High School Sciences

Our High School Science course meets on Thursdays, from 1:30-3:00!   Here is the information about the course, instructor, tuition, and text choice.  We plan to offer Biology and Chemistry on alternate years.  Students do NOT need to enroll in WS in order to take our Science classes.   These classes are considered separate.  Please contact a director if you would like to enroll for next year.

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High School Chemistry (offered 2022-2023)

In this course, students will study matter and its changes as a means to discover God’s creation through lecture, class activities and lab work. The first nine chapters introduce students to the conceptual nature of chemistry before they encounter the more rigorous mathematical models and concepts in later chapters. Topics of study include: Matter and Change, Scientific Measurement, Atomic Structure, the Periodic Table, Bonding, Chemical Naming, Chemical Reactions, Stoichiometry, States of Matter, Solutions, Thermochemistry, Reaction Rates, Equilibrium, Acids and Bases, Oxidation-Reduction Reactions, Electrochemistry, and Nuclear Chemistry.

Students will be responsible for reading the textbook before class, taking notes, turning in homework, participating in labs, keeping a lab notebook and writing lab reports.

Prerequisites: completion of Algebra I and high school Biology with a grade of C or higher in each course.

Books: Prentice Hall Chemistry Textbook, Copyright 2008, ISBN-10: 0132512106

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Other Required Supplies:

  1. Students must have a calculator that can use scientific notation (usually called a scientific calculator). It is strongly suggested that you purchase the required calculator for any math classes to be taken in the future. This will help the student become familiar with the calculator. (If you are purchasing a new calculator, be sure it is a calculator that can be used during the SAT tests.) Bring the calculator to every class.
  2. Please purchase a pair of googles for your student or you may request to borrow a pair for the year. Each student’s goggles, in a separate labeled bag, can be kept with other stored lab equipment for use when we need them. If you purchase your own goggles, they should be laboratory goggles such as these:

https://www.homesciencetools.com/product/chemical-safety-goggles-splash-adult/ 

or these https://www.homesciencetools.com/product/chemical-safety-goggles-splash-child/

Grade Level: 10-12

Class Size: Minimum 8/Max 15

Tuition and fees: (90 minute class) $405 per student plus $35 copy and lab supply fee. Each family will be asked to provide some household items (paper towels, baking soda, etc.) when needed. $440 Total

*If a student is not fully enrolled at WS, we charge a partial registration fee of $40 per family.

Teacher: Mrs. Sandy Kelly

Time: Thursdays, 1:30-3:00 pm at the Church of Christ in Warrenton

TEACHER QUALIFICATIONS: Mrs. Kelly has a Master of Science degree in Chemistry from the University of Colorado and a Bachelor of Science degree in Chemistry from Geneva College. She has taught chemistry at the college level and has taught chemistry to home school high school students for over fifteen years, both in co-ops and in private homes. She also does private tutoring in chemistry for students in all types of schools. She and her husband homeschooled their now 33-year-old son, who has two degrees from George Mason University and is working for a large information technology services company. Mrs. Kelly and her husband are members of the Reformed Presbyterian Church in Manassas.

Mrs. Kelly’s Prentice Hall Chemistry Class Calendar 2022-2023

Week Dates Topic Comments
1 9-8-22 Introduction
Read chapter sections
2 9-15-22 Introduction to Chemistry
3 9-22-22 2 Matter and Change
4 9-29-22 3.1, 3.2 Scientific Measurement
5 10-6-22 3.3, 3.4 Scientific Measurement
6 10-13-22 4 Atomic Structure
7 10-20-22 5 Electrons in Atoms
8 10-27-22 6 The Periodic Table
9 11-3-22 7.1, 7.2 Ionic and Metallic Bonding
10 11-10-22 7.3 Ionic and Metallic Bonding
11 11-17-22 8.1, 8.2 Covalent Bonding
11-24-22 NO CLASS Thanksgiving break
12 12-1-22 8.3, 8.4 Covalent Bonding
13 12-8-22 9.1, 9.2 Chemical Names and Formulas
14 12-15-23 9.3, 9.4 Chemical Names and Formulas
12-22-22 NO CLASS Christmas break
12-29-22 NO CLASS Christmas break
15 1-5-23  9.5, 10.1 Chemical Names and Formulas /Chemical Quantities
16 1-12-23 10.2, 10.3 Chemical Quantities
17 1-19-23 11.1, 11.2 Chemical Reactions
18 1-26-23 11.3, 12.1 Chemical Reactions/
Stoichiometry
19 2-2-23 12.2, 12.3 Stoichiometry
20 2-9-23 13 States of Matter
21 2-16-23 14 The Behavior of Gases
22 2-23-23 15 Water and Aqueous Systems
23 3-2-23 16.1, 16.2, 16.3 Solutions
24 3-9-23 16.4, 17.1, 17.2 Solutions/Thermochemistry
25 3-16-23 17.3, 17.4 Thermochemistry
26 3-23-23 18.1, 18.2, 18.4 Reaction Rates and Equilibrium
27 3-30-23 18.5, 19.1, 19.2 Reaction Rates and Equilibrium/Acids and Bases
4-6-23 NO CLASS Easter break
4-13-23 NO CLASS Easter break
28 4-20-23 19.3, 19.4, 19.5
29 4-27-23 20 Oxidation-Reduction Reactions
30 5-4-23 21 Electrochemistry
31 5-11-23 25 Nuclear Chemistry
32 5-18-23 Lab Practical/Final Exam
5-25-23 Make Up Day


High School Biology  (offered 2021-2022, planning to offer again in 2023-2024)

In this course, students will study the living systems as a means to discover God’s creation through lecture, class activities and lab work. Units to study include: The Nature of Life, Ecology, Cells, Genetics, Evolution, Microorganisms and Fungi, Plants, Invertebrates, Chordates and the Human Body. The labs will include; but are not limited to: Scientific Tools, Identifying Attributes of Living Things, pH Values, Observation of Microscopic Pond Life –Cellular structure, Permeability of Cells, Building an Atom, Extraction of DNA, Fossil identification, Growth of Bacteria/Effects of Antibacterial products, Dissection of several specimens including a worm, crawfish, and a sheep eye, heart and brain. We will also study the life cycles of butterflies and tadpoles. Students will be responsible for taking notes, turning in homework, completing several projects and participating in labs. Through the course of our studies, the students will be introduced to various hot-topics such as over-population, evolution, human-cloning and stem cell research which will be supplemented with materials from various Catholic sources.

Books: Miller and Levine Biology Textbook, Copyright 2014, (Parrot on front);  Adapted Reading and Study Workbook B, Copyright 2010

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Grade Level: 9-12

Class Size: Minimum 8/Max 15

Tuition: (90 minute class)  $355 Tuition per student + $45 lab fee which includes all lab materials including dissection supplies + $7 workbook fee= Total: $407

Teacher: Mrs. Amy Storey

Time: Thursdays, 1:30-3:00 at the Church of Christ in Warrenton

Required Supplies:

  1. Miller & Levine Biology Book-  edition 2014
  1. Pearson Adapted Reading and Study Workbook B, 2010
  1. 2″ Ring Binder, with four plastic pocket dividers, labeled: Notes, Homework, Handouts, Labs, and Church documents. Also one pocket folder with a three ring hole punch for Test Review Sheet and Tests. (lined paper in each section) 
  2. Pencil case w/ several pens and pencils, mini-stapler and a package of colored pencils (sharpened). Also a highlighter if that is helpful for your student when reviewing notes.

TEACHER QUALIFICATIONS:  Mrs. Amy Storey

Mrs. Amy Storey is starting her 20th year of homeschooling her children. She has always loved learning and teaching all subjects, especially music, piano, art, and science. In college,  Mrs. Storey was a Nursing major, as biology and chemistry were her favorite subjects, and became an RN.  She has taught in homeschool co-ops for 11 years, seven of them being with Catholic Schoolhouse, and was the Director of Catholic Schoolhouse for 5 years.  She has enjoyed teaching groups of students in her home, as well as tutoring one-on-one.   Mrs. Storey looks forward to another year in the classroom.  

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