This science course will give students an opportunity to gain a deeper understanding of the popular topics found within both astronomy and earth science. During the astronomy lessons, students will take an imaginary trip through the universe to study stars, asteroids, meteors, our sun and moon, as well as each of the planets in our solar system. Students will then discover more about Planet Earth by gaining important knowledge of the earth’s surface and what lies both above and beneath us.
Popular science topics such as earthquakes, volcanoes, and weather patterns that produce hurricanes and tornadoes will all be discussed. Hands-on activities and experiments will be a major focus of the class, as students will have opportunities to examine real rocks, minerals, fossils, dinosaur bones, and even a meteorite.
Students will also be able to participate in class discussions about the curriculum along with the many current geologic events that continue to have an effect on our world today. All of the material presented in the class will be taught from a creationist perspective, as we will often use biblical texts alongside the Answers in Genesis curriculum.
Tutor Name: Melissa Kuch
Class Length: Full year
Grade Level: 5th – 7th grade
Tuition Plus Supply Fee: $175 per semester plus $15 supply fee
Class Size: Minimum of 5, maximum of 22
Text: We will be using the one-year Answers in Genesis curriculum entitled God’s Design for Heaven and Earth 3rd Edition by Debbie and Richard Lawrence. The set of all three books will be needed for the course (Our Planet Earth, Our Universe, Our Weather and Water). You can find the books at Heppner’s Legacy in Elk River, or you can buy them directly from the Answers Website. Please note that there is no need to buy the teacher supplements that go along with the set for this class. Individual student books need only be purchased.
Homework: About 1 ½ – 2 hours per week, which includes required weekly readings.