Grade/Age Level: 6th, 7th, 8th, 9th,
Jan. 15, 14-Apr. 23, 2014—We
Period: Session 2 ; 10:00 AM - 11:30 AM
Location: St. Michael
Instructor(s): Mrs. Melissa Kuch
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This Apologia science course is typically recommended for students going into the 7th or 8th grade and 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 about concepts found in geology, chemistry, and biology. Within the first semester of the class, students will learn the basics of science, including the history of science, the scientific method, scientific inquiry, and how to conduct an experiment. In fact, students will spend most of their class time participating in many 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. 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, and minerals. In the second semester, important biology concepts will be introduced, which includes cells, the structure of DNA, and the classification of life. A thorough study of the human body systems will then conclude the course.
Tutor: Melissa Kuch
Grade Level: 6th – 9th grade
Prerequisite: Students must have a basic knowledge of elementary science concepts and be able to keep up with required weekly readings and homework.
Text: Required for the course are the one-year 2nd Edition Apologia book, Exploring Creation with General Science by Dr. Jay Wile and the 2nd Edition Solutions and Tests For Exploring Creation with General Science. Purchasing the Multi-media companion CD-Rom is optional, but is recommended to help students better comprehend the vocabulary and scientific concepts found within the curriculum. The audio CD of the book is also an optional purchase for students who may need additional help with the readings. Textbooks and materials can be purchased at Heppner’s Legacy in Elk River, or can be ordered directly from the Apologia website: http://www.apologia.com/store/index.php?main_page=index&cPath=3
Homework: Minimum of 3 – 4 hours per week
Tuition: $180 per semester plus $15 lab materials fee