Science – 3rd Period Friday


Ages: 5th-7th

Course Description: Science in the Age of Reason (by Dr. Jay Wile) is the fourth book in a hands-on, multilevel elementary science series that introduces scientific concepts using history as its guide. It covers the scientific works of natural philosophers from the early 1600s to the early 1800s. Because the course covers science as it was developed, it discusses a wide range of topics including astronomy, medicine, botany, zoology, chemistry, geology, human physiology, electricity, conservation laws, and weather. Students learn not only the science that was being discovered at the time, but also the beliefs of the natural philosophers who were discovering it. As a result, students can see how a person’s worldview affects his or her scientific conclusions.

Teacher: Gale Duran

Course Expectations: Students are expected to complete assigned reading material and complete notebook page questions/assignments (as listed in the syllabus) prior to class. By doing so, they will be better equipped to understand the material as it is being presented on Fridays, as well as participate in classroom discussions, demonstrations, experiments, and projects. At Home work: This should take approximately 20-30 mins. a day, up to three days a week.

Textbooks and Materials:

Science in the Age of Reason, By Dr. Jay Wile (Berean Builders Publishers) 


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