General Science + STEM
Tutor: Laura Kirkwold
Length: Full Year Class Period: Wednesday, period 3

Description We will be using the NEW 3rd Edition Apologia Text with additional hands-on activities in class. This course is designed to be a student’s first systematic introduction to the sciences. We will focus on thinking critically with hands-on labs and STEM projects. We'll cover such topics as the scientific method, designing experiments, general astronomy, geology, paleontology, meteorology, general chemistry, general physics, and general biology. The text is written in a nice conversational style, and includes apologetics and recognition of God's handiwork. Class time also includes lectures/discussion emphasizing main points from each chapter. Follow-up emails will be sent after each class, clarifying homework. Students are expected to complete chapter reading, study guide questions, and chapter tests at home. The textbook is available in MP3 format if it would benefit your student to listen to the material during weekly chapter reading.

Tutor: Laura Kirkwold has a B.S. in biochemistry from the University of Minnesota College of Biological Sciences. After graduation she worked in the research lab at the University of Minnesota Dental School. She has four graduated and working young adults. She has been teaching at CHAT since 2007.

Cost:  $235, $245, or $255 per semester (depending on registration date)
: Grades 7-9

Prerequisite: None
Homework: 2-5 hours per week
Text: (To be purchased by parents) Exploring Creation with General Science (3rd edition). It must be the 3rd edition as it is very different from past editions. Exploring Creation with General Science 3rd Edition, Student Notebook Spiral-bound General Science, 3rd Edition, Solutions and Tests Manual (optional)

General Science text     General Science solutioins and tests 

Supplies: Notebook, calculator