Instructor info: I have homeschooled for 15 years and taught Apologia science for 9 years. I have a passion to see students understand God through the study of science. I have been married 25 yrs and have 3 crazy kids. Lisa is a sophomore @ Grossmont Comm. College majoring in Athletic training & will be transferring to SDSU in fall 2014. Sam & Faith are twins & will be 16 this summer.
I will provide everything needed to do labs for each class except the book and test booklet. You will need to purchase: Apologia Exploring Creation With General Science 1st Edition + Solutions & test Manual ( please email me if you have trouble getting a copy. 2nd edition will be much different)
I will grade lab sheets and tests. (I will not be giving tests in class; you will do that at home) I will also provide a complete calendar with daily readings and homework assignments.
Class limit: 16 students - (NO MINIMUM)
Fees: $160 per semester. (This includes all lab fees.) Please mail check or money order to me prior to start of classes.
12722 #C Lakeshore Dr, Lakeside CA 92040
Classes will run 1 hour each
The schedule: The schedule I will provide is designed so that the student will complete the reading and On Your Own (OYO) questions in the textbook each week between classes. Class time will primarily be spent doing experiments, except on a few occasions.
Students will be required to keep up with the scheduled homework so they are comfortable with the lab topics. Students or parents should always check the answers to the OYO questions the student completes, and correct any incorrect answers.
Answers to the OYO questions are found at the end of each module. Study guide answers are found in the teacher guide along with the tests. Any incorrect answers on these questions should be corrected as well. Tests will also be completed at home, but may be turned into the instructor for grading – this will be noted on the syllabus or announced as it occurs.
What to bring to each class: Students should always bring their Apologia textbook, a lab notebook, and a pencil to class. It is the student’s responsibility to be prepared for class with these supplies! Some experiments may need to be started at home and then brought to class - these are usually noted on the schedule.
Lab notebooks: Each student is required to bring a three ring binder with divided sections for the calendar, On Your Own (OYO), Vocabulary, Study Guide, Tests, and Lab Reports. Students will write a lab summary for each experiment.
I will provide a master copy of the lab report for each student, but they need to be copied at home and have blanks ready for each class. Lab reports will usually be turned in during class. If more time is needed, they must be in the following week for full credit. The name and number of the experiment should be at the top as the title of the page.
Tests will not be given in class. I will grade lab sheets and tests based on neatness, completeness, content only. Other standards (grammar, sentence structure, ect) need to be graded by the parent.
Let me know if you have questions
Julie Beaty 619-792-2833
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