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Monthly Tuition: $65
Max/Min Students: 18/3Age Range: 15-18
This is fairly typical high school physics class that begins with analysis of motion in one and two dimensions, followed by Newtons laws applied to circular motion and gravity. We then look into work and energy, momentum, and periodic motion. This is followed by waves and geometric optics. There are three modules on electricity, then finally magnetism. There are labs for each module, and we perform at least one lab per module.
Physics provides a wonderful opportunity to investigate and even observe the divinely-crafted, finely-tuned basic laws of physics that make life possible. Some experiments involve fun activities such as throwing eggs, weighing yourself in a moving elevator, and rolling golf balls down an incline onto a table and then off the edge, measuring speed and distance.
Prerequisite: Algebra 2 and Geometry
Textbook - Apologia: Exploring Creation with Physics, 2nd Edition
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 8:30 AM to 9:25 AM & on Thursday from 8:30 AM to 9:25 AM