MICHAELS  HOMESCHOOL  ACADEMY

                      

  Michaels Homeschool Association
               of Chattanooga                    

Put God First

Science Classes

                                                                   SCIENCE CLASSES

We are extremely excited to be able to continue offering elementary, middle and high school sciences to our program this coming fall. As God continues to expand our ministry, we are eternally thankful for His vision and His provisions. Once again, we have done our best to keep our fees reasonable and affordable for our home school community. Our schedule and fees are as follows: (Please see below for a description of each course) 

Course: Elementary Science (with hands-on labs)
Grade Level: 4th - 5th grade (Advanced 3rd graders can register)
Day/Time: Wednesdays @ 10:10 a.m. - 11:25 a.m. (at Oakwood Baptist Church)
Cost: $45 per month + $35 registration fee 
Book(s): Apologia Exploring Creation with Botany ISBN 9781932012491 and Notebooking Journal ISBN 9781935495062 (fall semester); Apologia Exploring Creation with Human Anatomy and Physiology ISBN 9781935495147 and Notebooking Journal ISBN 9781935495154 (spring semester). You can purchase these textbooks used online through Amazon.com, Abebooks.com, half.com, etc. The notebooking journals should be purchased new from Apologia.comPlease make sure the ISBN numbers match.
Instructor: Miss Kayla Brown


Course: Middle School Science (with hands-on labs) 
Grade Level: 6th - 8th grade 
Day/Time: Wednesdays @ 11:40 a.m. - 1:10 p.m. (at Oakwood Baptist Church)
Cost: $55 per month per child + $45 registration fee 
Book(s): McDougal Littell Ecology ISBN 0618334297; Space Science ISBN 0618334211; Earth's Atmosphere ISBN 0618334157; Waves, Sound, and Light ISBN 0618842551. You can purchase these books new or used online (they are pretty inexpensive) through Amazon.com, Abebooks.com, half.com, etc. Please be sure the ISBN numbers match. 
Instructor: Miss Kayla Brown 


Course: Biology (with hands-on labs)
Grade Level: 9th - 10th grade
Day/Time: Tuesdays @ 1:00 p.m. - 3:00 p.m. (at Oakwood Baptist Church)
Cost: $65 per month per child + $55 registration fee 
Book(s): McDougal Littell Biology (2008) ISBN 0618596585. You can purchase this book new or used online through Amazon.com, half.com, Abebooks.com, etc. Please be sure the ISBN numbers match. Also, be careful not to purchase the teacher's edition. 
Instructor: Mrs. Mary Fish


Course: Physical Science (with hands-on labs) 
Grade Level: 10th - 11th grade
Day/Time: Tuesdays @ 10:50 a.m. - 12:50 p.m. (This class time will need to be filled up first) OR 
                  Tuesdays @ 1:00 p.m. - 3:00 p.m. (at Oakwood Baptist Church)
Cost: $65 per month per child + $55 registration fee  
Book(s): Conceptual Physical Science (2002) ISBN 0321051661. You can purchase this book new or used online through Amazon.com, half.com, Abebooks.com, etc. Please be sure the ISBN numbers match. Also, be careful not to purchase the teacher's edition.
Instructor: Mrs. Mary Fish 


Course: Chemistry (with hands-on labs)
Grade Level: 11th - 12th grade
Day/Time: Wednesdays @ 2:30 p.m. - 4:30 p.m. (at Oakwood Baptist Church)
Cost: $65 per month per child + $55 registration fee 
Book(s): Modern Chemistry (2002) ISBN 0030565375. You can purchase this book new or used online through Amazon.com, Abebooks.com, half.com, etc. Please be sure the ISBN numbers match. Also, be careful not to purchase the teacher's edition.  
Instructor: Mrs. Mary Fish 


Course: Anatomy and Physiology (with hands-on labs)
Grade Level: 12th grade
Day/Time: Wednesdays @ 2:30 p.m. - 4:30 p.m. (at Oakwood Baptist Church)
Cost: $65 per month per child + $55 registration fee
Book(s): Essentials of Anatomy and Physiology (6th Edition) ISBN 9780803622562; Student Workbook for Essentials of Anatomy and Physiology ISBN 9780803623248. You can purchase these books used online through Amazon.com, Abebooks.com, half.com, etc. Please be sure to order the 6th edition and that the ISBN numbers match. 
Instructor: TBA


*Miss Brown and Mrs. Fish will be available for "Question/Answer" sessions regarding weekly homework via email, phone, or by personal appointment at our facility, if necessary.*



Course Description

Elementary School Science (4th - 5th grade) (Advanced 3rd graders can register)

This exciting course will focus on botany during the fall semester and anatomy and physiology during the spring semester. Each week we will be performing hands-on labs along with notebooking to reinforce what has been learned in class. Students will be starting with basic knowledge and expanding on their knowledge by covering a wide range of scientific studies about plants, algae, and fungi, etc., and learning about their structure, growth, reproduction, metabolism, development, and chemical properties between the different groups. Students will also learn the parts of the body and how those parts work together which include molecules, cells, organs, muscles, and their chemical processes and functions during the second semester. With a Christian perspective, this class is aimed to build a love of science and nature for each individual student. In order to reach our goal, this class will have a 3-year rotation of books to better prepare all our students for our middle school program. Students are encouraged to take notes in class and ask questions both during class time and during the week via phone, email, or by designated personal sessions. There will be homework each week to both introduce new material that will be discussed in class the following week and also to review what was learned in class that week. Homework will be graded for both completion and accuracy. Students will also be graded on tests, labs, and potential projects. Related field trips are being considered.        


Middle School Science (6th - 8th grade) 

In this course, we will cover concepts from biology that deals with the relations of organisms to one another and to their physical surroundings, study space exploration and natural phenomena and physical bodies occurring in outer space, discover the layers of gases commonly known as air that surrounds the planet Earth and is retained by Earth's gravity, and explore how waves, sound, and light can travel through different solid materials as well as electric and magnetic fields. This will give students a good foundation for going forward into high school sciences. Each week we will be performing hands-on labs. The text will give us basic information that will be expanded upon in class. Our goal is to equip each child with knowledge, enhance their God-given talents, and help them expand their horizons by providing them with scientific data and backing it up with a Biblical worldview perspective of God's creations. In order to reach our goal, this age group will have a 3-year rotation of books to better prepare all our students for our high school sciences. Students are encouraged to take notes in class and ask questions both during class time and during the week via phone, email, or by designated personal sessions. There will be homework each week to both introduce new material that will be discussed in class the following week and also to review what was learned in class that week. Homework will be graded for both completion and accuracy. Students will also be graded on tests, labs, and potential projects. Related field trips are being considered. 


Biology (9th - 10th grade)

This course will cover concepts such as an introduction to biology, cells, genetics, evolution, ecology, classification and diversity, plants, animals, and human biology. We will be covering all of these topics from a Christian perspective while still developing an understanding in preparation for upper high school and college level sciences. The text will give us a basic understanding which will be expanded on by using a Christian worldview. Our goal is to equip each child with knowledge, enhance their God given talents, and help them expand their horizons by providing them with scientific data and backing it up with a Biblical worldview perspective of God's creations. Students are encouraged to take notes in class and ask questions both during class time and during the week via phone, email, or by designated personal sessions. Each week in class, we will be performing labs as well as class lectures. There will be homework each week to both introduce new material that will be discussed in class the following week and also to review what was learned in class that week. Homework will be graded for both completion and accuracy. Students will also be graded on tests, labs, and potential projects. Dissections will also be included in this course. Related field trips are being considered. 


Physical Science (10th - 11th grade)

This course will cover concepts such as mechanics, heat, electricity and magnetism, sound and light waves, atoms, chemistry, earth science, and astronomy. We will be covering all of these topics from a Christian perspective while still developing an understanding in preparation for upper high school and college level sciences. The textbook will give a basic understanding which will be expanded on by using a Christian worldview. Students are encouraged to take notes in class and ask questions both during class time and during the week via email, phone, or by designated appointment times. Each week, there will be class lectures, learning from a Socratic method where students will be encouraged to engage in class discussions, and performing labs. There will be homework each week to both introduce new material to be discussed in class the following week and also to review what was learned in class during that particular week. Homework will be graded for both completion and accuracy. Students will also be graded on tests, labs, and potential projects. Related field trips are being considered. 


Chemistry (11th - 12th grade)

This course will cover concepts such as the organization of mater, the language of chemistry, phases of mater, solutions and their behavior, chemical reactions, and organic and nuclear chemistry. We will be covering all of these topics from a Christian perspective while still developing an understanding in preparation for upper high school and college level sciences. The textbook will give us a basic understanding which will be expanded on by using a Christian worldview. Students are encouraged to take notes in class, and ask questions both during class time, and during the week via phone, email, or by designated personal sessions. Each week, we will having class lectures, learning from a Socratic method where students will be encouraged to engage in class discussions, and performing labs. There will be homework each week to both introduce new material that will be discussed in class the following week and also to review what was learned in class during that particular week. Homework will be graded for both completion and accuracy. Students will also be graded on tests, labs, and potential projects. Related field trips are being considered. Pre-requisite: Algebra 1.


Anatomy & Physiology (12th grade)
TBA


*Here at MHA, we want all our students to have a pleasant and enjoyable experience so please feel free to come to us with any questions and/or concerns.*