomy, and Environmental Science with the goal of discovering the thoughts of the Creator through the ingenious structure and orderly function of His creaion.  Class time will mostly be spent utilizing hands-on activities that reinforce the reading assignments.  Review questions, worksheets and tests are part of this course.  Homework is reviewed for completeness and tests will be graded.  Parents will need to purchase the following 4 resources:  ABEKA text:  158887 Science:  Earth and Space  OR Digital Text  202231,   174785 Science: Earth and Space Answer Key for Text Questions, 163988 Science:  Earth and Science Activity Book,  and 164089 Test booklet.

Annual Tuition: $285 ($130/$155)

Class Fees: $50 ($25/$25)


 

Physical Science/Integrated Chemistry and Physics -  Grades 8th and up 

Teacher:  Sarah Iredale

Pre-Requisite or Concurrent: Pre-Algebra/Saxon 8/7

ICP is an introductory chemistry and physics course designed to spark interest while building a firm foundation for advanced science courses. Designed to prepare students for college, students will take notes on video lectures, study vocabulary, complete reading assignments and corresponding workbook pages.  This will prepare them for the quarterly exam. In class review activities and hands-on labs (in place of video labs) will add the reinforcement each student needs. This is a great opportunity to focus on study methods and notetaking while enjoying a strong science program.  Parents will need to purchase the digital course which offers the weekly lectures on DVD, print or order the workbook, utilize the internet textbook or choose your own.  Visit www.diveintomath.com for Integrated Chemistry and Physics products. 

Annual Tuition and Class Fee: $285/$75

(Fall Tuition and Class Fee:  $130/$75  --  12 Weeks)

(Spring Tuition and Class Fee:  $155/$0  --  16 Weeks)

 

HEALTH -- Grades 9th-12th 

Teacher:  Kristin Leggett

Health is a Shortened Full Year Course.  Health meets for 24 weeks (12 in the Fall + 12 in the Spring) to fulfill the Ohio Graduation Requirement.

This health class will encompass all aspects of health, including physical, mental, spiritual, and social, from a conservative Christian World view.  Students will participate in classroom discussions, group projects, and hands on applications. Expect to get up out of the seat on occasion! Homework will amount to about 1 hour a week, mostly reading text and preparing for weekly assignments, all of which will incorporate God’s perspective.  Activities may include class presentations, personal budgeting, career explorations, personality examination, and more.  Tests will be given and grades assigned. Opportunity for CPR certification and first aid may be made available for an additional fee.  Parents will need to purchase the Total Health: Choices for a Winning Lifesyle by Susan Boe text.

 

High School Chemistry - Grades 9th-12th

Teacher: Dena Martinelli

This course is designed to be a first-year high school chemistry course. The course covers significant figures, units, classification, the mole concept, stoichiometry, thermochemistry, thermodynamics, kinetics, acids and bases, redox reactions, solutions, atomic structure, Lewis structures, molecular geometry, the gas laws, and equilibrium. Requires the completion of algebra 1 as a prerequisite. Recommended by, Seton High School Science, Seton High School Grade 11, Our Lady of Victory Grade 11 Author: Dr. Jay Wile Grade 9 + Number of Pages: Hardcover 603 Publisher: Apologia Educational Ministries Copyright 2005 ISBN 1932012265

Annual Tuition and Class Fee: $285/$75

(Fall Tuition and Class Fee:  $130/$75  --  12 Weeks)

(Spring Tuition and Class Fee:  $155/$0  --  16 Weeks)

SCIENCE APPLICATION

Bits to Bots-- Grades 4th & Up                   

Teacher: Drake Planetarium

Ultimate inventive experience using electronic building blocks to design and create several different kinds of operating bots that do a variety of engineering and daily functions. Campers can choose from hundreds of bot projects to solve a variety of challenges.

Semester Tuition:  $165

Aerospace Engineering - Up, Up, and Away -- Grades 4th & Up          

Teacher: Drake Planetarium

Students use the engineering design process to design, create, test, and refine a variety of flying and traveling machines. Shock absorbing systems designed to protect astronauts in a lunar vehicle, create their own air and water powered rocket systems. Students create a myriad of models that they get to keep and take home. This 12 week class consists of activities that promote invention challenges like: inventing devices to launch a variety of materials its literally a blast, game invention, devices to help the environment, new inventive machines to solve a myriad of challenges both on earth and in space.

Semester Tuition:  $165

Advanced Engineering I/II -- Grades 4th & Up

Teacher:  Drake Planetarium

This program offers animals, bots and creatures galore that have never been seen before. All builds are adaptable to use motorized elements and there is an opportunity for students to create their own fabulous creatures and preview them to the class. This program is for builders who dare to venture into creation , innovation and design.  

Advanced Engineering Design I - Students will build never before seen animals, inventions and design challenges not typically seen in traditional Lego builds. Students use Lego motors and battery packs.  

Advanced Engineering Design 2 - Wheeled Wonder Machines   Using Technic Lego elements students build a variety of wheeled machines powered by Lego motors.

Semester Tuition $165

LEGO ROBOTICS II/III -Grades 4th and UP      

Teacher: Drake Planetarium 

In this class, students will learn more about RCX chip technology and programming robots. They will apply Math and Science to real world situations at HELP to teach a HANDS ON LEGO ROBOTICS 3 class.  Students will learn even MORE about RCX chip technology and programming their robots. They will have a great time pairing the robots off to compete against one another. Drake Planetarium brings their mobile LEGO lab to HELP Homeschool.

PREREQUISITE: Student must have completed LEGO Robotics I and II. THIS CLASS HAS A NO REFUND POLICY AS ALL FEES ARE PAID IN ADVANCE TO DRAKE PLANETARIUM.

Semester Tuition $170

CRAZY CONTRAPTIONS Grades 3rd and UP      

Teacher: Drake Planetarium

Participants will build DaVinci machines and the wildest working contraptions to compete in coliseum type games. From catapults to football launchers, siege machines, ping pong poppers, and spaghetti choppers to racing machines. Defend the fortress and compete in your own warrior games. A great precursor to Lego Robotics. THIS CLASS HAS A NO REFUND POLICY AS ALL FEES ARE PAID IN ADVANCE TO DRAKE PLANETARIUM.

 

DaVinci Machines & Medieval Castles/Weaponry- 5th and UP      

Teacher: Drake Planetarium 

Students will build various machines invented by Leonardo DaVinci (1452-1519). These include his rotating bridge, odometer, and file maker. Students will also learn about medieval castle construction and various siege machines such as catapults, trebuchets, and ballista. Using legos, k'nex, popsicle sticks, and other crazy materials, this series of fun projects makes history come alive! This CLASS HAS A NO REFUND POLICY AS ALL FEES ARE PAID IN ADVANCE TO DRAKE PLANETARIUM

 

LEGO ROBOTICS I- Grades 4 and UP                  

Teacher:   Drake Planetarium 

This program provides the basics of mechanical engineering to design a variety of working robots and their accessories. Teams will build working models, and will experiment with flying monkeys, mars rovers, and sumo wrestler competitions. Drake Planetarium brings their mobile LEGO lab to HELP Homeschool. THIS CLASS HAS A NO REFUND POLICY AS ALL FEES ARE PAID IN ADVANCE TO DRAKE PLANETARIUM.

Semester Tuition $170

 

Power Science-- Grades 4th & UP                        

Teacher:  Drake Planetarium 

Topics included in this fast paced program are Chemistry Fun, Engineering, Rocketry, Archeology Dig and Universe Blast.  Each week, a different career will be featured along with the coolest hands-on sciences. THIS CLASS HAS A NO REFUND POLICY AS ALL FEES ARE PAID IN ADVANCE TO DRAKE PLANETARIUM.

 

ARCHITECTURAL DESIGN - GRADES 4TH AND UP     

 

DaVinci Machines & Medieval Castles/Weaponry- 5th and UP      

 

Teacher: Drake Planetarium 

Students will build various machines invented by Leonardo DaVinci (1452-1519). These include his rotating bridge, odometer, and file maker. Students will also learn about medieval castle construction and various siege machines such as catapults, trebuchets, and ballista. Using legos, k'nex, popsicle sticks, and other crazy materials, this series of fun projects makes history come alive! This CLASS HAS A NO REFUND POLICY AS ALL FEES ARE PAID IN ADVANCE TO DRAKE PLANETARIUM

 

AEROSPACE ENGINEERING/PLANET QUEST- Grades 4th & Up

FALL SEMESTER ONLY

Teacher:  Drake Planetarium

From planet destinations  beyond our solar system to inventing a habitable structure for a specific environment. Students design prototypes to enter the atmosphere of the distant planet to designing other types of flying machines that will work on our new planet site. Experimental design so that all food and water will be produced on the new planet’s surface. Development of robots to handle  daily tasks to long range plan of creating robots that will support a multitude of daily tasks. Twelve weeks of engineering  exploration and fun.

Tuition Per Semester $165

BOT WORLD -- Grades 4th & Up

FALL SEMESTER ONLY

Teacher:  Drake Planetarium

Students use a variety of materials to program,build and add electronics for an entire 12 weeks of robot engineering fun and design their own working robots as well as use Scratch programming and coding. Each day campers learn a new way to program their Bot to solve hundreds of project challenges.End of the week show and tell and programming wars.

Tuition Per Semester $165

VIDEO GAME DESIGN -- Grades 4th & Up

SPRING SEMESTER ONLY

Title: Video Game Design

Students will be using comprehensive tools that allow users to create 2D games without any prior programming and coding knowledge. Students will be elementary Flash, Python and Scratch technology in order to give participants a working knowledge of the basics so they can build their game making skill set. Students get to pick their own game-making software that will suit their level and they will need to bring their own Android or IOS device. Teams will be creating video games of their own design.

Teacher:  Drake Planetarium

Tuition Per Semester $165

ZOO BOT - Grades 4th & Up

SPRING SEMESTER ONLY

Teacher:  Drake Planetarium

Students expand their programming skills using NXT chip technology. Students design their own unique robots and program for a multi-obstacle course with various tricks.

Tuition Per Semester $165