Welcome to General Science!

Please check back later in the summer for updated information.

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“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.

 

Before the first class, please print, read, complete, and sign the documents below, and bring to class on first day:

 

 

Other documents for your information:.

Secondary Class Schedule 20-21

Academic Calendar 20-21

General Science 20-21

 

Handout

How to Write a Summary for Science Class

How to Write a Lab Report

Gen Sci Formal Lab Report Template

Scientist Biography Instructions

IMG_3148Students should bring all supplies to every class.  This includes the student text, student notebook, binder and pencils.  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 quiz over the previous week’s assignment.  After the 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.

Participation in the FAITH science fair is mandatory for all general science students.  Students will begin to work on projects as early as September with the fair to be held possibly in January.  A science fair agenda will be posted or sent home so that the student and parent can plan accordingly.