Tutors: Roberts and Rafter
Price: $350 + lab fee
Chemistry: Chemistry is a college-preparatory course that covers fundamental aspects of chemistry such as the classification of matter, atomic structure, spectroscopy, chemical bonding, molecular geometry, physical change, chemical change, stoichiometry, solutions, ideal gases, acid/base chemistry, reduction/oxidation reactions, thermochemistry, thermodynamics, kinetics, and chemical equilibrium. Weaving together concepts and their mathematical applications, the course teaches students how to think as a chemist so they can analyze the major changes that occur in matter.
Forensic Science: Forensic Science is an advanced-level science course for students in grades 10 – 12. This course is truly a “capstone” science class, in that it combines knowledge and skills in biology, physical science, chemistry, earth science, and even biblical apologetics, as we learn about and practice real life skills of forensic investigation. This course offers a truly experiential approach that engages students in active learning and emphasizes the application of integrated science. The class balances understanding scientific concepts with hands-on classroom and lab activities, readings, intriguing case studies, and scenarios.
***PARENTAL ADVISORY: Due to the nature of forensic science, many of the topics and cases we will study are graphic and disturbing, involving murders and various types of abuse.***
Biology: This course is a college-prep biology course that provides a detailed
introduction to the methods and concepts of general biology. With a strong emphasis on vocabulary and experiments, the course provides the student with a solid background in biology which is presented an in a readable, conversational tone. Labs will include becoming familiar and proficient with the microscope as well as multiple dissections and other engaging hands on activities.
Physics: This is a college-prep physics course designed for the student who has completed algebra 1 and geometry and has had an introduction to the definitions of sine, cosine, and tangent. It provides a detailed introduction to the methods and concepts of general physics, heavily emphasizing vector analysis.
Physical Science (Gr. 8-9): This course combines earth science and physics to provide a rigorous last year of middle school science or a first year of highschool science. This course discusses such topics as the atmosphere, the hydrosphere, weather, the structure of the earth, environmentalism, the physics of motion, Newton’s Laws, gravity, and astrophysics. There are many hands-on experiments to do and it is an excellent course for preparing the student to take a college-prep high school science curriculum.
Life Science: Middle School is the appropriate time to increase the depth and breadth of a student’s understanding of scientific concepts, and it is also time to increase student understanding of God’s design in every aspect of Creation.
This class is designed to lead students to a deeper understanding of the key concepts of biological science through carefully selected, inspiring text resources, lively discussion, and lots of fun, interesting hands-on activities. An intentional effort will be made to increase each student’s appreciation for the wonder of God as reflected in the amazing complexity of His creation.
This class is NOT a watered-down version of the High School Biology class, but rather, it has been developed to lay a foundation for that class, to develop scientific problem-solving skills, and to cover certain details in the biological sciences that are not covered in detail in the high school biology class (Human anatomy and physiology).
General Science/Applied Engineering: Students will explore examples of God’s incredible design in nature and discover how His design has inspired man-made designs for batteries, human organ repair, micro-lenses, automotive engineering, paint, and even credit card security! Students will explore the exciting field of biomimicry and the very frontiers of science where researchers are studying the design of God’s world to create extraordinary breakthroughs that benefit our health, lives, and efficiency! One of the key objectives of this course will be to lay a solid foundation for more advanced science courses through enhancing conceptual knowledge, improving inquiry skills, engaging in interesting lab activities, and challenging students by incorporating content-based STEM activities.