Morris: Rainbow Science
RAINBOW SCIENCE, YEAR 2
Instructor: Joell Morris
Monthly fee: $25
Materials fee: $59 (covers lab supplies and other items)
Required for parents to purchase: The Rainbow by Durrell Dobbins, PhD
Who wants to learn about Biology, including cells, microbes, animals, plant life and more? Who wants to do some dissections? Who wants to learn about earthquakes, the atmosphere, geology, weather and our solar system? Experiments? Yes! Fun? Yes! We will do all this, and more, in Rainbow Science, Year 2.
What is Rainbow Science? Rainbow Science is a 2 year, comprehensive science curriculum. Year 1 covers physics and chemistry and Year 2 covers biology as well as a large variety of applied science. In its entirety, Rainbow Science covers foundations of General Science, Earth Science, Life Science and Physical Science. The concise and easy to understand text is packed with lovely multi-color photographs and is written by an experienced teacher and homeschooling father. Comprehension of the concepts covered will help students not only understand science, but also help to prepare them for higher level high school sciences such as Apologia Biology.
Our class time at SHEEP will focus on lab work. Work at home between class meetings will require students to do reading in the text and the exercises at the end of the reading sections in the text. Quizzes are also available at the publisher’s website for parents to administer at home if they choose. This is a great program, with labs that are interesting and fun, and a text that is written in a clear, concise manner, with some humor thrown in, so that your kids will get excited about science! If you have not taken Year 1, no problem! You can jump in with the rest of us! More information about Rainbow Science is available at the publisher’s website: https://www.beginningspublishing.com/rainbow-junior-high-science-curriculum/.
Please contact me with any questions or if your student has any special needs which I can assist with as a teacher.
When you buy the text book, The Rainbow by Durrell Dobbins, PhD, you are purchasing a text that will be used both years. So if you have already taken one year of Rainbow Science, you do not need to purchase another textbook.
MATERIALS FEES: Materials fees cover all supplies needed for every lab for the entire year as well as a lab notebook for each student. Students usually work in groups of 2 or 3, so those materials will be shared, but each student will have his or her own lab notebook. Additionally, I also plan to do a frog dissection in the spring for those students who wish to participate, which will cost approximately $12. Monies for that will be collected separately, prior to ordering dissection materials (AKA The Frog!).