We offer the following science courses. We require all student to start in Year One and go through the course in order.
Year 1 – Science & Creation
Science Year 1 covers the six days of creation over the entire school year and is designed to be done together as a whole family, with additional independent reading and research assignments for high-school students.
- Light, Energy, and Matter (Creation Day 1) – Topics include magnetism, electricity and currents, motion, force, light and sound waves, color, gravity, radiation, electronics.
- Water and Atmosphere (Creation Day 2) – Topics include water, oceanography, molecules, atmosphere, weather.
- Land and Plants (Creation Day 3) – Topics include rocks, minerals, elements, chemical reactions, earthquakes, plants, flowers, seeds, trees, fungi, mold, bacteria.
- Sun, Moon, and Stars (Creation Day 4) – Topics include the moon and moon phases, planets, constellations, eclipses, galaxies, meteors, star clusters, comets, asteroids, calendars, and the study of space.
- Birds and Sea Life (Creation Day 5) – Topics include birds, fish, amphibians, environmental science.
- Land Animals and Man (Creation Day 6) – Topics include fossils, reptiles, mammals, insects, invertebrates, classification systems, microbiology, human anatomy and physiology, disease.
Year 2 – Science & the Flood
Science Year 2 covers the account of the global flood of Genesis (Genesis 2-11), examining the changes made to our earth and to the way we understand science. Topics include biology (cellular biology, genetics, microbiology, botany, zoology), chemistry (chemical composition and reactions, stoichiometry, gases, thermodynamics), and physics (magnetism, motion and wave theory). This course is designed to be done together as a whole family, with additional independent reading and research assignments for high-school students.
Year 3 – Science & Creation
Science Year 3 covers scientific topics addressed in the Torah, the Tenakh, and the Apostolic Scriptures. Topics include biology (cellular biology, taxonomy, human anatomy and physiology), chemistry (atomic theory, kinetics), and physics (classical mechanics, work and energy, electricity, optics, nuclear physics). The scientific method and historical applications of Scripture are emphasized. This course is designed to be done together as a whole family, with additional independent reading and research assignments for high-school students.
Year 4 – Science & the Flood
Science Year 4 covers the life, studies, discoveries, and inventions of famous scientists in world history, examining how closely their views aligned with Scripture and how Scripture helped them understand YHWH’s world. It is designed to be done together as a whole family, with additional independent reading and research assignments for high-school students.
About Our Science Curriculum
We are doing something unique with our science, so that families can study together (all ages) and so that we can continue to use the Bible as our textbook. Our plan “spirals” through Chemistry, Biology, Physics, and General Science (Astronomy, etc.). Over the course of 4 years, a high-school student will cover the same subjects that public-school students would cover in Biology, Chemistry, Physics, and more (including some astronomy, earth science, and anatomy/physiology).
However, we aren’t teaching it in the same order as traditional courses. That’s the part that might not work for some people. It would really be best if a student could use it in order for all 4 years.
We aim to match average high school requirements, then giving easier assignments all the way down in age.
If you cannot use our sequence for high school, we recommend that you use one of these companies and supplement with units from our curriculum, so that your student will get a firm basis in Torah. These special units will be available beginning in the 2020-2021 school year.