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 (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 its implications for other subjects, 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.
- Though the physical world usually functions in predictable ways (because God is consistent) God at times intervenes in unpredictable ways.
Students will explore and experience a wide variety of topics with the field of Physics. (ESLR – ET) The course is designed to engage students in beginning to understand how physics impacts the world through how and why things work in particular ways. (ESLR’s SCW, NLL) The course will engage students in practical and laboratory exercises investigating the operation of fundamental principles of operation and common pieces of equipment within the world of Physics. The Physics course endeavors to develop a Christian apologetic for science, nurturing students to articulate a Christian world view (ESLR’s – DC, RUC)
onceptual Physics – Paul Hewitt (Prentice Hall)
- Materials: Textbooks, Laboratory equipment, Research material, Experiments and projects
50 minutes per day, 5 days a week
- Introduction to the world of Physics, Linear Motion, Projectile Motion, Newton’s Laws, Momentum
- Energy, Circular Motion, Center of Gravity, Rotational Mechanics, Universal Gravitation, Gravitational Interactions
- Satellite Motion, The atomic Nature of matter, Origins of the Universe, Heat, Thermodynamics, Special Relativity – Einstein’s
- Vibration, Waves & Sound, Light & Color, Reflection, Refraction & Lenses, Electricity and Magnetism, Atomic and Nuclear Physics
Areas to be Evaluated
- Homework assignments
- Tests, Projects and Research Assignments
- Experiments, laboratory investigations and application of the scientific process