SCIENCE CLASSES

Science - Astronomy - Grades 3rd-6th - Corinne Park

Elementary Science  – Astronomy Corinne Park – Apologia’s Exploring Creation with Astronomy 2nd edition  and Astronomy Notebooking Journal 2nd edition

 

This class begins with a lesson on the nature of astronomy, and then it covers the major structures of our solar system. Starting with the sun and working towards Pluto, the student will learn details about all the planets in the solar system. Along the way, the student will also learn about Earth’s moon, the asteroid belt, and the Kuiper belt. After that, the student will move outside our solar system and learn about the stars and galaxies that make up God’s incredible universe. Finally, we will cover space travel and what it takes to be an astronaut! Class time will be used to review what was read at home to make sure the student understands the concepts in the chapters, with additional interesting information and video clips, and with hands-on, active learning activities.

Each student will need to purchase the text and the companion notebooking journal (the regular edition, not the jr. edition).  Siblings may share a text, but will need their own notebooking journal. Please note that we will be using the 2nd edition because that is all that is available to order for the notebooking journals. One place that generally has them on sale is www.christianbook.com

Homework for this class is approximately 2-3 hours per week

Astronomy will be offered at 3 times:  Mondays,  12:45  -1:45

Wednesdays   10:30-11:30       or   12:30-1:30

  • Tuition is $400 for the year, split into 10 payments of $40 (due Jul 2020-Apr 2021).  A lab fee of $35 is due in July. As we often turn students away, once you have reserved your space, there will be no refunds given after July 1.

Payment options:

1) Write 10 post-dated checks to be cashed each month (Jul 2020-Apr 2021)

2) Set up auto payments with your bank to arrive at the 1st of the month

3) Pay for entire year by semester-1st semester dated July 1($235), and 2nd semester dated Dec 1, 2020 ($200).

Mail registration form and $75 ( tuition and lab fee) 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 - Walt Jurek

Required time outside class 3-4 hrs. per week

 

Exploring Creation with General Science is designed to be a 7th grade student’s first systematic introduction to the sciences.  The course takes a look at the history of science and the scientific method, designing and accomplishing experiments, simple machines, archaeology, geology, paleontology, biology, and human anatomy and physiology. Its scope, therefore, is quite wide. There are many hands-on experiments to do. This class incorporates intelligent design and creationism throughout. This course is designed to lay to foundation for the student to transition to Exploring Creation with Physical Science as their next science course.

 

The textbook is the 2ND EDITION of Exploring Creation with General Science, written by Dr. Jay Wile. The ISBN is: 978-1-932012-86-6

 

Apologia has published a 3rd edition. However, the 3rd edition is NOT compatible with the 2nd edition.

 

This class will use the 2ND EDITION of Exploring Creation with General Science, written by Dr. Jay Wile. The ISBN is: 978-1-932012-86-6

 

(713) 857-8001

Cost of class: Tuition is $500 for the year, split into 10 payments of $50 (due July 2020-April 2021) 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 2020-April 2021); 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, 2019). 

Send registration forms and payment to:
Walt Jurek
58 N. Westwinds Circle
The Woodlands, TX 77382
If you have any questions, call me, (713) 857-8001
or drop me an email at waltjurekteaches@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,  (multimedia companion CD is recommended). Apologia has a 3rd Ed. that is not compatible with the 2nd Ed. so do not purchase that one. Teacher has books available for rent if you would prefer that option to purchasing the books. 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 on Mondays,  10:30 a.m. -12:00 p.m.

Tuition is $500 for the year, split into 10 payments of $50 (due Jul 2020-Apr 2021).  A lab fee of $35 is due in July. As we often turn students away, once you have reserved your space, there will be no refunds given after July 1. 

 Payment options:

1) Write 10 post-dated checks to be cashed each month (Jul 2020-Apr 2021)

2) Set up auto payments with your bank 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, 2020). 

Mail registration form and $85 ( tuition and lab fee) 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

Biology Lab – 9th-12th grade, college preparatory – 2.5 hours – Karen Garza
Wednesday, 9:00 – 11:30 am
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) & companion CD; PLUS Items on Supply List
My biology course requires TIME. To avoid dropping, please evaluate if the demands as outlined below will work best in your school year & family time. Your student will benefit from my class, but not if they do not have a schedule that allows them to do the work. Late work is not accepted, so keeping on track is essential.
2020-2021: This is one of the toughest courses you will love. It is a college and workforce 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 biology plus life skills, but the lab is also designed to foster teamwork and class unity.
TIME COMMITMENT: This course is challenging. Per text author – 45 minutes to one hour per school day; however, it can vary greatly for each individual student and during some weeks students are working on projects.
This is one of the many things addressed at our Orientation.
ACCOUNTABILITY – A high level of accountability is 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 Student-Parent Orientation.
Our class Orientation is the week before class starts during our scheduled class time and class location; however, all other TTC classes have a Back to School Orientation two weeks before the Wednesday classes start. They are different days due to our Orientation time being 2.5 hours & 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. 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 three 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 are 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. 17.
Fees: July-April; Due on the 1st, $55/month for 10 months + $35 lab fee due each semester (July 1 & January 1)
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 to April with July & Jan. to include the $35 SEMESTER lab fee;
2) Set up bank draft to arrive at the 1st of the month (Remember, include above fees for July & Jan.);
3) Pay for an entire year by ½ year – July 1st $310 (½ year tuition + FALL lab fee) & December 1st $310 (2nd ½ year tuition + SPRING lab fee)
NOTE: The first payment must include the SEMESTER lab fee to reserve your student’s spot.
As we often turn students away once you have reserved your space, there will be no refunds given after July 1.
Payment Mailing Address: 7327 Root Road, Spring, TX 77389
Contact: Karen Garza – 832.483.9643 (cell) or K.Garza@RevelationScience.org
CLASS WEB SITE www.RevelationScience.org

CLASS COMMUNICATION & ASSIGNMENTS – Internet needed: Schoology is the platform used.

REGISTRATION: Please fill out the Garza Registration Form found on the Registration page & mail with fees (July tuition + lab fee & Aug tuition).
REQUIRED: There is a required Student and Parent Orientation one week prior to class beginning. It is held at the same time the class is scheduled and at the same location & takes the place of the “TTC Back to School” that is two weeks prior to Wednesday classes. Due to the details and differences of how my classes are set up, our Orientation time is 2.5 hours, while the orientation time for other classes is less. And yes, we need 2.5 hours. We use every minute of it helping you and your student get prepared for the new school year and the requirements of my class. Your student goes home with a folder, which has all the material covered, plus students also get their first assignment AND meet their fellow lab students as well as get the info to set up their notebooks prior to class start.
This critical meeting establishes the student’s school year & the parents’ role in it.

 

 

 

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

Chemistry Lab – 10th-12th, college preparatory – 2.5 hours – Karen Garza
Wednesday, 12:30 – 3:00 pm
Berean Builders curriculum – Discovering Design with Chemistry Set; Dr. Wile
(This is a change of curriculum to be used for my chemistry course developed by the same author.)

PURCHASE: Scientific Calculator REQUIRED (Student brings calculator to EACH class); Book set (textbook + Answer Key & Tests book); PLUS Items on Supply List

2020-21: 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 Student & Parent Orientation.
Our class Orientation is the week before class starts during our scheduled class time and class location; however, all other TTC classes have a Back to School Orientation two weeks before the Wednesday classes start. They are different days due to our Orientation time being 2.5 hours & 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.
Fees: July-April; Due on the 1st, $55/month for 10 months + $35 lab fee due each semester (July 1 & January 1)
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 to April with July & Jan. to include the $35 SEMESTER lab fee;
2) Set up bank draft to arrive at the 1st of the month (Remember, include above fees for July & Jan.);
3) Pay for entire year by ½ year – July 1st $310 (½ year tuition + FALL lab fee) & December 1st $310 (2nd ½ year tuition + SPRING lab fee)
NOTE: The first payment must include the SEMESTER lab fee to reserve your student’s spot.
As we often turn students away once you have reserved your space, there will be no refunds given after July 1.
Payment Mailing Address: 7327 Root Road, Spring, TX 77389
Contact: Karen Garza – 832.483.9643 (cell) or K.Garza@RevelationScience.org

CLASS WEB SITE www.RevelationScience.org

CLASS COMMUNICATION & ASSIGNMENTS – Internet needed: Schoology is the platform used.

REGISTRATION: Please fill out the Garza Registration Form found on the Registration page & mail with fees (July tuition + lab fee & Aug tuition).

REQUIRED: There is a required Student and Parent Orientation one week prior to class beginning. It is held at the same time the class is scheduled and at the same location & takes the place of the “TTC Back to School” that is two weeks prior to Wednesday classes. Due to the details and difference of how my classes are set up, our Orientation time is 2.5 hours, while the orientation time for other classes is less. And yes, we need the 2.5 hours. We use every minute of it helping you and your student get prepared for the new school year and the requirements of my class. Your student goes home with a folder, which has all the material covered, plus students also get their first assignment AND meet their fellow lab students as well as get the info to set up their notebooks prior to class starting.
This critical meeting establishes the student’s school year & the parents’ role in it.

Physics - Grades 11th-12th - Walt Jurek
Apologia Exploring Creation with Physics:

A hands-on, algebra-based physics course designed for the 11th or 12th grade high school student wanting to round out their High School science studies.

The class will include a lab component by doing all of the experiments in the textbook. Taught from a Biblical worldview, the course will reinforce there is no dichotomy between faith and science while exploring the evidence supporting Romans 1:20.

Physics is math with a purpose, therefore, students taking this course to must have completed algebra 1 (including the quadratic formula and adding fractions) and geometry (including the Pythagorean theorem) and had an introduction to the definitions of sine, cosine, tangent, and arctangent (we will be working with vectors).

The homework and exams are designed for the student to learn the concepts, the associated equations, and show competence in doing the math correctly. This course has a pace and rhythm to it requiring the student to engage in the material each week and throughout the entire course. But, as has been said, “anything worth having is worth working for.”

Textbook for the year: Apologia, Exploring Creation with Physics, 2nd Edition, ISBN: 978-1-932012-42-7.

Professor Jurek

waltjurekteaches@gmail.com 

(713) 857-8001

Cost of class: Tuition is $600 for the year, split into 10 payments of $60 (due July 2020-April 2021).  Lab fee of $35 is due with the first payment.

 

Payment options: 1) Write 10 post-dated checks to be cashed at the first of the month (July 2020-April 2021); 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, 2019).

 

Send registration forms and payment to:
Walt Jurek
58 N. Westwinds Circle
The Woodlands, TX 77382
If you have any questions, call me, (713) 857-8001
or drop me an email at waltjurekteaches@gmail.com
Physics I - Dual Credit - Walt Jurek
  • Taught in both Fall and Spring semesters. Pick the semester that best fits your schedule.
  • Successfully completing this class makes a student eligible for the LeTourneau Dual Credit Scholarship ($16,000 per year for up to 4 years)
  • A college-level, algebra-based physics course, with lab, covering classical and modern physics.
  • Designed for the 11th or 12th grade student who has STEM aptitude. 
  • Taught Face-to-face, Monday and Wednesday mornings (8:45-10:15 AM) at The Training Center, Crossview Church, 5148 FM 1488, The Woodlands, TX 77354
  • The class includes a lab component and most of the equipment needed can be found at home or local hardware. The student will be responsible for acquiring the needed supplies.

  • Taught from a Biblical worldview, the course will reinforce there is no dichotomy between faith and science while exploring the evidence supporting Romans 1:20.

  • Physics is math with a purpose, therefore, students taking this course must be competent in algebra (including the quadratic formula, logarithms, and adding fractions) and geometry (especially the Pythagorean theorem) and the trigonometric functions of sine, cosine, tangent, and arc-tangent.

  • The homework and exams are designed for the student to go beyond just learning the concepts, associated equations, and showing competence in doing the math associated but to foster their critical thinking and problem solving skills, as well. As the Greek, Sophocles said, “One must learn a thing by doing it. For though you think you know, you have no certainty until you try.” This course will challenge your student. It moves at a quick pace and rhythm requiring the student to engage in the material each week and throughout the entire course.

  • The textbook is: College Physics by OpenStax. The no-cost ebook version is available at: https://openstax.org/details/books/college-physics

  • This class is taken for dual credit through LeTourneau University, The Christian Polytechnic Institute
  • The student can earn 4.0 credit hours
  • For those students who pass this dual credit course and choose to attend LeTourneau University, LeTourneau University provides $16,000 scholarship per year, and is renewable for up to four years if the student maintains a 2.0 (or higher) cumulative
  • Dual credit enrollment is an additional cost, paid directly to LeTourneau University and requires you to enroll your student online with LeTourneau University.
  • For more detailed information and how to enroll, visit: http://www.letu.edu/_Admissions/dualcredit/
  • Costs
    • Instructor fee: $400 per student; per semester paid to the instructor
    • Dual credit enrollment is an additional cost, paid directly to LeTourneau University and requires you to enroll your student online with LeTourneau University. The cost is $90 per credit hour.
  • Class Size: 12 students maximum
Send registration forms and payment to:
Walt Jurek
58 N. Westwinds Circle
The Woodlands, TX 77382
If you have any questions, call me, (713) 857-8001
or drop me an email at waltjurekteaches@gmail.com
 
I look forward to helping your student explore how God made His universe work!

 

Should I Be An Engineer (dual credit option) 10th-12th grades - Walt Jurek

 

2020-21 Dual Credit Should I Be An Engineer? Taught by Walt Jurek

Dual Credit through LeTourneau University

  1. Course Description: A survey of the field of engineering, including the history of engineering, various engineering majors and typical education requirements, skills needed and tools used by engineers, as well as guided self-assessments enabling the student to determine their God-given design and its applicability to an engineering
  2. Learning Outcomes:
    • Introduce the student to the many aspects of engineering:
      • What is engineering?
      • What makes a good engineer?
      • What fundamental knowledge do engineers need?
      • What tools and skills are foundational for engineers?
      • What classes comprise an undergraduate engineering education?
      • What are possible engineering career paths?
      • Assist the student in discovering their God-given design using several guided self-assessment tools.
    • Assist the student in discovering their God-given design using several guided self-assessment tools to enable the student to determine whether he or she should pursue a degree and career in
  3. This class is offered as a dual credit class through LeTourneau University (letu.edu).
  4. The LeTourneau course number is ENGR 1083. It is a one-semester, 3.0 credit hour online class being offered in both the fall and spring
  5. For those students who pass this dual credit course and choose to attend LeTourneau University, LeTourneau University provides $16,000 scholarship per year, and is renewable for up to four years if the student maintains a 2.0 (or higher) cumulative
  6. Dual credit enrollment is an additional cost, paid directly to LeTourneau University and requires you to enroll your student online with LeTourneau University.
  7. For more detailed information and how to enroll, visit: http://www.letu.edu/_Admissions/dualcredit/
  8. Costs
    • Instructor fee: $400 per student; per semester paid to the instructor
    • Dual credit enrollment is an additional cost, paid directly to LeTourneau University and requires you to enroll your student online with LeTourneau University. The cost is $90 per credit hour.
  9. Class Size: 20 students maximum
  10. Class meetings
    • Live face-to-face (Fall 2020)
      • Monday and Wednesday 1400 – 1530 (2:00 – 3:30 pm Central US Time)
      • Crossview Church, 5148 FM 1488, The Woodlands, TX 77354
      • ttcclasses.com
    • Dates aligned with LeTourneau University Academic calendar (https://www.letu.edu/admissions/dual-credit-calendar.html)
    • All assignments will be turned in online using the LeTourneau University Learning Management System (Canvas is the name of the learning management system)
    • All testing will be accomplished online in
    • Grades will be recorded and maintained in
  11. Non-Dual Credit Offering
    • Live Face-to-face, SPRING 2021
    • The Cost will be $650, paid to the instructor
    • Monday and Wednesday 1345 – 1515 (1:45 – 3:15pm Central US Time)
    • Crossview Church, 5148 FM 1488, The Woodlands, TX 77354
    • ttcclasses.com
Send registration forms and payment to:
Walt Jurek
58 N. Westwinds Circle
The Woodlands, TX 77382
If you have any questions, call me, (713) 857-8001
or drop me an email at waltjurekteaches@gmail.com