Kristin von dem Bussche
This course is offered on Thursdays.
This course is typically recommended for 6th - 7th grade students.
If you are interested in enrolling an 8th grade student, please speak
with the tutor or a member of the Academic Affairs Committee.
Exploring Creation with Human Anatomy and Physiology
Apologia Young Explorer Series
Notebooking Journal for Human Anatomy and Physiology
ISBN- 1935495151 (currently cheapest on Christian Book Distributors)
This course will showcase the intricacy and design of the human body- from DNA and cell creation, to the skeletal, muscular, digestive, respiratory, cardiovascular, nervous/endocrine, immune, and integumentary systems. Health and nutrition information is integrated, as well as plenty of scripture and Biblical application. The text is a complete guide to the human body and is written in an enjoyable, conversational tone that will keep kids engaged. In-class experiments, reading and notebooking assignments at home, along with some additional projects each semester will provide interaction with concepts outside of reading and help to solidify understanding.
The Anatomy Notebooking Journal will help middle school students learn to take ownership of their learning as they fill it with notes and reminders of what they've learned through their careful study and labs.
Course Class Time:
Class time will include review of homework, including material they read from the text.
The majority of class will be spent doing hands-on experiments, so that you don’t have
to worry about having the time or supplies for them at home.
The student will be responsible for reading the material in the text on their own,
on a weekly basis.
Other homework will include weekly notebooking journal activities, and a project
each semester that they will present in class.
Students can expect to spend approximately 2 hours per week on homework.
Most tests will taken on Schoology, every other week,
with the exception of a written final at the end of each semester.
30% chapter tests
20% class participation / lab completion
20% semester projects
Internet access and a reliable printer are required for this course.
notebooking journal (be careful to not order the Jr. Notebooking Journal)