TPS Science Courses
What do you need to consider when planning your science curriculum and choosing your science classes? What do colleges expect?
Most college admission processes require at least two years of a laboratory science in high school. Since Biology has no prerequisite, most students take Biology as one required science. Beyond that comes Chemistry (which requires a solid Algebra foundation), and then possibly Physics (which requires knowledge at least through basic Trig functions). Life Science and Physical Science are both great courses that help prepare junior high students for Biology, Chemistry, and Physics.
TPS Science Classes
TPS Science classes fully prepare you for college, including meeting the rigorous hands-on lab experience and formal lab reporting expectations often missed in homeschooling. TPS science classes combine thorough academic rigor and uncompromising biblical worldview.
- Content. We bring you a more complete course, using other texts and materials to supplement the basic text. We stand firmly on a biblical worldview, but we include content to cover various perspectives thoroughly enough that students won’t be surprised when they encounter knowledgeable and persuasive adherents of other perspectives and worldviews.
- Labs and Lab Reports. One of the areas of science where homeschoolers are least prepared for college is experience with labs and formal lab reports. We design our courses to prepare a student for formal lab reports in college, through a progression of teaching and examples, evaluated drafts, and final reports that systematically increases student proficiency throughout the course.
Suggested Science Classes Sequence
Click the image below to open a view for easier reading. The chart also includes a recommend standard plan and a recommended honors plan.
Grade 4: Discovering the Beauty of Science
Grades 6-7: Introduction to General Science
Grades 8-9: Earth Science
Grades 9-12: Health and Wellness (one semester)
To find more details on these and related courses, please select the “Science” category in our Course Catalog.
“Through this course I learned how many of the different components in computers or electronically powered machines work. I also learned a lot about how each individual piece works in the real world and how I could use it to build my own things.”
Jamin S (student – Electronics)
“Great course and great teacher! There are multiple opportunities to do projects, experiments, and even lab reports throughout the school year. I recommend this course to anyone who wants to learn about motion, electricity, atoms, weather, and many other wonderful things God has given us!”
Caleb N (student – Physical Science)
“This class is interesting and informative. What I really appreciated about this class is the focus on not only astronomy but also on apologetics. It is taught from a Christian worldview.”
Katherynn P (student – Astronomy)
“Teacher explains each lesson clearly and in detail, and does practice problems in class. He explains how each equation is derived, and why the answer requires which unit. I was prepared and confident when taking the exams because of the detailed discussions from class.”
Mara K (student – Physics)
“I really enjoyed this class and learned lots of cool stuff. It made me want to study science more. I look forward to taking the other Elementary Science next year.”
Angelina B (student – Elementary Science)
“Exceptional and refreshing course. Combines many different standard science courses into one: physics, chemistry, earth science, some human sciences regarding demographics and health, and statistics. This incorporation of different sciences then is put under the lens of environmental science, learning extraordinary new things on the base of old subjects. Teacher is also very experienced in the environmental science field and can explain questions that the textbook cannot, so the student is not only prepared in knowledge for the AP exam, but also learns in a dynamic and interesting way.”
Keziah S (student – AP Environmental Science)
“As someone who wants a career in the health field (but unsure what specific occupation), this class was crucial and incredibly helpful for me to get some knowledge of the human body and its systems so I could narrow down what my interests are. My parents (who are both in the medical field) were amazed that our class covered the details that we did. In addition, the information we learned was both deep and helpful; I did not feel like I was learning too much or in too much detail.”
Leilani W (student – Anatomy and Physiology)
“This course made biology interesting and fun. I used to hate science, but now it’s my favorite subject because this class gave me chance to ask questions, watch interesting videos, and learn so much about the world around me and just how complex and amazing it is.”
Caroline H (student – Life Science (Honors))