Apologia General Science for Grades 7-8 (10:00)

Apologia General Science for Grades 7-8 (10:00)

Course: Apologia General Science for Grades 7-8

Instructor: Kirsty Hammond

Email: kirsty@hammondsite.com

Price: $300

Curriculum: Required: Apologia General Science for Middle School 3rd Edition. 978-1-946506-27-6.  Strongly Recommended: Apologia General Science for Middle School 3rd Edition Notebook. 978-1-946506-30-6

Course Description (and Duration): We will be using the newest edition of Apologia General Science. Here is the description from the Apologia web site:

“…Exploring Creation with General Science, 3rd Edition, has been rewritten to truly walk each student through middle school’s transition time from the elementary years to the high school sciences. Specifically designed to be the first course taken during junior high, it was created to give middle school students an understanding of the basic world that surrounds them each day of their lives so that they can appreciate the real-world relevance of scientific inquiry and the beauty of creation.”

The course is designed to be done 4 days a week.

I find the Student notebook to be extremely helpful, and strongly recommend that you add this to work on at home. If this notebook is not used your student will require a dedicated, organized notebook for this subject. This is Apologia’s description of the notebook:

“The student notebook pairs perfectly with this process, providing easy-to-understand graphics where students fill in the blank spaces as they read. Thus, they are learning how to take information out of a text, identify key points, and critically think through what they are learning. Daily lesson plans are included in the student notebook, so students easily understand what is expected of them each day, yet there is still room for flexibility in the schedule to meet the needs of the student and the family.”

Time in class will focus on making sure the concepts being studied at home are understood and explored. We will focus on discussions of the “On your own” and “Explore More” and cover as may experiments as is feasible at Co-op. Testing will be done at co-op.

A significant amount of work at home will be required to make the most of this curriculum. A basic understanding of General science can be obtained by the reading requirements, and class time. (30 weeks)

This class will be taught by Kirsty Hammond, a homeschooling Mom of 14 years. She received a dual Honors degree in Speech Therapy and Audiology, and a Master’s degree focusing on Second Language Acquisition in South Africa. This will be Kirsty's 5th year serving on the Friendly Educators Board.