Homeschool Science Classes

April 14, 2017

Science education is a top priority at Classical Consortium. We love seeing our students’ curiosity and natural inquisitiveness come alive as they study God’s creation through our classes and labs. Ask our students, and many of them will tell you that science is their favorite class!

 General Science students examining crystal structures during a lab

For homeschooling parents, our science classes are a perfect complement to learning science at home. Our teachers plan weekly lessons including labs that are done in class, and all supplies are provided (making it easy for parents!).

 

FAQ about Classical Consortium’s Science Program

 

What science curriculum does CC use?

Apologia science is taught at the PreCC (K-2nd), Grammar (3rd-6th) and Logic (7th-8th) levels. BJU is taught at the Rhetoric level (9th-12th).

 

What science classes do you offer?

We offer science classes from K-12th (including honors science classes for high school).

 

Elementary grades: We study Apologia elementary science in a 4 year rotation. Students use the Notebooking Journal as part of their learning activities. All elementary students study the same book in a given year. For 2017-2018, we will be studying Chemistry and Physics.

Year 1: Zoology (Flying Creatures)

Year 2: Astronomy (1st semester) and Botany (2nd semester)

Year 3: Anatomy/Physiology

Year 4: Chemistry & Physics

 

Logic Level students take Apologia General Science in 7th grade and Apologia Physical Science in 8th grade. High school students use BJU Biology, Chemistry, and Physics, including honors options.

3rd graders test their memory for pattern while studying the brain in Anatomy

Do classes include labs? What are some examples of recent labs?

Every Monday students are able to perform labs in class under the guidance of their science teacher so parents don't have to gather lab supplies at home and worry about conducting labs in their kitchens. 😉 Elementary labs are based on the Apologia books. While studying Anatomy/Physiology, students observed and touched sheep and cow organs such as the heart, brain, eye, and liver.

 

Some labs are activity-based, such as when students built all the parts of blood using candy. Students studied dye transfer in plants during Botany, and for Zoology the classes raised quail from eggs to full grown (where they were returned to their farm). ​

Anatomy students learn about the structure of cell organelles outside.

How does CC's science classes handle the issue of evolution/age of the Earth?

In the elementary grades, the emphasis is on the wonder of God's creation. With our older students, the difference between macro and micro evolution is studied, and students hold a debate discussing creationism and macro evolution. Our curriculum in each grade emphasizes God as the ultimate Creator of the universe and the authority of Scripture as we learn about science.

 

Do you hold a science fair?

Our annual science fair showcases the projects of our 5th, 6th, and 8th grade students. The whole school is invited to the event. Students present their projects to judges, and everyone is welcome to participate in science activity stations and listen to a guest speaker. It’s one of the highlights of our spring semester! Click this photo to read about this year’s science fair:

 

Do your high school science classes count toward graduation credits?

Our Rhetoric level Biology, Chemistry, and Physics classes are all high school credit courses that also offer honors options. The benefit of doing science at CC is that students collaborate on classic laboratory experiments and work together on problem solving under the guidance of an experienced teacher. This helps them gain a better understanding of the amazing complexity of creation through the in-class discussions and labs. 

Biology students dissect earthworms in Physical Science class

Registration for 2017-2018 is now open! If you’re interested in joining our classical academic program, we’d love to help you schedule a Monday visit! Click here to contact us. 

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