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Tuesday, August 9, 2016

Apologia General Science & Physical Science

Apologia General Science & Physical Science

If you are looking for a science curriculum for the Fall, or have already chosen Apologia as your curriculum, check out these Labs & Test Prep classes at The Homeschool Room in Huntersville!

They are a great way to keep on schedule with the labs with none of the hassle of finding all the components needed to complete them. It’s also great to experience a lab class in a group setting! Part of the fun is seeing all the different results you can get and analyzing the possible variables that caused the different results!

Class details and registration information can be found on the page below.

Exploring Creation with General Science - JoAnna Bennetti

Time: 1:00 - 3:00 PM

Ages: Typically 12-14 years old

Cost: $290

Class Dates: We meet every other Tuesday from September through April, with Winter and Spring breaks, for 15 classes.

·                            Sep. 13, 27

·                            Oct. 11, 25

·                            Nov. 8, 22

·                            Dec. 6

·                            Jan. 17, 31

·                            Feb. 14, 28

·                            Mar. 14, 28

·                            Apr. 11, 25

Description:

In this class we will be doing the experiments/labs from the Apologia curriculum, as well as module review (in the form of videos and/or lectures) and test preparation.

There are sixteen modules (or chapters) and 15 lab days in the Apologia curriculum. (Students will be provided with a detailed lab schedule.)

Each module is designed to take two weeks to complete. Each module will include reading, “on your own” questions throughout the module, experiments, a “Study Guide” (chapter review questions), an optional module “Summary” (another form of chapter review), a final test for each module, as well as quarterly tests.

Prior to each class the student must read the entire module and answer all the “own your own” questions for that module. It is also suggested that either the module “Study Guide” or “Summary” be completed as well. These are excellent aids in test prep and preparing the student for in-class module review.

We will be conducting experiments/labs in class together, except for those that cannot be completed in class. (Supplies will be provided for any experiments/labs that need to be done at home.) Students will be shown how to write up their lab reports. The lab reports will be turned to be graded at the next class.

You will administer module tests at home, if you so choose. It is suggested that if your student should not perform to your expectations on a module test, they complete the “study guide” or “summary”, whichever they did not already complete, to help them to better understand the module content.

Grading: I will grade your student’s lab reports and give those grades to you. You are responsible for your student’s final grade. It is up to you how you choose to calculate your student’s lab work into their final grade for the class. It is suggested that lab work count for 35% of the final grade and tests for 65%.

Required For Classes:

  • Facebook login to access our “secret” HSR General Science facebook group (only members can see it) for class announcements, notes, videos and to submit questions. (Parent’s login is acceptable. Parent can forward the information to their student.)
  • Apologia Exploring Creation with General Science Text & Solutions Manual 2nd Edition. (Tip: it can be beneficial, for scheduling the time it takes to read through a module, to have your student read along with the audio book CD that is available for this course.)
  • Notebook for taking lab notes (or Apologia Exploring Creation with General Science Journal can be used, but not required)
  • Pen & Pencil
  • Prior to each class the student must read the entire module and all “on your own” questions for that module. It is also suggested that either the module “Study Guide” or “Summary” be completed.
  • Completed lab report from previous class, to be turned in to be graded.
  • What if we miss a class? Should you miss a class, the student is able to keep up with the reading schedule and conduct the experiments on their own at home (the curriculum is designed for that) and the student is welcomed to complete the lab report and turn it into me to be graded as usual. Again, you are responsible for their final grade, so in the end you how the lab work is counted towards their final grade.

• To register or for more information please contact JoAnna Bennetti jbennetti.thsr@gmail.com

Teacher credentials & bio. info is listed alphabetically at the end of the class listings.

Exploring Creation with Physical Science

Time: 1:00 - 3:00 PM

Ages: Typically 13-16 years old

Cost: $290

Class Dates: We meet every other Tuesday from September through April, with Winter and Spring breaks, for 15 classes.

·                            Sep. 6, 20

·                            Oct. 4, 18

·                            Nov. 1, 15

·                            Dec. 13

·                            Jan. 10, 24

·                            Feb. 7, 21

·                            Mar. 7, 21

·                            Apr. 4, 18

In this class we will be doing the experiments/labs from the Apologia curriculum, as well as module review (in the form of videos and/or lectures) and test preparation.

There are sixteen modules (or chapters) and 15 lab days in the Apologia curriculum. (Students will be provided with a detailed lab schedule.)

Each module is designed to take two weeks to complete. Each module will include reading, “on your own” questions throughout the module, experiments, a “Study Guide” (chapter review questions), an optional module “Summary” (another form of chapter review), a final test for each module, as well as quarterly tests.

Prior to each class the student must read the entire module and answer all the “own your own” questions for that module. It is also suggested that either the module “Study Guide” or “Summary” be completed as well. These are excellent aids in test prep and preparing the student for in-class module review.

We will be conducting experiments/labs in class together, except for those that cannot be completed in class. (Supplies will be provided for any experiments/labs that need to be done at home.) Students will be shown how to write up their lab reports. The lab reports will be turned to be graded at the next class.

You will administer module tests at home, if you so choose. It is suggested that if your student should not perform to your expectations on a module test, they complete the “study guide” or “summary”, whichever they did not already complete, to help them to better understand the module content.

Grading: I will grade your student’s lab reports and give those grades to you. You are responsible for your student’s final grade. It is up to you how you choose to calculate your student’s lab work into their final grade for the class. It is suggested that lab work count for 35% of the final grade and tests for 65%.

Required For Classes:

  • Facebook login to access our “secret” HSR Physical Science facebook group (only members can see it) for class announcements, notes, videos and to submit questions. (Parent’s login is acceptable. Parent can forward the information to their student.)
  • Apologia Exploring Creation with Physical Science Text & Solutions Manual 2nd Edition. (Tip: it can be beneficial, for scheduling the time it takes to read through a module, to have your student read along with the audio book CD that is available for this course.)
  • Notebook for taking lab notes (or Apologia Exploring Creation with Physical Science Journal can be used, but not required)
  • Pen & Pencil
  • Prior to each class the student must read the entire module and all “on your own” questions for that module. It is also suggested that either the module “Study Guide” or “Summary” be completed.
  • Completed lab report from previous class, to be turned in to be graded.
  • What if we miss a class? Should you miss a class, the student is able to keep up with the reading schedule and conduct the experiments on their own at home (the curriculum is designed for that) and the student is welcomed to complete the lab report and turn it into me to be graded as usual. Again, you are responsible for their final grade, so in the end you how the lab work is counted towards their final grade.

• To register or for more information please contact JoAnna Bennetti jbennetti.thsr@gmail.com

Teacher Profile

• JoAnna Bennetti - JoAnna Bennetti studied Chemistry and Physics at Arizona State University. While in college she worked as a Compounding Pharmacy Technician and was hired by her Pharmacist and a Dermatologist to setup an FDA approved laboratory and formulate and test skin care products for their skin care line. Eventually her career path changed and she ended up working at a software company as a Sr. Product Marketing Manager and QA/Tech Support Mgr, but her love for science never waned. She left her career to raise and homeschool her children. She has taught science classes through co-ops for many years for all grade levels using her own curriculum as well as the Apologia curriculum. To register please send an email to: jbennetti.thsr@gmail.com

 

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