MS Comprehensive Science 3

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Course Description:
What are the rules of science? MS Comprehensive Science 3 is the last class of the middle school Comprehensive Science series seeking to prepare the student for the orderly and consistent practice of scientific inquiry through the introduction of new information and review of some basics of science. Students are given opportunities to study concepts of the life, Earth/space, and physical sciences, properties of matter, changes in matter, matter and energy, and energy flow in the living world. These concepts are explored from a Christian perspective with an effort to make applications to everyday life. Students will gain an understanding of how Jesus Christ is revealed by studying His Creation in an orderly way. Students participate in activities and online laboratory experiences to apply what they have learned.

Recommended Prerequisites:
None

Grade Level:
8th 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.

It is our goal to equip our students with a clear understanding of the variety of theories of origins they will encounter as they engage their culture. In order to highlight the variety of perspectives, whenever appropriate we present young-earth Creationism (a literal Genesis account) in contrast to atheistic evolution highlighting the similarities and contrasts. We attempt to present this as a continuum also allowing for varying degrees of Evolutionary Creationism (old-earth Creationism). We encourage the students to explore the evidence to determine their view of origins as they study God’s word along with their parents’ guidance and church teachings.

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 Purchased Materials:
None