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Science & Lab Classes


Please Note: Class and Supply Fees listed cover the full year. All classes meet Mondays and Wednesdays. Please see our dates & schedules.


Secure Forum: All MHS classes have a secure interactive forum to communicate with tutors, parents and classmates. Tutors will use this platform to communicate about classwork and assignments.

Parents and students access the forum by signing into the website using the username(s) & password(s) created on the membership form and clicking on "forum".


Assignments: Homework/extension work/project homework assigned on our interactive course forums.


Science: Oceans, Landforms and Space: 1st – 5th

We will use curriculum designed for learning these topics in the home and will coordinate with the TN Education State Standards for Earth and Space Science. In addition, this course will coordinate with standards in elementary school sciences. Further activities will be drawn from the Middle TN State University Workshop for Educators in Aerospace. “Hands on activities” will include lab work, graphic organizers, discussion and observation of the earth around us.

This course will provide two (2) hours per week of study. Homework assignments will provide additional class hours. Families will need to ensure a full five (5) hours per week are being spent on Oceans, Landforms and Space.

Topics to be covered in the section on oceans will include waves, tides, currents, sea vegetation and sea animals. For study in the landforms section, we will learn about earthquakes, mountains, volcanoes, rocks, fossils, soil, caves, and glaciers. Topics in the space section will include solar systems, planets, comets, and exploration. A common thread of human impact on these systems will be included. As appropriate, current events will be introduced and discussed.

**Students will be provided with a science binder for the year to organize their classwork and homework.**


Chemistry: 6th – 9th

Study in Chemistry this year will expand on concepts taught in Physical Science. We will use curriculum designed for learning chemistry in the home and will align with the TN Education State Standards for Chemistry I. Students will learn consistent with their proficiency in mathematics. Students may receive different assignments based on their ability. In addition to discussion, there will be lab activities and opportunities for students to solve unique problems on their own. Real world applications will be included. Feedback to families will be in the form of independent student work that will be reviewed by the instructor.

This course will provide two (2) hours per week of study. Homework assignments will provide additional class hours. Families will need to ensure a full five (5) hours per week are being spent on Chemistry.

General topics to be covered will include further development of chemistry topics covered in Physical Science, but will introduce the new topics of Chemical Equations, Heat and Energy, Oxidation Reactions, pH, Gas Laws, Nuclear Chemistry and Organic Chemistry. As appropriate, current events will be introduced and discussed.

**Students will be provided with a science binder for the year to organize their classwork and homework.**