SCIENCE CLASSES – 1488 CAMPUS

Please visit our schedules page for the days and times these classes are offered. 

Botany Elementary Science Classes - Grades 3rd-6th - Corinne Park

Required time outside of class – approx. 2 hrs. weekly

This class begins with a lesson on the nature of botany and the process of classifying plants. It then discusses the development of plants from seeds, the reproduction processes in plants, the way plants make their food, and how plants get their water and nutrients and distribute them throughout the body of the plant.  Students will acquire an in-depth understanding of this field which is accomplished through projects to reinforce learning and pique their curiosity for further study.  Class time will be spent discussing the concepts in the chapters and with hands-on, active learning activities and labs. Projects we do in class include making a light box for growing plants, making soap with basil we grow, examining and categorizing leaves, making fern prints and many others.

Class is offered three times:

  • 1488 Location -Wednesday at 12:45 (6th grade and those in Mrs. Lund’s Lang. Arts and History)
  • 1488 Location – Wednesday at 2:00 (3rd-6th grades).
  • Conroe Location -Thursday at 10:00 (4th-6th grades).

Each family will need to purchase the text Exploring Creation with Botany (Apologia).  Individual students will each need a Notebooking Journal for Exploring Creation with Botany. Siblings may share a text, but will each need their own notebooking journal.  Lab fee is $35 and is due with the first payment.  Class tuition is $400 split into 10 payments of $40 (due from July 2017 – April 2018).

Payment options: 1) Write 10 post-dated checks to be cashed at the first of the month (July 2017-April 2018); 2) Set up bank draft to arrive at the 1st of the month;   3) Pay for entire year by semester (1st semester dated July 1, and 2nd semester dated Dec 1, 2017).  NOTE: The first payment should include the lab fee. As we often turn students away once you have reserved your space, there will be no refunds given after July 1.

Mail Class Registration Form and tuition payments to: Corinne Park, 7226 Lorna Road, Montgomery, TX 77316. Contact information is joncorinne@consolidated.net or 281-770-5964.

General Science/Lab (Apologia) - Grades 7th–8th - Karen Lawrence

Required time outside class 3-4 hrs. per week

This course is designed to be a student’s first systematic introduction to the sciences. Although it can be used for eighth grade (especially if the student has recently left the public schools), it is typically used best in the seventh grade. The course covers such topics as the scientific method, designing experiments, simple machines, archaeology, geology, paleontology, biology, and human anatomy and physiology. Students will learn to write lab reports as many experiments are conducted throughout the year. Daily course work for textbook reading and questions will be assigned through the syllabus for the course so the student will always knows what to do each day.

Course books: Exploring Creation with General Science 2ndEd.–2 book set.  The 2 books in this set include the Student Textbook and Solutions and Test Manual. Additionally, order the General Science 2nd Edition Multimedia Companion CD-Rom–This is a companion CD. It is not a full course. It is designed to be used with the textbook Exploring Creation with General Science. It contains pronunciations for the technical words in the course, animations used to explain some of the more difficult concepts in the course, and videos of extra experiments that the student would not be able to do on his or her own.

Cost of class: Tuition is $450 for the year, split into 10 payments of $45 (due July 2017-April 2018) and a $35 lab fee due with the July payment.

Payment options: 1) Write 10 post-dated checks to be cashed at the first of the month (July 2017-April 2018); 2) Set up bank draft to arrive at the 1st of the month;   3) Pay for entire year by semester (1st semester dated July 1, and 2nd semester dated Dec 1, 2017).  NOTE: The first payment should include the lab fee. As we often turn students away once you have reserved your space, there will be no refunds given after July 1.

Mail Class Registration Form and tuition payments to: Karen Lawrence 158 South Winterport Circle, The Woodlands, Texas. Her contact information is (832) 766-0432 and Karenelawrence101@gmail.com.

Physical Science/Lab (Apologia) - Grades 8th-9th - Corinne Park

Required time outside of class –  3-4 hrs. per week

Exploring Creation with Physical Science (2nd Edition Apologia book set with Solutions and Test Manual, and the multimedia companion CD). Pre-requisite: Students should be studying pre-algebra or higher. Apologia curriculum provides a detailed introduction to the physical environment and some of the basic laws that make it work. Topics covered will be air, atmosphere, water, the hydrosphere, earth, weather, motion, Newton’s laws, forces, sound, light and astrophysics. Class time will focus on experiments and discussion of the reading. Home assignments will include reading, answering questions, study guides and tests. Students will need a notebook for vocabulary, notes, study guides and lab reports.

This class will be offered at the 1488 Campus on Wednesdays at 10:30 a.m.-noon. Tuition is $500 for the year, split into 10 payments of $50 (due July 2017-April 2018).  A lab fee of $35 is due in July.  Teacher has a limited number of books available for rent if you would prefer that option to purchasing the books.

Payment options: 1) Write 10 post-dated checks to be cashed at the first of the month (July 2017-April 2018); 2) Set up bank draft to arrive at the 1st of the month;   3) Pay for entire year by semester (1st semester dated July 1, and 2nd semester dated Dec 1, 2017).  NOTE: The first payment should include the lab fee. As we often turn students away once you have reserved your space, there will be no refunds given after July 1.

Mail Class Registration Form and tuition payments to: Corinne Park, 7226 Lorna Road, Montgomery, TX 77316. Contact information is joncorinne@consolidated.net or 281-770-5964.

Biology Lab – Grades 9th-12th, college preparatory – 2.5 hours – Karen Garza

NOTE:  Please, no 8th graders.  You may contact the teacher for further information.

Apologia curriculum – Exploring Creation with Biology, 2nd Edition 

PURCHASE: Book set (text + solutions manual) & Biology Companion CD; PLUS Items on Supply List 

2017-2018:  This is one of the toughest courses you will love.  It is a college and work force preparatory class that is formatted to train students accordingly.  The course is set up to help teach students how to learn and how to study.  The work is demanding, but not only does the student learn, the lab is designed to foster teamwork and class unity.

TIME COMMITMENT: This course is challenging.  Per text – 45 to one hour per school day; however, it can vary greatly for each individual student.  This is one of the many things addressed at our Orientation. 

ACCOUNTABILITY – A higher level of accountability is now incorporated into the course.  To maintain enrollment, students must follow through on weekly assignments.  A vital component of the course grade evaluation is following instructions and keeping work organized.  It begins at the required Parent-Student Orientation.  Due to all classes at TTC having Orientation Week the week prior to classes starting, our orientation is two weeks prior.  Our orientation time is 2.5 hours and the time slot during TTC Orientation Week is less.

There are 16 modules, which translate into 32 weeks of work to cover in 30 weeks, so students have a reading and work assignment to complete prior to our first class in the Fall AND Spring semester.

Students are given an outline of course work required to complete as school work, which includes the student correcting and grading work that is turned in for review. The course no longer requires participation in an approved science fair; however, it is strongly recommended and encouraged.  I truly feel the fair prepares students in a way no other experience can, everything from time management, research, visual presentation, to the incredible experience of having 3 dads listen to your every word during the interview process.  The fair will be discussed and help rendered to any who participate.  Another vital component is the student’s notebook where all of the course work is to be filed weekly.  Notebooks are a major part of the course.  Advice – Do not get behind!

The focus is mastery of the subject and the best way to learn is to do; therefore the course incorporates 7 projects that are used for test scores.  The grading system for each project is given in advance.  These projects include 3 3-D presentations covering a cell, ecosystem, and insect, 1 project enables students to engage in a round-table discussion on evolution with specific parameters, 2 are labs in the text that are completed at home, with one presented in class and one turned in, and the last 1 is a perch dissection.  The first project is due at the end of the first semester.

Pertaining to the labs, some common items to assist in the experiments will be required to bring to class.  Also, one experiment is performed off campus at a pond, location to be announced.  The text heavily emphasizes vocabulary and provides a strong background in the scientific method, the five-kingdom classification scheme, microscopy, biochemistry, cellular biology, molecular and Mendelian genetics, evolution, dissection, and ecosystems and provides a complete survey of the five kingdoms in Creation.

Looking forward to our exciting adventure as we do this together! 

Class size: Min. 8 students, max. 14.

Tuition:  Due on the 1st, $55/month for 10 months + $30 lab fee per semester, due July 1st & January 1st.  Payment is late after the 10th; $10 late fee charged. 

Payment options: 1) Write 10 post-dated checks to be cashed on the first of the month (July 2017-April 2018 with July & Jan. to include the $30 lab fee); 2) Set up bank draft to arrive at the 1st of the month (Remember, include lab fee for July & Jan.);   3) Pay for entire year by semester (1st semester + lab fee dated July 1, and 2nd semester + lab fee dated Dec 1, 2017).

NOTE: The first payment must include the Fall lab fee. As we often turn students away once you have reserved your space, there will be no refunds given after July 1. 

Contact: Karen Garza – 832.483.9643 (cell) or revelationscience [at] sbcglobal [dot] net.

Payment Mailing Address: 7327 Root Road, Spring, TX 77389      

CLASS WEB SITE http://www.revelationscience.com/; Schoology is used for assignments and communication

REGISTRATION: Please fill out the 2017-2018 Garza Registration Form – WED – 1488 Campus & mail with fees (tuition + lab fee). 

NOTE:  There is a required student and parent orientation two weeks prior to class beginning.  It is held at the same time the class is scheduled and typically same location & takes the place of the “TTC Back to School” that is the week prior to classes.  The orientation is to overview what is required for the year & to enable students to get their first assignment as well as meet their fellow lab students & set up their notebooks prior to class beginning.

This critical meeting establishes the student’s school year & the parents’ role in it.

2017-2018 Garza Registration Form – WED – 1488 Campus

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Chemistry Lab – Grades 10th-12th, college preparatory – 2.5 hours – Karen Garza

Apologia curriculum – Exploring Creation with Chemistry, 2nd Edition

(USING 2ND EDITION – do not buy 3rd; Book set & companion CD available to rent) 

PURCHASE: Scientific Calculator REQUIRED (Student brings calculator to EACH class); Book set (text + solutions manual) [Rental: $50, which includes $20 refundable deposit] & companion CD; PLUS Items on Supply List.

2017-18: This course incorporates math with science.  A good working knowledge of algebra is needed.  It is a college and work force preparatory class that is formatted to train students accordingly.  The course is set up to help teach students how to learn and how to study.  It is challenging, but fosters teamwork and class unity.  Those who suffer together grow close!

TIME COMMITMENT: This course is challenging.  Per text – 45 to one hour per school day; however, it can vary greatly for each individual student.  This is one of the many things addressed at our Orientation. 

ACCOUNTABILITY – A higher level of accountability is now incorporated into the course.  To maintain enrollment, students must follow through on weekly assignments.  A vital component of the course grade evaluation is following instructions and keeping work organized.  It begins at the required Parent-Student Orientation.  Due to all classes at TTC having Orientation Week the week prior to classes starting, our orientation is two weeks prior.  Our orientation time is 2.5 hours and the time slot during TTC Orientation Week is less.

There are 16 modules, which translate into 32 weeks of work to cover in 30 weeks, so students have a reading and work assignment to complete prior to our first class in the Fall AND Spring semester.

Students are given an outline of coursework required to complete as school work, which includes the student correcting and grading work that is turned in for review.  Participation in an approved science fair is optional for additional credit.  Another vital component is the student’s notebook where all of the course work is to be filed weekly.  Notebooks are a major part of the course.  Advice – Do not get behind!

The focus of the course is mastery of the subject and the best way to learn is to do; therefore two outside projects are incorporated.  The projects are a vital part of the course grade.  Students receive project packets, which include the scoring system and an outline of what work to accomplish each week.  The Fall semester project covers the Periodic Table then Building an Atom is the project for the Spring semester, which will also include a short presentation.  The course covers significant figures, units, classification, the mole concept, stoichiometry, thermochemistry, thermodynamics, kinetics, acids and bases, redox reactions, solutions, atomic structure, Lewis structures, molecular geometry, the gas laws, and equilibrium.

Looking forward to our exciting adventure as we do this together! 

Class size: Min. 8 students, max. 14. 

Tuition:  Due on the 1st, $55/month for 10 months + $30 lab fee per semester, due July 1st & January 1st.   Payment is late after the 10th; $10 late fee charged. 

Payment options: 1) Write 10 post-dated checks to be cashed on the first of the month (July 2017-April 2018 with July & Jan. to include the $30 lab fee); 2) Set up bank draft to arrive at the 1st of the month (Remember, include lab fee for July & Jan.);   3) Pay for entire year by semester (1st semester + lab fee dated July 1, and 2nd semester + lab fee dated Dec 1, 2017).

NOTE: The first payment must include the Fall lab fee. As we often turn students away once you have reserved your space, there will be no refunds given after July 1. 

Contact: Karen Garza – 832.483.9643 (cell) or revelationscience [at] sbcglobal [dot] net. 

Payment Mailing Address: 7327 Root Road, Spring, TX 77389 

CLASS WEB SITE http://www.revelationscience.com/; Schoology is used for assignments and communication. 

REGISTRATION: Please fill out the 2017-2018 Garza Registration Form – 1488 Campus & mail with fees (tuition + lab fee). 

NOTE:  There is a required student and parent orientation two weeks prior to class beginning.  It is held at the same time the class is scheduled and typically same location & takes the place of the “TTC Back to School” that is the week prior to classes.  The orientation is to overview what is required for the year & to enable students to get their first assignment as well as meet their fellow lab students & set up their notebooks prior to class beginning.

This critical meeting establishes the student’s school year & the parents’ role in it.

2017-2018 Garza Registration Form – 1488 Campus

Supply List