SCIENCE CLASSES

Science - Zoology 1 - Grades 3rd-6th - Corinne Park
Zoology 1    Corinne Park

 

Apologia’s Exploring Creation with Zoology 1: Flying Creatures of the Fifth Day.  This year we will be doing an in-depth and hands-on study of birds, butterflies, bees, and other flying creatures.  Some activities will include dissecting owl pellets, raising caterpillars, watching lady bugs develop, and making an ant farm.  One of the goals for the class is to have students love science by delving into a deeper study of one field where they can explore many aspects of it and develop a love for learning in general.

Each family will need to purchase the text Exploring Creation with Zoology 1: Flying Creatures of the Fifth Day  (Apologia).  Each student will also need the Notebooking Journal that goes with this text (The regular edition, not the Jr. Edition).  Siblings may share a text, but will each need their own notebooking journal.

Required time outside of class is 2-3 hours per week

Class is offered three times.

Mondays at 12:30 (4th– 6th grades)

Tuesdays at 12:45 (3rd– 6th grades)

Tuesdays at 2:00 (3rd – 6th grades)

Class tuition is $400 split into 10 payments of $40 (due from July 2019-April 2020) Lab fee is $35 and is due with the first payment. 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 postdated checks to be cashed each month (Jul 2019-Apr 2020)

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

3) Pay for the year with two semester checks. 1st semester dated July 1, 2019 and the 2nd semester dated Dec. 1, 2019)

Mail registration form and $75 (tuition and lab fee) to:  Corinne Park 7226 Lorna Rd. 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 know 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 2019-April 2020) 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 2019-April 2020); 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). 

Karen Lawrence can be reached at (832) 766-0432 and Karenelawrence101@gmail.com .  Please mail registration form to 158 South Winterport Circle, The Woodlands, Texas.

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. Teacher has books available for rent if you would prefer that option to purchasing the books.

 

This class will be offered at Gracepoint on Mondays at two times.

        10:30 a.m. -12:00 p.m. Priority in this class will be considered for those taking an earlier class

        1:45-3:15 p.m.

 

Tuition is $500 for the year, split into 10 payments of $50 (due Jul 2019-Apr 2020).  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 2019-Apr 2020)

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, 2019). 

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

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.

2019-2020: 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 biology plus life skills, the lab is 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 the 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.
Due to all classes at TTC having Orientation Week the week prior to classes starting, our Orientation is two weeks prior. This is 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 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. 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 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 revelationscience [at] sbcglobal [dot] net.

CLASS WEB SITE www.RevelationScience.com

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

REGISTRATION: Please fill out the Revelation Science Registration Form & mail with fees (tuition fee + lab fee).

REQUIRED: There is a required Student and Parent Orientation. Since we are in a new facility, our schedule is still being finalized. In the past, my Orientation is two weeks prior to class, however, this year it looks like it will be incorporated in TTC’s Orientation week. Thank you ahead of time for being flexible as we adjust to our new facility that we have been blessed with. Due to the details and difference of how my classes are set up, our Orientation time is two hours, while the orientation time for other classes is 30 minutes, so please pay close attention to time frames when the schedule comes out. And yes, we need the two 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.

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 

2018-19: 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.  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.

Fees:  Due on the 1st, $55/month for 10 months + $35 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 to April with July & Jan. to include the $35 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 ($310 = 1st semester + lab fee – dated July 1, plus $310 = 2nd semester + lab fee – dated Dec. 1st). 

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.

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

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

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

REGISTRATION: Please fill out the Revelation Science Registration Form & 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 plus meet their fellow lab students & set up their notebooks prior to class starting. 

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