7th-9th: General Science

Teacher Info:

Teacher Name: Bruce Gillespie
Teacher Email: btgmag3276@gmail.com

Monthly Cost, Fees and Deposit

Tuition: $200 per year
Payable in monthly installments of $25
Deposit: $25 (due at registration)
Supply/Materials Fee: $28 (due at registration)
Digital Payment Address: @Bruce-Gillespie-6

Class Details

Class Time: 2nd hour
Grades: 7th-9th
Midterm Enrollment: Yes
Prerequisite: None
Estimated Homework Hours: 2
Required Materials or Books: 
Apologia General Science, edition 3 (Please be sure your student uses 3rd edition of this text. Older versions will not work.) You do not need to buy the set of materials, only buy the textbook. All other materials are provided.

Class Description

This class is both fun and informative. Students will learn the history of science, scientific inquiry and the scientific method, documenting and interpreting scientific results, and scientific analysis and history.

Students will learn about a variety of scientific fields including the lab skills needed for that branch of science: Meteorology (students will build a weather station), Astonomy (students will use telescopes in labs), Geology and Paleontology (students will perform tests on geologic materials), Chemistry (students will perform a variety of chemical tests), Physics (students will work with lasers and build sound detection and motion detection equipment), Life Sciences, General Biology (students will work with research quality microscopes that allow students to copy what they are seeing to a data card or their phone), Marine Science (includes microscopic examination of marine life), Environmental Science (includes field work), and the Science of Creation (Christian viewpoint).

Students will make a seismograph and measure a lab created earthquake, make a weather station, work with lasers, create a weather warning system, make and use a radar detector and build a DOPLER wind sheer detection system. Students will learn to chemically test rock samples to determine what the rock is made of and will use medical grade microscopes to also make rock identifications. This is a hands-on class with safety rules.

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