SCIENCE CLASSES

General Science (5th hour 1pm - 2pm):

Instructor: Lisa Frazier
Grade Level: Recommended Grade Level: 7th, but appropriate for 6th – 8th
Regular Class Fee: $360 per year ($45 per month) I have eliminated the supply fee and copy fee to help with registration costs. Supplies and Pre-Printed Lab Notebook pages are now included in the class fee. Sibling Discount: $5 per month (if you have signed up more than one child that lives in your home for any of my classes, each additional student after the first one will be $5 less per month.
Books Required (parent must purchase on their own): Apologia General Science, 2nd edition ($40) ISBN-10:19320128669
Supplies Required: 1” 3-ring binder, notebook paper, dividers
Course Description: "This course is designed to be a student’s first systematic introduction to the sciences. Although it can be used for eighth grade (especially if the student has recently left the public schools), it is typically used best in the seventh grade. The course covers such topics as the scientific method, designing experiments, simple machines, archaeology, geology, paleontology, biology, and human anatomy and physiology. Its scope, therefore, is quite wide."
This will be a lab-focused class which means it is very hands-on. While most of our time is for lab, I try to balance that with a little lecture, discussion, and time for questions. Students will be expected to complete labs (mostly in class), complete reading assignments in order to be prepared for class and complete the Study Guides in the text. One project for the year will be expected to be completed at home and brought to class for presentation. This will be assigned in the fall and due a couple of weeks before the winter break.
Students will get excellent exposure to science without too much homework. Some students, especially at this age need to just enjoy science before they get too bogged down with answering questions and taking tests. As an exposure to the level and type of tests required in upper level sciences, I will send home Module Tests (usually every two weeks). For General Science, these may be taken “open book.” Students can expect about two to three hours of homework per week. All assignments must be turned in by the following week. I often teach using a Socratic Method of asking students questions and either praising, correcting, or expanding upon their answers, so class participation is expected. This may or may not be very new to your students, so expectations will rise gradually through the year.  My science classes are based on Apologia science textbooks. The best place to purchase these (unless you can find them used) is here at www.homeschooldiscountproducts.com. They are often “on sale during the summer at CBD or through Rainbow Resources. Also, check www.amazon.com for used textbooks. PLEASE BE SURE YOU ARE PURCHASING THE CORRECT EDITION, life gets complicated when you are using an old edition. I cannot grade assignments from old editions as the questions are often different.
My goal is to extend a love for science (or at least an interest and understanding) and the miracles of God’s awesome creation. Apologia is the perfect curriculum for just that. As much as possible, students will perform experiments themselves with their assigned lab partner. For me, learning is exciting when I can experience and prove what I am reading. The high school courses are advanced curriculums which will prepare students well for college courses.


Physical Science
(1st hour 8:30am - 9:30am):
Instructor: Lisa Frazier
Grade Level: Recommended Grade Level: 8th (6th and 7th grade students may take the class if they have some experience with PreAlgebra or are taking it concurrently.)
Class Fee: $360 per year ($45 per month) I have eliminated the supply fee and copy fee in order to help lower registration costs. All supplies and pre-printed notebook pages are now covered in the class fee. Sibling Discount: $5 per month (if you have signed up more than one child that lives in your home for any of my classes, each additional student after the first one will be $5 less per month.)
Prerequisite: Pre-Algebra or at least taking it concurrently
Books Required (parent must purchase on their own): Apologia Physical Science, 2nd edition ($40) ISBN 10: 1932012774
Supplies Required: 1” 3-ring binder, notebook paper, dividers, calculator
Course Description: "This course is designed to be the last science course the student takes before high school biology. Thus, we generally recommend it as an 8th grade course. The text discusses such topics as the atmosphere, the hydrosphere, weather, the structure of the earth, environmentalism, the physics of motion, Newton’s Laws, gravity, and astrophysics. The author especially concentrates on the myths generated by the hysterical environmentalist movement. It is an excellent course for preparing the student to take a college-prep high school science curriculum."
This will be a lab-focused class which means it is very hands-on. Lab is supplemented with brief lecture, discussion and short videos as teaching tools to keep students engaged. Students will be expected to complete labs (mostly in class), complete reading assignments in order to be prepared for class and complete the Study Guide in the text. One project for the year will be expected to be completed at home and brought to class for presentation. This will be assigned in the fall and due a couple of weeks before the winter break.
Students will receive an excellent exposure to science without too much of homework. Some students, especially at this age need to just enjoy science before they get too bogged down with answering questions and taking tests. In preparation for high school sciences, Module Tests will be sent home at the end of each module, but may be taken “open book”. This is to prepare the student for the types of questions they will be expected to answer in high school sciences in order to demonstrate mastery of the material. Taking the test will be good review for solidifying concepts and good practice for high school. Students can expect about two to three hours of homework per week. All assignments must be turned in by the following week. Class participation in discussion is expected.
  My science classes are based on Apologia science textbooks. The best place to purchase these (unless you can find them used) is here at www.homeschooldiscountproducts.com. They are often “on sale during the summer at CBD or through Rainbow Resources. Also, check www.amazon.com for used textbooks. PLEASE BE SURE YOU ARE PURCHASING THE CORRECT EDITION, life gets complicated when you are using an old edition. I cannot grade assignments from old editions as the questions are often different.
My goal is to extend a love for science (or at least an interest and understanding) and the miracles of God’s awesome creation. Apologia is the perfect curriculum for just that. As much as possible, students will perform experiments themselves with their assigned lab partner. For me, learning is exciting when I can experience and prove what I am reading. The high school courses are advanced curriculums which will prepare students well for college courses.

Biology
(3rd hour 10:30am - 11:30am):
Instructor: Lisa Frazier
Grade Level: Recommended Grade Level: 9th, but will be accepted as high school credit for any student
Class Fee: $400 per year ($50 per month) I have eliminated the copy fee this year and the lab fee to save at registration time, all lab supplies including dissection specimens are now included in the class fee, lab notebook pages are also included. Sibling discount: $5 per month (if you have signed up more than one child that lives in your home for any of my classes, each additional student after the first one will be $5 less per month.)
Books Required (parent must purchase on their own): Apologia Biology, 2nd edition ($50) ISBN: 1932012540
Supplies Required: 1” 3-ring binder, notebook paper, dividers
Course Description: "This course is designed to be the student’s first high school science course and is a college-prep biology course that provides a detailed introduction to the methods and concepts of general biology. Heavily emphasizing the vocabulary of biology, it provides the student with a strong background in the scientific method, the five-kingdom classification scheme, microscopy, biochemistry, cellular biology, molecular and Mendelian genetics, evolution, dissection, and ecosystems. It also provides a complete survey of the five kingdoms in Creation. Students who take and understand this course will be very well-prepared for a tough university biology course."
This will be a lab-focused class which means it is very hands-on. I try to make time to review difficult concepts and use discussion and short videos as teaching tools to keep students engaged. Students will be expected to complete labs (mostly in class, lab sheets to be completed at home), complete reading assignments in order to be prepared for class and complete the Study Guide in the text. One project for the year will be expected to be completed at home and brought to class for presentation. There will be outside “collections” to make as well. Module Tests will be taken at home at the end of each module. As often as possible Study Guide Questions will be discussed in class, students may take notes on those to prepare for the Module Test, extra credit will be offered and class participation expected. Tests can be taken open book or closed. Closed book tests receive extra credit and must be proctored at home be a parent. My science classes are based on Apologia science textbooks. The best place to purchase these (unless you can find them used) is here at www.homeschooldiscountproducts.com. They are often “on sale during the summer at CBD or through Rainbow Resources. Also, check www.amazon.com for used textbooks. PLEASE BE SURE YOU ARE PURCHASING THE CORRECT EDITION, life gets complicated when you are using an old edition. I cannot grade assignments from old editions as the questions are often different.
My goal is to extend a love for science (or at least an interest and understanding) and the miracles of God’s awesome creation. Apologia is the perfect curriculum for just that. As much as possible, students will perform experiments themselves with their assigned lab partner. For me, learning is exciting when I can experience and prove what I am reading. The high school courses are advanced curriculums which will prepare students well for college courses.

Biology II: Human Anatomy and Physiology (6th hour 2pm - 3pm)
Instructor: Jennifer Strickland
Course Fee: $400 per year ($50 per month)
Grade Level: Recommended Grade Level: 11th or 12th
Minimum enrollment: 4 students
Prerequisite: Must have completed Biology I
Books Required (parent must purchase on their own):
The Human Body, 2nd ed., 2013 ISBN: 978-1-935495-72-7
Kaplan Anatomy Coloring Book, 4th ed. ISBN: 978-1419550409
Supplies Required: 1” 3-ring binder, notebook paper, dividers
Course Description: “Combined with Exploring Creation with Biology, this text gives the student the equivalent of a university biology course.” This will be a lab-focused class which means it is very hands-on. I use a balance of lecture, discussion and games as teaching tools to keep students engaged. Students will be expected to complete labs (mostly in class, lab sheets to be completed at home), complete
reading assignments in order to be prepared for class and complete the On Your Own and Study Guide Questions in the text. Tests will be required to be completed at home and turned in the following week. Two or three projects for the year will be expected to be completed at home and brought to class for presentation. Class participation in discussions is expected.
My goal is to extend a love for science (or at least an interest and understanding) and the miracles of God’s awesome creation.


Chemistry I (5th hour 1pm - 2pm)
Instructor: Jennifer Strickland
Course fee: $400 (8 payments of $50); Multi-Enrollment Discount: $5/mo discount for siblings in my Science/multi Science enrollment 
Lab supply / Copy fee: NONE – this is included in the Course fee
Grade level: Recommended grade level: 10th
Minimum enrollment: 4 students
Prerequisite: Algebra I
Required textbooks: (parent must purchase on their own)
Apologia Chemistry, 2nd edition (Used, $50);
Solution and Test Manual, 2nd edition (Used, $15)
**Please check with me before purchasing your books. I am attempting to collect textbooks to loan out. I will charge a $25 deposit on the textbooks and they must be returned at the end of the school year.
Required supplies: 1” 3-ring binder, notebook paper, dividers, SCIENTIFIC CALCULATOR
Class description: "This course is designed to be a first-year high school chemistry course and gives the student a rigorous foundation in chemistry, in order to prepare him or her for a college-level course. The course covers significant figures, units, classification, the mole concept, stoichiometry, thermochemistry, thermodynamics, kinetics, acids and bases, redox reactions, solutions, atomic structure, Lewis structures, molecular geometry, the gas laws, and equilibrium. Students who take and understand this course will be very well-prepared for a tough university chemistry course."
This will be a lab-focused class which means it is very hands-on. I use a balance of lecture, discussion and games as teaching tools to keep students engaged. Students will be expected to complete labs (mostly in class, lab sheets to be completed at home), complete reading assignments in order to be prepared for class and complete the On Your Own, Review Questions and Practice Problems in the text. All students in this class must complete take-home tests. One project for the year will be expected to be completed at home and brought to class for presentation. This will be assigned in the fall and due a couple of weeks before the winter break.
**I provide online complete lecture videos to walk students through the modules on their own time. These videos are exclusive to my students.**
Course Makeup Policy: Students are responsible for making up labs at home or may arrange for a make up time with me during my break hours or in my home.
Course Grading Policy: Students are graded on writing all assignments. Those that are not turned in will result in a “0” until the assignment is turned in. Ten points will be deducted per week for late assignments unless parent excuse has been given. Progress reports will be sent out at the end of every quarter and all grades will be posted online for parent access and convenience.



Physics (3rd hour 10:30am - 11:30am)
Instructor: Jennifer Strickland
Course fee: $400 (8 payments of $50); Multi-Enrollment Discount: $5/mo discount for siblings in my Science/multi Science enrollment;
Lab supply /Copy fee: NONE – this is included in the Course fee
Grade level: Recommended grade level: 11th - 12 th
Minimum enrollment: 4 students
Prerequisite: Algebra II or Trigonometry
Required textbooks: (parent must purchase on own)
Apologia Physics, 2nd edition ($50)
Solution and Test Manual ($15)
Required supplies: 1” 3-ring binder, notebook paper, dividers, SCIENTIFIC CALCULATOR
Class description: “This college-preparatory high school physics course is designed specifically for independent study. This course material is easy to read and understand.”
There is a lot of math involved in Physics, therefore I will require the On Your Own, Review Questions, Practice Problems and Tests to be turned in for grading. Lots of practice will be needed to excel in Physics. Completed lab sheets will be required to be turned in for grading. All assignments are listed in the schedule and will be due at the beginning of class each week.
Course Makeup Policy: Students are responsible for making up labs at home or may arrange for a make up time with me during my break hours or in my home.
Course Grading Policy: Students are graded on writing all assignments. Those that are not turned in will result in a “0” until the assignment is turned in. Ten points will be deducted per week for late assignments unless parent excuse has been given. Progress reports will be sent out at the end of every quarter and all grades will be posted online for parent access and convenience.



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