Science in the Atomic Age Package
This general science course is written by Jay Wile, a leading author of educational science curriculum. The course is laboratory-based and covers a wide range of topics that will prepare your student to succeed in the higher sciences offered in high school.
The Science in the Atomic Age Package includes a textbook, answer key and tests, and My Father's World Daily Lesson Plans that will guide the student throughout the school year.
This laboratory-based, general science course covers a wide range of topics that are of interest to modern scientists. It starts by describing our current understanding of atoms, molecules, the chemicals that are necessary for life, DNA, and cells. These topics are all discussed in the context of history, explaining how specific scientific advances led to the scientific explanations that the students are being taught. This allows students to learn not only the current scientific understanding of these topics, but also how scientists reached that understanding.
The course then uses what the student has learned to describe the living world. It discusses the levels of organization found in creation and spends time discussing topics at each level. As a result, students learn how cells work together to make tissues, how tissues come together to make organs, how organs form organ systems, how those organ systems produce organisms, and how those organisms relate to one another in populations and communities. The student then learns how those communities interact with the physical environment to form ecosystems, which then form biomes. Along the way, students learn about fascinating new discoveries such as the function of the human appendix, the human microbiome, and soft tissue found in dinosaur fossils. Throughout the course, God’s design in nature is highlighted, and topics in the creation/evolution debate are discussed.
This course is focused on learning through experiments and other hands-on activities. While students will not do an experiment or activity every day they do science, they will have more days with an experiment or activity than days without one. Experiments and activities use household items or things that are sold in supermarkets, drug stores, or hardware stores.
The Science in the Atomic Age Package includes:
The Student Textbook contains all student material, study questions, lab exercises, and chapter study guides with color photos and illustrations.
Answer Key and Tests
The Answer Key and Tests contains answers to review questions, practice problems, tests, and test solutions.
Daily Lesson Plans
Developed by My Father's World, the Daily Lesson Plans schedule daily assignments for reading and labwork. The lesson plans are included free with the package.