Welcome to General Science at Faith Home School Tutorial!
August 11: We had a great first day of class! What a wonderful, respectful, attentive group of students! They adapted very well to the new procedures and masks and seemed eager to get the lesson started and begin learning. Today we did some get-to-know-you activities, went over class expectations, how to find assignments on the agenda in their binder and on the website, how to manage time at home with homework, and started lecture/notes on Module 1 on the history of science in their interactive notebooks. We did a science “puzzle” and I encouraged them to have their parents try to figure it out at home. I’ll email the puzzle solution in a few days (because some of the students wanted to try to figure out the puzzle at home before I showed them the solution – persistence and perseverance are two great character traits of young scientists). If your child did not bring the test booklet or student profile today, I will need them to bring it next Tuesday.
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
General Science Agenda Aug-Sept. 2020 You will find pre-class assignments on this agenda.
Science Fair news – Science fair participation will not be required as it has been in years past. However, it a student would like to participate on an individual basis, they may see Lezlie Haynes for further information.
Preclass Forms- You will need to read, print, sign, and return the forms below to class the first day.
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.