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Science/Health/Science Application

Elementary Science

SCIENTIFIC MAYHEM - GRADES K-3rd

Teacher: Lisa Bacu

This class will have a two year cycle.

For the young scientist in your family! Each week is a new scientific topic or concept with hands-onactivities to engage students and get them excited about science. Over 30 different topics are available so your student can find the science that interests them the most.

AnnualTuition and Class Fee:  $270/$80

Fall 12 weeks--Spring 12 Weeks

 

Systems of the Body - Grades 3rd-6th                     

Teacher: Brandy Hopper

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:  $270/$40

Fall 12 weeks--Spring 12 Weeks

 

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

Teacher: Olivia Denton

This hands-on science class offers the students an introduction to the sciences of Chemistry and Physics. 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 students to understand the concepts presented during class. 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: $270/$50

Fall 12 weeks--Spring 12 Weeks

 

Botany   Grades 5th-6th          

Teacher: Kim Treadway

This class will teach students all about God’s creation by learning about botany, the study of plants. Using the textbook, Exploring Creation With Botany, from Apologia and the accompanying notebooking journal, students will learn hands-on about seeds, roots, stems, gardening, trees, and more. This class will involve some at-home projects and homework to “dig deeper.”

Parents will need to purchase for class: Apologia Botany Textbook and companion notebooking journal

Annual Tuition and Class Fee: $270/$50

Fall 12 weeks--Spring 12 Weeks

 

Junior High Science

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 creation.  Class time will review material and utilize hands-on activities to reinforce concepts.  Each student will present one project to the class during the academic year.  Review questions, worksheets, and tests are part of this course.  The tutor will grade tests but only review homework for completeness. Parents are expected supervise and correct homework; thus, it is essential to purchase the Answer Key booklet.

Please note that 2nd and 3rd editions of A Beka's Jr High Earth and Space materials are available.  Either edition is acceptable for class because the content is aligned; however, class materials must be from one or the other edition.  Please do not mix or match the resources as the syllabus corresponds to a specific edition.

Parents should purchase the following four resources published by A Beka: 

  1. Science: Earth and Space Text 
  2. Science: Earth and Science Activity Book
  3. Science: Earth and Space Test Book
  4. Science: Earth and Space Answer Key

Students will also need:

  1. a 3-ring binder
  2. spiral notebook or sheets of paper for note-taking

Annual Tuition & Class Fee: $295/$50

Fall 12 weeks--Spring 16 Weeks

 

High School Science

HELP Homeschool Recommends the following High School Science Progression:  

General Physical Science, Biology, Chemistry, Advanced Sciences i.e. Anatomy & Physiology

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 2nd edition text, answer key, quiz book, and test book.

Annual Tuition and Class Fee: $295/$75

Fall 12 weeks--Spring 16 Weeks

 

High School Biology - Grades 9th-12th                                                      

Teacher: JoAnn Stombaugh

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 3rd Edition Text (Giraffe on cover)

       ISBN: 9781946506450

2. Apologia's Exploring Creation with Biology 3rd   Edition Student Notebook (Giraffe on cover)

      ISBN:  9781946506481

3. Apologia's Exploring Creation with Biology 3rd   Edition Solution & Test Book (Giraffe on cover)                                             ISBN: 9781946506467

4. 3-ring binder

5. 2-pocket folder 

6.  OPTIONAL:  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 MP3audio-book is below.  This is NOT a required material for the course      

      ISBN:  9781946506498

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

Annual Tuition and Class Fee: $295/$75

Fall 12 weeks--Spring 16 Weeks

 

High School Chemistry - Grades 9th-12th

Teacher:  Sarah Iredale

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: $295/$75

Fall 12 weeks--Spring 16 Weeks

 

SCIENCE APPLICATION

TinkerTime Engineering-- Grades K-2nd                

Teacher: Lisa Bacu

This class will have a two year cycle.

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 designing and creating vehicles that zoom using the engineering design process. There’s plenty of room for creativity, imagination and fun while also learning basic engineering principals.

Annual Tuition & Class Fee:  $310

Fall 12 weeks--Spring 12 Weeks

 

Creative Engineering Design-- Grades 3rd-6th               

Teacher: Mrs. Bacu

This class will have a two year cycle.

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 & Class Fee:  $310

Fall 12 weeks--Spring 12 Weeks

 

Lego Robotics/K'nex Creations-- Grades 3rd-6th              

Teacher: Mrs. Kelli Reilman

Lego Robotics (Fall Focus)--Welcome to the world of robots! Using the WeDo 2.0 Lego Robotics system students will build various robots and then, using different sensors and inputs, program them to complete simple tasks. No previous robotic or programming experience is necessary.

K'nex Creations (spring focus)--Building, testing and interpreting results is the focus of this class. Using the K’Nex building systems various simple machines are explored, built, and tested. Then, the data is collected, analyzed and graphed. Students have a chance to think critically and draw conclusions based on class results.

Annual Tuition and Class Fee:  $330/$40

Fall 12 weeks--Spring 12 Weeks

 

Inventors 2 Class - GRADES 4th-6th

Teacher: JoAnn Stombough

Inventors 2 will cover the history of boats - project propellor boat, the history of the compass - project homemade compass, Andre Jacques Garnerin's first successful parachute - project parachute, James Naismith inventor of basketball - project tabletop basketball game, Ruth Handler inventor of the Barbie doll - project fabric rag doll, Mary Anderson inventor of motorized windshield wipers, Elon Musk inventor of the electric car, Henry Ford inventor of the Model T - project - battery powered propellor car, Leo BaekBenjamin Franklin - project homemade kite

AnnualTuition and Class Fee:  $250/$35

Fall 12 weeks--Spring 12 Weeks

 

Wind, Water and Wings - GRADES 4th-6th

Teacher: JoAnn Stombough

Students will come to understand how weather impacts their daily lives and flight.  They will also learn about aircraft that span the aviation timeline from the inspiration of birds to modern times.

AnnualTuition and Class Fee:  $250/$40

Fall 12 weeks--Spring 12 Weeks

 

Coding I  (3rd-6th)

Teacher: Mrs. Reilman

Coding is fun!  In this class students are introduced to the world of electronics and coding in an enjoyable, easy-to-understand way.  Learning to program (or code) allows students to develop logical and sequential thinking. Students learn how to solve problems by following an orderly methodology.  Projects will increase in complexity as they gain skills and confidence over the year.  Coding I (first year) students will become familiar with: 

  • Electronic components 
  • Coding logic and variables 
  • Reading and editing basic code 
  • How to code basic behaviors 
  • Introduction to Scratch Code 
  • How to extend coding to two- and three-step functions 
  • How to think in terms of organization, priorities, logic and creativity 

Annual Tuition & Class Fee $250

Fall 12 weeks--Spring 12 Weeks

 

Essential Career Software Computer Course using Microsft Office: Grades 6th-12th

Teacher: Kelly Reilman (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, MS Excel, and MS PowerPoint. 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.  Please note that this class focuses on Microsoft Office products since these are used extensively in the business community.  Similar software (i.e. Google Docs, Google Sheets, etc) cannot be used in place of Microsoft brand software.

Annual Tuition & Class Fee $300

Fall 12 weeks--Spring 12 Weeks

 

Aerospace Dimensions I - GRADES 7th-12th

Teacher: JoAnn Stombough

Learning more about aerospace and flight are the goals of this class. Students will be introduced to what flight is and the factors involved with making flight possible, the atmosphere in regards to flight, and flight in regards to aircraft systems – engines and cockpit controls, and airports – operating and air traffic control. Besides learning these basics of flight, students will participate in hands-on activities which will increase their aerospace knowledge. In creating these different projects, students will be using hot glue guns, Exacto knives, and other such tools.

AnnualTuition and Class Fee:  $250/$35

Fall 12 weeks--Spring 12 Weeks

 

Exploring Engineering III - GRADES 7th-12th

Teacher: JoAnn Stombough

Engineering covers a vast area of visualizing and coming up with ideas and innovations to create things for exploration or to help make man's life easier, better, or healthier. Join us for this class which will look into the 5 major engineering areas: chemical engineering, industrial engineering, mechanical engineering, electrical engineering, and civil engineering. Students will have the opportunity to construct, program, and create amongst the projects that will be in this class that touch on each of these areas of engineering. Students will be required to bring weekly a laptop or tablet with USB port for the second half of the year. Exploring Engineering 1 or 2 is not required to take this class.

AnnualTuition and Class Fee:  $250/$85

Fall 12 weeks--Spring 12 Weeks

 

Crime Scene Investigations & Forensics - GRADES 7th-12th

Teacher: Holly Brisken

Students will learn crime scene investigation and forensics through inquiry and project-based learning. Including but not limited to fingerprints, handwriting and printer analysis, DNA, and trace evidence. We will perform simple labs to collect and examine evidence and solve imaginary crimes. We may use age appropriate short video clips about crime scene evidence and collection. There will be some light reading homework associated with this class.

Parents will need to purchase Forensics: Inquire and Investigate by Carla Mooney (paperback)

ISBN 978-1-61930-184-9 Available on Amazon $16.95

AnnualTuition and Class Fee:  $250/$40

Fall 12 weeks--Spring 12 Weeks

 

 

Not offered 2022-2023

 

Spark's Design Technology I (4th-8th)

Teacher: TBD

No prerequiste to take this class

Students will learn Basic Electronics and Arduino Programming using the SparkFun Inventor’s kit as well as the use of electronics and programming with textiles.

First semester students will primarily use the Inventor’s Kit building and programming circuits. Second Semester students will design and build a light up mask.

A laptop is required for each student for use in class.

Annual Tuition & Class Fee $250/$40

Fall 12 weeks--Spring 12 Weeks

 

Spark's Fun Design Technology 2 (4th-8th)

Teacher: Dawn Foster

Prerequiste: Spark's Design I

Students will continue learning Electronics and Arduino Programming using the Spark Fun Inventor’s Kit and Robots as well as continue with electronic textiles. 

First Semester students will build and program a simple robot while exploring the use of sensors. Second Semester students will design and build a simple stuffy with lights and LilyPad technology.

A laptop is required for each student for use in class.

Annual Tuition & Class Fee $250/$40

Fall 12 weeks--Spring 12 Weeks

 

 

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

Teacher:  Stephanie Mackris
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 & Lab Fee $260/$50

 

Inventors Class - GRADES 4th-6th

Teacher: JoAnn Stombough