7th-9th: Physical Science

Teacher Info:

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

Monthly Cost, Fees and Deposit

Tuition: $200.00 per year, payable in monthly installments of $25.00
Supply/Materials Fee: $30.00 (due at registration)
Deposit: $25.00 (due at registration)

Class Details

Class Time: 2nd hour
Grades: 7th-9th
Minimum Class Size: 6
Maximum Class Size: 20
Midterm Enrollment: Yes
Prerequisite: None
Estimated Homework Hours: 2-3
Required Materials or Books: 
Apologia Exploring Creation with Physical Science, 3rd Edition textbook only, no need to purchase any of the other materials (3rd edition to be released late spring/early summer)

Class Description

Physical science is a class that covers a broad set of sciences.

This class will cover:

  • Measurement and Units so that students can convert between units in the scientific study
  • The Earth, Atmosphere, Hydrosphere, and Lithosphere so that students can appreciate the wonder of our blue planet
  • Weather so that students can understand the factors that affect the Earth’s weather and how the weather is predicted
  • An Introduction to Physics to understand the mechanics of motion, forces, and energy
  • Newton’s Laws and the Forces in Creation to understand friction, static and kinetic energy, gravity, electromagnetic forces, and electrical circuits
  • Solar System, Stars, and Galaxies to introduce the wonders of our universe
  • and An Introduction to Chemistry for a basic introduction to atoms and molecule.

There is a major experiment for each topic. This is not just a lecture class but very much hands on. Practical application is reinforced which makes this a class for any student not only interested in the sciences but how to apply sciences to many things including the arts and life.

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