SCIENCE CLASSES

Science 1st - 2nd grade - Lisa DeYoung

 

Hands-on Science for grades 1-2 Tuesdays from 9:15-10:15

This year, we will be studying many exciting topics, including:

Weather                    States of Matter

Animals                     Plants

Seasons                    Insects

Simple Machines      

Required time outside of class: about 1 hour per week

Class Time & Location:

This class is offered at Hope Church for grades 1-2 on Tuesdays from 9:15-10:15.

Supplies:

Pencils and crayons at home for work

Printer

Tuition: 

Class tuition is $450, which can be split into ten payments of $45 (due from July 2024 to April 2025). The supply fee is $40, which is due with the first payment. As we often turn students away, no refunds will be given after July 1 once you have reserved your space. 

Payment options (Indicate on your registration form which one you would like to use):

1) Write ten post-dated checks to be cashed monthly (Jul 2024-Apr 2025. The 1st payment, dated July 1, due with registration, is $85, The 1st payment dated July 1, due with registration, is $85 which includes the supply/lab fee.  The remaining nine checks are $45 each.

2) Set up auto payments with your bank to arrive at the 1st of the month

3) Pay for year by semester-1st semester dated July 1($265), and 2nd semester dated Dec 1 ($225).

Checks should be written to Lisa DeYoung and mailed to:

 

Lisa DeYoung

6307 Palmer Court

Magnolia, Texas 77354

 

* A fee of $10 will be added to all payments received after the 10th of each
month. If you have any questions, please contact me at ClubKteacher@yahoo.com or 832-515-6061.

Science - Zoology - Flying Creatures - 3rd-6th grades - Corinne Park

Exploring Creation with Zoology 1: Flying Creatures of the Fifth Day   Grades 3rd-6th  –  Corinne Park

Required time outside of class: 2 – 2.5 hrs. per week

Apologia’s Exploring Creation with Zoology 1: Flying Creatures of the Fifth Day (2nd Edition) is an immersive study into insects, bats and birds. This approach allows the student to dig in deep to a topic, develop their nature curiosity and explore the richness of science. By spending a year on a topic, they will be challenged mentally and develop their thinking skill as they interact with the material in a variety of ways. Apologia employs a method of learning using a notebook to record interesting facts, observations and science experiments. Some of the things we will be doing this year is raising painted lady butterflies, dissecting owl pellets and experiments to help the student delve into topic. We will examine feathers and butterfly wings with a microscope and try identifying our “bat pup” just by smell. Each week we will have engaging activities and discussion. There will be several field trips offered on other days to enrich the learning experience. Reading and homework will be done at home and the interactive activities will be in class.

 

Class is offered three times:

Gracepoint – (4- 6 gr.) Mondays at 12:45

Hope Church – (3-6 gr.) Tuesdays at 10:30

(3-6 gr.) Tuesdays at 12:45

 

Each family will need to purchase the text Apologia’s Exploring Creation with Zoology 1: Flying Creatures of the Fifth Day 2nd Edition.  This new edition is incompatible with the first edition so make sure you get the 2nd Edition. I have linked it so that you can see the text. Each student will also need the Exploring Creation with Zoology 1 Notebooking Journal 2nd edition.  Siblings may share a text, but will each need their own notebooking journal.

 

Tuition is $450 for the year, split into 10 payments of $45 (due Jul 2024-Apr 2025).  A lab fee of $55 is due in July. Lab fee covers Painted Lady caterpillars, owl pellets, a bird feeder/seed and supplies we will use each week for experiments. If you would like to split the supply fee into two checks for July and Aug, just let me know. As we often turn students away, once you have reserved your space, there will be no refunds given after July 1.

Payment options: (Indicate on your registration form which one you would like to use:

1) Write 10 post-dated checks to be cashed each month (Jul 2024-Apr 2025) The first check dated July 1 is $100 because it includes the lab fee.  The remaining 9 checks are $45. These are all turned in with the registration form.

2) Set up auto payments with your bank to arrive at the 1st of the month beginning in Aug. The first payment of $100 dated July 1 is due with registration to hold your spot.

3) Divide the tuition in half (1st payment ($280) dated July 1, and 2nd payment ($225) dated Dec 1).

Mail registration form and $100 ( tuition and lab fee) to: Corinne Park  7226 Lorna Road, Montgomery, TX 77316.

Contact information is joncorinne@consolidated.net or 281-770-5964

 

Science Explorations - 7th–8th grades - Judy Doyle

Required time outside class: 1-2 hours per week

Textbook:  None (all materials and handouts will be provided)

Science Explorations is a class meant for 7th and 8th grade students who may not be ready for General or Physical Science.  It will be a hands-on, lab-based science class but with less intensity than the alternatives. However, Science Explorations is not meant to replace General or Physical Science.  If your student takes Science Explorations as a 7th grader, then General Science would be 8th and Physical Science would be 9th.   The year will be broken into roughly 5- six week long in depth units.  Units will consist of the following:

  • Plate Tectonics:  A series of earth science activities including models of erupting volcanoes, testing magma viscosity, and experiments with strike-slip faults and sea floor spreading illustrate the dynamic nature of earth’s crust.  Students will conduct “research” at a variety of geological locations around the world, make observations, and draw conclusions.
  • Crime Scene Science: Students will use fingerprinting, chromatography, thread tests, powder tests, and DNA analysis to solve a “crime.”  This unit will provide an overview to the science of forensics and is age appropriate.

 Brain Games: From the Stroop Effect to optical illusions to learning about learning, students will appreciate just how amazing their brains are.

Environmental Detectives: Students will be presented with a fictional environmental “disaster.”  They will consider multiple sources of pollution, conduct chemical and biological tests, and track changes in predator/prey relationships all to discover the interconnectedness of the natural world.

  • Electric Currents: Students will explore insulators, conductors, and simple closed circuits.  They will read circuit diagrams, build circuits, and learn about series and parallel circuits.

This class will be offered on Tuesdays, 10:30-12, Hope Church

Tuition:  $500 for the year, split into 10 payments of $50 (due July 2024 – April 2025)  A lab fee of $35 AND a copy fee of $40 is due in July.  There will be no refunds given after July 1st.

Payment Options:

Write 10 post-dated checks to be cashed each month (July 2024-April 2025)

  • Pay be semester ($325 due July 1, 2024 and $250 due December 1, 2024)

Mail registration form and $125 (first month tuition + lab fee + copy fee) to:

Judy Doyle

2510 Riverway Drive

Conroe, TX 77304

Email: judya.doyle@gmail.com

 

 

General Science/Lab (Apologia) - 7th–8th grades- Judy Doyle

Required time outside class 3-4 hrs. per week

Exploring Creation with General Science is meant to bridge the gap between the elementary sciences and upper level sciences.  This course is a true “general” science course as its range of topics is broad.  We will cover the basics and history of science, astronomy, the earth sciences, physics, chemistry, and biology.  The text is divided into 14 modules so we will spend approximately 2 weeks per module.

Class time will primarily be spent conducting lab investigations and performing hands on experiments.  Outside work will involve completing classwork, reading the text, and studying.  (approximately 3 hours)

This class will use the 3rd edition of Apologia’s Exploring Creation with General Science. (ISBN 9781946506573)  The 2nd edition is not compatible with the 3rd edition.  It is not necessary to buy anything other than the text.

This class will be offered on Tuesdays, at Hope Church.

Tuition:  $500 for the year, split into 10 payments of $50 (due July 2024-April 2025).  A lab fee of $45 is due in July.  There will be no refunds given after July 1st.

Payment options:

  • Write 10 post-dated checks to be cashed each month (July 2024-April 2025)
  • Pay by semester ($295 due July 12024 and $250 due December 1, 2024).

Mail registration form and $95 (first month tuition + lab fee) to:

Judy Doyle

2510 Riverway Drive

Conroe, TX 77304

Email: judya.doyle@gmail.com

 

 

 

Physical Science/Lab (Apologia) - 8th-9th grades- Corinne Park

 

Required time outside of class –  3-4 hrs. per week

Exploring Creation with Physical Science   2nd Edition Apologia book set with Solutions and Test Manual, Apologia has a 3rd Ed. that is not compatible with the 2nd Ed., so do not purchase that edition. Teacher has books available for rent if you would prefer that option.  Apologia curriculum provides a detailed introduction to the physical environment and some of the basic laws that make it work. Topics covered will be air, atmosphere, water, the hydrosphere, earth, weather, motion, Newton’s laws, forces, sound, light and astrophysics. Class time will focus on experiments and discussion of the reading. Home assignments will include reading, answering questions, study guides and tests. Students will need a notebook for vocabulary, notes, study guides and lab reports.

 Pre-requisite: Students should be studying pre-algebra or higher.  General Science should be completed before Physical Science. If General Science was taken at TTC, student must have passed with a 75 or higher to show readiness for this course.

This class will be offered twice on Mondays:

  10:30 – 12:00 noon at Gracepoint.  (waitlist is started for this time)

  2:00-3:30 p.m. at Gracepoint

Tuition is $550 for the year, split into 10 payments of $55 (due Jul 2024-Apr 2025).  A lab fee of $35 is due in July. As we often turn students away, once you have reserved your space, there will be no refunds given after July 1.

Payment options: (Indicate on your registration form which one you would like to use:

1) Write 10 post-dated checks to be cashed each month (Jul 2024-Apr 2025) The first check dated July 1 is $90 because it includes the lab fee.  The remaining 9 checks are $55. These are all turned in with the registration form.

2) Set up auto payments with your bank to arrive at the 1st of the month beginning in Aug. The first payment of $90 dated July 1 is due with registration to hold your spot.

3) Divide the tuition in half (first payment ($310) dated July 1, and second payment ($275) dated Dec 1).

Mail registration form and $90 ( tuition and lab fee) to: Corinne Park  7226 Lorna Road, Montgomery, TX 77316.

Contact information is joncorinne@consolidated.net or 281-770-5964.

 

Biology Lab – Grades 9th-12th, college preparatory & basic tiers – 2 hours – Karen Garza
Biology Lab – 9th-12th grade, Tier 1 college-prep & Tier 2 basic – 2 hours – Karen Garza

NOTE:  This class is only available for 9th grade (14 yo) and up.

Welcome to the fascinating world of Biology!

Introducing a new educational approach with two distinctive tiers tailored to meet diverse learning preferences, specifically addressing the amount of school work completed at home. Both tiers seamlessly engage in the same lab classes and explore identical course materials. The decision between tiers is rooted in each student’s unique goals—whether it’s rigorous preparation for college or the pursuit of science course credit. Embrace the tier that aligns with your aspirations and embark on a personalized learning journey that sets the stage for success.

Our 16-module textbook, authored by Dr. Jay Wile, guides students through 32 weeks of home-study with weekly captivating lab classes, incorporating hands-on experiments, which include several completed at home, and an off-campus adventure at a nearby pond (location TBA).

Students engage in open-book learning, participate in five exciting projects—including 3-D model presentations of a cell and ecosystem.  Delve into topics such as the scientific method, cellular biology, genetics, and ecosystems. Students take ownership of their education by grading and correcting their work done at home before posting it on Google Classroom (Classroom). Classroom also offers resources to take advantage of for additional support.

Tier 1 – BioDiscoveries: A Comprehensive Exploration of Biology (college-prep)

Embark on a compelling journey with BioDiscoveries, designed for those seeking an in-depth and comprehensive understanding of biology. This tier offers an opportunity to master biology while developing crucial life skills to help prep for college courses and the workforce. Students follow the recommended course of study as outlined by Dr. Wile with the addition of projects and keeping work organized in a notebook.

Tier 2 – BioEssentials: An Overview of Biology (basic)

For those seeking a foundational exploration of biology, BioEssentials offers a balance between an understanding of biology and a manageable workload. Students have a reduction of School Work to be completed at home while still participating in the projects and keeping a basic notebook.

Your guide on this journey is Karen Garza, founder of Revelation Science and a seasoned homeschool veteran, ready to partner with both students and parents for a successful academic experience. Don’t miss the required Student-Parent Orientation, taking place the week before classes start (date available on the TTC calendar).

No matter the track you choose, our Biology course promises an enriching experience that goes beyond the textbook, setting the stage for a lifelong love of learning. Just choose which tier is best for your student to join the adventure of uncovering God’s creation through the lens of biology!

Now to the Admin side:

Apologia curriculum – Exploring Creation with Biology, 2nd Edition

PURCHASE:  Book set (text + solutions manual); PLUS, Items on Supply List (on Registration pg)

FEES:

Tier 1 – BioDiscoveries: A Comprehensive Exploration of Biology (college-prep)

If both semesters and all projects are at a 94.0 or above, this tier is able to count as an Honors Course.

$60 monthly tuition paid July thru April, $40 per semester lab fee due July and December

Tier 2 – BioEssentials: An Overview of Biology (basic)

$55 monthly tuition paid July thru April, $40 per semester lab fee due July and December

PAYMENT OPTIONS:

1) Write 10 post-dated checks to be deposited on the first of the month from July to April.

The July & Dec. payment are to include the $40 SEMESTER lab fee;

2) Set up bank draft to arrive the 1st of the month (Include lab fees for July & Dec.);

3) Pay for entire course by ½ year – (includes ½ year tuition + SEMESTER lab fee)

July 1st & December 1st

NOTE: The first payment must include the SEMESTER lab fee to reserve your student’s spot.

As we often turn students away once you reserve your space, there are no refunds given after July 1.

All remaining checks for the year must be given by Orientation to maintain enrollment in class.

DROP POLICY:  Registration for all classes is for a school-year commitment.

There is a full week of school work assigned by teachers for students to complete at home.  When registering, please make sure to assess your student’s ability to have time to attend all of their classes and extra curricula, PLUS complete their assigned school work.

If a student drops before September 30th, two additional months of tuition is required.

If a student drops after September 30th, the full year’s tuition is required.

Lab fees are not refundable.

CONTACT:  Karen Garza – 832.483.9643 (cell) or K.Garza [at] RevelationScience [dot] org

CLASS WEB SITE:  www.RevelationScience.org

CLASS COMMUNICATION & ASSIGNMENTS – RELIABLE Internet & Printer needed:  Google Classroom (Classroom) is the platform used.

REGISTRATION:  Please print & fill out the Garza Registration Form on the Registration page & mail with fees (July tuition + lab fee & Aug tuition).  Print out the Supply List or go to www.RevelationScience.org and follow links.

 

 

 

College-Prep Chemistry Lab – 10th-12th grades - Karen Garza
Chemistry Lab – 10th-12th, college preparatory – 2.25 hours – Karen Garza

Pre-requisite:  Algebra I (It can be done concurrently.)

Welcome to the captivating realm of Chemistry, a college and workforce preparatory class designed to deepen a student’s understanding of the subject and equip students with valuable life skills for their academic journey and beyond!

Dr. Jay Wile, the esteemed author of our curriculum, recommends dedicating 45 minutes to an hour per school day towards this course.  Recognizing the uniqueness of each student and family, this can vary between students and between weeks.

In this immersive course, students develop an understanding of how math becomes tangible as it intertwines with science. Students engage in open-book learning spanning 16 modules, completed over 32 weeks. An array of topics is covered, including significant figures, the mole concept, stoichiometry, kinetics, acids and bases, atomic structure, Lewis structures, molecular geometry, the gas laws, and equilibrium.

The focus is on mastering the material through open-book learning and handling the concepts repeatedly via reading and assignments. Students take ownership of their learning journey by grading and correcting their work in red before posting it on Google Classroom (Classroom), an interactive platform that enhances the educational experience.

Completion of weekly assignments is essential to maintaining enrollment. Organizational skills, highlighted through a dedicated notebook, and careful adherence to instructions are pivotal for success in this course. All necessary resources are conveniently available on Classroom, offering easy access for reference.

To keep students actively engaged and invested in their learning journey, two hands-on projects are incorporated. The Fall semester project delves into the intricacies of the Periodic Table, while the Spring semester introduces “Building an Atom,” including an informative short presentation.

Your guide on this journey is Karen Garza, founder of Revelation Science and a seasoned homeschool veteran, ready to partner with both students and parents for a successful academic experience. Don’t miss the required Student-Parent Orientation, taking place the week before classes start (date available on the TTC calendar).

Join in unraveling the wonders of Chemistry created by God—a course that not only enriches academic understanding and the marvels of the unseen atomic world, but also shapes students into a well-rounded and accomplished learner.

Students, your exciting journey begins here!

Now to the Admin side:

Berean curriculum – Discovering Design with Chemistry Set; Dr. Wile

PURCHASE:  Scientific Calculator REQUIRED (Student brings calculator to EACH class); Book set (textbook + Answer Key & Tests book); PLUS, Items on Supply List (on Registration pg)

FEES:

$60 monthly tuition paid July thru April, $40 per semester lab fee due July and December

PAYMENT OPTIONS:

1) Write 10 post-dated checks to be deposited on the first of the month from July to April.

The July & Dec. payment are to include the $40 SEMESTER lab fee;

2) Set up bank draft to arrive the 1st of the month (Include lab fees for July & Dec.);

3) Pay for entire course by ½ year – (includes ½ year tuition + SEMESTER lab fee)

July 1st & December 1st

NOTE: The first payment must include the SEMESTER lab fee to reserve your student’s spot.

As we often turn students away once you reserve your space, there are no refunds given after July 1.

All remaining checks for the year must be given by Orientation to maintain enrollment in class.

DROP POLICY:  Registration for all classes is for a school-year commitment.

There is a full week of school work assigned by teachers for students to complete at home.  When registering, please make sure to assess your student’s ability to have time to attend all of their classes and extra curricula, PLUS complete their assigned school work.

If a student drops before September 30th, two additional months of tuition is required.

If a student drops after September 30th, the full year’s tuition is required.

Lab fees are not refundable.

CONTACT:  Karen Garza – 832.483.9643 (cell) or K.Garza [at] RevelationScience [dot] org

CLASS WEB SITE:  www.RevelationScience.org

CLASS COMMUNICATION & ASSIGNMENTS – RELIABLE Internet & Printer needed:  Google Classroom (Classroom) is the platform used.

REGISTRATION:  Please print & fill out the Garza Registration Form on the Registration page & mail with fees (July tuition + lab fee & Aug tuition).  Print out the Supply List or go to www.RevelationScience.org and follow links.

 

Fundamentals of Chemistry - 10th-12th grades - Walt Jurek

Fundamentals of Chemistry course description:

A high school-level chemistry course which uses simple language and a multitude of analogies to make learning chemistry easy!  This basic chemistry course utilizes games, activities and lab experiences to make the concepts crystal clear and readily retained. Topics Covered in Friendly Chemistry include:

-The Atomic Theory

-Trends of the Periodic Table of Elements

-Quantum Mechanics (Electron Arrangement)

-Ion Formation

-Compound Formation – Bonding

-Avogadro’s Number and the Mole

-Calculation of Formula Weights and Percent Composition

-Empirical Formulas

-Writing and Classifying Chemical Reactions

-Balancing Chemical Equations

-Stoichiometry (predicting quantitative outcomes of reactions and predicting necessary amounts of reactants to produce a desired amount of product)

-Solutions and Molarity and application to stoichiometry

-The Ideal Gas Laws

– “The primary difference between this class and college prep chemistry is this class has significantly less math.”

 

About the Teacher:

  • Professor Walt Jurek (see the teacher page for more information)
  • waltjurekteaches@gmail.com
  • (713) 857-8001
  • Mailing Address
    14040 Lamprey Drive
    Conroe, TX 77384

 

Class Meetings: TBD (check the TTC website for specific dates)

Weekly time investment: 7-8 hours (reading, homework, writing lab reports, preparing for tests, etc.)

 

What I will provide for you/your student:

  • Course syllabus (all the assignments and due dates)
  • Instruction for each of the 30 class sessions
  • Materials for the experiments
  • Tests, homework and other assignments; graded and returned to students
  • Online access to your students’ grades (in Google Classroom)
  • Access to me, the instructor, as much as my other commitments will allow (family, work, church, etc.)
  • Final percentage earned in the course; you, as the homeschool parent decide what grade to put on your student’s transcript. Here are my grade recommendations:

 

95%< A+ <100%

90%< A <95%

87.5%< A- <90%

85%< B+ <87.5%

82.5%< B <85%

80%< B- <82.5%

75%< C+ <80%

70%< C <75%

65%< C- <70%

65%< D <60%

60%< F

 

What you/your student must provide:

  1. The student textbook: Friendly Chemistry Student Edition: A Guide to Learning Basic Chemistry Student Edition, written by Dr. Joey Hajda, ISBN:  ‎ 978-1456511364 (available through Amazon).
  2. The student workbook: Friendly Chemistry Student Workbook, Student Workbook Edition, written by Dr. Joey Hajda, ISBN: 978-1469990675 (available through Amazon).
  3. The student manipulatives book: Friendly Chemistry Manipulative Set, written by Dr. Joey Hajda, ISBN:  ‎ 978-1456542214 (available through Amazon).
  4. Notebook for capturing lecture notes and data from the experiments.
  5. A scientific calculator
    • TI-84 is the most common, but the TI-30XS II will get the job done, as will the TI-36X Pro
    • Casio has several scientific calculators including the: fx-CG50, fx-300ESPLUS2, and fx-260 Solar II
    • Sharp has the EL-W516T and the EL-501X2
  6. A desire to discover how God made His universe work

 

Cost: $650 per student (no lab or other fees due to Professor Jurek)

  • $150 due at registration – non refundable
  • 4 payments of $125; due on: Lesson 4 (fall semester), Lesson 11 (fall semester), Lesson 17 (spring semester), Lesson 22 (spring semester)

 

Methods of payment accepted:

  • Personal Check
  • Venmo (use my phone number: 713-857-8001)
  • Zelle (use my phone number: 713-857-8001)

 

Cancellation/Refund Policy:

  • If you drop before lesson 4, no additional payments are due
  • If you drop after lesson 4, the remaining balance is due ($500) at the time of withdrawal

 

Policies about assignments:

  • Late assignments are NOT accepted; assignments turned in after the due date will not be graded and will be assigned zero points
  • Resubmission of assignments is not accepted; students are expected to submit their best work/effort the first time
  • There is no extra credit

 

Please download, sign, and submit the following document with your TTC registration forms: Policies

 

Forensic Science - 9th-12th grades - Mistie Angelo
This course will introduce students to the scientific methodologies used in forensic investigations. The curriculum is teacher created over a 10-year span while working with the Georgia Bureau of Investigations. It offers incredibly engaging labs and activities that are designed to keep the interest of today’s modern students while still offering them rich content that is focused on real-world investigations and case studies. The curriculum is designed to target all learning styles and offers differentiated instruction for 9th-12th grade students.

No textbook will be needed. Students must have a phone/electronic device to be able to participate in some of the research-based activities during class.

Warning: Forensic science contains content that may not be suitable for younger students as we will be researching actual case studies. If your child is in 9th or 10th grade, please reach out to me before registering your child.

 CLASS COMMUNICATION & ASSIGNMENTS – Internet needed: Google Classroom is the platform used.

Homework will consist of research activities, case studies and texts to read, as well as video lessons. This will require approximately 2 – 3 hours of homework outside of the classroom. You must have a printer to be able to print homework assignments.

A supply list will be available in July. There will be two $35 lab fees due each semester (July 1 & December 1). Classes will be $55.00 per month for ten months.

To register, please fill out the Training Center registration form and mail it along with your $90.00 ($55 for July + first semester supply fee) payment dated July 1, 2024 (first tuition payment) and Aug. 1 post-dated check. Once these items have been received, this will hold your child’s spot in the class.

 

The ONLY payment options for this class:

  1. Write 10 post-dated checks to be cashed at the first of the month (July 1, 2024-April 1, 2025)
  2. Pay for the entire year.
  3. Pay with 2 post-dated checks for each semester (1st semester dated July 1 and 2nd semester dated Dec. 1, 2024 should include 2nd semester lab fee).

All post-dated checks must be received before the 1st day of class (preferably the day of orientation). No refunds will be given for canceling the class after July 1st.

Contact info: Mistie Angelo 281-831-6010, Address: 725 Mountain View Drive, Montgomery, Tx 77356. mistieangelo@outlook.com.

 

 

 

Physics - 10th-12th grades - Walt Jurek

Physics course description:

An algebra-based college preparatory high school physics course designed for the 10th, 11th or 12th-grade high school student who has completed algebra 2 (including the quadratic formula, adding fractions, and logarithms), geometry (including the Pythagorean theorem), and started into trigonometry (specifically, the definitions of sine, cosine, tangent, arcsine, and arctangent). This course provides a detailed introduction to the methods and concepts of general physics, emphasizing vector analysis. It provides the student with a strong background in the classical physics topics of:

1-dimensional and 2-dimensional kinematics and kinetics,

  • Newton’s 3 laws of motion,
  • translational and rotational motion,
  • uniform circular motion,
  • work-energy theorem,
  • impulse-momentum (including collisions and explosions),
  • oscillations/periodic motion, waves (both sound and light),
  • optics (lenses and mirrors),
  •  electricity, and
  • magnetism

To enhance learning, experiments with written lab reports are also included in the course.

This is a college preparatory course both in content AND in methodology.

Responsibility for knowing and fulfilling the course requirements rests with the student.

 

I often say, “physics is math with a purpose.” There is a lot of math (and numbers) in physics. 

I truly want your student to be successful in learning physics and to help you and I know if your student has the necessary math competency I’ve created a short assessment (available at: Math Competency) that your student must complete and submit with your TTC registration forms.

About the Teacher:

  • Professor Walt Jurek (see the teacher page for more information)
  • waltjurekteaches@gmail.com
  • (713) 857-8001
  • Mailing Address
    14040 Lamprey Drive
    Conroe, TX 77384

 Class Meetings: TBD (check the TTC website for specific dates)

Weekly time investment: 7-8 hours (reading, homework, writing lab reports, preparing for tests, etc.)

 What I will provide for you/your student:

  • Course syllabus (all the assignments and due dates)
  • Instruction for each of the 30 class sessions
  • Materials for the experiments and contests
  • Tests, homework and other assignments; graded and returned to students
  • Online access to your students’ grades (in Google Classroom)
  • Access to me, the instructor, as much as my other commitments will allow (family, work, church, etc.)
  • Equation sheet for use on tests
  • Guidelines and template for writing lab reports
  • Final percentage earned in the course; you, as the homeschool parent decide what grade to put on your student’s transcript. Here are my grade recommendations:

95%< A+ <100%

90%< A <95%

87.5%< A- <90%

85%< B+ <87.5%

82.5%< B <85%

80%< B- <82.5%

75%< C+ <80%

70%< C <75%

65%< C- <70%

65%< D <60%

60%< F

 

What you/your student must provide:

  1. The textbook: Exploring Creation with Physics, 2ND EDITION, written by Dr. Jay Wile, published by Apologia Ministries, ISBN: 978-1-932012-42-7; A great place to get the textbook locally is The Homeschool Store, 12315 Ann Ln, Houston, TX 77064 (in Tomball near the Willowbrook Mall, http://thehomeschoolstore.com ).
  2. Notebook for capturing lecture notes and data from the experiments
  3. A scientific calculator
    • TI-84 is the most common, but the TI-30XS II will get the job done, as will the TI-36X Pro
    • Casio has several scientific calculators including the: fx-CG50, fx-300ESPLUS2, and fx-260 Solar II
    • Sharp has the EL-W516T and the EL-501X2
  4. Engineering Paper: https://www.amazon.com/engineering-paper/s?k=engineering+paper
  5. A desire to discover how God made His universe work.

Cost: $650 per student (no lab or other fees due to Professor Jurek)

  • $150 due at registration – non-refundable
  • 4 payments of $125; due on: Lesson 4 (fall semester), Lesson 11 (fall semester), Lesson 17 (spring semester), Lesson 22 (spring semester)

Methods of payment accepted:

  • Personal Check
  • Venmo (use my phone number: 713-857-8001)
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Cancellation/Refund Policy:

  • If you drop before lesson 4, no additional payments are due
  • If you drop after lesson 4, the remaining balance is due ($500) at the time of withdrawal

Policies about assignments:

  • Late assignments are NOT accepted; assignments turned in after the due date will not be graded and will be assigned zero points
  • Resubmission of assignments is not accepted; students are expected to submit their best work/effort the first time
  • There is no extra credit

Please download, sign, and submit the following document with your TTC registration forms: Policies

 

 

Anatomy Lab –11th-12th grades, college preparatory – Karen Garza
Anatomy & Physiology (A&P) – 11th-12th, college preparatory – 2 hours – Karen Garza

Pre-Requisites: Biology & Chemistry (If desired to take after biology and before chemistry, it may be possible.  Please contact teacher.)

Welcome to the very engaging, hands-on course of Anatomy with a strong focus on dissections, microscope labs, & Coloring Book Exercises.  This course is science at its best.  Our time in lab is more exploratory than bio and chem, especially dissections.  Students have the opportunity to truly “dig” in.  The Coloring Book assignments are vital ‘lab’ exercises for the student to perform.  All coloring is done at home and the coloring book is assessed and graded each semester.  It is a remarkable tool that aids students in understanding the complexities of our bodies and a fun, hands-on way to learn.  This is especially beneficial for any student seeking a health-related career.

The author of our curriculum recommends dedicating 45 minutes to an hour per school day towards this course.  Recognizing the uniqueness of each student and family, this can vary between students and between weeks.  The Coloring Book Exercises can be time intensive.  Students learn how to manage this time as they evaluate their first few weeks and plan ahead.

The focus is on mastering the material through open-book learning and handling the concepts repeatedly via reading and assignments.  Students take ownership of this journey by grading and correcting their work in red before posting it on Google Classroom (Classroom), an interactive platform that enhances the educational experience.

The text dives into the anatomy and the physiology of the human body’s 11 organ systems in wonderful detail.  Labs cover topics such as salivary glands, the dermis and epidermis, hair follicles, bone tissue, skeletal muscle tissue, neurons and neuroglia and much more.  Dissections for this course are aimed at understanding our body.  They include a cow’s eye, a pig’s heart, and a fetal pig, plus others such as a rat, where our study focuses on the body systems rather than individual organs.  It is exciting to “dig” deeper into how things work rather than just what they are.

To dive even deeper, three projects are included in the course.

Completion of weekly assignments is essential to maintaining enrollment. Organizational skills, highlighted through a dedicated notebook, and careful adherence to instructions are pivotal for success in this course. All necessary resources are conveniently available on Classroom, offering easy access for reference.

Your guide on this journey is Karen Garza, founder of Revelation Science and a seasoned homeschool veteran, ready to partner with both students and parents for a successful academic experience. Don’t miss the required Student-Parent Orientation, taking place the week before classes start (date available on the TTC calendar).

Now to the Admin side:

Apologia curriculum – Exploring Creation with Advanced Biology: The Human Body, 2nd Edition

PURCHASE: Book set (text + solutions manual); PLUS – Kaplan Anatomy Coloring Book, 9th Edition, PLUS Items on Supply List (on Registration pg)

FEES:

$60 monthly tuition paid July thru April, $45 per semester lab fee due July and December

PAYMENT OPTIONS:

1) Write 10 post-dated checks to be deposited on the first of the month from July to April.

The July & Dec. payment are to include the $40 SEMESTER lab fee;

2) Set up bank draft to arrive the 1st of the month (Include lab fees for July & Dec.);

3) Pay for entire course by ½ year – (includes ½ year tuition + SEMESTER lab fee)

July 1st & December 1st

NOTE: The first payment must include the SEMESTER lab fee to reserve your student’s spot.

As we often turn students away once you reserve your space, there are no refunds given after July 1.

All remaining checks for the year must be given by Orientation to maintain enrollment in class.

DROP POLICY:  Registration for all classes is for a school-year commitment.

There is a full week of school work assigned by teachers for students to complete at home.  When registering, please make sure to assess your student’s ability to have time to attend all of their classes and extra curricula, PLUS complete their assigned school work.

If a student drops before September 30th, two additional months of tuition is required.

If a student drops after September 30th, the full year’s tuition is required.

Lab fees are not refundable.

CONTACT:  Karen Garza – 832.483.9643 (cell) or K.Garza [at] RevelationScience [dot] org

CLASS WEB SITE:  www.RevelationScience.org

CLASS COMMUNICATION & ASSIGNMENTS – RELIABLE Internet & Printer needed:  Google Classroom (Classroom) is the platform used.

REGISTRATION:  Please print & fill out the Garza Registration Form on the Registration page & mail with fees (July tuition + lab fee & Aug tuition).  Print out the Supply List or go to www.RevelationScience.org and follow links.