Students of physical science will learn to understand and explore the exciting wonderful world around them. Topics include theory and practical observations related to atoms and molecules of air and water, the weather and the earth’s layers. We will investigate space, sound, light and Newton’s Laws. Students will discuss the principals and laws of physical science and learn on a technical level how God supports our life on earth. This course includes hands-on laboratory experience and an understanding of scientific methods.
Tutor: Linda Williams
Class length: One full year
Grade Level: 8th -12th
Tuition: $205 per semester. Additional $20.00 lab fee per semester includes use of lab equipment, lab supplies, lab notebook, additional handouts
Class size: Minimum of 7 students with 30 max
Text Required: (To be purchased by parents) Exploring Creation with Physical Science, 2nd Edition, by Dr. Jay Wile, and Exploring Creation with Physical Science, 2nd Edition, Solutions Manual. May be purchased from Apologia at 1-888-524-4724 or www.apologia.com or locally from Heppner’s Legacy in Elk River at 763-241-4663. Auditory learners or slow-readers may want to also purchase the MP3 audiobook for around $12.
Items to Bring: Calculator, lab coat or heavy shirt, closed shoes (no sandals), composition notebook for lab, safety goggles, notebook for lectures, pencil, metric ruler, 2 liter bottles
Prerequisite: A General Science course of some kind
Homework: 3-4 hours per week
Required: Internet access for students to receive class notices, download supplemental reading and worksheets, and link to applicable websites.