Monday, June 20, 2016

Possible Science Classes for 2016-2017

We are in the midst of beginning to organize our science classes for next year. If you have not contacted us, please do so shortly. Deadline for Cathy's classes--Aug. 8th!

Two retired homeschooling moms are offering science classes. If you are interested, please contact the mom who is teaching that particular class directly.


Cathy Barfield is a mom of three married daughters and three grandsons. Cathy has a degree in Biology. She taught for three years in South Africa and has offered some kind of science class to homeschoolers yearly since 1998.

Cathy Barfield will offer probably offer TWO of the following classes based on the numbers interested in taking it:

Physical Science (designed for 8th grade)
No prerequisite but the class does introduce some simple Algebra regarding the rearranging of formulas.


Textbook is Apologia’s second edition of Exploring Creation With Physical Science. There is a one-time lab fee of $35 and a monthly class fee of $40. The class will meet weekly for 2 hours and will include lab work.   We will meet Thursday afternoon from 12:30-2:30 pm. at the Barfield home. The start date is Thursday, September 8th.

Biology
(designed for 9-12th)
No math prerequisite but should be taking Algebra 1 in the same school year (only to be ready for Chemistry the following year).


Textbook is Apologia’s second edition of Exploring Creation With Biology. There is a one-time lab fee of $40 and a monthly class fee of $40. The class will meet weekly for 2 hours and will include lab work. The class will meet on Tuesday mornings from 10-12 noon at Cathy's home. This year long class will start August 16 with the last day May 16.
Advanced Biology (designed for 11-12th)
One year of introductory biology required (one year of chemistry recommended but not required). 
Textbook is Apologia's The Human Body (fearfully and wonderfully made), 2nd edition, Shannon and Yunis. There is a one-time lab fee of $40 and a monthly fee of $40. The class will meet weekly for about 2 hours and will include lab work. The class will meet Monday afternoons from 1:30-3:30pm at Cathy's home. This year long class will start August 15 with the final exam on May 15.

If interested in Physical Science, Biology or Advanced Biology please contact Cathy Barfield at 785-843-9207 or by email: cathy.m.barfield@gmail.com.

Robin Brooks is a  'retired' home school mom who has enjoyed teaching a number of science classes over the years, including general science(6-8) and Biology, Chemistry and Physics.  She has 6 children and 7 grandchildren.  Robin started out as a Biology major in college, but ended up getting a teaching credential in Music.  She especially enjoys teaching science because she finds it a great way to show students the wonderful complexities of the world that God created and how that displays the power and glory of God. 

CHEMISTRY:  High school chemistry class using the Apologia Exploring Creation With Chemistry, the edition is to be determined. The class will meet weekly for 2 hours and will include lab work.   We would meet from 12:30-2:30 and the day of the week is flexible depending on students availability.  There is a one-time lab fee of $35 and a monthly cost of $40. Class size limited to 6 students.  
PHYSICS:  High school physics class using Apologia Exploring Creation With Physics, second edition.  This class will meet weekly for 2 hours and include lab work.  Times are flexible depending on students schedules.  There is a one-time lab fee of $35 and a monthly cost of $40.  Class size limited to 6 students. 

If interested in Chemistry or Physics, please contact Robin Brooks, 785-865-8044 or email  me at burtchettrm@juno.com.