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General Science - Grades 7-8

Grades 7 - 8
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Course Schedule
Class Follows Upper Annual Schedule
Dates: 2023-08-15 to 2024-05-14
Tuition: $375 / Annual
Supplies: $0
Expectations and Homework
Each class period is meant to represent one week's worth of work. Homework will be completed over a 4-5 day period of about 45-60 min/day. This will vary with each student. Homework will be graded. If homework is not turned in on time, it will result in a lower grade. If a student is absent, it is his/her responsibility to inform the instructor. If a pre-planned event will cause the student to miss class, advanced notice must be given to the instructor. The student may join the class remotely via Google Meet. If a test is planned during the missed class, the student must make arrangements to take the test in advance. Should we not be allowed to meet in person, we will still have class at the designated time via Google Meet unless instructed otherwise. All homework/tests/lab write-ups during at-home instruction will need to be mailed to the instructor unless instructed otherwise. Parental expectations: Since this class is the stereotypical transition science class from lower school to upper school, it is paramount that the parent maintain hands on assistance to the student at home.
Class Supplies Needed
Apologia General Science Text Book 3rd Edition (ISBN 9781946506573), 3 ring binder, wide ruled loose leaf paper, 3x5 in. notecards, pencils
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About the Course
General Science - Grades 7-8

Designed to be a student's first systematic introduction to the sciences, this course includes a history of science, the scientific method, and how to design an experiment.  Subjects covered include simple machines, archaeology, geology, paleontology, biology, and human anatomy and physiology.  Many hands-on experiments are included, all using basic household items.


Class fee coveres the cost of lab supplies.


Curriculum used:  Exploring Creation with General Science 3rd Edition

ISBN:  9781946506573

Author:  Sherri Seligson

Publisher:  Aplogia


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About Cassandra

Cassandra Laurenti was born and raised in Southwestern Indiana. She is a graduate of Wood Memorial High School and University of Southern Indiana. With her degree in Chemistry, she entered the coatings industry where she remained a coatings chemist until her first born arrived. Since then, she has remained dedicated to the upbringing of her now four children. With her husband of 24 years, she homeschools her children while remaining involved in the community. She has taught at Cornerstone Classical School for 8 years and has enjoyed making science a fun and enjoyable subject for all.

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