Apologia Chemistry & Physics

Teacher Name: Terri Rohrer
Teacher Email: trohrer@hot.rr.com
Tuition: $160.00 per year, payable in monthly installments of $20.00
Discount for Semester Payment: No
Supply/Materials Fee (due at registration): $35.00
Deposit (due at registration): $20.00
Grades: 4th-6th
Minimum Class Size: 15
Maximum Class Size: 20
Midterm Enrollment: yes
Class Time: 1st hour
Prerequisite: None
Estimated homework hours: 1 hour per week

Required Materials or Books: Exploring Creation with Chemistry and Physics by Jeannie Fulbright. I have found that Christian Book Distributors offers the best price for the textbook. Students in the same family may share a textbook. I will provide your student with their notebook and folder for class. Please have your child bring pencils, colored pencils, scissors, and a glue stick to class each week.

Class Description:
Chemistry and Physics is a wonderful and fascinating way to teach young students just how God made everything in the universe.

We will begin by exploring the basic building blocks of creation which are atoms and molecules. We will then journey through simple chemicals, the laws of motion, and energy in its many forms before discovering concepts of electricity, magnetism, and simple machines. Along the way, your student will make their own bouncy ball, formulate a smoke bomb, construct a working periscope, create a lava lamp, and much more! All the while, God will be glorified as the Master Designer of all that they are discovering about the world and how it works.

As with other Apologia courses, your child will work on their notebook each week. They will narrate what they have learned, make sketches, and record data from experiments. By the end of the year, they can easily refer to their notebook to remind them of everything we studied. Because one of my goals for the children is to become prepared for more rigorous upper level sciences, I will administer tests in this class, and there will be some homework each week.

About Terri Rohrer

Terri Rohrer studied Elementary Education at Dallas Baptist University and has been wife to Matt for 26 years. She is in her 19th year of homeschooling her four children, and BVC has been a wonderful part of the Rohrer’s lives for 18 years.