Physical Science
Tutor:  Amanda Gardiner
Length:Full Year Class Period: Wednesday, period 3

Description: A systematic introduction to science designed primarily for grades 8th - 10th. Topics include the atmosphere, the hydrosphere, weather, the structure of the earth, environmentalism, and physics of motion, Newton's Laws, gravity, and astrophysics. Lab experiments, application problems and tests included. Students must keep up with reading and homework in order to fully comprehend the material and to be prepared for lectures, class discussions and experiments. 

Note No new students may add to this class at semester.  This is a full year course.

Tutor: Amanda Gardiner earned a Bachelor of Science degree from the University of Minnesota, specializing in Animal Science. She has homeschooled her three girls - two grown and working, and the youngest doing full time PSEO. She currently works at an animal emergency/ specialty hospital as an ER/ICU technician (nurse). She enjoys the outdoors and helping students get excited about science. 

Cost:  $230, $240 or $250  (depending on registration date)
: Grades 8-10

Prerequisite: Pre-Algebra with a minimum grade of C; Must be enrolled in Algebra 1 and competent in solving algebraic equations.
Homework: 2-5 hours per week
Text: (To be purchased by parents) Exploring Creation with Physical Science, edition TBD

Optional: (Recommended if the solutions to the study guides are wanted)   Solutions and Tests for Exploring Creation with Physical Science, edition TBD

Supplies: The lab fee is included in the price of the class (above). Students need to purchase a notebook, colored pens, and a calculator