Science

General Science:

InstructorAnastasia Abbott
Grade Level: Recommended Grade Level: 7th, but appropriate for 6th – 8th
Regular Class Fee: $400 per year ($50 per month)
Lab supply / Copy fee: $60
The fee will cover the cost of experiment materials, and pre-made fill-in-the-blank style notes that can be easily referenced for homework and tests. 
Books Required: None. Notes, homework and links will be provided by the copy fee.
Supplies Required: 3-ring binder, laboratory notebook (dedicated to be a lab notebook, not for other notes), pen, safety goggles
Course Description: This course will introduce students to the joy of science, and will cover topics that will be found throughout the rest of their science courses and daily lives. We will discuss and implement the experimental method, lab safety, physics, chemistry, biology, the earth, the solar system, and much more! 

Physical Science
InstructorMarla Ripps 
Grade Level: Recommended Grade Level: 7th to 9th
Class Fee: $520 per year ($65 per month); 
Lab supply / Copy fee: $70
Prerequisite: Pre-Algebra or taking it concurrently
Minimum enrollment: 4 students
Maximum enrollment: 10 students
Books Required (not provided): Active Physical Science 2005 Edition (Can be ordered from Amazon)
Supplies Required: 1” 3-ring binder, notebook paper, dividers, calculator
Course Description: This will be a very hands-on science class introducing the concepts of Physics and Chemistry without much of the math. We will have hands on lab activities and experiments each week.  Each student will be required to turn in lab reports as assigned and there will be vocabulary assigned and some reading and answering of questions. Topics covered will include but not limited to Atoms, Elements and Compounds, Matter, Periodic Table, Static Forces, Dynamic Forces, Electricity/Magnetism, Light, etc. Each chapter will take approximately 2-3 weeks to complete.

Biology 1:
InstructorAnastasia Abbott
Grade Level: Recommended Grade Level: 9th, but will be accepted as high school credit for any student
Regular Class Fee: $400 per year ($50 per month)
Lab supply / Copy fee: $100
The fee will cover the cost of experiment materials, and pre-made fill-in-the-blank style notes that can be easily referenced for homework and tests. 
Minimum/Maximum enrollment: 4-12 students
Books Required (parent must purchase on their own): REAL Science Odyssey Biology 2 ISBN: 9780979849664
Supplies Required: 3-ring binder, laboratory notebook (dedicated to be a lab notebook, not for other notes), pen, safety goggles
Course Description: High School Biology will cover topics such as cell theory, genetics, ecology, animals, human systems, and development. 

Biology 2: Anatomy & Physiology
InstructorAnastasia Abbott
Grade Level: Recommended Grade Level: 12th grade, but students who have completed Biology are eligible.
Prerequisite: Biology (Chemistry is beneficial but not required) 
Minimum enrollment: 4 students
Regular Class Fee: $480 per year ($60 per month)
Lab supply / Copy fee: $100
The fee will cover the cost of experiment materials, and pre-made fill-in-the-blank style notes that can be easily referenced for homework and tests. 
Books Required (parent must purchase on their own): Essentials of Anatomy and Physiology by Valerie C. Scanlon, 4th edition. ISBN: 0-8036-1007-6 (If you copy this ISBN and put it in a google or ebay search, you can find this book at a reasonable price.) Note: I do not require the student to have the same edition as me, but students with different editions will need to include prompts with homework problems so that I can compare and grade.
Supplies Required: 3-ring binder, laboratory notebook with carbon copy sheets, pen, safety goggles
Course Description: This course will begin by reviewing biological cell function and reproduction, types of tissues, and some chemistry basics. After we have established a firm understanding of the baseline concepts we will dive into the body systems, including but not limited to; skeletal, muscular, lymphatic, circulatory, digestive, urinary, and the nervous system. This class will be especially beneficial to students that expect to go into the medical field, but anyone with a love of science is welcome. 

Chemistry I: 
Instructor: Marla Ripps 
Course fee: $520 (8 payments of $65)   
Lab supply / Copy fee: $65 
Grade level: Recommended grade level: 10th (
This class is designed for 8th, 9 th and 10th graders as a prerequisite to Chemistry 2 or any level high school student that needs a Chemistry credit to graduate.)
Minimum enrollment: 4 students 
Maximum enrollment: 10 students
Prerequisite: A basic knowledge of Algebra is required. Prefer completion of Algebra 1.
Required textbooks: 
Apologia Exploring Creation through Chemistry 2nd edition. You can purchase used copies from Amazon, homeschool used book swaps, etc. I have a few copies available to rent.
Required supplies: TBA
Class description: We will study all aspects of Chemistry including but not limited to: atoms- their properties, how they react, how they bond; moles; stoichiometry; gas laws, acid/base chemistry; balancing chemical equations; and other topics. This class involves daily homework, weekly reading, and periodic testing.  Students must also have access to a computer and the internet and have basic knowledge of computers as I plan to have students submit homework, lab reports, and tests online.  In order to cover the amount of material we need to cover, there may be some video lessons with homework assigned to be completed at home before coming to class on Tuesday.

Chemistry 2: 
InstructorMarla Ripps 
Course fee: $560 (8 payments of $70)   
Lab supply / Copy fee: 
 $65
Grade level: 
 Recommended grade level: 11th - 12th 
Minimum enrollment: 
 2 students 
Maximum enrollment: 10 students
Prerequisite: 
 Chemistry 1 or equivalent and Algebra 2 or higher.
Required textbooks: 
 Apologia Advanced Chemistry 2nd edition
Required supplies:  TBA
Class description: This course is a more in depth study of the various topics of Chemistry. This course should prepare a student to take the AP Chemistry exam in May. Labs will be performed in class as time permits. Topics covered will be:
 The Atom
 The Electronic Structure of Molecules
 Intermolecular Forces and the Phases of Matter
 Solutions and Colloids
 Solutions and Equilibrium
 Acid/Base Equilibria
 More on Equilibrium
 Electrochemistry (2 modules)
 Chemical Kinetics
 Organic Chemistry (2 modules)
Homework: There is weekly homework that will take approximately 5-10 hours per week to finish plus periodic Module tests and either a final exam or final project (to be determined by the teacher). This amount of work will prepare your student for college. Students must also have access to a computer and the internet and have basic knowledge of computers as I plan to have students submit homework, lab reports, and tests online. In order to cover the amount of material we need to cover, there may be some video lessons with homework assigned to be completed at home before coming to class on Tuesday.

Physics: 
InstructorMarla Ripps 
Course fee: $520 (8 payments of $65)   
Lab supply /Copy fee: $80 
Grade level: Recommended grade level: 11th - 12th 
Minimum enrollment: 4 students 
Maximum enrollment: 10 students
Prerequisite
Students must have completed Algebra 2 and be enrolled in or completed either Pre-Calculus or Saxon Advanced Math or an equivalent  Math course. 
Required textbooks:  Apologia Exploring Creation through Physics 2nd edition
Required supplies:  TBA
Class description: Physics is an intense math based science that is required in many college degree plans. We will cover the basic topics of Physics which include but are not limited to: Forces, Vectors, Momentum, Work, Dynamics, Newton's Laws, and other topics as time permits.
Homework: There will be weekly homework that will take approximately 3 - 7 hours per week to finish plus periodic tests. Students must also have access to a computer and the internet and have basic knowledge of computers as I plan to have students submit homework, lab reports, and tests online. In order to cover the amount of material we need to cover, there may be some video lessons with homework assigned to be completed at home before coming to class on Tuesday.
Labs: Students will perform lab experiments or Project Based Learning (PBL) assignments which will further help the student to understand the concepts presented. A formal Lab report or PBL report will be due the next week after completion.


Comments