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Middle School Science Courses

General Science
Suggested Age

11-13

 

Prerequisite

Middle School Math or equivalent

 

Purpose

The goal of this lab is to develop curiosity about God’s design of people and matter. This course is designed for middle school students as the first formal introduction into the scientific method, variables in experiments, simple machines, geology, fossils, and the human body systems. Labs will include a teaching lecture over reading material and many hands-on experiments with partners. Students will take notes in a lab manual and in class quizzes. Mid-term and final exams are given in lab. Science Project Required

 

Curriculum/Materials
Physical Science
Suggested Age

13-14

 

Prerequisites

Pre-algebra

 

Purpose

The goal of this lab is to inspire students to pursue learning about God’s order. A middle school course designed to be taken before Biology 1, Physical Science is an overview of earth science and physics. This lively course covers atmosphere, hydrosphere, lithosphere, weather, Newton’s laws and simple physics, forces in creation, sound, light, and astrophysics. Many hands-on experiments demonstrate the topics covered. Lab time is a teaching lecture/experiment format. Assignments and tests will be completed at home. Quizzes, Mid-term, and Final exams are given in lab. Science Project: Required

 

Curriculum/Materials

 

Wildlife Science
Suggested Age

12-14

 

Prerequisites

Middle School Math

English 1

 

Purpose

This class is designed for mature 12-14 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 meet during first period, usually at 9 a.m., but occasionally starting at 8 a.m. and perhaps once or twice at night.  At least once/month we will meet in the field, so parents will need to be able to provide transportation to and from field sites within 10 miles of campus.

 

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

  • Textbooks online, with additions to be determined

Equine Science
Suggested Age

9-18

 

Prerequisite

None

Purpose

This course will consist of a lecture class on campus, and a lab class off campus.  The class will focus on learning about horses and will address basic equine knowledge, such as history, breeds, identification, confirmation, judging.  The class will also explore concepts in anatomy, physiology, reproduction, nutrition, health, facilities, management, and equestrian skills.

 

Curriculum/Materials
  • This course has a supplement that will be provided by the instructor each class day.

 
 
 
 

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