Holt Science & Technology
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Maureen Johnson has a Bachelor's degree in Microbiology and a Master's degree in Education. She has obtained all the University requirements to teach Chemistry, Biology, and Math. She spent many years working as an Industrial Microbiologist and Analytical Chemist for a local Chemical manufacturer before she found her true passion, which is teaching. She left teaching public school to homeschool her children and has been teaching homeschool classes for the last ten years. Maureen Johnson brings real world experience to the Chemistry classroom as well as access to science experts from many different fields of study.
All curriculum is supplied by the teacher.
Parents do not need to purchase a book
This 1-day, 34 week Physical Science course effectively prepares students for high school Chemistry and Biology. Science concepts are illustrated and reinforced by demonstrations, class activities and labs. This class teaches fundamental skills like technical writing and logical problem-solving approaches to science problems. Topics are covered in lecture, classroom practice, labs and skills tests. All work and testing will be graded by the instructor.
ACT skills and practice problems are part of the curriculum. Students will practice problems from actual ACT tests and work on approaches to successfully conquer the science section of the ACT.
Students Who Should Take This Class:
This class is open to students who have successfully completed pre-algebra. Physical Science can be counted as one of the lab classes required for high school graduation, even when taken during eighth grade. The ability to understand chemical formulas and equations, which is part of the curriculum, is important when studying Biology topics such as photosynthesis and cellular respiration. For this reason, it is highly recommended that Physical Science be taken before Biology.
Students must successfully complete Pre-algebra before taking Physical Science.
This class provides free tutoring after school, over the phone, via the internet and at The Connection Tutoring Center.
Supply and Lab Fee:
This fee pays for the use of chemicals, burners, glassware, test samples, lab equipment, plus safety equipment and safety insurance. The fee also covers the use of text books, all handouts and classroom supplies used for classroom activities and tests.
Supplies provided by the Student:
Students provide gloves, goggles, ruler, colored pencils, calculator and binder.