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CHFM Science Sequence

 

CHFM SCIENCE SEQUENCE

Middle school & High school science at CHFM is an excellent opportunity to study God's creation together.  CHFM suggests 3 possible science tracks* depending on the needs and interests of your student.  These tracks are great planning tools for CHFM families.  CHFM strives to meet the ever-changing needs of homeschool families, and occasionally our schedule may reflect additional class offerings beyond the track outlines as we flex to meet the changing needs and demands of our members.

General Science (Apologia) is a middle school science class tailored to a 7th or 8th grade student. General Science is not a prerequisite for high school sciences, but it is a wonderful preparatory course. 

Math requirement: None*  

 

Physical Science (Apologia) is geared to the 8th and 9th grade student.  It is recommended, but not required, that you have completed Apologia's General Science course before enrolling in Physical Science. 

Math requirement:  Pre-Algebra (concurrent enrollment or previously completed)

 

             Note:  General Science and Physical Science are offered every year.

                 

Introduction to Chemistry and Physics (Bob Jones Physical Science) is designed for 8th - 10th grade students and focuses on an introduction to Chemistry and Physics. Additional science focused math skills are taught such as conversions and story problems to ready a student for upper level science classes including Chemistry and Physics.  If a high school student does not plan to take any upper level sciences, this class combined with Physical Science and Biology will meet the minimum science recommendations for high school.

Math requirement:  Algebra 1 (concurrent enrollment or previously completed)

 

Biology (Apologia) is appropriate for 9th- 12th grade.  Biology is a college-prep biology course that provides a detailed introduction to the methods and concepts of general biology. This class has no specific science prerequisites.  Biology has a strong emphasis on vocabulary, dissection, and experiments.

Math requirement: None*  

 

                 Note: Biology and Intro to Chemistry & Physics will be offered in alternating years.

                          

Chemistry (Dr. Jay Wile) provides 10th – 12th grade students a rigorous foundation in chemistry in order to prepare your student for college-level studies. Introduction to Chemistry & Physics, Physical Science, or similar math-based science course is recommended, but not required.

Math requirement: completion of Algebra 1 and concurrent enrollment in or completion of Algebra 2.

 

Physics (Apologia) is designed for 10th – 12th grades.  It is a college-prep physics course which provides a detailed introduction to the methods and concepts of general physics, heavily emphasizing vector analysis. Introduction to Chemistry & Physics, Physical Science, or similar math-based science course is highly recommended, but not required.

Math requirement:  completion of Algebra 2 and concurrent enrollment in Pre-Calculus or Trigonometry.

 

Anatomy & Physiology (Apologia) is for 10th – 12th grade students. This advanced biology course covers both the anatomy and physiology of each of the human body’s organ systems for those students who have completed biology.  Completion of Biology is required, and Chemistry is recommended, but not required. 

Math requirement: None*

 

* When enrolled in a class with no math requirements, this is a good time to ensure your student

   is mathematically preparing for his/her next science class.

 

 

Rev 5/2018

 

 

Where there is science, there is math!

When deciding on your student’s next homeschool science course, the student’s current knowledge of math should always be a primary consideration. Many students have jumped into a science course only to be confounded and frustrated because they simply are not ready for the math involved. So much of a student’s dislike for science can be alleviated by planning their science courses according to the following schedule:

The following list includes courses offered at CHFM.

Please see science sequence page for detailed information.

• General Science. (Apologia) No math, but student should begin Pre-Algebra to prepare for Physical Science.

 

• Physical Science. (Apologia) Students must have a working knowledge of Pre-Algebra to be successful in this course.

 

• Intro to Chemistry & Physics. (Bob Jones) Students must have taken Algebra 1 or be currently enrolled in Algebra 1 to be successful in this course.

 

• Biology. (Apologia) There’s no math required for this course. This is a good time to ensure you are mathematically preparing for your next science course.

 

• Advanced Biology (Anatomy & Physiology).  (Apologia) There is no math required for this course.  This is a good time to ensure you are mathematically preparing for your next science course.

 

• Chemistry. (Dr. Jay Wile) Students must have a working knowledge of Algebra 1 for this course.  It is recommended that Chemistry students have completed Algebra 1 and are concurrently enrolled in Algebra 2 for success in this course.

 

• Physics. (Apologia) Student must have a working knowledge of Algebra 1, Geometry, and basic Trigonometry functions to be successful in this course.  Completion of Algebra 1, Algebra 2, and concurrent enrollment in Pre-Calc or Trigonometry is suggested. 

 

The following list includes courses not currently offered at CHFM – but is included for your reference:

•    Advanced Science Courses

Advanced Chemistry: Algebra II required.

Advanced Physics: Pre-Calculus required.

Marine Biology: No math required.

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CHFM strives to meet the ever-changing needs of homeschool families, and occasionally our schedule may reflect additional class offerings beyond the tracks outlined in the science sequence. We strive flex to meet the changing needs and demands of our CHFM members.                                     

Rev: 5/2018