General Science
Tutor: Laura Kirkwold
Length: Full Year Class Period: Wednesday, period 3 or Thursday, period 4 (choose 1)

DescriptionThis is an Apologia course designed to be a student’s first systematic introduction to the sciences. We'll cover 15 chapters of the text (7 first semester and 8 second semester), including such topics as science history, the scientific method, designing experiments, simple machines, archaeology, geology, paleontology, biology, and human anatomy and physiology. We will be skipping Module 8 but you are welcome to complete it on your own if desired. First semester covers general foundations, fossils, and creation vs. evolution, and second semester covers life science. The text is written in a nice conversational style, and includes apologetics and recognition of God's handiwork. Most labs in the text are done in class, either hands-on or as demos. 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.

Distance Learning Option Students wishing to attend this class online can join the live class on Thursdays at 2:00 p.m. using the Zoom link provided by the tutor.  Students can register for either the Wednesday or Thursday class through the online registration form and then contact the tutor by email.


Covid - 19 Contingency Plan - In the event that we are forced to transition to online classes at any point in the school year, this class will continue to be held. 

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:  $210, $220, or $230 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 (2nd edition), along with solutions and test book (2nd edition), by Dr. Jay Wile, Apologia

General Science text     General Science solutioins and tests 

Supplies: Notebook, calculator