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Earth Science

 

Earth Science — (Grades 7–8) 

Teacher:  Sarah Crupper

Time:  Friday 2:45-4:10

Class and Material Cost:  $345
A $30 material fee is included in the cost of the class.

Book:  ABeka Science: Earth and Space Order #158887
     ABeka Science Project Guide, 6th Edition Order #175315
GRACE does not order these books and the HSB Bookstore does not carry them. You may order this book through ABeka by calling 1-877-223-5226 or check out their website at www.abeka.com.

Prerequisite Skills and Knowledge: Students should have an understanding of multiplication and long division, as well as measurement systems.

***This class is a 1½ hour class

This is an introduction to upper-level science courses and is intended for middle school age students after the completion of the elementary general science courses. The focus of this class will be learning the skills and knowledge necessary to be successful in further science courses. Students will have support in research and writing a scientific paper, completing official lab reports, and long-term projects at home. This course lays the groundwork for further middle school and high school science courses, including a firm foundation of understanding origins from a scientific creationist’s view. Our class focuses on the impact of the flood on the structure of the earth’s surfaces and fossil formation, showing that this impact is proven by the evidence. Studying the evidence of these truths helps students build a firm framework for future learning. Use of the scientific method and metric measurements will be woven throughout the year as we investigate topics such as earthquakes, volcanoes, the oceans, minerals, fossil formation, astronomy, tornadoes, and hurricanes. Each class will consist of discussion, experiments, and videos that support and broaden the student’s understanding. Throughout the week, students are expected to spend 30–90 minutes daily practicing key concepts through a variety of activities. Students with keyboarding skills will have the added benefit of learning to use Moodle for submitting assignments. All students will be expected to be able to obtain weekly assignments from Moodle by Thanksgiving.

 

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