Science

ChemLab5Science 7

Science 7 is a skills-oriented course for doing and thinking.  It is a science course that relates life science to everyday life.  It emphasizes God as the creator of all life.  Appropriate laboratory exercises are included in the course.

 

Science 8

Physical Science is an introduction to Physics and Chemistry giving the students a weekly laboratory experience.  Topics covered in class include, but not exclusively, the scientific method, technology, the laws of motion, measurement, and metrics, mechanical and heat energy, heat in our world, the nature of matter, classification of matter, atomic structure and the periodic table, waves, light, sound and energy alternatives.  Lectures are supplemented with films and videos.  The teacher presents classroom demonstrations and each student has an opportunity to conduct a demonstration for the class.  Science devotionals are presented to the class on a regular basis.

 

Earth Science

This course includes Geology, Meteorology, Oceanography, Astronomy and Environmental Studies.  Students are exposed to evolutionary and creationist models of geologic history.  There is a weekly double period for laboratory and students are expected to complete well over 30 labs for the course.  A lab proficiency exam is given at the end of May.  Students are expected to write a research paper and do supplemental reading.  The lectures are supplemented with films and videos, some of which are from the creationist position.

 

Biology

Biology covers topics which are basic to all biological studies and covers philosophy and theory of many of the areas of biological discoveries that most affect our lives.  There is a survey of the major groups of living things on our planet done in a traditional “classification” approach to studying organisms.  Also included are units on human anatomy, physiology and Christian philosophy related to our physical, mental and spiritual selves.  Appropriate laboratory exercises are included.

 

Chemistry

This course of study presents a modern view of chemistry suitable for students with a wide range of skills and abilities.  The topics provide the unifying principles of chemistry.  The principles included are basic to the understanding of how the world works.

 

Physics

This course presents a modern view of physics with emphasis placed on the fundamental concepts underlying the science.  The course encourages utilization of concepts such as conservation of energy, vectors and scholars and fields as unifying themes rather than isolated topics.  This approach tends to foster an appreciation for the unity of physics.

 

ESF Global Environment

Global Environment is a 3-credit college-level environmental science course taught through the SUNY College of Environmental Science and Forestry (ESF).  The course examines principles of ecology and balanced ecosystems before delving into topics related to man’s disruption of those ecosystems, and his responsibility as steward of the earth.  Topics include world population growth, agriculture, pollution, water resources, biodiversity, global climate change, and renewable energy resources.  Successful completion of high school biology and enrollment in high school chemistry are prerequisites to the course.  The class meets every day for one semester or 2-3 times a week for the entire school year.