7th Grade Life Science
Seventh grade is a focused look at life science. Life science looks at God's living creation: plants, animals, and humans. Topics include cells, genetics, heredity, creation, plants, animals, ecosystems, and human anatomy with all of its systems.
8th Grade Earth Science:
Earth Science is the study of space, our atmosphere, geology, and the world’s water sources (oceans, ground water and glaciers). Earth Science also explores environmental Issues while discussing what it means to be a steward of God's creation.
9th/10th Grade Physical Science:
This course is an introduction to physics and chemistry and provides a critical foundation for later high school courses.. Physical science is the study of forces and movement looks at forms of energy such as sound, heat, light, and magnetism. Students will also study atoms, molecules, and compounds. This course is offered in alternate years.
9th/10th Grade Biology:
This required class begins with a biblical view of the creation of life and a study of the unique design that our Creator has built into all living things. Further topics will include the study of the cell (functions and processes), genetics, ethics, classification (including dissections), and ecology (creating an ecosystem balance and protecting the environment). Students have the opportunity to participate in several dissections. The course finishes off with learning about and exploring the human anatomy. This course is offered in alternate years.
This course is designed to study ecosystems and how the organisms within the ecosystem work together to maintain stability within the ecosystem. Ten different biospheres are studied, however; ecosystems within the state of Michigan are highlighted in this course.
This course is designed to study the animal kingdom. The course focuses on the differences and commonalities in the animal kingdom, all while pointing to a common Creator.
Intro to Chemistry:
This is a survey course that highlights the main concepts of both Chemistry and Physics.
Prerequisite: Successful completion of Algebra I - Grades 10-12 - Third credit option.
This class is recommended for any student who is college bound. This class includes topics such as the classification of matter, atomic structure, elements, compounds, periodic table, bonding, naming of compounds, chemical equations, mole classification, stoichiometry, thermodynamics, and oxidation/reduction reactions taught from a biblical perspective. There are many labs, projects, and group work.
Prerequisite: Successful completion of Algebra I and enrolled in Algebra II - Grades: 10-12 - Third credit option.
This class is recommended for any student who is college bound. This class is taught from a project-based philosophy. Students are given a challenge or project that their learning is geared toward. This class is mostly group work. The class includes topics in inquiry, reflection and social implications, motion of objects, forces and motion, forms of energy, and energy transformations.
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