Science is essentially the study of God’s creation and his natural and physical laws through observation and experimentation. Scientific findings do not conflict with Scripture, though scientific hypotheses and theories often do, as a result of man’s lack of understanding and sinful nature. Our classes afford students the opportunity to evaluate current data and theories in the light of Scripture.
Biology I (1.0 credit)
Biology: God’s Living Creation 3rd Edition, A Beka Book, 2008.
Units covered include: Botany, Human Anatomy & Physiology, Life Science Philosophy, Zoology, and Cellular and Molecular Biology. Students learn to understand God’s living creation from a Biblical perspective, as God created it, and as man has learned about it. The text progresses through the sequence of study historically used by naturalists, moving from the familiar world around us to the processes behind them, and finally to the technical details of cellular biology.
Chemistry (1.0 credit)
Chemistry, Prentice Hall, c.2008
Topics covered include the following: Matter and Change, Scientific Measurement, Problem Solving in Chemistry, Atomic Structure, Chemical Names and Formulas, Chemical Quantities, Chemical Reactions, Stoichiometry, The States of Matter, Thermochemistry, The Behavior of Gases, Electron in Atoms, Chemical Periodicity, Ionic Bonds, Covalent Bonds, Water and Aqueous Systems, Properties of Solutions, Reaction Rates and Equilibrium, Acids and Bases, Neutralization, Oxidation-Reduction Reactions, Metals and non-metals, and Hydrocarbon Compounds.
Physics (1.0 credit)
Conceptual Physics, Prentice Hall, c.2009
This course covers the fundamentals of Physics from a conceptual viewpoint. Its emphasis is equally divided between developing a conceptual understanding of the major topics of physics and developing problem solving skills in those topic areas. Students will learn how physics underlies their everyday experiences. Real-life applications are used to explain concepts such as gravity, motion, sound, electricity, and magnetism. It is a science based on experimental observations, predictions, and quantitative measurements. Prerequisites: Geometry, Algebra 1 and Chemistry
Anatomy & Physiology (not offered every year) (1.0 credit)
Essentials of Human Anatomy & Physiology ninth edition, Prentice Hall c.2009
This senior science class is a transitional class, extending beyond standard high school level instruction to provide students a college level experience. Labs include both virtual and real life (organ) dissection. Prerequisite: Biology
Environmental Science (1.0 credit)
Environmental Science Toward a Sustainable Future, Prentice Hall, c.2005
Students in this class will learn about the world God made, how to be good stewards of it, and how to live sustainably, so that all may enjoy our Creator to the fullest. Topics covered may include the following: Christian Stewardship Ethic, Solid Waste and Recycling, Defining Ecosystems, Changing Ecosystems, Biodiversity, Human Population Dynamics, Global Climate Change, Pollution types and impacts on the environment, Energy, Water, Agriculture, and Outdoor Recreation.