Level: Form III (7th–9th grades)
Subject(s): Science/Nature Study
This Earth Science course is designed to draw middle-school students into close engagement with the subject matter and provide a solid education while fostering a sense of wonder and responsibility for God’s amazing world. Within the context of the fascinating study of landforms, minerals, and planetary phenomena, many other timely and important topics are covered including conservation of natural resources, climate change, pollution, environmental justice, with the current scientific consensus concerning geologic history.
Much more than learning about rocks and mountains and the seasons, this Earth Science course with instructor Michael Pearcey invites students to ponder God’s mandate to steward and exhibit vice regency over creation. Author Kevin Nelstead regularly draws the reader to appreciate the intricacy and excellence of God’s works, tying in scripture without becoming heavy-handed.
This class will be offered if a minimum of six students is enrolled by June 26, 2020. Full tuition refunds will be made if the class is cancelled due to low enrollment. UPDATE: This class has met minimum enrollment and is a go! The class will be capped at 9 students in 2020-21 to allow for social distancing.
Supplies Fee: $91 for supplies purchased through BHSC including the following:
- Novare Earth Science textbook
- Lab supplies
- Classroom and teacher supplies/resources
Families supply the following:
- One 3-ring binder + lined paper
- Pencils and erasers in a pencil pouch
- Graph paper (preferably 5 squares per inch, preferably a bound notebook)
- Safety goggles
- Disposable plastic gloves