Course Length: 2 semesters
Science 500 is a basic elementary course intended to expose students to the designs and patterns in God’s physical universe. This course expands on the Science 300 and Science 400 courses, providing a broad survey of the major areas of science. Some of the areas covered in Science 500 include the study of cells, plants and animals, ecology, energy, geology, properties of matter, and the natural cycles of life. The course seeks to develop the students ability to understand and participate in scientific inquiry. The units contain experiments and projects to capitalize on the students’ natural curiosity. Students at this level should begin to understand interrelationships between organisms, recognize patterns in ecosystems, and become aware of the cellular dimensions of living systems.
From the smallest living plant and animal cells to simple life forms and complex organisms, this course guides 5th graders to explore the structure of cells and their functions as the building blocks of life. Students also investigate life cycles and the fine balance necessary for the healthy ecosystems. Students will look at God's creation and how all living things rely on each other in His miraculous plan for our earth. They will also study fossil records from a Christ-centered point of view.
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