9th Grade – Physical Health & Science

Philosophy Statement
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, through His word and by 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 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

  • The Bible and the findings of science do not conflict.
  • God on many occasions has worked suddenly and completely; He is not limited to working over a long period of time.
  • God controls every part of the natural worlds – His creation – the world we study in science.
  • God created for His own purpose and pleasure. All of creation is meant to praise God and bring glory to Him
  • God uses His creation, what we observe in nature, to teach eternal truth.
  • God’s creation was perfect in the beginning.
  • God has provided an orderly world.
  • The natural world, God’s creation, is constantly changing.
  • God desires that we study science, the details of His creation.
  • Man can never know all there is to know about the universe and about life.
  • Men by nature are not neutral or objective observers of God’s universe; man’s ability to understand the truth is impaired by sin.

Course Objective
Students will explore and experience a variety of areas within the field of physical science and health science through the use of reading, research, discussion, participation in group and individual projects, and utilization of the scientific research process and experiments (DC & ET). The Unit Astronomy is designed to explore what place we have in space. (NLL,ET). Rocketry follows on explores the physics and chemistry plus the history of rockets in our world.(SCW) The students begin to explore how our universe came into being through the many theories that exist about the origin of the universe. Students will develop a world and life view beyond science as they examine the fossil record, biblical stories and popular opinion. (RUC & ET)

Textbooks
Health Science

Materials:
Textbooks, Laboratory equipment, research material, experiments and projects

Time Allotment
50 minutes per day, 3 days a week of Physical Science and 2 days per week of Health Science

Course Content

Health Science:

  • Body Systems
  • Food and Diet
  • Life style choices
  • Drugs, disorders

Earth/Space Science unit:

  • Soils, Water, and Air
  • Earth and Moon system
  • The Solar system – Stars and Galaxies
Physics:

  • Light
  • Color
  • Lens
  • Mirrors

Chemistry:

  • Review of the periodic table
  • Bonding of elements
  • Chemical equations

Evaluation

  • Homework assignments
  • Individual and Group projects, Progressive tests
  • Experiments, laboratory investigations and application of the scientific process

 

Wesley International School

Kotak Pos 275
Malang, East Java, Indonesia 65101

Phone: (62) 341 586410
Email: wesley@wesleyinterschool.org