Note: Because of the diversity of grade-levels between the students enrolled in this class, this course will be taught in a one-room-school-style format. This means that class instruction will be given to students in turn. Students will overhear the instruction for the other grade-level as well as their own. This is a scholastic blessing as lower grade level students are exposed to the principles of higher grade levels. And higher grade level students gain a good review of principles taught in lower grade levels. Studies have shown that students in a one-room-school-style format environment actually learn more than students exposed only to their own grade-level instruction.

Natural Science Course:(Meets Mondays and Wednesdays from 10:15 AM to 11:15 AM) This course is open to students in grades 6-12. The same subject matter will be taught to all ages, but will have grade-appropriate expectations and assignments, along with things that “stretch” them, encouraging growth. There are science experiments which increase students’ comprehension of the subject matter throughout the course. But, because it will not be necessary to have a science lab with a lot of equipment, I will show video clips of the experiments.

Each student will receive 7 workbooks which will be completed in this class, during the course of the year.The following descriptions tell what topics will be taught in the Natural Science Course during the year:

  • The study of the molecular basis of life, including compounds, enzymes, and chemical reactions…
  • The study of atoms, including the structure of matter, nuclear energy…
  • The study of earth science, including volcanoes, earthquakes and tectonics…
  • The study of microbiology, including germs, viruses and the microscopic world…
  • The study of oceanography, including the physical properties of the ocean and ocean biology…
  • The study of cells, including their parts, structure and role in living organisms…
  • The study of plants, including plant cells, the anatomy and morphology of plants…

    Materials cost for this course: $118.50 (this one-time fee is due upon registration). This materials fee covers all the workbooks, handouts, tests & quizzes, and science labs for the course of the year.

Shauna Manfredine's Online Academy

NATURAL SCIENCE COURSE 

(for Grades 6-12)

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