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 @ 10:20 a.m. - 11:35 a.m. (at Oakwood Baptist Church)
Cost: $45 per month + $35 registration fee 
Book(s): Apologia Zoology 3: Land Animals of the 6th Day ISBN 9781932012859 and Notebooking Journal ISBN 9781935495130 (fall semester); Apologia Exploring Creation with Chemistry and Physics ISBN 9781935495987 and Notebooking Journal ISBN 9781940110059 (spring semester). You can purchase the Apologia books and matching notebooking journals new or used online through Amazon.com, Abebooks.com, half.com, Apologia.com, etc. Please make sure the ISBN numbers match.
Instructor: Mrs. Donna N. Greenwood 


Course: Middle School Science (with hands-on labs) 
Grade Level: 6th - 8th grade (Advanced 5th graders can register)
Day/Time: Wednesdays @ 11:45 a.m. - 1:15 p.m. (at Oakwood Baptist Church)
Cost: $55 per month per child + $50 registration fee 
Book(s): McDougal Littell Cells and Heredity ISBN 0618334270; Diversity of Living Things ISBN 0618334343; Matter and Energy ISBN 0618334440; Chemical Interactions ISBN 0618334386. You can purchase this books new or used online through Abebooks.com, half.com, Amazon.com, etc. Please be sure the ISBN numbers match. Also, be careful not to purchase the teacher's edition. 
Instructor: Mrs. Donna N. Greenwood 


Course: Biology (with hands-on labs)
Grade Level: 9th - 10th grade
Day/Time: Tuesdays @ 10:10 a.m. - 12:10 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. Jillian Simpson 


Course: Physical Science (with hands-on labs) 
Grade Level: 10th - 11th grade
Day/Time: Tuesdays @ 12:30 p.m. - 2:30 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. Jillian Simpson 

Course: Chemistry (with hands-on labs)
Grade Level: 11th - 12th grade
Day/Time: Wednesdays @ 1:30 p.m. - 3:30 p.m. OR Thursdays @ 12:30 a.m. - 2:30 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. Jillian Simpson 


*Mrs. Greenwood and Mrs. Simpson 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 Science (4th 5th grade) (Advanced 3rd graders can register)

This exciting course will focus on Zoology during the fall semester making every day an adventure by taking your child on a safari, jungles, deserts, forests, farms and even their own backyards to explore examine and enjoy the enchanting creatures God designed to inhabit the terrain. Students will discover amazing animals from primates to parasites, kangaroos to caimans, and turtles to the terrifying T-Rex. This course will also focus on Chemistry and Physics during the spring semester by introducing your child to the properties of matter and the basic building blocks of life. Students will explore God's design for the universe as they investigate states of matter, energy and its many forms, magnetism and simple machines. Each week, we will be performing hands-on labs along with notebooking to reinforce what has been learned in class. 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, earth systems, and physical science. This will give students a good foundation for going forward into high school sciences. Each week we will be performing hands-on labs. We will be starting with basic knowledge and expanding on their knowledge by covering such topics as cells and heredity, diversity of living things, matter and energy, and the relationship of chemical interactions. 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 class 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.


*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.*