At Wilson Hill Academy we believe that teaching science in the grammar stage should equip students to begin thinking about God’s creation both “Christianly” and “scientifically.” This means reinforcing the child’s natural wonder for the world God created and helping each child see God’s glory as revealed in His creation.
For since the creation of the world His invisible attributes are clearly seen, being understood by the things that are made, even His eternal power and Godhead. – Romans 1:20
It also means equipping the student with “tools” that can be used as he or she begins to explore God’s world and discover the depths of His creation. These tools include observation and classification, exercises in comparison and contrast and a beginning appreciation for concepts like cause-and-effect, process thinking and systems thinking.
Course 1: Life Science is intended to encourage a love for the natural world and the miracle of the human body. Students will be prepared for subsequent science courses through the development of good observation and note-taking skills, basic drawing skills, and focused listening and reading skills.
Students will explore the pond habitat, the water cycle, and the human body as they observe nature, consider the details of their findings, read and discuss science books, create projects, deliver presentations, and work in their science journals.