(Grades 5-6)
Tutor: Sarah Schultz
Length: Full Year Class Period: Thursday, eCHAT period 1 (9:00-10:00) or period 5 (12:45-1:45) (Choose one)

Description: We will spend first semester studying earth science with a focus on Minnesota biomes, ecology, geology, and weather. Second semester we will study botany. Both semesters will be structured to include lectures, guided note taking, hands on activities, and experiments.

Tutor: Sarah Schultz earned a B.S degree from the University of Northern Iowa, majoring in Psychology and Social Work. She worked as a youth director in a large youth program in Cedar Falls, IA, which gave her many opportunities to work with students in a variety of settings. During this time, she also had the opportunity to facilitate the junior and senior high leadership development programs for the public schools. After meeting her husband, Will, and moving to Minnesota, Sarah worked briefly for the YMCA and then as a tutor for the Robbinsdale District in the middle school alternative ed. and expulsion classrooms. Currently, Sarah homeschools her four children. While being part of the homeschool community, Sarah has coached elementary Science Olympiad teams and taught science and literature classes at STAR Homeschool Academy. Sarah is a life long learner who enjoys teaching and learning alongside students of any age in a variety of subjects.

Cost: $147, $157, $167 per semester (depending on the registration date)
: Grades 5-6

Prerequisite: Students must be able to listen to a short lesson and draw pictures with notes. Students must also be able to work cooperatively in small groups.
Homework:  Textbook reading and related assignments.
1st semester Text (to be purchased by parents): Apologia Exploring Creation with Earth Science (available at
2nd Semester Text (to be purchased by parents):  Apologia Exploring Creation with Botany (available at
Fall: 3-ring binder and colored pens or pencils; Spring: paper, writing utensils, and a 3-ring binder to keep your work neatly together for the entire semester.

Earth Science    Botany