Science for the Christian is the study of God’s creation. The exploration of the creation reveals a direct appreciation of the creative work of God. What can be known of God we know through the creation, His Word and the Holy Spirit (For since the creation of the world God’s invisible qualities—his eternal power and divine nature—have been clearly seen, being understood from what has been made, so that men are without excuse – Romans 1:20), but the fallen nature of man and his frequent rebellion to acknowledge a Creator hinder this. Students will continually be called on to see the divine order of creation and able to manage the created world according to what God has planned in the beginning.
Biblical Concepts for Science in General
- All matter was created by God.
- All energy comes from God and was created by Him.
- It is God’s power that holds matter together, within the atom and within the universe.
- Energy cannot be created or destroyed but is forever.
- Changes in the form of matter and energy are continuously occurring, with a downward trend.
- Chemical and physical laws and reactions frequently illustrate spiritual truths.
- God has provided an orderly world.
Students will explore and experience chemistry as it applies the fundamental principles and applications of Chemistry in the home and kitchen; the industrial world; and general use of chemicals and chemical principles in daily life. (NLL) Laboratory exercises, research assignments and practical tasks will enhance the learning of the fundamentals of Chemistry, leading students to observe and articulate concepts and principles of chemistry in their daily lives. (ET, SCW, DC). The course further aims to explore God’s hand of creation through Chemistry, developing a Christian apologetic for the world of Chemistry. (RUC)
World of Chemistry (McDougal Littell)
Textbooks, Laboratory equipment, Research material, Experiments and projects
50 minutes per day, 5 days a week
- Introduction to Chemistry
- Safety and the Laboratory.
- Matter – Elements, Atoms and Ions
- Chemical Compositions
- Reactions in Aqueous Solutions
- Chemical Quantities
- Modern Atomic Theory
- Chemical Bonding
- Liquids and Solids
- Acids and Bases
- Oxidation and Reduction
- Reactions & Electro-chemistry
- Radioactivity & Nuclear Energy
- Homework assignments
- Chapter Tests & Semester Tests
- Experiments, laboratory investigations and application of the scientific process
- Research project assignments