Science

 

Earth Science – 1 credit (LUOA)

Earth Science exposes students to God’s design of the earth and its unique properties and characteristics. An emphasis will be placed on understanding the Earth’s systems, their interrelationships and man’s effect on the earth. Students will be given the opportunity to explore rocks, minerals, geology. Other topics covered will include the Earth’s interior, Geologic history, plate tectonics, volcanoes, earthquakes, climate and weather, oceans, the solar system, stars and galaxies. The students will be challenged to explore the rationale behind secular, old earth and young science in order to be more effective at presenting the Gospel scientifically. This is a rigorous, multimedia, laboratory based science course that will require supplies for the hands-on labs.

Earth Science Syllabus and Materials

Prerequisites: None

Recommended Grade Levels: 9th

 

Biology – 1 credit (LUOA)

Biology is an examination of God’s living creations beginning at the atomic level, progressing to the cellular level, and then continuing on to the organism as a whole. The course focuses on the Scientific Method to utilize the student’s critical thinking skills. The course incorporates a virtual laboratory component to develop the students understanding as well as provide real world applications. To be successful in Biology, the student should have completed or currently enrolled Algebra I.

Biology Syllabus

Prerequisites: Completed or concurrent enrollment in Algebra I

Recommended Grade Levels: 9th-11th

 

Chemistry – 1 credit (LUOA)

Chemistry begins its study of God’s creation at its most basic level: the atom and its components. The course then focuses on the other basic principles of matter, their properties and reactions. The Scientific Method is used to develop the student’s critical thinking skills. The course incorporates a virtual laboratory component to expand the students understanding as well as provide real world applications. To successfully function in this chemistry course, students should have completed or be currently enrolled in Algebra II.

Chemistry Syllabus

Prerequisites: Completed or concurrent enrollment in Algebra II

Recommended Grade Levels: 9th - 12th

 

Physics – 1 credit (LUOA)

Physics is a general course intended to expose students to the physical and mathematical relationships that allow us to describe the world that God has created. The first semester of this course focuses on Newtonian Mechanics while the second semester covers a variety of topics including Electricity and Magnetism, Sound and Light Waves, and Modern Physics. The course incorporates a virtual laboratory component to expand the students understanding as well as provide real world applications. To successfully function in this physics course, students should have completed or be enrolled in Algebra II.

Physics Syllabus

Prerequisites: Completed or concurrent enrollment in Algebra II

Recommended Grade Levels: 9th - 12th

 

Earth-Space Science – 1 credit

Be captivated by the wonders and beauty of the third planet from our Sun, Earth. Be amazed by what awaits your discovery within our solar system and beyond. It is your turn to explore the universe and discover the magnificent design of our marvelous Creator.

Earth and Space Science is a laboratory course focusing on the study of space, geologic structures and forces, the waters on our planet, and the atmospheric forces that shape our world as it is sustained by God. Through experimentation and investigation, students explore the earth cycles including the geosphere, hydrosphere, cryosphere, atmosphere, and the carbon cycle. Students also learn about scientific inquiry, geologic time, space exploration, the solar system, and the universe. In Earth and Space Science, students use web 2.0 tools, interactive experiences, higher-order thinking, collaborative projects, and real-world application through labs and a variety of assessments as they discover how to rejoice in the wonders of God and bring glory to Him. Upon completion of the course, students will have a clear understanding of the dynamic forces at work in the world around them, becoming better caretakers of our planet, Earth.

Prerequisites: None

Recommended Grade Levels: 12th

Additional Info: NCAA Approved, Honors Track Available

 

Marine Science – 1 credit

Delve deeply into Earth's bodies of water, study geologic structures, learn how they affect the oceans, and see the hand of God. In Marine Science, every discovery will point to the Giver and Sustainer of life. Students will investigate characteristics of various populations, patterns of distribution of life in aquatic systems, and ongoing changes occurring every day in our precious ecosystems. Students will be amazed and enlightened at just how much our oceans and lakes affect climate, weather, and seasonal variations. Students will also discover God's Providence for man, animal and the planet. Finally, students will learn about God’s Creation and how to better fulfill His charge to care for and rule over the earth. Hold on, it is one amazing journey!

Prerequisites: None

Recommended Grade Levels: 9th - 12th

Additional Info: NCAA Approved, Honors Track Available