Elizabeth Orr

Welcome to General Science at Faith Home School Tutorial!

January 12:

  • Students took the module 7 test today in class.
  • Tim Simpson, meteorologist at WREG-TV in Memphis, made a video about weather for our class.  We watched that after the test on meteorology. I have asked the students to type Mr. Simpson a thank you note and bring it to class next week.
  • We started module 8 on general chemistry and discussed atoms, molecules, and bonds.
  • We did experiment 8.1 but unfortunately it didn’t turn out like I hoped, so the students do not have to do a lab report on it this week.

General Science Agenda Jan-Mar.

General Science Overview

I am looking so forward to teaching 7th grade General Science this year and learning about God’s creation from a biblical worldview! About the Teacher – Elizabeth Orr

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.