Welcome to General Science at Faith Home School Tutorial!

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How to Write a Testable Question

Module 3 Slides 

Module 4 Slides

Module 5 Slides

Module 6 Slides

Mid-Term Exam Review

Module 7 Slides

Module 8 Slides

Module 9 Slides

Module 10 Slides

Module 11 Slides

Summary of Class:

3/30/2023: Students took the test over Module 10. After the test, we started the discussion and notes on Module 11. We took notes on slides 1-17. Next week we will talk about microscopes and do a lab. There is no extra homework other than reading in the ST and doing the assigned SN pages & study guide questions.

3/23/2023: I returned the graded 10.1 lab report and the grades for the science fair boards. We discussed Module 10 and added some cell diagrams into the interactive notebook. Then we finished the notes on Module 10. Students need to study for the test over Module 10 that will be taken next week.

3/9/2023: I returned the graded Module 9 tests to students and they turned in their 10.1 Lab Report to me. Then, students took turns presenting their science fair boards. I will give the grades for science fair when we come back from Spring Break. We continued discussing Module 10 and went over the 6 criterion of life. There are no other assignments this week other than the reading in the ST, SN pages, and study guide questions. Have a great Spring Break!

3/2/2023: Students took the test over Module 9 and then we began Module 10. We took notes over slides 1-9 and then did experiment 10.1 in class. We didn’t get quite finished with it, so students have the supplies to finish it at home and complete the formal lab report which is due next week. Please email me (if you haven’t already) about whether or not your child will be attending the Belmont Science Fair. It is not mandatory. We will do science fair presentations in class next week, so please send the boards! Students need to have a 1-2 min presentation about their project ready.

2/23/2023: I returned the graded lab reports for Experiment 9.1. Students need to register for the Belmont Science Fair at http://www.mtsef.org. I will post a link to a video that Mrs. Lezlie made showing how to do this and upload required forms. We discussed filling out the forms and the deadline for completion is next Friday (3/3.) In class we filled out what we could together, and the rest they know how to fill out at home with parental help. There are 2 options for the forms: return the packet to me on Thursday (3/2) and I can upload them for you, or upload them yourself at home. We did not finish all the slides from Module 9, so students should go over the last 6 slides on their own at home. AGENDA CHANGE: No formal lab report for Experiment 9.3 and please don’t send science fair boards next week. We got a bit behind due to the day we were out for weather, so I will let you know what day we will do science fair presentations in class! Also, don’t forget to study for the test over Module 9, it will be next week.

Belmont Science Fair Instructions Video: https://us06web.zoom.us/rec/share/-zVV-a6EaoHdj_BFvCWu5x1KFC1AEV03Ij-QemgFdDkSFFx2B2qjm3m1pGRiCOuc.caiAfX3IejTXiFoX

Password to view above video:  q@im9nb+

2/16/2023: I returned the graded Module 8 test and students turned in the formal lab report for Experiment 9.1. In class we discussed electricity and went over slides 14-27 and took notes. The only homework this week is reading pages in the ST, doing pages in the SN, and a few study guide questions. Students should be working on their board for the science fair, it is due 3/2. Boards should have a header!

2/9/2023: I returned graded lab reports for Experiment 8.2 and approved abstracts. Students took the test over Module 8 and then we started our discussion over Module 9 and went over slides 1-13. We did Experiment 9.1 together in class and the formal lab report for it is due next week, 2/16. I also gave students an optional foldable/handout over Newton’s Laws to do at home.

1/26/2023: I returned the graded Module 7 test and students turned in the formal lab report for Experiment 8.1 and their science fair abstracts. We did Experiment 8.2 together in class, finished the notes over Module 8, and did an ionic bonding activity together. The formal lab report for Experiment 8.2 is due on 2/2. Students should study for the test over Module 8 and will take it in class on 2/2.

1/19/2023: I returned graded formal lab reports for experiment 7.1. Students took their test over Module 7. We began Module 8 and discussed slides 1-25 of the Module 8 Slideshow and completed a notes handout. We also completed Experiment 8.1 together. IMPORTANT: There is a formal lab report due next week for Experiment 8.1 I accidentally left this off the agenda! The science fair abstract is due next week as well.

12/08/2022: I returned graded formal lab reports for experiment 6.1. Students took their test over Module 6. We discussed the science fair boards and how they should do their presentations (boards will not be due until later in January or possibly even February) and I explained that no one should begin working on their board until after I have approved their abstracts (which won’t be due until January.) I did give them a deadline for completing their science fair experiment and data collection: January 19th. We did a review game over information from Modules 1 and 2 and then discussed their midterm exam next week. There are 50 questions and there will be matching, multiple choice, short answer, and fill in the blank. All the information will come from the study guide. Their only homework is to study! After we finish the exam next week, I told students they could bring board games for a board game party.

12/01/2022: Students turned in their formal lab report for experiment 6.1. We talked about the midterm that will be on 12/15, and I told them it will have matching, multiple choice, fill in the blank, and a short answer section. We discussed the study guide and I told the students that everything on the test will be from the study guide. Then, we finished our discussion and notes on Module 6. The Module 6 test will be next week on 12/8.

11/17/2022: I returned the graded Module 6 test to students and then we did Experiment 6.2 together in class (no formal lab report.) We continued our notes and discussion on Module 6 slides 19-36. I reminded students that the formal lab report for Experiment 6.1 is due on 12/1/22. We talked about science fair experiments and I recommended that they have their experiment and data collection done by around 12/15/22, but if they want to work on it over Christmas break, that is fine too. I will try to have the December agenda posted by 11/19/22. I handed out the study guide for the final exam which covers Modules 1-6 and will be on 12/15/22. The Module 6 test is on 12/8/22.

11/10/2022: I returned graded video summaries and the science fair research plans and bibliographies. If the research plan says “approved” then experimentation may begin. If not, students will need to re-submit the research plan to me next week. Students took their Module 5 test, then we began the notes and discussion of Module 6. We talked about the information from slides 1-18 and filled out a graphic organizer about the Earth’s crust, mantle, and core. I gave another graphic organizer for students to do at home that is optional. It is titled “Layers of the Earth” and can be glued into the interactive notebook. Students are assigned Experiment 6.1 (pg. 451 in the student notebook) to do at home for homework. There is a formal lab report due, but not until 12/01. All of the supplies for the experiment should be items that you already have, except for one: Aluminum Alum. It can be found at Kroger or Walmart in the spice aisle as “Alum”. 

11/03/2022: Students turned in their bibliographies and procedure, risk, and safety plan for the science fair. Students should not begin experimentation until the research plan has been approved by me. We finished our discussion and notes (which included some graphic organizers and a moon phase activity) over Module 5 and students will take the test next week. AGENDA CHANGE: We did not watch any videos in class, so there is no video summary due next week. Also, the pages that students should read in their textbook are pages 131-143. 

10/27/2022: I returned graded tests over Module 4 and the graded video summary. We talked about the next part of the science fair research plan that is due next week. The procedure, risk, and safety plan are due on 11/3. The science fair packet that students received last week has guidelines on how to do this and an example. We also talked about the bibliography and how to use easybib.com to do this correctly. Some students need to finish their bibliographies and can turn them in next week. Students should not begin experimentation until the research plan has been turned in and approved. Then we continued our discussion and notes over Module 5 (slides 24-41), which included filling out some graphic organizers and gluing them into the interactive notebook. We did not have time to watch “Our Created Moon” in class, so students will need to watch at home. It’s about 30 minutes long. For homework students will type a summary of what they learned from the videos (at least one paragraph, typed, due next week.) Here is the video link:  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Dk50bycmr_w

10/20/2022: I returned the approved science fair hypothesis and purpose to students, then they took the test over Module 4. I gave students a packet outlining directions for their science fair bibliography and the research plan. The packet has examples as well. We began taking notes over Module 5 and started Experiment 5.1, which students will finish on their own at home (no lab report.) I gave students a constellation activity that they can do at home and keep. The bibliography for the science fair is due next week. Instructions are in the packet that was sent home. I told students that I would like for them to type up on one page their science fair question, hypothesis, and purpose and turn it in to me next week for me to keep. An example of this can be found on slide 21 of the Module 5 Slides.

10/13/2022: I returned graded Module 3 test and Formal Lab Report 3.1 to students. We finished up our lecture/notes on Module 4, then started a video series on the reliability of the New Testament. Students took notes during the video. For homework, they are to write a summary of what they learned about the Bible from the video series (at least one paragraph, typed, due next week.) We did not get to watch the last video in the series, so they should watch that at home. The video links can be found in the Module 4 Slides. Students also need to study for their Module 4 test on 10/20. AGENDA CHANGE: I told students to wait to start working on their science fair research plan and bibliography. We didn’t get a chance to talk about what to do and I haven’t returned their approved hypothesis and purpose yet. Nothing for the science fair is due next week. 

Formal Lab Report Template

How to Write a Summary for Science Class

General Science Course Policy– to be printed, signed by student and parent, and returned to instructor

Lab Safety
Signature Page– to be printed, signed by student and parent, and returned to instructor

General Science Overview

Students should bring all supplies to every class.  This includes the student text, student notebook, binder, and a gallon Ziploc bag containing a composition notebook (which will be the interactive notebook), colored pencils, scissors, and a glue stick .  Students are required to keep an organized notebook consisting of notes, worksheets, tests/quizzes, and experiments.

In general, each module will take two weeks to cover.  Class usually begins with a discussion or quiz over the previous week’s assignment.  After the discussion/quiz, new material is introduced and explained.  As time permits, experiments are performed to further the students understanding of concepts or to introduce new ideas. For many of the modules, additional assignments are sent home to further understanding of important concepts in the chapter.  Progress reports will be sent via email at the end of each six weeks and will include all in-class work (extra worksheets, quizzes, labs, projects).

Experiments are varied in this course.  For the life science sections, students will begin to use microscopes and will dissect several different items.  Students will work in groups to complete the labs.  Students will then complete lab handouts, reports or abstracts to discuss what was learned in lab.

“This course covers a wide range of the branches of science while making the connections between each. Students will learn what science is and, in a detailed and engaging way, how to utilize the proper scientific method. This course has many hands-on science experiments that can be completed with household materials.”—Apologia website

In addition to the Apologia content, the instructor may add content that enhances student understanding and strengthens his or her Biblical worldview.