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Monthly Tuition: $65
Max/Min Students: 8/3Age Range: 14-18
This course is designed to be a first-year high school chemistry course and gives the student a rigorous foundation in chemistry in order to prepare him or her for a college level course. This course covers significant figures, units, classifications, the mole concept, stoichiometry, thermochemistry, thermodynamics, kinetics, acids and bases, redox reactions, solutions atomic structure, Lewis structures, molecular geometry, the gas laws and equilibrium. This class is taught with an eye toward making the students comfortable and not fearful about attacking a difficult subject. Students will complete approximately 20 experiments from the text and additional sources as well.
The text is Apologia, Exploring Creation with Chemistry, 3rd Edition.
Prerequisite: Algebra 1
Although I have served in ministry since college, all of my education is in science. I first earned a B.S. in zoology from the University of Illinois. At the University of North Texas, I earned an M.S. in population genetics, which is actually evolutionary biology. I knew that if I were going to be a critic of evolution, I needed to understand it better than the evolutionists. At the University of Texas at Dallas, I earned a second Masters and a Ph.D. in molecular and cell biology. So I have studied evolution on the macro level of animals and the micro level of molecules, all of which served to solidify my absolute conviction that God is Creator who has left His fingerprints all over His creationand I see science as the study of those fingerprints.
I have been privileged to lecture and debate on dozens of college and university campuses in the U.S. and internationally. I have addressed issues in the creation/evolution debate as well as other science-related issues such as the environment, genetic engineering, medical ethics, and sexually transmitted diseases. I am also a Fellow with the Discovery Institute in the area of Intelligent Design.
For the last several years, I have served the Texas State Board of Education in providing oversight of biology textbooks, including testifying before the whole board on textbook issues that promote myths about evolution. Recently I have become a Content Advisor for all science for grades K-12. We are grateful for God granting this privilege, that a scientist committed to the truth of His Word has been given a voice that will impact millions of Texas public school students.
Class meets on Tuesday from 9:30 AM to 10:25 AM & on Thursday from 9:30 AM to 10:25 AM