Students explore the many wonderful levels of creation in life science! From taking a look at the things they might find in their backyards to the species that occupy the rainforest, students develop a greater understanding of the beautiful world that God has created. Other topics included are healthy living, the miraculous stages of a baby’s development, exploring the animals of the sea, the intricate designs of the plant life, and more. A STEM project is also included in this course, allowing students to perform an investigation or develop a design related to the field of science, technology, engineering, and mathematics. This gives students a perfect opportunity to develop important research skills and learn to apply the scientific method.
From earthquakes and volcanoes to clouds and galaxies, students see the features of God’s creation here on earth as well as the great beyond. This course takes students through a study of geology, oceanography, meteorology, astronomy, and environmental science. A thorough study of rocks, soil, and fossils gives students ample proofs that this earth was created by God and not evolutionary processes.
Students are prepared for chemistry and physics in this course. They start scientific measurements and the different forms of matter and graduate into the foundations of chemical reactions and properties of magnets and electricity. Teachers demonstrate principles of volume, density, buoyancy, levers, magnetization, electric circuits and more with numerous hands-on labs.
This course begins with the familiar, tangible things of nature and concludes with God’s amazing design at the cellular and chemical level. Abstract concepts are tied to concrete examples, laying a firm foundation for future studies in chemistry, physics, and other fields. Teachers lead students through a study of botany, zoology, microbiology, human anatomy and physiology, cytology, genetics, and ecology that reflect the latest advances in man’s understanding of living things without neglecting a foundation in the basics. Fascinating labs labs add a practical, hands-on component to the course including lab safety, microscopy, dissection, and field projects that develop the skills of observation, organism identification, and classification.
Teachers present molecular and descriptive chemistry from a Creation-based, Christian perspective. Students start with subatomic particles and the periodic table and graduate into balancing chemical equations and understanding chemical bonds. They learn about metals and nonmetals, solutions and colloids, and chemical thermodynamics and kinetics. Teachers demonstrate different chemical laws, colloids, chemical kinetics, oxidation, and more with hands-on labs.
Teachers blend conceptual development and quantitative problem solving by utilizing a dual emphasis on concepts and math. In this advanced introductory physics course, students investigate the world around them and develop a deep and sophisticated understanding of many fundamental physical concepts, and how they affect their everyday lives. Students will use a number of approaches and techniques to acquire and internalize these concepts, including but not limited to lecture, hands-on lab experiments, text reading, homework problems, and individual work. By using the language of mathematics, students will describe, explain and predict many of the phenomena observed in our universe. Teachers guide students through concepts like measurement, objects in motion, forces and Newton’s Laws of Motion, energy, momentum and collisions, rotational motion, electricity, electric circuits, magnetism, light and optics, and waves and sound.
This course places a great emphasis on connecting creation to the Creator. This course is for seniors who have successfully completed biology and chemistry. Teachers cover human anatomy and physiology, including the skeletal, nervous, endocrine, lymphatic, digestive, respiratory, and reproductive systems. Hands-on labs reinforce learning.
- Not all advanced science electives are offered every year. Course availability is determined by factors such as enrollment and student demand.