Course Length: 2 semesters
Course Credit: 1
Program: Homeschool Advantage, NFC Academy Teachers
High School Grade: 9-12
Accredited: Cognia-SACS/CASI, Middle States, FACCS
Students enrolled in this rigorous course will expand on the knowledge and skills developed in middle school to explain more in-depth phenomena central to the earth and space sciences and to their daily lives. Students will gain an understanding of the universe and explore other topics such as Earth’s history, structure, weather, biosphere, hydrosphere, atmosphere, resources, and the impact humans have on Earth’s resources. The course includes interactive real-world examples throughout the lessons and application projects, as well as virtual interactive lab simulations. Earth and Space Science is a two-semester course that will provide a solid foundation for understanding the physical characteristics that make the planet Earth unique and will examine how these characteristics differ among the planets of our solar system.
This course written from a secular view will have a unit and theme of origins of life and the Darwinian Theory of Evolution. Students will encounter a section of supplement to provide support for the concept of Intelligent Design in the areas referring to the origins of the universe. With thoughtful comparisons students will be able to understand that their faith is supported by scientific evidence as compared to Darwinian evolution. Both require faith, but the faith required for Intelligent Design (Creationism by God) is supported by the science when rightly viewed from a biblical worldview while evolution thought continues to develop more questions as science advances.
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