West Harpeth Christian Tutorial Welcome to WHCT
 



         


          Contact | About Me:
          Carol Sartain
          [email protected]


          Course Time:
    
      This course is offered on Tuesdays.


          Prerequisites:
         
• This class is recommended for 7th - 8th grade students.
                    







Text:

  • Exploring Creation with General Science, 3rd Edition
    ISBN-  1946506273
     


Course Description:

This course is designed to be a broad introduction to the sciences from a Christian worldview.

Topics include the history of science, the scientific method, designing experiments, archaeology, geology,
paleontology, astronomy, earth science, basic chemistry, physics, biology, marine life and environmental science.

Each topic is approached from a Biblical perspective.




Class Time: 

  • Class time will consist primarily of labs and hands-on activities
    to reinforce the material that they will read from their text during the week.
  • Direct teaching and discussion of important concepts from the week’s lesson
    will also be allotted for during class time.




Homework Requirements:
 
  • The student will be responsible for reading (and/or listening to) the material in the text on a weekly basis.
    The course covers approximately one half of a chapter (~15 pages of reading in the text) per week.
  • Other homework will include chapter notes, worksheet assignments, videos, pre-lab write-ups,
    and bi-weekly online chapter quizzes.
  • Students can expect to spend approximately 3-4 hours per week on homework.
  • One project will be assigned each semester.  




Tests:

  • Bi-weekly quizzes will be given on Schoology.
  • Two cumulative semester tests will be given in class.




Grading:

  • Quarter Grades:

    • 40%  homework (notes and miscellaneous worksheets)
    • 40%  labs, activities and class participation
      (pre-labs, participation and write-ups)
    • 20%  quizzes
  • Semester Grades:

    • 45%  1st quarter grade
    • 45%  2nd quarter grade
    • 5%    cumulative semester test
    • 5%    project 



Supplies:


  • textbook
  • colored pencils
  • loose-leaf lined paper
  • 1-1.5" binder w. 5 dividers  -labeled Notes, Labs, Worksheets, Quizzes/Tests, Projects