General Science: Grades 7–8

General Science (Grades 7–8)

Thursday 2:15–3:40
Friday 2:15–3:40

Teacher: Deb Iwema

Description: This class provides a wonderful overview of the entire range of scientific inquiry and a superb introduction to the world of science in general and some of the specific sciences that students will explore for years to come. Topics include a brief history of science; the scientific method; how to analyze and interpret experiments; the distinction between science, applied science, and technology; astronomy; geology and paleontology; (the five-kingdom system); marine life; and ecology. The authors of the text do nothing to hide their Christian viewpoint and, indeed, seek to use the scientific evidence to advance a student’s faith in the Bible and a Christian worldview. The course includes lots of hands-on experiments. There is a $30 material fee included in the cost of this class.

Class and Material Cost: $413

Book: Apologia, Exploring Creation with General Science 3rd Edition by Sherri Seligson, ISBN 10: 1946506273, can be found used on Amazon.

Prerequisite and Knowledge: Students should have an understanding of multiplication and long division, as well as measurement systems.