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Christian Home Educator's Science & Sports Institute (CHESSIE)

CHESSIE CLASS LIST WITH BOOK INFORMATION:

Please note that CHESSIE Staff will determine which classes are offered each year based on need of participants.

All of the 5 highschool level classes below will be offered for 2021-2022


Human Anatomy & Physiology (Grade Level 11,12) High School Level

Prerequisite: Biology

Teacher: Mrs. Mandy Newberry

Curriculum: Apologia Advanced Biology, 2nd Ed.

Exploring Creation with Advanced Biology, 2nd Ed. Student Notebook

Kaplan Anatomy Coloring Book, 6th Edition

Physics (Grade Level 11, 12) High School Level

Prerequisite: Algebra II, recommended by Apologia

Teacher: Mrs. Amber Basener

Curriculum: Apologia Science, Exploring Creation with Physics

2nd edition by Dr. Jay Wile

FOUNDATIONS OF PHYSICS 

CHESSIE Physics offers two different high school physics classes during our class time. The regular physics class follows the book completely.

The other options is Foundations of Physics. In the foundations class, the students do less of the math problems and use their extra time to complete projects on the concepts being covered. The foundations class covers all the same material but uses writing, movie making, home experiments and the like to understand the concepts as well as mathematical computations.

Both classes are rigorous and count as high school physics credit. The level and prerequisite of math is the same for both classes. The main difference is the amount of math used. Students who understand and enjoy the language of mathematics will thrive in the regular class. Students who need more time to do math problems and enjoy showing their knowledge in more hands on ways will enjoy the foundations class.

Chemistry (Grade Level 9,10,11,12) High School level

Prerequisite: Algebra I, recommended by Apologia

Teacher: Mrs. Sharon Shelton

Curriculum: Discovering Design with Chemistry by Dr. Jay Wile

Biology (Grade Level 9,10,11,12) High School Level

Prerequisite: Pre-Algebra

Recommended to have taken or be taking

Algebra I during this course. Recommended by Apologia.

Teacher: Mrs. Sharon Shelton

Curriculum: Apologia Science, Exploring Creation with Biology,

2nd edition by Dr. Jay Wile

Physical Science --(Grade 7,8,9+) Junior High Level

Prerequisite: Pre-Algebra, recommended to have

taken or be taking during this course. Recommended by Apologia

Teacher: Mrs. Sharon Shelton

Curriculum: Apologia Science, Exploring Creation with Physical Science,

2nd edition by Dr. Jay Wile

Life Science(Grade 7) Advanced 6th graders may register for this

course with teacher permission. Students in 8th grade who are not

ready for the challenge of a high school course may register for life science.

Teacher: Mrs. Kathy Pierson

Curriculum: Bob Jones University Life Science Grade 7 Student Text, 3rd edition, ISBN 978-1-59166-474-1

Please note: Mrs. Pierson uses a borrowing system to lend this book set out to students for the year. Please let her know if you have your own set to use.

Student Text comes in a 2-book set-- A and B books

Group #4B Topical Science Class

Grades 6

Teacher: Mrs. Kathy Pierson

Curriculum: ABeka Science Grade 5, Investigating God's World ---current edition is the 4th edition, copyright 2009.

ABeka Science Grade 7, Order and Reality -- 2nd edition, copyright 1993. Please note that this is not the current edition for grade 7. Do not purchase Order and Design.

Astronomy Class for highschool (grade 9-12)

Teacher: Mrs. Amber Basener

Curriculum: 

Students will need to purchase these items from thie Castalia House website:

http://www.castaliahouse.com/downloads/category/homeschool/

1)Astronomy and Astrophysics Activity & Lab Book By Dr. Sarah Saviander

2)Astronomy and Astrophysics Exam book By Dr. Sarah Saviander

3)Astronomy and Astrophysics Biblical Supplement By Dr. Sarah Saviander


Students will use the free web-based Astronomy Notes  textbook      

https://sixdayscience.com/curriculum/textbooks/


I am pleased to offer to teach an astronomy class for the coming school year. I am enthralled by the study of the cosmos and the way it points to our creator.  This will be a non-lab elective science class. As an elective, it can be taken during 9-12 grade. Remember that as a non-lab class, this course does not fulfill a lab science criterion. The student needs to be familiar with algebra, specifically using formulas and “solving for x”. The student will get a chance to see concepts taught in other science classes, expanded and applied to astronomy, as well as learn new ideas about the stars, planets, and the universe in general. Topics include history of astronomy, how we know about the stars, celestial navigation, types of stars and their life cycle, Einstein’s relativity, electromagnetic radiation and more, all while seeing how it supports and enriches our understanding of the world as scientists and Christians. 

Group #4A Topical Science Class

Grades 5

Teacher: Mrs. Kathy Pierson

Curriculum: ABeka Science Grade 5, Investigating God's World ---current edition is the 4th edition, copyright 2009. ABeka Science Grade 7, Order and Reality -- 2nd edition, copyright 1993. Please note that this is not the current edition for grade 7. Do not purchase Order and Design.

Group #3 Topical Science Class

Grades 3/4

Teacher: Mrs. Kathy Pierson

Curriculum: ABeka Science Grade 4, Understanding God's World --current edition is the 4th edition, copyright 2008.

ABeka Science Grade 5, Investigating God's World ---current edition is the 4th edition, copyright 2009

Group #2B Topical Science Class

Grades 2/3

Teacher: Mrs. Kathy Pierson & assistant--Mrs. Rachel Hice

Curriculum: ABeka Science Grade 4, Understanding God's World Current edition is the 4th edition, copyright date 2008. (current edition required)

ABeka Science Grade 5, Investigating God's World ---current edition is the 4th edition, copyright 2009

Group #2A Topical Science Class

Grade 2

Teacher: Mrs. Kathy Pierson & assistant--Mrs. Rachel Hice

Curriculum: ABeka Science Grade 4, Understanding God's World Current edition is the 4th edition, copyright date 2008. (current edition required) 

Group #1 Topical Science Class --Grade 1

Teacher: Mrs. Leslie Lepage

Parent can read to their non-reading young students to prepare them for class. Homework pages can be done orally or written, depending on child's ability and parent's desire. Classtime is packed with many hands on science experiments and activities that keep the attention of even the youngest students. Curriculum:There is no textbook required for group #1.Parents can use library resources, website resources and handouts given by teacher 

Group "K" Topical Science Class --Grade K

Teacher: Mrs. Leslie Lepage

Parent can read to their non-reading young students to prepare them for class. Homework pages can be done orally or written, depending on child's ability and parent's desire. There is no textbook required for kindergartners. Parents can pick up library books on the topics studied. Classtime is packed with many hands on science experiments and activities that keep the attention of even the youngest students. Students will sometimes be given homework, but parents may choose to have them read library books or other information on the topic being studied. Parents can tailor the homework to fit the needs of their child.