Elizabeth Orr

Welcome to General Science at Faith Home School Tutorial!

Pre-Class forms to print for first day of class:
Lab Safety Form
General Science Course Policy
Student Profile for General Science
General Science Agenda Aug-Sept. 2021

Prior to the first class meeting:

  • Parents & Students: In the Student Textbook, read “Student Notes” p. v-viii.
  • Parents: Read the “Introduction: Parent Notes and About Note Taking” in the Student Notebook on p. 4, 5.
  • Students: Read “Student Notes” and “Taking Effective Notes from Science Texts”, p. 13 & 14 in the Student                      Notebook. Read pgs. 1-5 in Student Textbook
  • Complete, print, and sign (if necessary) all of the “Preclass forms” on the website. Due 8/10
    • You will only need to turn in the signature pages of the Science Course Policy and Lab Safety handouts
  • Print and hole punch Preclass forms, Agenda, etc. and put in binder
  • Organize binder with these tabs:
    • Handouts (syllabus, agenda, etc.)
    • Quizzes/Tests
    • Lab reports
    • Projects
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 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.

“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.