God designed the Earth with unique properties and characteristics. He created a delicate balance amongst the systems of the Earth, the solar system, and the universe. Emphasis will be placed on understanding the Earth’s systems, their interrelationships with each other, and man’s effect on the Earth. Students will be given the opportunity to explore rocks and minerals, geology, Earth’s interior, Earth’s geologic history, plate tectonics, volcanoes, earthquakes, weather, storms, climate, oceans, the solar system, and stars and galaxies. The students will be given the challenge to explore the rationale behind secular, old earth, and young earth science in order to be more effective at presenting the Gospel scientifically. The course is a rigorous, multimedia and laboratory-based science course that will require supplies for the hands-on labs.
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In order to be reviewed as a laboratory science, we will need a list of physical laboratory experiments completed for this course and number of hours students spend doing laboratory assignments each week.