Middle School Science Courses

General Science
Suggested Age

11-13

 

Prerequisites

Middle School Math or equivalent

 

Purpose

The goal of this class is to develop curiosity about God’s design and order of matter.  Science Project Required

This course is designed for 7th grade middle school science students.

  • Content covered:  introduction into the scientific method, variables in experiments, inquiry method, scientific analysis, earth science, general astronomy, geology, meteorology, oceanography, chemistry, physics, life science, general biology, environmental science, creation, simple machines.

Labs will include a PowerPoint lecture over material covered at home prior to class. Students perform hands-on experiments.  Students will take notes in a lab manual and instructor will determine quizzes and exams.

Safety protocol and best lab practices will be emphasized. Module Tests are taken at home with parent supervision.   

Curriculum/Materials
Physical Science
Suggested Age

13-14

 

Prerequisites

Pre-algebra

 

Purpose

The goal of this class is to inspire students to pursue learning about God’s creation.     Science Project Required

A middle school course designed to be taken before Biology 1, usually 8th grade.

Physical Science is an overview of earth science and basic chemistry and physics. 

  • Content covered:  basics of scientific investigation, states of matter, atomic structure, periodic table, chemical reactions, motion, forces, energy, sounds, light, electricity, magnetism, earth science, research and analysis.   Safety protocol and best lab practices will be emphasized. 

Labs will include a PowerPoint lecture over material covered at home prior to class. Students perform hands-on experiments.  Students will take notes in a lab manual and instructor will determine quizzes and exams.  

Module Tests are taken at home under parent supervision.

Curriculum/Materials

 

Wildlife Science
Suggested Age

12-17

 

Prerequisites

Middle School Math

English 1

 

Purpose

This class is designed for mature 12-17 year-olds who are interested in hands-on learning both in a lab and outdoor setting.  Students should be good readers, capable of taking field notes, and familiar with graphing data.  Topics will include ecoregions of Texas, aquatic ecosystems, water quality and conservation, terrestrial ecosystems, land management and wildlife conservation, and Texas plants, fish, amphibians, birds, mammals, and invertebrates.  The class will include outdoor activities and field excursions, including at least one major outing each semester.  Students wishing to earn high school credit will complete a major project.  Contents correspond to TEA classes including Aquatic Science, Environmental Systems, and Wildlife, Fisheries, and Ecology Management.

Curriculum/Materials
  • Digital camera or phone with good camera app

  • Lab manual is provided with registration

  • Textbooks online, with additions to be determined