Middle School Comprehensive Science 1 is the first in a series of three consecutive science classes. It introduces middle school students to the wonder of God’s creative designs through the disciplines of life science, physical science, and earth-space science. In addition, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) concepts are integrated throughout the course allowing students to explore God’s nature and ways through the study of His Creation. The lessons make real-world connections and require students to apply STEM skills like analysis, problem-solving, science knowledge, and engineering practices. Hands-on and virtual laboratory investigations are included throughout the course to provide students opportunities for exploration through scientific inquiry, research, measurement, problem-solving, and experimental procedures. By the end of the course, students will be practicing, experimenting, thinking, and talking like a scientist!
6th Grade recommended
Course Types Available:
- 1 Credit – Full course (12 weeks minimum / 12 months maximum)
- ½ Credit – 1st semester only (6 weeks minimum / 6 months maximum)
- ½ Credit – 2nd semester only (6 weeks minimum / 6 months maximum)
- Honors track available
Biblical Integration Information:
Science is the orderly study of God’s creation. God’s true nature is partially revealed through the orderly, discoverable, and purposeful scientific laws He established to govern His Creation. Recognizing our limitations and sinful tendencies to worship the creation rather than the Creator, we should use science to encourage and promote life, health, community, and godliness as we seek to take our role in having dominion over the natural world. We can seek to bring glory to God by using scientific reasoning and critical thinking to understand God’s world, man’s role in it, and how to properly relate with our Creator and fellow man. As we pursue scientific truths through the lens of the Word of God, we will be led into a deeper understanding of our Creator and appreciation of His provision and wisdom.
To see how these truths are specifically explored in this course, visit the course information page in the course and click on “Guiding Principles.”
Required Course Materials:
Household items for lab experiments.