SCIENCE CLASSES

Total Health with First Aid (Fall Semester 2013)

Description:

Health is a one-credit course. The purpose of this class is to present the Bible as the foundation for a healthy lifestyle. This class will deal with the integration of the physical, mental, social, and spiritual dimensions of life. The class will also offer the students the opportunity to receive Red Cross certification for CPR/AED- Adult and First Aid as a part of the first aid unit during the second semester.

Topics will include:

  • Physical Health- the human body, body systems, nutrition, Fitness and exercise,     Infectious disease and noninfectious disease
  • Mental Health- stress and anxiety, L.I.F.E. management, made in His image
  • Social Health- head to toe care, risk taking/safety/first aid, responsibility,     maturity, relationships (friendships/ family/ death)
  • Spiritual Health- building your spiritual muscles, reaching your potential

NOTE: Sex and Reproduction: I have tried to teach this course without covering these topics and have found it next to impossible therefore; they will be touched on in the following ways;

Reproduction – covered in a very limited way as part of the systems of the body. Supportive     materials will be sent home for parents to use as they see fit.

  • Sex – Dating is covered toward the end of the year; discussions will include; waiting to date,     group dating, abstinence, consequences of premarital sex and abortion.
  • This instructor is very willing to discuss any concerns with parents and the classroom is always open to visitors.

Course Objectives:

  • To develop a knowledge of God as Creator
  • To develop a knowledge of health/science pertaining to the human body
  • To develop a desire for spiritual health
  • To develop a desire for learning
  • To develop a healthy lifestyle in each area of life-NOW
  • To develop an attitude of respect
  • To develop an attitude of responsibility
  • To develop a deeper love for God

Tutor: Carla Anderson

Length: Full year

Level: 9th – 12th grade

Class Tuition: $190.00 per student per semester plus $25.00 lab fee per student payable to instructor. Covers: equipment rentals, training supplies and work sheets. Optional Red Cross Certification Fee $27.00.

Class size: Minimum of 5 students; maximum of 14 students.

Text Requirement: Total Health Choices for a Winning Lifestyle ISBN: 0-9646843-4-9-Hard Bound or ISBN: 09646843-0-6-Soft Bound *NOTE This is the ISBN for the first edition but, the second edition is fine also (they only changed to cover) First Aid/CPR/AED Participant’s Manual Stock No. 656731(download free on-line at redcross.org/training or $8.50 from instructor;) Not needed until second semester, more information will come at that time.

Prerequisite: None

Homework: 2-2 ½ hours per week

Required: 2-Tri-fold display board, a few art supplies for the display board, either a notebook/ folder or 3 ring binder,/paper/ pocket folder-(to keep class notes, handouts, homework in), and writing utensil.


Answers in Genesis Earth Science

Course Description:

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.

Prerequisite: None

Homework: About 1 ½ – 2 hours per week, which includes required weekly readings.


Apologia Biology

Description:

Apologia Biology is a rigorous college-prep course that provides a detailed introduction to the methods and concepts of general biology.  Heavily emphasizing the vocabulary of biology, it provides the student with a strong background in the scientific method, the five-kingdom classification scheme, microscopy, dissection, ecosystems, cellular biology, molecular and Mendelian genetics, and evolutionary theory and its weaknesses.  In-class labs and investigations provide opportunities to develop laboratory skills, such as careful observation and interpretation of data, while review activities are incorporated to reinforce concepts.  

*This course earns one high school credit and is college-prep level. With some additional preparation, students may be able to take the College Biology CLEP for 6 college credits.

Tutor: Jennifer Holt

Class Length: Full Year

Grade Level: 9th – 12th

Class Tuition: $205 per semester. Additional $35.00 lab fee per semester includes use of lab equipment and microscopes, lab supplies, lab notebook, dissection specimens and equipment, additional handouts, and companion CD-rom for use in class.

Class size: Minimum of 5 students with a maximum of 20

Text Requirement: (To be purchased by parents) Exploring Creation with Biology, 2nd Edition, by Dr. Jay Wile, (ISBN # 9781932012545) and Exploring Creation with Biology, 2nd Edition, Solutions Manual (ISBN # 9781932012552). May be purchased from Apologia at 1-888-524-4724 orwww.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.

Students should bring: textbook, lab notebook (provided), paper and pencil

Prerequisite: Successful completion of Apologia Physical Science or similar. Students must be able to keep up with reading and homework in order to fully comprehend the material and to be prepared for class discussions and experiments.

Homework: Yes, 4-6 hours per week

Required: Internet access for students to receive class notices, download supplemental reading and worksheets, and link to applicable websites.


Apologia General Science

Description:

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

Class Size:  Minimum of 5 students, maximum of 22


Apologia Chemistry

Description:

This course is designed to be a first-year high school chemistry course and gives the student a rigorous foundation in chemistry, in order to prepare him or her for a college-level course. The course covers significant figures, units, classification, the mole concept, stoichiometry, thermochemistry, thermodynamics, kinetics, acids and bases, redox reactions, solutions, atomic structure, Lewis structures, molecular geometry, the gas laws, and equilibrium.

Students who take and understand this course will be very well-prepared for a tough university chemistry course. Numerous in-class labs and investigations provide opportunities to develop laboratory skills such as careful observation and interpretation of lab data. Additionally, peer discussion, review games, and interactive small group activities are incorporated to reinforce class concepts.

Tutor: Jennifer Holt

Length: Full Year

Level: 10th – 12th

Tuition: $205 per semester. Additional $35.00 lab fee per semester includes use of lab equipment and supplies, additional handouts, and companion CD-rom for use in class.

Class Size: minimum of 5 students with a maximum of 20

Prerequisite: Algebra 1. Successful completion of Apologia Physical Science and Biology recommended. Students must be able to keep up with reading and homework in order to fully comprehend the material and to be prepared for class discussions and experiments.

Homework: 4-6 hours per week

Text: (To be purchased by parents) Exploring Creation with Chemistry, 2nd Edition, by Dr. Jay Wile, and Exploring Creation with Chemistry, 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.

Required: Internet access for students to receive class notices, download supplemental reading and worksheets, and link to applicable websites, 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

Students should bring: textbook, paper, and pencil


Apologia Physical Science

Description:

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.