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)
Biology (9th - 10th grade)
Physical Science (10th - 11th grade)
Chemistry (11th - 12th grade)