Exploring Biology and Physics for Middle School
Exploring Biology and Physics is appropriate for middle school/Junior High students. We will discover how both Biology and Physics are all around us and part of our everyday world.
The fall semester will focus on exploring the fascinating world of Biology, using John Hudson Tiners’ book, Exploring the World of Biology. Students will discover how scientists classified living things, extract DNA and RNA from cells, and how we can look closer at the amazing world around us.
The spring semester will find us exploring Physics using John Hudson Tiners’ book, Exploring the World of Physics. Students will discover how the laws of motion and gravity affect us every day and how breakthroughs in physics are changing our world. We will learn about the history of these discoveries and have opportunities to complete our own experiments leading to deeper learning and understanding.
This class is perfect for Middle School students as they go from discovering the world around them to understanding how things work.
This class is also appropriate for 9th grade or non-traditional learners.
Guided discovery, as well as students’ personal interests in Biology and Physics, will be encouraged. Students will learn basic vocabulary particular to each field of science, setting them up for future success in High School science and beyond! A gentle, but thorough introduction to both Biology and Physics.
Exploring Biology and Physics would also be of particular interest to families with struggling learners.
- Exploring the World of Biology by John Hudson Tiner
- Exploring the World of Physics by John Hudson Tiner
- A sketchbook or notebook: students will create their own science journal
Full Year Course – 1 Credit: The class will be taught and graded by your True North Homeschool Academy teacher. The coursework your child will complete is equal to one credit hour which may be awarded by your homeschool high school upon completion of the course.
If you need help determining your students’ credits or creating a transcript, check out our Academic Advising.
Note: This course is available as a full-year course but will also be offered as a single semester class during the Spring and Fall.