General Science

Teacher Name: Bruce Gillespie
Teacher Email: btgmag3276@gmail.com
Tuition: $200.00 per year, payable in monthly installments of $25.00
Discount for Semester Payment: No
Supply/Materials Fee (due at registration): $30.00
Deposit (due at registration): $25.00
Grades: 7, 8, 9
Minimum Class Size: 5
Maximum Class Size: 20
Midterm Enrollment: Yes
Class Time: 1st hour
Prerequisite: None
Estimated homework hours: 1-2

Required Materials or Books: General Science (https://www.apologia.com/general-sc/179-general-science-2nd-edition-textbook-only.html); only buy the main textbook

Class Description:
In this introductory science course we will explore the history of science, and how science currently affects our lives. We will consider the application of science in technology, the mechanics of how our physical world is changing (geology), and the diversity of life in our world. We will end the year with a study of the human body and its organ systems. The class emphasizes a hands on approach with a lot of equipment. Emphasis will be placed on understanding the basic principles of the major sciences.

About Bruce Gillespie

Bruce Gillespie has been a practicing Christian for since he was 12 years old and working in laboratories since he was 17. He started his research career working on environmental science research projects for Atlantic Richfield Oil Company when he was 20 as their Manager of Environmental Science. That same year he married Martha Gillespie. At 22 he began teaching while continuing his research career. He currently teaches at both Brazos Valley Co-Op and Eagle Christian Academy. He does STEM work with 50-70 children in the afternoon and evenings at West Elementary School. His doctoral research was on learning disabilities and challenges but undergraduate work was in biology, biochemistry, chemistry, physics and statistical modeling. His love of teaching is why his current focus is only on working with students K-12 to increase their love of STEM.