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Intro to Biology uses the book Focus on Middle School Biology and covers the fundamentals of scientific methodology in practice as it provides the basic vocabulary and concepts for understanding what life is, its categories, and the nature and function of cells. The course seeks to inspire students with the beauty and meaning of the ordered whole as it emphasizes the best habits of "modern science" through observation and recording. Ten units and ten experiments are covered from the books. Additional content and instruction is provided to ensure that the course is sufficiently challenging for middle school students. The students are introduced to the microscope and its uses.

This course is recommended to be taken first among our intermediate level science courses, since the greatest amount of time and emphasis is placed on basic skills, the single book is covered over 30 weeks, and the subject matter is vividly present for observation in the lives of children.


Intro to Geology uses the book Focus on Middle School Geology and covers the fundamentals of scientific methodology in practice as it provides the basic vocabulary and concepts for understanding what the earth is in its parts and as a system. The focus is upon physical rather than historical geology. The course seeks to inspire students with the beauty and meaning of the ordered whole as it emphasizes the best habits of modern science" through observation, experiment, and recording. Ten units and ten experiments are covered from the books. Additional content, experimentation, and instruction is provided to ensure that the course is sufficiently challenging for middle school students.

This course is recommended to be taken second among our intermediate level science courses, since the emphasis continues to be placed on basic skills, the book is covered in 15 weeks, and the subject matter is vividly present for observation in the lives of children.
Intro to Astronomy uses the book Focus on Middle School Astronomy and covers the fundamentals of scientific methodology in practice as it provides the basic vocabulary and concepts for understanding the earth as a planet situated in the solar system, galaxy, and universe. The course seeks to inspire students with the beauty and meaning of the ordered whole as it emphasizes the best habits of modern science" through observation, experiment, and recording. Ten units and ten experiments are covered from the books. Additional content, experimentation, and instruction is provided to ensure that the course is sufficiently challenging for middle school students.

This course is recommended to be taken third among our intermediate level science courses, since the emphasis continues to be placed on basic skills, the book is covered in 15 weeks, and the subject matter is vividly present for observation in the lives of children.

Intro to Chemistry uses the book Focus on Middle School Chemistry and covers the fundamentals of scientific methodology in practice as it provides the basic vocabulary and concepts for understanding chemistry. The course seeks to inspire students with the beauty and meaning of the ordered whole as it emphasizes the best habits of "modern science" through observation, experiment, and recording. Ten units and ten experiments are covered from the books. Additional content, experimentation, and instruction is provided to ensure that the course is sufficiently challenging for middle school students.

This course is recommended to be taken fourth among our intermediate level science courses, since the emphasis continues to be placed on basic skills, the book is covered in 15 weeks, and the subject matter is vividly present for observation in the lives of children.


Intro to Physics uses the book Focus on Middle School Physics and covers the fundamentals of scientific methodology in practice as it provides the basic vocabulary and concepts for understanding physics. The course seeks to inspire students with the beauty and meaning of the ordered whole as it emphasizes the best habits of modern science" through observation, experiment, and recording. Ten units and ten experiments are covered from the books. Additional content, experimentation, and instruction is provided to ensure that the course is sufficiently challenging for middle school students.

This course is recommended to be taken fifth among our intermediate level science courses, since the emphasis continues to be placed on basic skills, the book is covered in 15 weeks, and the subject matter is vividly present for observation in the lives of children.