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Homeschool Science Classes Puyallup/Tacoma

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Classes Start September 9th, 2024

Elementary Science

General Science

Life Science

Physical Science

Biology

Chemistry

Hands-On Elementary Science A, B, & C

(A) Mondays 9-11 AM FULL

or  (B) Mondays 12-2PM FULL

or  (C) Tuesdays 12-2PM FULL
Please contact Mrs. Cross to be placed on the waiting list

8-11 years old

This class is for students ranging in age 8-11 years old. Featuring all new topics for returning students! This general science class will cover the topics of rockets, physics, plastics, nutrition, forensics and so much more. Students will spend class time participating in hands-on experiments to help them begin to make observations, form questions, make predictions, test hypotheses, and analyze results.

Days & Times:

  • (A) Mondays – 9-11 AM FULL
  • (B) Mondays – 12-2PM FULL
  • (C) Tuesdays – 12-2PM FULL

Please contact Mrs. Cross to be placed on the waiting list

Prerequisite: None
Teacher: Jennifer Cross
Class Length: Classes begin week of September 9, 2024
Grade Level: 8-11 years old
Tuition: $295 per year plus $75 lab fee
Homework: 1 hour per week (approx.)
Textbook Requirements: None
Supplies: Notebook, pencils, scissors, colored pencils
Required: Positive attitude and quest for knowledge

Apologia General Science

Wednesdays  12-2PM 

7th-9th Grade

Students will learn the basics of science, scientific method, and how to properly conduct an experiment. They will spend most of their time participating in hands-on experiments helping them observe, analyze, and test their scientific predictions. Students will study many geologic specimens that include fossils, rocks, and minerals and biology concepts will be introduced, which includes cells, the structure of DNA, and the classification of life. A thorough study of the human body systems will then conclude the course.

Days & Times: Wednesdays  12-2PM
Prerequisite: Students must have a basic knowledge of elementary science concepts and be able to keep up with required weekly readings and assignments.
Teacher: Jennifer Cross
Class Length: Classes begin week of September 9, 2024
Grade Level: 7th-9th
Tuition: $395 per year plus $95 lab fee
Homework: 1-3 hours per week (approx.)
Textbook Requirements: Students will be required to purchase the 3rd edition Apologia textbook, Exploring Creation with General Science ISBN #9781946506276. Purchasing the audio version is optional, but recommended for those students who may need additional help with reading and vocabulary terms
Supplies: Pencil, scissors, notebook, colored pencils, Internet access for students to receive class notices, download supplemental reading and worksheets, and link to applicable websites.

Science Shepherd Life Science


Life Science is FULL

Please contact Mrs. Cross to be placed on the waiting list


Wednesdays 9-11AM 

7th-9th Grade

This class is intended to prepare students for the rigorous college-prep work required in the Apologia science books. This class will cover the characteristics of life, the chemistry of life, cell membranes, cell organelles, DNA, cell reproduction, heredity, creation and evolution, scientific classification, the kingdoms of life, human anatomy and physiology, nutrition, and ecology.

Days & Times: Wednesdays 9-11AM
Prerequisite: Students must have a basic knowledge of elementary science concepts and be able to keep up with required weekly readings and assignments.
Teacher: Jennifer Cross
Class Length: Classes begin week of September 9, 2024
Grade Level: 7th-9th
Tuition: $395 per year plus $95 lab fee
Homework: 1-3 hours per week (approx.)
Textbook Requirements: Life Science Textbook, Science Shepherd (2nd edition) ISBN # 978-1-7334120-3-2
Supplies: Pencil, scissors, notebook, colored pencils, Internet access for students to receive class notices, download supplemental reading and worksheets, and link to applicable websites.

 

Apologia Physical Science

Thursdays  9-11AM 

8th-10th Grade

Students of physical science will learn to understand and explore the exciting, wonderful world around them. Topics include theory and practical observations related to Chemistry, Physics, and Earth Sciences. We will cover states of matter, atomic structure, periodic table, chemical bonding, reactions and energy, motion, forces, waves and sound, light, electricity, and magnetism. This course includes hands-on laboratory experience and an understanding of scientific methods.

Days & Times: Thursday 9-11 AM
Prerequisite: completion of Pre-Algebra
Teacher: Jennifer Cross
Class Length: Classes begin week of September 9, 2024
Grade Level: 8th-10th
Tuition: $395 per year plus $95 lab fee
Homework: 1-3 hours per week (approx.)
Textbook Requirements: Exploring Creation with Physical Science, 3rd Edition, by Vicki Dincher. ISBN # 9781946506511. An MP3 audiobook is available for auditory learners.
Supplies: Calculator, pencil, notebook, scissors, colored pencils, Internet access for students to receive class notices, download supplemental reading and worksheets, and link to applicable websites

 

Apologia Biology


Biology is FULL

Please contact Mrs. Cross to be placed on the waiting list


Tuesdays  9-11AM 

9th-12th Grade

Apologia Biology is a rigorous college-prep course that provides a
detailed introduction to the methods and concepts of general biology. This course provides the student with a strong background in the scientific method, the tools of science, microscopy, dissection, ecosystems, composition of matter, properties of water, lipids, proteins, and enzymes. It also covers cellular biology, molecular and Mendelian genetics, ecology, classification of organisms, DNA, botany, and more. In-class labs and investigations provide opportunities to develop laboratory skills, such as careful observation and interpretation of data, while review activities are incorporated to reinforce concepts.

Days & Times: Tuesday 9-11 AM
Prerequisite: Students must be able to keep up with reading and homework in order to fully comprehend the material and to be prepared for the class discussions and experiments.
Teacher: Jennifer Cross
Class Length: Classes begin week of September 9, 2024
Grade Level: 9th-12th
Tuition: $395 per year plus $95 lab fee.
Homework: 3-5 hours per week (approx.)
Textbook Requirements: Exploring Creation with Biology (3rd Edition) book by Vicki Dincher. ISBN # 978-1-946506-45-0. An MP3 audiobook is available for auditory learners.
Supplies: Pencil, Scissors, notebook, colored pencils, Internet access for students to receive class notices, download supplemental reading and worksheets, and link to applicable websites

 

Chemistry

Thursdays  12-2PM

10th-12th Grade

This class will cover a detailed introduction to the methods and concepts of general chemistry, as well as a multitude of chemistry lab experiments that develop the concepts further. Concepts covered are: the classification of matter, atomic structure, spectroscopy, chemical bonding, molecular geometry, physical change, chemical change, stoichiometry, solutions, ideal gases, acid/base chemistry, reduction/oxidation reactions, thermochemistry, thermodynamics, kinetics, and chemical equilibrium.

Days & Times: Thursdays 12-2PM
Prerequisite: Algebra 1
Teacher: Jennifer Cross
Class Length: Classes begin week of September 9, 2024
Grade Level: 10th-12th
Tuition: $395 per year plus $95 lab fee
Homework: 3-5 hours per week (approx.)
Textbook Requirements: Discovering Design with Chemistry, by Dr. Jay L Wile. ISBN # 978-0-9962784-6-1
Supplies: Calculator, pencil, notebook, colored pencils, scissors, Internet access for students to receive class notices, download supplemental reading and worksheets, and link to applicable websites.

 

Classes start the week of Sept 9th, 2024

Classes meet 1 day each week in the Cross Academy home at: 7816 147th St E, Puyallup, 98375.

*A non-refundable installment fee for all classes is required to secure your child’s spot in the class.

Payment options available. A waitlist will be started once a class is filled.