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Course Descriptions

Classes for 2018 – 2019

Astronomy with Labs

Teacher: Michele Kernen, BSN

Place: Science By Design Classroom, Carrollton

Day: Tuesday

Time: 1:00 - 3:00 pm


Grades: 1 - 6
th

Prerequisite: None


Class Description: 


“Ah, Sovereign LORD, you have made the heavens and the earth by your great power and outstretched arm. Nothing is too hard for you.” Jeremiah 32:17

Let’s explore God’s majestic and amazing universe with our friends! We will immerse ourselves this year in the study of Astronomy. Each planet, each heavenly body, each star and galaxy was designed and created by God uniquely. Students will study and learn in detail about the planets individually. The sun, moon, dwarf planets, meteoroids, asteroids, comets, galaxies, as well as space travel will also be studied. Many hands-on projects and experiments will be performed benefitting each student immensely.  We will build the volcano “Olympus Mons” on Mars; create a scale model solar system; observe and document the phases of the moon; make a constellation planetarium; learn about American Space Rockets and blast off a Centaur rocket as well as other Model Rockets. Students will build an “Astronomy Book” to teach others with. Field trips to Observatories and Planetariums will provide unique opportunities to learn more about God’s amazing universe! Remember Exodus 13:21? “By day the Lord went ahead of them in a pillar of cloud to guide them on their way.” We’ll make clouds too! See you in class!

Materials:

  • Apologia: Exploring Creation with Astronomy 2nd Edition by Jeannie K. Fulbright; Publisher: Apologia Educational Ministries, Inc.
  • 2” binder with 5 dividers, loose leaf, white copy paper for drawing, and a set of colored pencils. **Optional: Notebooking Journal (use as desired to complete assignments/ must change spiral to binder).
  • The materials fee will be used for lab equipment and experiments; copy paper, rewards and teacher materials.

  


Classes for 2017 – 2018

Honors Biology with Labs

Teacher: Michele Kernen, RN, BSN

Place: American Indoor Sports, Carrollton

Day: Tuesday

Time: 9:00 am - 12:00 pm


Grades: 9 - 12
th

Prerequisite: None


Class Description: Biology is the science of life and living organisms. This wonderful course emphasizes the five Kingdoms: Plantae, Protista, Monera, Fungi, and Animalia (Zoology). Microbiology, Genetics, Ecosystems, Evolution and Creation Worldviews will be studied in detail. Experiments using the Scientific Method and dissecting (many plants and animals) will provide the learning experience that will help your student understand and retain what they have studied. Use of a Biology Coloring Book will be included to further the student’s understanding of Biology as well as provide a strong foundation for future high school advanced science courses. Science Field Trips, such as Pond Life Exploration, observing life at a Nature Preserve, to the Dallas World Aquarium and local Zoos, to the UTSW Willed Body Program and participation in the STARS (Student Teacher Access to Resources at UTSW) Program are organized to provide exciting learning opportunities for the students. Parents will check Study Guides with their student. Biology coloring and additional reading assignments as well as drawing, coloring, and labeling will be required. All work including Quizzes/Tests, Labs, Mid-year and Final exams will be graded. Research Papers/Projects will be completed to strengthen each student’s understanding and application of Biology in the world around us. Grades will be given to the students quarterly. Upon successful completion, Honors Biology I provides 1.5 science credits for high school. Biology is a fascinating science that clearly reveals evidence of our Creator!  

Materials: Apologia text: Exploring Creation with Biology, 2nd edition and Solutions Manual, Reasonable Faith: The Scientific Case for Christianity by Dr. Jay L. Wile, The Princeton Review Biology Coloring Book3-4” binder with 5 dividers, loose leaf, white copy paper for drawing, and a set of colored pencils.

  

General Science with Labs

Teacher: Michele Kernen, RN, BSN

Place: American Indoor Sports, Carrollton
           
Day: Tuesday

Time: 12:20 pm - 2:20 pm

          
Grades: 6 - 8
th

Prerequisite: None

           

Class Description: Science is awesome! The more you learn about science, the more you see God’s power, wisdom, and loving attributes in caring for His creation. This class covers many areas of science in depth such as Geology, Paleontology, Applied Science, Genetics, the Classification of Life, and Human Anatomy and Physiology. The history of science, the scientific process, and the Christian Worldview will be studied. Many hands-on labs including the dissection of a pig heart, lungs, liver and gall bladder, a femur, tibia and fibula, a sheep’s brain; making fossils; using pulleys, levers, and wedges, and the causes and effects of erosion will benefit the student’s understanding of the subject matter as well as observing different cells of the five Kingdoms with a microscope. A field trip to UT Southwestern Medical Center Willed Body Program is organized to deeper learn about human anatomy and physiology. Parents will review On Your Own (OYO) questions and Study Guide answers with students. Class format will consist of lecture, Q/A, discussion, and labs. Drawing and labeling to help each student learn the material will be required. Quizzes, Tests, Study Guides, Labs, Research Papers/Projects, Mid-year and Final Exams and other assignments will be graded. Student grades and evaluations will be given Quarterly. This is an outstanding science class that provides a strong foundation for future science courses! 

Materials:

  • Apologia text: Exploring Creation with General Science, 2nd edition by Dr. Jay L. Wile, Solutions Manual, and the anatomy coloring book- Start Exploring: Gray’s Anatomy Coloring Book by Freddy Stark, Ph.D.), colored pencils, 3 inch binder, five dividers, copy and notebook paper.
  • The materials fee will be used for extensive labs, dissections, and experiments, copy paper, rewards and teacher materials.

 

Zoology I: Flying Creatures with Labs

Teacher: Michele Kernen, RN, BSN

Place: American Indoor Sports, Carrollton

Grades: 1 - 6
th

Prerequisite: None
 
Day: Tuesday

Time: 2:40 pm-4:40 pm


Class Description: Did you realize that God’s creation of flying creatures included much more than just birds?  In this exciting class, we will enjoy learning about the habitats, behavior, and anatomy of birds, the praying mantis, beetles, grasshoppers, butterflies, bats and more!  The students will be like paleontologists and study facts about the extinct Pterosaurs (winged lizards).  Many hands-on experiments including: dissection of grasshoppers and owl pellets; insect collecting and identification; and microscopic examination of various wing types (feathers, butterflies, and other insects) will further the students’ understanding of Zoology. Your student will compare and contrast the flight of birds with airplanes, make a bird and an insect field guide.  Homework will consist of reading, writing, studying, collecting, drawing, and labeling.  Quizzes will be given to assess each student’s knowledge and to determine the teacher’s need for reinforcement.  Exciting field trips, such as a visit to the Dallas Zoo, a visit to the Fort Worth Zoo, the Dallas World Aquarium, the Frank Buck Zoo, and more will be organized to help your student learn more! So join our class and have fun being a Zoologist!

Materials:

  • Apologia text: Young Explorers Series: Exploring Creation with Zoology I: Flying Creatures of the Fifth Day; **Optional: Notebooking Journal (use as desired to complete assignments/ must change spiral to binder), 2-3” binder with 5 dividers, loose leaf, white copy paper for drawing, and a set of colored pencils.  

 


 

Classes for 2016 – 2017

Chemistry with Labs

Teacher: Michele Kernen, RN, BSN

Place: American Indoor Sports, Carrollton

Day: Wednesday

Time: 9:30 am - 12:30 pm


Grades: 9 - 12
th

Prerequisite: Algebra I


Class Description: Chemistry is the study of the structure, composition, and properties of matter. It is the study of atoms and the elements using the Periodic Table of Elements, the principles of bonding and the compounds they form through chemical reactions. Exciting experiments will allow the student to visualize and understand more of how and why reactions occur between substances. This course covers significant figures, units, classification, the mole concept, stoichiometry, thermochemistry, thermodynamics, kinetics, acids and bases, redox reactions, solutions, mixtures, atomic structures, Lewis structures, molecular geometry, the gas laws and equilibrium. Labs will be conducted using the Scientific Method. Quizzes, Tests, Module Review questions, Labs, Quarterly, Mid-year and Final exams, as well as other assignments will be utilized to help each student master their understanding of Chemistry. Student grades will be provided Quarterly. It is my greatest hope that through taking this class, students will grow in their appreciation and awe of God’s power, provision, and perfect love for His creation. This is a challenging, wonderful class to take in preparation for future college level science courses. Chemistry provides 1 credit in science for high school. 

Materials: Text: Apologia Exploring Creation with Chemistry 2nd Edition and the Solutions Manual by Dr. Jay L. Wile; Exploring The World of Chemistry by John Hudson Tiner; colored pencils, calculator, two to four inch binder with five dividers, copy and notebook paper.

  

Physical Science with Labs

Teacher: Michele Kernen, RN, BSN

Place: American Indoor Sports, Carrollton
           
Day: Tuesday

Time: 9:30 am - 11:30 am

          
Grades: 7 - 9
th

Prerequisite: None

           

Class Description: God is abundantly evident in His creation! This course provides an overview of Chemistry, Physics, and Earth Sciences. The atmospheric layers, earth and weather, astrophysics, Newton’s Law, matter, motion, gravity, electricity, and magnetism are all studied in a way the helps each student not only grow in knowledge but in their passion for science. In addition, atomic structure, radiation, light, optics, and acoustics (sound) are taught. Many experiments and labs (> 30) are completed to enhance each students understanding of our universe. Parents are required to check OYO (On Your Own questions) and Study Guides. All work including Quizzes, Tests, Mid-year and Final Exams, Research Papers/Projects, Labs, and other assignments will be graded. Student grades will be given Quarterly. It is my greatest hope that through taking this class, students will grow in their appreciation and awe of God’s power, provision, and perfect love for His creation. This is a challenging, wonderful class to take in preparation for high school level science courses.

Materials:

  • Apologia text: Exploring Creation with Physical Science, 2nd Edition; Solutions Manual, 2” Binder with 5 dividers, loose leaf, white copy paper for drawing, and a set of colored pencils.
  • The materials fee will be used for science equipment, extensive labs, copy paper, rewards and teacher materials.

 

Zoology III: Land Animals with Labs

Teacher: Michele Kernen, RN, BSN

Place: American Indoor Sports, Carrollton

Grades: 1 - 6
th

Prerequisite: None
 
Day: Tuesday

Time: 11:45 am-1:45 pm


Class Description: Want to be a Veterinarian?, a Zoologist?, a Farmer? This Zoology course covers land animals that live in jungles, deserts, forests, on farms, and at home. Mammals (bears, kangaroos, horses, lions, wolves, meerkats, and apes); Reptiles (turtles, crocodiles, snakes, lizards, and skinks); Amphibians (salamanders, newts, frogs, toads); Arthropods (scorpions, spiders); Gastropods (slugs, snails); worms and more will all be studied! Many hands-on experiments, dissections such as owl pellets, frogs, and worms, projects and in-class observations of rabbits, turtles, snakes, frogs and other animals will provide an exciting environment for learning. Animal tracks and habitats will be identified. Students will learn world geography as they place a picture of each animal studied in its correct location on a world map. Journaling, drawing and writing will strengthen each student’s knowledge of land animals. Exciting field trips such as a trip to the Fort Worth Zoo, the Dallas World Aquarium, and Sharkarosa, including a horse and longhorn visit, and more are organized to help the student learn and develop their passion for Zoology. “God made the wild animals according to their kinds, the livestock according to their kinds, and all the creatures that move along the ground according to their kinds. And God saw that it was good.”  Genesis 1:25

Materials:

  • Apologia text: Exploring Creation with Zoology III: Land Animals of the Sixth Day, **Optional: Notebooking Journal (use as desired to complete assignments/ must change spiral to binder), 2-3” binder with 5 dividers, loose leaf, white copy paper for drawing, and a set of colored pencils.

 

 

Classes for 2015 – 2016

 

Advanced Biology: Human Anatomy & Physiology with Labs

Teacher: Michele Kernen, RN, BSN

Place: American Indoor Sports, Carrollton

Day/Time:
Wednesday 9:30 am -12:30 pm

Grades: 9 - 12
th


Class Description: The Lord’s design of the human body is truly amazing and wonderful! This challenging college-prep course covers the anatomy and physiology of the human body’s eleven organ systems in detail. The dissection of many organs (brain, eyes, heart, lungs, kidney, spleen, stomach, pancreas, bone & joints, and more) will enhance understanding of the material (the students’ favorite!). Tours at UT Southwestern Medical Center provide memorable experiences that give insight into professions related to this specific area of science. Class format will consist of honors level lecture/theory, Q/A, discussion, and lab/practical application. Consistent with honors, topic related research reports will be completed. Two medical research papers will be required and presented to increase the students’ physiological understanding of the organ systems they choose. Parents will review OYO (On Your Own) and Study Guide questions with students. Quizzes will be given weekly. The Anatomy Coloring Book pages assigned will be checked for neatness, effort, and completion. Drawing and labeling to help learn the material will be required. Quizzes, Tests, Research Papers/Projects, Study Guides, Labs, Coloring Assignments, Mid-year and Final exams and other assignments will be graded. Student grades and evaluations will be given Quarterly. If dual credit is desired (college credit), Biology I is a prerequisite for this Advanced Biology course which helps prepare students for the AP Biology exam. This course with the successfully completed Apologia Biology I course prepares students to take the Advanced Placement (AP) or College Level Examination Program (CLEP) tests. Best of all, students learn more about what it means to be created in the image of God!

Materials Needed: Apologia text: The Human Body: Fearfully and Wonderfully Made, Solutions Manual by Dr. Jay L. Wile and Marilyn M. Shannon, M.A., The Princeton Review Anatomy Coloring Workbook 2nd or 3rd edition by I. Edward Alcamo, Ph.D., 2” binder with 5 dividers, loose leaf, white copy paper for drawing, and colored pencils.

 

Introduction to Human Anatomy & Physiology with Labs

Teacher: Michele Kernen, RN, BSN

Place: American Indoor Sports, Carrollton

Day/Time: 
Tuesday -     9:15 - 11:15 am 
 

Grades: 5 - 8
th
           


 

Class Description: The Lord’s design of the human body is truly fascinating and wonderful! This awesome course covers the anatomy and physiology of the animal cell, skeletal, muscular, digestive, urinary, respiratory, cardiovascular, nervous, endocrine, integumentary, and lymphatic systems. Good health and nutrition as well as growth and development will be taught using the text as well as God’s Word. What does God say about caring for our bodies? Exciting labs such as testing the bacteria content in your home and building a stethoscope will be enjoyed. All experiments will be conducted using the Scientific Method. Dissections will be performed to enhance understanding, to help stimulate passions for this specialized area of science and to help the student visualize the organ systems they are learning about. Organ dissections include the brain, heart, lungs, kidney, spleen, stomach, liver, pancreas, bones, joints, and more. After the foundation of knowledge is imparted, the student will dissect a fetal pig to aid in their understanding of how God placed each organ in its perfect place. Each organ system works together harmoniously with the other systems to produce an effect greater than the sum of each part. Anatomy Coloring pages, Quizzes, Tests, a Mid-Year, and Final Exam will be provided. Drawing, labeling, and coloring to help the student learn anatomy will be required. Student grades will be given Quarterly. So if your student is an aspiring Zoologist, Biologist, Veterinarian, Doctor, Nurse, or desires to learn more about God’s wise design of the human body, this is the class for them! Best of all, students learn more about what it means to be created in the image of God!

Materials Needed:

  • Apologia text: Exploring God’s Creation: Elementary Human Anatomy & Physiology by Jeannie Fulbright & Brooke Ryan, MD; 2” binder with 5 dividers, loose leaf, white copy paper for drawing, and colored pencils.

The materials fee will be used for extensive lab/dissection needs; experiments; copy paper; rewards and teacher materials

 

Exploring Creation with Zoology II: Swimming Creatures with Labs

Teacher: Michele Kernen, RN, BSN


Place: American Indoor Sports, Carrollton


Day/Time:
Tuesday 11:30 - 1:30 pm

           
Grades: 3-7th
           
           
   

Class Description: Let’s explore God’s awesome creation of swimming creatures! Your student will enjoy learning about all types of aquatic animals such as whales, seals, fish, sharks, rays, jellyfish, squids, crustaceans, and more. Some labs include “wearing” blubber, investigating a shark’s ability to sense electrical currents, and exploring how whales detect sound. Journaling strengthens each student’s knowledge as they examine, draw, and write about aquatic animals and the environment they live in. Students will dissect and learn the parts of a fish, shark, squid, octopus, crab, crayfish, lamprey, worm, whelk, and other creatures illustrating and recording what they observe in detail. Additional experiments will benefit each student’s understanding of God’s creation. Homework will consist of reading, writing, studying, collecting, drawing, and labeling. Quizzes will be given to assess the student’s knowledge and teacher’s need for reinforcement. Exciting field trips such as a trip to the Dallas World Aquarium, fishing in a pond, visiting the Fort Worth Zoo and more will be organized to help the students learn and develop passions for Zoology. So join our class and have fun while you learn!

Materials Needed: Apologia Young Explorer Series: Exploring Creation with Zoology 2: Swimming Creatures of the Fifth Day by Jeannie K. Fulbright, binder with 5 dividers, loose leaf white copy paper for drawing, and colored pencils.

The materials fee will be used for lab/dissection equipment and experiments; copy paper; rewards and teacher materials.

 

Classes for 2014 – 2015

 

Chemistry with Labs

Teacher: Michele Kernen, RN, BSN

Place: American Indoor Sports, Carrollton

Day: Monday

Time: 12:00 - 3:30 pm


Grades: 9 - 12
th

Prerequisite: Algebra I


Class Description: Chemistry is the study of the structure, composition, and properties of matter. It is the study of atoms and the elements using the Periodic Table of Elements, the principles of bonding and the compounds they form through chemical reactions. Exciting experiments will allow the student to visualize and understand more of how and why reactions occur between substances. This course covers significant figures, units, classification, the mole concept, stoichiometry, thermochemistry, thermodynamics, kinetics, acids and bases, redox reactions, solutions, mixtures, atomic structures, Lewis structures, molecular geometry, the gas laws and equilibrium. Labs will be conducted using the Scientific Method. Quizzes, Tests, Module Review questions, Labs, Quarterly, Mid-year and Final exams, as well as other assignments will be utilized to help each student master their understanding of Chemistry. Student grades will be provided Quarterly. It is my greatest hope that through taking this class, students will grow in their appreciation and awe of God’s power, provision, and perfect love for His creation. This is a challenging, wonderful class to take in preparation for future college level science courses. Chemistry provides 1 credit in science for high school. 

Materials: Text: Apologia Exploring Creation with Chemistry 2nd Edition and the Solutions Manual by Dr. Jay L. Wile; Exploring The World of Chemistry by John Hudson Tiner; colored pencils, calculator, two to four inch binder with five dividers, copy and notebook paper.

 

Introduction to Chemistry & Physics with Labs

Teacher: Michele Kernen, RN, BSN

Place: American Indoor Sports, Carrollton

2 classes offered:

Day/Time: 
Tuesday -     9:00 - 11:00 am 
Wednesday- 10:30-12:30 pm


Grades: 5 - 8
th

Prerequisite: None


 
Class Description: “By the word of the Lord were the heavens made, their starry host by the breath of his mouth.” Psalm 33:6 God’s design truly glorifies Him. This wonderful, challenging coarse is designed to help each student grow in their curiosity and motivation to learn more about Chemistry—the study of the composition, structure, and properties of matter—and physics—the science of motion and energy of matter. In Chemistry, the student will learn about atom anatomy, bonding, the density and buoyancy of matter, the phases and properties of matter, crystals, acids and bases, chemical and physical reactions, types of mixtures, and concentration. Some chemistry labs include: growing crystals, making a smoke bomb, filtering, the Elements of the Periodic Table, making lava lamps, creating a water cycle jar and more! “Do you know the laws of the heavens?” Job 38:33a In Physics, the students will learn about motion, friction, gravity, acceleration, Newton’s Laws, types of energy, sound, light, the Electromagnetic Spectrum, the Laws of Thermodynamics, electricity, magnetism, and simple machines. Some labs include paper airplane design, building a periscope, solar oven, flashlight, a magnetic race track and more! So join our class and have fun while you learn!
 

Materials: Apologia Young Explorer Series: Exploring Creation with Chemistry and Physics by Jeannie Fulbright, **Optional: Notebooking Journal (use as desired to complete assignments/ must change spiral to binder), 2-3” binder with 5 dividers, loose leaf, white copy paper for drawing, and colored pencils.

 

SonScience with Labs

Teacher: Michele Kernen, RN, BSN

Place: American Indoor Sports, Carrollton

Day: Tuesday

Time: 11:15 - 12:30 pm


Grades: 1st - 3rd


Prerequisite: None


Class Description: What is Biology? What is Entomology? What is Zoology? What is Microbiology? What is Geology? Paleontology? Chemistry? Physics? Astronomy? Human Anatomy? God created them all! Through experimentation, you will learn about each of these disciplines of science! Each week, one Lab will be conducted using the Scientific Method to help you learn about the area of science being studied that month. Each month the science topic will change. This year you will learn about nine different sciences that God created! You will learn what the Scientific Method is, about its parts, and how it is used when conducting experiments. You will draw and write (depending on your readiness) your results after you perform the experiment. Most importantly, as you learn about God’s creation, you will learn more about our Creator. God’s power, wisdom, creativity, and love are so abundant in His design and care of His creation. May He and His Son, Jesus, be glorified and praised as we have fun learning about all that He created! So join our class as we learn about several areas of science broadening our knowledge of God’s visible and invisible creation!

Materials: To be determined; 2” binder with 5 divisions, loose leaf, white copy paper for drawing and a set of colored pencils.

 

  

2013 – 2014 Classes

 

Science Classes

Honors Biology I with Labs

Teacher: Michele Kernen, RN, BSN

Place: American Indoor Sports, Carrollton

Day: Monday

Time: 12:45 - 3:30 pm


Grades: 9 - 12
th

Prerequisite: None


Class Description: Biology is the science of life and living organisms. This wonderful course emphasizes the five Kingdoms: Plantae, Protista, Monera, Fungi, and Animalia (Zoology). Microbiology, Genetics, Ecosystems, Evolution and Creation Worldviews will be studied in detail. Experiments using the Scientific Method and dissecting (many plants and animals) will provide the learning experience that will help your student understand and retain what they have studied. Use of a detailed and challenging Biology Coloring Book will be included to further the student’s understanding of Biology as well as provide a strong foundation for future high school advanced science courses. Science Field Trips, such as Pond Life Exploration, observing life at a Nature Preserve, to the Dallas World Aquarium or local Zoos, to the UTSW Willed Body Program and participation in the STARS Program  are organized to provide exciting learning opportunities for the students. Parents will check Study Guides with their student. Biology coloring and additional reading assignments as well as drawing, coloring, and labeling will be required. All work including Quizzes/Tests, Labs, Mid-year and Final exams will be graded. Research Papers/Projects will be completed to strengthen each student’s understanding and application of Biology in the world around us. Grades will be given to the students quarterly. Honors Biology I provides 1.5 science credits for high school. Biology is a fascinating science that clearly reveals evidence of our Creator!

Materials: Apologia text: Exploring Creation With Biology and Solutions Manual (2nd Edition), The Biology Coloring Book by Robert D. Griffin, Reasonable Faith: The Scientific Case for Christianity by Dr. Jay L. Wile, 3-4” binder with 5 dividers, loose leaf, white copy paper for drawing, and a set of colored pencils.

 

 

General Science with Labs

Teacher: Michele Kernen, RN, BSN

Place: American Indoor Sports, Carrollton

Day: Tuesday

Time: 10:00 - 12:00 pm


Grades: 6 - 8
th

Prerequisite: None


Class Description: Science is awesome! The more you learn about science, the more you see God’s power, wisdom, and loving attributes in caring for His creation. This class covers many areas of science in depth such as Geology, Paleontology, Applied Science, Genetics, the Classification of Life, and Human Anatomy and Physiology. The history of science, the scientific process, and the Christian Worldview will be studied. Many hands on labs including the dissection of a pig heart, lungs, liver and gall bladder, a femur, tibia and fibula, a sheep’s brain; making fossils; using pulleys, levers, and wedges, and the causes and effects of erosion will benefit the student’s understanding of the subject matter as well as observing different cells of the five Kingdoms with a microscope. A field trip to UT Southwestern Medical Center Willed Body Program is organized to deeper learn about human anatomy and physiology. Parents will review On Your Own (OYO) questions and Study Guide answers with students. Class format will consist of lecture, Q/A, discussion, and labs. Drawing and labeling to help learn the material will be required. Quizzes, Tests, Study Guides, Labs, Research Papers/Projects, Mid-year and Final Exams and other assignments will be graded. Student grades and evaluations will be given Quarterly. This is an outstanding science class that provides a strong foundation for future science courses!

Materials: Apologia Text: Exploring Creation with General Science, 2nd edition) by Dr. Jay L. Wile, Solutions Manual, and the anatomy coloring book- Start Exploring: Gray’s Anatomy Coloring Book by Freddy Stark, Ph.D.), colored pencils, 3 inch binder, five dividers, copy and notebook paper.

 

 

Zoology III: Land Animals with Labs

Teacher: Michele Kernen, RN, BSN

Place: American Indoor Sports, Carrollton

Grades: 3 - 7
th

Prerequisite: None
 
Day: Wednesday

Time: 10:00 - 12:00 pm


Class Description: Want to be a Veterinarian?, a Zoologist?, a Farmer? This Zoology course covers land animals that live in jungles, deserts, forests, on farms, and at home. Mammals (bears, kangaroos, horses, lions, wolves, meerkats, and apes); Reptiles (turtles, crocodiles, snakes, lizards, and skinks); Amphibians (salamanders, newts, frogs, toads); Arthropods (scorpions, spiders); Gastropods (slugs, snails); worms and more will all be studied! Many hands-on experiments, dissections such as owl pellets, frogs, and worms, projects and in-class observations of rabbits, turtles, snakes, frogs and other animals will provide an exciting environment for learning. Animal tracks and habitats will be identified. Students will learn world geography as they place a picture of each animal studied in its correct location on a world map. Journaling, drawing and writing will strengthen each student’s knowledge of land animals. Exciting field trips such as a trip to the Fort Worth Zoo, the Dallas World Aquarium, and Sharkarosa, including a horse and longhorn visit, and more are organized to help the student learn and develop their passion for Zoology. “God made the wild animals according to their kinds, the livestock according to their kinds, and all the creatures that move along the ground according to their kinds. And God saw that it was good.”  Genesis 1:25

Materials:

  • Apologia text: Exploring Creation with Zoology III: Land Animals of the Sixth Day, **Optional: Notebooking Journal (use as desired to complete assignments/ must change spiral to binder), 2-3” binder with 5 dividers, loose leaf, white copy paper for drawing, and a set of colored pencils.

 

 

French I/II

Teacher: Michele Kernen, RN, BSN

Place: American Indoor Sports, Carrollton

Day: Monday

Time: 10:30 - 12:00 pm


Grades: 9 - 12
th

Prerequisite: None



Class Description: Bonjour! Parlez-vous francais? Oui, Je parle francais! In mastering the French language, the student will enjoy learning how to pronounce with passion, speak with fluency, read with comprehension, write with confidence, sing with joy (Yes! The students will have fun learning some French songs!), learn how to share the gospel in French, enjoy a dvd about France, have the opportunity to visit a restaurant or boulangerie that serves French cuisine or pastries, and become familiar with French geography to help the student learn more about French culture. There are weekly assignments as well as occasional quizzes and tests. Creative fun projects will be assigned to help each student learn more about France- its culture and history. Students will practice dialogues/conversation in French frequently to help them become confident in listening, understanding, and speaking French. Au revoir!

 

Materials:

  • The Bantam New College French and English Dictionary by Roger J. Steiner or your choice of a French/English Dictionary
  • FRENCH in 10 Minutes a Day by Kristine Kenshul, M. A., Bilingual Books, Inc.
  • Barron’s FRENCH The Easy Way, 4TH Edition by Christopher Kendris, Ph.D. and Theodore Kendris, Ph.D.
  • FRENCH 2 Activities Manual by BJU Press
  • colored pencils, 1-2 inch binder, five dividers, copy and notebook paper.
 

 


2012 – 2013 Classes

 

Physical Science with Labs

Teacher: Michele Kernen, RN, BSN

Place: American Indoor Sports, Carrollton
           
Day: Tuesday

Time: 9:00 - 10:45am

          
Grades: 7 - 9
th

Prerequisite: None

           

Class Description: God is abundantly evident in His creation! This course provides an overview of Chemistry, Physics, and Earth Sciences. The atmospheric layers, earth and weather, astrophysics, Newton’s Law, matter, motion, gravity, electricity, and magnetism are all studied in a way the helps each student not only grow in knowledge but in their passion for science. In addition, atomic structure, radiation, light, optics, and acoustics (sound) are taught. Many experiments and labs (> 30) are completed to enhance each students understanding of our universe. Parents are required to check OYO (On Your Own questions) and Study Guides. All work including Quizzes, Tests, Mid-year and Final Exams, Research Papers/Projects, Labs, and other assignments will be graded. Student grades will be given Quarterly. It is my greatest hope that through taking this class, students will grow in their appreciation and awe of God’s power, provision, and perfect love for His creation. This is a challenging, wonderful class to take in preparation for high school level science courses.

Materials:

  • Apologia text: Exploring Creation with Physical Science, 2nd Edition; Solutions Manual, 2” Binder with 5 dividers, loose leaf, white copy paper for drawing, and a set of colored pencils.
  • The materials fee will be used for science equipment, extensive labs, copy paper, rewards and teacher materials.

 

Exploring Creation with Zoology I: Flying Creatures with Labs

Teacher: Michele Kernen, RN, BSN

Place: American Indoor Sports, Carrollton

Day: Tuesday

Time: 11:00 - 12:30pm


Grades: 1- 6th

Prerequisite: None

Class Description: Did you realize that God’s creation of flying creatures included much more than just birds? In this exciting class we will enjoy learning about the habitats, behavior, and anatomy of birds, the praying mantis, beetles, grasshoppers, butterflies, bats and more! The students will be like paleontologists and study facts about the extinct Pterosaurs (winged lizards). Many hands on experiments including: dissection of grasshoppers and owl pellets; insect collecting and identification; and microscopic examination of various wing types (feathers, butterflies, and other insects) will further the students’ understanding of Zoology. Your student will compare and contrast the flight of birds with airplanes, make a bird and an insect field guide. Homework will consist of reading, writing, studying, collecting, drawing, and labeling. Quizzes will be given to assess each student’s knowledge and to determine the teacher’s need for reinforcement. Exciting field trips, such as a visit by an Entomologist (insect scientist), a visit to the Fort Worth Zoo, Sharkarosa and more will be organized to help your student learn more! So join our class and have fun being a Zoologist!

Materials Needed: Apologia text: Young Explorers Series: Exploring Creation with Zoology I: Flying Creatures of the Fifth Day; Binder with 5 dividers, loose leaf, white copy paper for drawing, and a set of colored pencils.

The materials fee will be used for lab/dissection equipment and experiments; copy paper; rewards and teacher materials


 

Introductory Chemistry-Biology-Physics with Labs

Teacher: Michele Kernen, RN, BSN

Place: American Indoor Sports, Carrollton

Day: Wednesday

Time: 9:00 - 10:25am


Grades: 4- 7th

Prerequisite: None

 

Class Description: God’s design of His universe is evidence of His power and wisdom. This challenging elementary course is designed to stimulate the student’s curiosity, motivating them to desire to observe, research, experiment, and understand more about the world in which they live! Each text which contains 10 chapters is covered over a 10 week period. Quizzes and a Final Exam for each science will be administered. The three texts together provide one year of science completing one chapter per week. Each chapter has an experiment designed around the scientific method that emphasizes investigation. Your student will enjoy learning about Chemistry: matter, molecules, chemical reactions, acids and bases, mixtures, polymers, DNA and proteins; Biology: cells, photosynthesis, plant and animal dissections, frog and butterfly life cycles and ecosystems; and Physics: force, work, potential and kinetic energy, motion, energy of atoms and molecules, electricity, heat, light and sound. The texts used are very inviting with colorful and easily understood illustrations. So join our class as we learn about several areas of science broadening our knowledge of God’s visible and invisible creation!

Materials:
  • Real Science 4 Kids: Level 1; Chemistry Student Text and Lab Worksheets (2 books); Biology Student Text and Lab Worksheets (2 books); Physics Student Text and Lab Worksheets (2 books); 2-3” binder with 5 divisions, loose leaf, white copy paper for drawing and a set of colored pencils.
  • The materials fee will be used for lab/dissection equipment and experiments; copy paper; rewards and teacher materials.




 

Biology II: Human Anatomy and Physiology- w/ extensive Labs

Teacher: Michele Kernen, RN, BSN

Place: American Indoor Sports, Carrollton

Day: Wednesday

Time: 10:30 - 12:30pm


Grades: 10- 12th

High School Credit: 1.0

Prerequisite: Biology

Class Description: The Lord’s design of the human body is truly amazing and wonderful! This challenging course covers the anatomy and physiology of the human body’s eleven organ systems in detail. The dissection of many organs (brain, eyes, heart, lungs, kidney, spleen, stomach, pancreas, bone & joints, and more) will enhance understanding of the material (the students’ favorite!). Visits to a local hospital and from staff at UT Southwestern Medical Center provide memorable experiences that give insight into professions related to this specific area of science. Class format will consist of Honors level lecture/theory, Q/A, discussion, and lab/practical application. Consistent with Honors, topic related research reports will be completed. Two medical research papers will be required and presented to increase the students’ physiological understanding of the organ systems they choose. Parents will review OYO (On Your Own) and Study Guide questions with students. Quizzes will be given weekly. The Anatomy Coloring Book pages assigned will be checked for neatness, effort, and completion. Drawing and labeling to help learn the material will be required. Quizzes, Tests, Research Papers/Projects, Study Guides, Labs, Coloring Assignments, Mid-year and Final exams and other assignments will be graded. Student grades and evaluations will be given Quarterly. Biology I is a prerequisite for this Advanced Biology course which prepares students for the AP Biology exam (if dual credit is desired) and college level science courses. Best of all, students learn more about what it means to be created in the image of God!

Materials Needed: Apologia text: The Human Body: Fearfully and Wonderfully Made, Solutions Manual, The Princeton Review Anatomy Coloring Workbook 2nd edition by I. Edward Alcamo, Ph.D., 2” binder with 5 dividers, loose leaf, white copy paper for drawing, and colored pencils.







 

2011 – 2012 Classes

 

Physics with Labs

Teacher: Michele Kernen, RN, BSN

Place: American Indoor Sports, Carrollton

Day: Monday

Time: 1:00 to 3:00 pm

Grades: 10 – 12th

Prerequisite: Algebra I (including sine, cosine, and tangent)

High School Credit - 1.0

           

Class Description:

Do objects that are dropped accelerate as they fall? Why does a pendulum swing? Why do the planets orbit the sun the way they do? Have you ever walked across a carpet, touched something metal and received an electrical shock? All of these questions can be answered through the study and understanding of Physics. Physics is the science of matter and energy and how they interact. The science of Physics attempts to explain everything that is observed in nature. The student will learn the differences between speed and velocity, about acceleration and vector, Newton’s Laws, two dimensional, rotational, circular, and periodic motion, gravity and the motion of the planets, normal and electrostatic force, momentum, work and energy, thermodynamics, waves, geometric optics, electric potential and circuits, and magnetism. Many experiments using the Scientific Method are performed to strengthen each student’s understanding of Physics. Parents are required to check their student’s Review Questions, Practice Problems, and Extra Practice Problems. All work including Quizzes/Tests, Labs, Research Papers/Projects, Mid-year and Final exams will be graded. Grades will be given to the students Quarterly. This course provides strong preparation for college-level Physics. Physics is truly a fascinating science that clearly reveals evidence of its Creator!

Materials Needed:

  • Apologia text: Exploring Creation With Physics and Solutions Manual (2nd Edition), Exploring The World of Physics: From Simple Machines to Nuclear Energy by John Hudson Tiner, 3-4” Binder with 5 dividers, loose leaf, white copy paper for drawing, a calculator, and a set of colored pencils.
  • The materials fee will be used for extensive lab needs, experiments, copy paper, rewards, and teacher materials.

 

 

 

Honors Biology with Labs

Teacher: Michele Kernen, RN, BSN

Place: American Indoor Sports, Carrollton

Day: Monday

High School Credit: 1.0

Time: 10:30 to 12:30 pm

Grades: 9 - 12th
           

Prerequisite: None

 

Class Description: Biology is the science of life and living organisms. This wonderful course emphasizes the five Kingdoms: Plantae, Protista, Monera, Fungi, and Animalia (Zoology). Microbiology, Genetics, Ecosystems, Evolution and Creation Worldviews will be studied in detail. Experiments using the Scientific Method and dissecting (many plants and animals) will provide the learning experience that will help your student understand and retain what they have studied. Use of a detailed and challenging Biology Coloring Book will be included to further the student’s understanding of Biology as well as provide a strong foundation for future high school advanced science courses. Parents will check Study Guides with their student. Biology coloring and additional reading assignments as well as drawing, coloring, and labeling will be required. All work including Quizzes/Tests, Labs, Mid-year and Final exams will be graded. Research Papers/Projects will be completed to strengthen each student’s understanding and application of Biology in the world around us. Grades will be given to the students Quarterly. Biology is a fascinating science that clearly reveals evidence of our Creator!

Materials Needed:

  • Apologia text: Exploring Creation With Biology and Solutions Manual (2nd Edition), Exploring The World of Biology by John Hudson Tiner, The Biology Coloring Book by Robert D. Griffin, Reasonable Faith: The Scientific Case for Christianity by Dr. Jay L. Wile, 3-4” binder with 5 dividers, loose leaf, white copy paper for drawing, and a set of colored pencils.
  • The materials fee will be used for extensive lab/dissection needs; experiments; copy paper; rewards and teacher materials.

 

 

Physical Science with Labs

Teacher: Michele Kernen, RN, BSN

Place: American Indoor Sports, Carrollton

Day: Wednesday

Time: 11:00 - 12:30p

Grades: 7 - 9
th

Prerequisite: None

           

           

Class Description: God is abundantly evident in His creation! This course provides an overview of Chemistry, Physics, and Earth Sciences. The atmospheric layers, earth and weather, astrophysics, Newton’s Law, matter, motion, gravity, electricity, and magnetism are all studied in a way the helps each student not only grow in knowledge but in their passion for science. In addition, atomic structure, radiation, light, optics, and acoustics (sound) are taught. Many experiments and labs (> 30) are completed to enhance each students understanding of our universe. Parents are required to check OYO (On Your Own questions) and Study Guides. All work including Quizzes, Tests, Mid-year and Final Exams, Research Papers/Projects, Labs, and other assignments will be graded. Student grades will be given Quarterly. It is my greatest hope that through taking this class, students will grow in their appreciation and awe of God’s power, provision, and perfect love for His creation. This is a challenging, wonderful class to take in preparation for high school level science courses.

Materials:

  • Apologia text: Exploring Creation with Physical Science, 2nd Edition; Solutions Manual, 2” Binder with 5 dividers, loose leaf, white copy paper for drawing, and a set of colored pencils.
  • The materials fee will be used for science equipment, extensive labs, copy paper, rewards and teacher materials.

 

 

General Science with Labs

Teacher: Michele Kernen, RN, BSN

Place: American Indoor Sports,
Carrollton

Day: Tuesday

Time: 9:15 - 10:45am

Grades: 6 – 8th

Prerequisite: None

           

 

Class Description: Science is awesome! The more you learn about science, the more you see God’s power, wisdom, and loving attributes in caring for His creation. This class covers many areas of science in depth such as Geology, Paleontology, Applied Science, Genetics, the Classification of Life, and Human Anatomy and Physiology. The history of science, the scientific process, and the Christian Worldview will be studied. Many hands on experiments including the dissection of a pig heart, lungs, sheep’s brain; making fossils; using pulleys, levers, and wedges, and the causes and effects of erosion will benefit the student’s understanding of the subject matter as well as observing various cells of the 5 Kingdom System with a microscope. A field trip to UT Southwestern Medical Center is organized. Parents will review On Your Own (OYO) questions and Study Guide answers with students. Class format will consist of lecture, Q/A, discussion, and labs. Quizzes will be given weekly. Drawing and labeling to help learn the material will be required. Quizzes, Tests, Study Guides,Labs,Research Papers/Projects, Mid-year and Final Exams and other assignments will be graded. Student grades and evaluations will be given Quarterly. This is an outstanding science class that provides a strong foundation for future science courses!

Materials:

  • Apologia: Exploring Creation with General Science, (2nd edition) by Dr. Jay L. Wile, Solutions Manual, Start Exploring: Gray’s Anatomy Coloring Book by Freddy Stark, Ph.D., colored pencils, 3 inch binder, five dividers, copy and notebook paper.
  • The materials fee will be used for extensive labs, dissections, and experiments; copy paper; rewards and teacher materials.

 

 

 

Astronomy

Teacher: Michele Kernen, RN, BSN

Place: American Indoor Sports, Carrollton

Day: Tuesday

Time: 11:00 - 12:30 pm

Grades: 1 – 6th

Prerequisite: None

           

 

Class Description: Let’s explore God’s majestic and amazing universe with our friends! We will immerse ourselves this year in the study of Astronomy. Each planet was designed by God uniquely. Students will study and learn in detail about the planets individually. The sun, moon, asteroids, comets, galaxies, as well as space travel will also be studied. Many hands-on projects and experiments will be performed benefiting each student immensely. We will build the volcano “Olympus Mons” on Mars; create a scale model solar system; observe and document the phases of the moon; make a constellation planetarium; and blast off a Centaur rocket. Students will build an “Astronomy Book” to teach others with. Remember Exodus 13:21? “By day the Lord went ahead of them in a pillar of cloud to guide them on their way.” We’ll make clouds too! See you in class!

Materials:

  • Apologia Exploring Creation with Astronomy- Young Explorers Series by Jeannie K. Fulbright, **Optional: Note booking Journal (use as desired to complete assignments/ must change spiral to binder), 2-3” binder with 5 dividers, loose leaf, white copy paper for drawing, and colored pencils.
                   
  • The materials fee will be used for lab/dissection equipment and experiments, copy paper, rewards and teacher materials.

 




2010-2011 Classes

 

Chemistry with Labs

Teacher: Michele Kernen, RN, BSN

Place: American Indoor Sports, Carrollton

Grades: 9 – 12th

Prerequisite: Algebra I

High School Credit - 1.0

           

Class Description:

Chemistry is the study of the structure, composition, and properties of matter. It is the study of atoms and the elements using the Periodic Table of Elements, the principles of bonding and the compounds they form through chemical reactions. Exciting experiments will allow the student to visualize and understand more of how and why reactions occur between substances. This course covers significant figures, units, classification, the mole concept, stoichiometry, thermochemistry, thermodynamics, kinetics, acids and bases, redox reactions, solutions, mixtures, atomic structures, Lewis structures, molecular geometry, the gas laws and equilibrium. Labs will be conducted using the Scientific Method. Quizzes, Tests, Module questions and Study Guides, Labs, Mid-year and Final exams, as well as other assignments will be graded. Student grades will be provided Quarterly. It is my greatest hope that through taking this class, students will grow in appreciation and awe of God’s power, provision, and perfect love for His creation. This is a challenging, wonderful class to take in preparation for future college science courses. Chemistry provides 1 credit in science for high school.

Materials Needed:

  • Text: Apologia Chemistry 2nd edition and Solutions Manual colored pencils, two inch binder with five dividers, copy and notebook paper.

The materials fee will be used for extensive experiment/lab-equipment and materials, copy paper; rewards and chemicals to conduct more complex experiments.

 

 

Introduction to Human Anatomy & Physiology with Labs

Teacher: Michele Kernen, RN, BSN

Place: American Indoor Sports, Carrollton

Grades: 5 – 8th

Prerequisite: None

               

 

Class Description: The Lord’s design of the human body is truly fascinating and wonderful! This awesome course covers the anatomy and physiology of the animal cell, skeletal, muscular, digestive, urinary, respiratory, cardiovascular, nervous, endocrine, integumentary, and lymphatic systems. Good health and nutrition as well as growth and development will be taught using the text as well as God’s Word. What does God say about caring for our bodies? Exciting labs such as testing the bacteria content in your home and building a stethoscope will be enjoyed. All experiments will be conducted using the Scientific Method. Dissections will be performed to enhance understanding, to help stimulate passions for this specialized area of science and to help the student visualize the organ systems they are learning about. Organ dissections include the brain, heart, lungs, kidney, spleen, stomach, liver, pancreas, bones, joints, and more. After the foundation of knowledge is imparted, the student will dissect a fetal pig to aid in their understanding of how God placed each organ in its perfect place. Each organ system works together harmoniously with the other systems to produce an effect greater than the sum of each part. Anatomy Coloring pages, Quizzes, Tests, a Mid-Year, and Final Exam will be provided. Drawing, labeling, and coloring to help the student learn anatomy will be required. Student grades will be given Quarterly. So if your student is an aspiring Zoologist, Biologist, Veterinarian, Doctor, Nurse, or desires to learn more about God’s wise design of the human body, this is the class for them! Best of all, students learn more about what it means to be created in the image of God!

Materials Needed:

  • Apologia text: Exploring God’s Creation: Elementary Human Anatomy & Physiology by Jeannie Fulbright & Brooke Ryan, MD; 2” binder with 5 dividers, loose leaf, white copy paper for drawing, and colored pencils.

The materials fee will be used for extensive lab/dissection needs; experiments; copy paper; rewards and teacher materials

 

Exploring Creation with Zoology III: Land Animals with Labs

Teacher: Michele Kernen, RN, BSN

Place: American Indoor Sports, Carrollton

Grades: 4-6th

                   

 

Class Description: Want to be a Veterinarian?, a Zoologist?, a Farmer? This Zoology course covers land animals that live in jungles, deserts, forests, on farms, and at home. Mammals (bears, kangaroos, horses, lions, wolves, meerkats, and apes); Reptiles (turtles, crocodiles, snakes, lizards, and skinks); Amphibians (salamanders, newts, frogs, toads); Arthropods (scorpions, spiders); Gastropods (slugs, snails); worms and more will all be studied! Many hands-on experiments, dissections such as owl pellets, frogs, and worms, projects and in-class observations of rabbits, turtles, snakes, frogs and other animals will provide an exciting environment for learning. Animal tracks and habitats will be identified. Students will learn world geography as they place a picture of each animal studied in its correct location on a world map. Journaling, drawing and writing will strengthen each student’s knowledge of land animals. Exciting field trips such as a trip to the Fort Worth Zoo and Sharkarosa, a horse and farm visit, and more are organized to help the student learn and develop their passion for Zoology. “God made the wild animals according to their kinds, the livestock according to their kinds, and all the creatures that move along the ground according to their kinds. And God saw that it was good.” Genesis 1:25

Materials Needed: Apologia text: Exploring Creation with Zoology III: Land Animals of the Sixth Day, binder with 5 dividers, loose leaf, white copy paper for drawing, and a set of colored pencils.

The materials fee will be used for lab/dissection equipment and experiments; copy paper; rewards and teacher materials.


 

Exploring Creation with Zoology II: Swimming Creatures with Labs

Teacher: Michele Kernen, RN, BSN

Place: American Indoor Sports, Carrollton

Grades: 3-6th

                   

 

Class Description: Let’s explore God’s awesome creation of swimming creatures! Your student will enjoy learning about all types of aquatic animals such as whales, seals, fish, sharks, rays, jellyfish, squids, crustaceans, and more. Some labs include “wearing” blubber, investigating a shark’s ability to sense electrical currents, and exploring how whales detect sound. Journaling strengthens each student’s knowledge as they examine, draw, and write about aquatic animals and the environment they live in. Students will dissect and learn the parts of a fish, shark, squid, octopus, crab, crayfish, lamprey, worm, whelk, and other creatures illustrating and recording what they observe in detail. Additional experiments will benefit each student’s understanding of God’s creation. Homework will consist of reading, writing, studying, collecting, drawing, and labeling. Quizzes will be given to assess the student’s knowledge and teacher’s need for reinforcement. Exciting field trips such as a trip to the Dallas World Aquarium, fishing in a pond, visiting the Fort Worth Zoo and more will be organized to help the students learn and develop passions for Zoology. So join our class and have fun while you learn!

Materials Needed: Apologia Young Explorer Series: Exploring Creation with Zoology 2: Swimming Creatures of the Fifth Day, binder with 5 dividers, loose leaf white copy paper for drawing, and colored pencils.

The materials fee will be used for lab/dissection equipment and experiments; copy paper; rewards and teacher materials.

 

 

Exploring Creation with Zoology I: Flying Creatures with Labs

Class Name:

Teacher: Michele Kernen, RN, BSN

Place: American Indoor Sports, Carrollton

Grades: 1- 5th

Prerequisite: None

                   

 

Class Description: Did you realize that God’s creation of flying creatures included much more than just birds? In this exciting class we will enjoy learning about the habitats, behavior, and anatomy of birds, the praying mantis, beetles, grasshoppers, butterflies, bats and more! The students will be like paleontologists and study facts about the extinct Pterosaurs (winged lizards). Many hands on experiments including: dissection of grasshoppers and owl pellets; insect collecting and identification; and microscopic examination of various wing types (feathers, butterflies, and other insects) will further the students’ understanding of Zoology. Your student will compare and contrast the flight of birds with airplanes, make a bird and an insect field guide. Homework will consist of reading, writing, studying, collecting, drawing, and labeling. Quizzes will be given to assess each student’s knowledge and to determine the teacher’s need for reinforcement. Exciting field trips, such as a visit by an Entomologist (insect scientist), a visit to the Fort Worth Zoo, Sharkarosa and more will be organized to help your student learn more! So join our class and have fun being a Zoologist!

Materials Needed: Apologia text: Young Explorers Series: Exploring Creation with Zoology I: Flying Creatures of the Fifth Day; Binder with 5 dividers, loose leaf, white copy paper for drawing, and a set of colored pencils.

The materials fee will be used for lab/dissection equipment and experiments; copy paper; rewards and teacher materials

 

 

Classes Previously Taught (may be offered in future years)

 

Botany & Geology with Labs (TBD)

Teacher: Michele Kernen, RN, BSN

Place: American Indoor Sports, Carrollton

Grades: 4 - 8
th

Prerequisite: None

 

Class Description: Let’s explore God’s awesome creation of the earth and the plants that grow on it! During the first semester (fall), you will study and learn about Botany- the study of plants. What is a gymnosperm, phototropism, and exactly how does pollination and transpiration occur? What is a frond, a lichen, and a liverwort?  Some labs include: gardening, viewing plants at a cellular level and dissecting and examining different plants and parts of plants. Nature Journaling will strengthen each students’ knowledge as they observe, draw, and write about the environment they live in. “He makes grass grow for the cattle, and plants for man to cultivate—bringing forth food from the earth.” Psalm 104:14. In the second semester (spring), you will learn about Geology- the study of the wonderful earth that God created. What is the structure of the earth? What types of rock make up the crust (lithosphere) of the earth? What is the asthenosphere? As you learn about plate tectonics, volcanoes, earthquakes, radioisotope decay, fossilization, minerals and rocks, you will truly be fascinated! Geology abundantly reveals God’s power, wisdom, creativity and might! Some labs include: identifying rocks; observing minerals microscopically; testing rocks and minerals for hardness, luster, and streak; rapid fossilization; the “plastic rock” of the asthenosphere and more! “He set the earth on its foundations; it can never be moved.” Psalm 104:5 So join our class and have fun while you learn!

Materials: Apologia Young Explorer Series: Exploring Creation with Botany **Optional: Notebooking Journal (use as desired to complete assignments/ must change spiral to binder. All completed assignments are handed in for grading.), and Wonders of Creation: The Geology Book by Dr. John Morris, 6th printing, MasterBooks 2011; The Explosive Story of Mount St. Helens: Footprints in the Ash by John Morris and Steven A. Austin; 2-3” binder with 5 dividers, loose leaf, white copy paper for drawing, and colored pencils.

 

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Class Name:
Health/Soccer
Teacher: Michele Kernen, RN, BSN
High School Credit: Health 0.5/ PE 0.5
Grades: 9-12th
Prerequisite: none

Class Description
: “Do you know that your body is a temple of the Holy Spirit, who is in you, whom you have received from God? You are not your own, you were bought at a price. Therefore honor God with your body.” 1 Corinthians 6:19 Class will begin with God’s Word and what He says about caring for our bodies. We will cover mankind’s place in creation, human growth and development, nutrition, exercise, wise choices, relationships, hygiene, preventative health care and first aid, CPR certification, responsible living (alcohol, tobacco, drugs) and the environment. Health class will be held every other week. Exciting Projects will be completed to enhance each student’s understanding of the significance of good health and exercise habits. On alternate weeks the students will put into action (regarding health and exercise) what they have learned. They will be encouraged to develop good exercise habits through learning the game of soccer. No experience in soccer is required. Just a willing heart to try their best for Christ.

Materials Needed: Text: LIFEPAC High School Health (Units 1-5) by Alpha Omega Publications; 1 ½ to 2 inch binder; the Bible; shinguards, tennis shoes or indoor soccer shoes. A soccer ball will be provided, however if the student has one, they should bring it. If they want to purchase a soccer ball (size 5), that is fine as well.

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Class Name: Introduction to Human Anatomy & Physiology with Labs
Teacher: Michele Kernen, RN, BSN
Place: American Indoor Sports, Carrollton
Grades: 5 – 8th
Prerequisite: None

Class Description: The Lord’s design of the human body is truly fascinating and wonderful! This awesome course covers the anatomy and physiology of the animal cell, skeletal, muscular, digestive, urinary, respiratory, cardiovascular, nervous, endocrine, integumentary, and lymphatic systems. Good health and nutrition as well as growth and development will be taught using the text as well as God’s Word. What does God say about caring for our bodies? Exciting labs such as testing the bacteria content in your home and building a stethoscope will be enjoyed. All experiments will be conducted using the Scientific Method. Dissections will be performed to enhance understanding, to help stimulate passions for this specialized area of science and to help the student visualize the organ systems they are learning about. Organ dissections include the brain, heart, lungs, kidney, spleen, stomach, liver, pancreas, bones, joints, and more. After the foundation of knowledge is imparted, the student will dissect a fetal pig to aid in their understanding of how God placed each organ in its perfect place, each organ system working together harmoniously with the other systems to produce an effect greater than the sum of each part. Anatomy Coloring pages, Quizzes, a Mid-Year, and Final Exam will be provided. Drawing, labeling, and coloring to help the student learn anatomy, will be required. Student grades will be given Quarterly. A field trip to UT Southwestern Medical Center is organized. So if your student is an aspiring Zoologist, Biologist, Veterinarian, Doctor, Nurse, or desires to learn more about God’s wise design of the human body, this is the class for them! Best of all, students learn more about what it means to be created in the image of God!

Materials Needed:

•  Apologia text: Exploring God’s Creation: Elementary Human Anatomy & Physiology by Jeannie Fulbright & Brooke Ryan, MD;     
   **Optional: Notebooking Journal (use as desired to complete assignments/ must change spiral to binder), 3” binder with 5
    dividers, loose leaf, copy paper for drawing, and colored pencils. Anatomy coloring pages will be provided.


•  The materials fee will be used for extensive lab/dissection needs; experiments; copy paper; rewards and teacher materials.



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Class Name: Botany with labs
Teacher: Michele Kernen, RN, BSN
Place: American Indoor Sports, Carrollton
Grades: 3 - 6th
Prerequisite: None

Class Description: Let’s explore God’s awesome creation of plants! God’s great wisdom and creativity is abundantly evident in all of the plants He designed around us and we are all dependent on them! We will study and learn about plants in detail. What is phototropism, a gymnosperm, and exactly how does pollination and transpiration occur? What is a frond, a lichen, and a liverwort? Do you know how to determine the age of a tree? Have you ever examined seeds closely to understand how a large tree can grow from such a small seed? Did you know that acorns, peas, and tomatoes are all fruits? What is the difference between a vegetable and a fruit? All of these questions and more will be answered as you learn about the science of Botany. Labs include planting in our outdoor garden, viewing plants at a cellular level, and examining and dissecting different plants and parts of plants. Nature Journaling will strengthen each students’ knowledge as they observe closely, draw, and write about the environment they live in. A trip to the Arbor Creek Nature Preserve and the Botanical Gardens will benefit the students’ understanding of God’s creation. Homework will consist of reading, studying, Projects, collecting, drawing, and labeling. Quizzes and a Final Review will be given to assess the student’s knowledge and teacher’s need for reinforcement. So join our class and have fun while you learn! Botany is truly fascinating!
Materials:

  • Apologia text: Young Explorer Series: Exploring Creation with Botany, Apologia Botany Journaling Notebook (change spiral to binder), 3” binder with 5 dividers, loose leaf, white copy paper for drawing, and a set of colored pencils.
  • The materials fee will be used for lab/dissection equipment, plants and planting materials, experiments; copy paper; rewards and teacher materials.


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Class Name: Exploring Creation with Zoology III: Land Animals with Lab
Teacher: Michele Kernen, RN, BSN
Place: American Indoor Sports, Carrollton
Grades: 4-6th

Class Description:
Want to be a Veterinarian?, a Zoologist?, a Farmer? This Zoology course covers land animals that live in jungles, deserts, forests, on farms, and at home. Mammals (bears, kangaroos, horses, lions, wolves, meerkats, and apes); Reptiles (turtles, crocodiles, snakes, lizards, and skinks); Amphibians (salamanders, newts, frogs, toads); Arthropods (scorpions, spiders); Gastropods (slugs, snails); worms and more will all be studied! Many hands-on experiments, dissections such as owl pellets, frogs, and worms, projects and in-class observations of rabbits, turtles, snakes, frogs and other animals will provide an exciting environment for learning. Animal tracks and habitats will be identified. Students will learn world geography as they place a picture of each animal studied in its correct location on a world map. Journaling, drawing and writing will strengthen each student’s knowledge of land animals. Exciting field trips such as a trip to the Fort Worth Zoo, the Dallas World Aquarium, and Sharkarosa, including a horse and longhorn visit, and more are organized to help the student learn and develop their passion for Zoology. “God made the wild animals according to their kinds, the livestock according to their kinds, and all the creatures that move along the ground according to their kinds. And God saw that it was good.” Genesis 1:25
Materials:

  • Apologia text: Exploring Creation with Zoology III: Land Animals of the Sixth Day, **Optional: Notebooking Journal (use as desired to complete assignments/ must change spiral to binder), 2-3” binder with 5 dividers, loose leaf, white copy paper for drawing, and a set of colored pencils.
  • The materials fee will be used for lab/dissection equipment, and experiments; and copy paper; rewards and teacher materials.

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Class Name: Exploring Creation with Zoology II: Swimming Creatures with Lab
Teacher: Michele Kernen, RN, BSN
Place: American Indoor Sports, Carrollton
Grades: 3-6th

Class Description:
Let’s explore God’s awesome creation of swimming creatures! Your student will enjoy learning about all types of aquatic animals such as whales, seals, fish, sharks, rays, jellyfish, squids, crustaceans, and more. Some labs include “wearing” blubber, investigating a shark’s ability to sense electrical currents, and exploring how whales detect sound. Journaling strengthens each student’s knowledge as they examine, draw, and write about aquatic animals and the environment they live in. Students will dissect and learn the anatomy and physiology of a fish, shark, squid, octopus, crab, crayfish, lamprey, worm, whelk, and other creatures illustrating and recording what they observe in detail. Additional experiments will benefit each student’s understanding of God’s creation. Homework will consist of reading, writing, studying, collecting, drawing, and labeling. Quizzes will be given to assess the student’s knowledge and teacher’s need for reinforcement. Exciting field trips such as a trip to the Dallas World Aquarium, fishing in a pond, visiting the Fort Worth Zoo and more will be organized to help the students learn and develop passions for Zoology. So join our class and have fun while you learn!
Materials:

  • Apologia Young Explorer Series: Exploring Creation with Zoology II: Swimming Creatures of the Fifth Day, **Optional: Notebooking Journal (use as desired to complete assignments/ must change spiral to binder), 2-3” binder with 5 dividers, loose leaf, white copy paper for drawing, and colored pencils.
  • The materials fee will be used for lab/dissection equipment and experiments; copy paper; rewards and teacher materials.

 

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