BIO     Courtney lives with her husband Andrew and their two children (soon to be 3) in Murfreesboro, TN. Courtney graduated from Middle Tennessee State University with a Bachelor of Science in Nursing. They are members of Redeeming Grace Church in Franklin, TN.    Courtney is passionate about how science and creation teach us about our Creator. Courtney’s heart in teaching students about science is to challenge them academically, ignite their passion to learn and help them have a greater understanding of how the world works, but most importantly, to allow this knowledge to stir their affections for our Creator.

BIO

Courtney lives with her husband Andrew and their two children (soon to be 3) in Murfreesboro, TN. Courtney graduated from Middle Tennessee State University with a Bachelor of Science in Nursing. They are members of Redeeming Grace Church in Franklin, TN.

Courtney is passionate about how science and creation teach us about our Creator. Courtney’s heart in teaching students about science is to challenge them academically, ignite their passion to learn and help them have a greater understanding of how the world works, but most importantly, to allow this knowledge to stir their affections for our Creator.

Physical Science with Labs

32 WEEK CLASS

 

Tutor Name: Courtney Lara

Course Name: Physical Science (with Labs)

Required Text: 

  • Exploring Creation with Physical Science, 2 Edition
    (2 volumes – you need both the text and the answer key/ test booklet).
    ISBN-13: 978-1-932012-77-4; Apologia Educational Ministries, Inc.
    (If purchased used, make sure the test booklet has NOT been written in).

  • **Parents: if you buy the curriculum set it will include the Textbook as well as the Solutions and Tests booklet. It might prove helpful to you as the parent facilitating their work at home, but it is not required. There is also an additional audio book cd available at an additional price, which has been very helpful to students in the past, especially auditory learners. These additional resources are not required for class, but they are available if you so choose.

Lab Fee: $20

Minimum Number of Students: 8

Maximum Number of Students: 

Course Description/Outline/Objectives: The Physical Science course is an opportunity for students to explore the world around them through the study of key concepts and fundamental subjects. The 32 week class will cover the basic principles of earth science, physics, chemistry and astronomy. We will use engaging hands on labs as well as thought provoking discussions to help us understand the awe-inspiring work of our awesome creator. It is expected that students arrive at class prepared to discuss and contribute to the class setting in order to enhance learning for each class member. Class time is meant to supplement and enhance learning done at home. Although the majority of experiments will be performed in class, students will be asked to perform a number of experiments at home in order to heighten learning. In addition, tests will be taken at home and signed by parents.

More Courses
   by LARA COURTNEY

  • General Science with Labs

  • Physical Science with Labs

  • Biology with Labs

Expected Weekly Time Commitment for Homework: 4- 6 hours

Prerequisites: Completion of Apologia’s General Science course is recommended, but is not required. Because of some of the math involved, it is recommended that students be taking at least Pre-Algebra (or a comparable math course) while taking this class.

Recommended Grade Level: 8th-9th grade