Elizabeth Orr

Welcome to General Science at Faith Home School Tutorial!

October 20:

  • We continued discussion on Module 5: Astronomy.  Our focus today was on the sun, the moon, and eclipses.
  • The students labeled the parts of the sun, drew solar/lunar eclipses,  and glued the 8 phases of the moon in order in their interactive notebooks.
  • We did an activity on the phases of the moon with Oreo cookies.
  • We watched the first video on the moon, but the students do NOT have to do a video summary on it as the agenda says.

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.

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.