Science Courses

Science Courses
Earth Science

SCI102 | Credit: 1 | Recommended: Grade 9

A study of God’s creation for the Catholic student, this course covers the Age and Structure of the Earth, Earthquakes and Volcanoes, Rocks, Minerals and Fossils, Erosion, Oceans, Icebergs and Glaciers, Atmosphere, Weather, Hurricanes and Tornados, the Sun, Moon, Planets and Stars, as well as a Catholic discussion of origins. The online format allows Seton to include video presentations of important concepts in each chapter, along with an instant glossary.

TEXT: Earth Science (exclusively online)

ONLINE: Tests, Lesson Plans (exclusively online)

OPTIONAL: Lab Kits

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Either Physical Science or Earth Science are recommended for Grade 9.
Physical Science
Exploring Creation with Physical Science Text Book

SCI301 | Credit: 1 | Recommended: Grade 9

Exploring Creation with Physical Science is a Christian textbook which covers Atmosphere, the Hydrosphere, the structure of the Earth, the Physics of Motion, Newton’s Laws, and other topics. Labs included in the text.

TEXT: Exploring Creation with Physical Science

ONLINE: Tests

OPTIONAL: Lab Kits

Either Physical Science or Earth Science are recommended for Grade 9.

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Biology

SCI201 | Credit: 1 | PREREQUISITES: None

Required
Grade 10 Students have an option between this exclusively My Seton version of the Biology course, and the printed textbook-based version below.

This course will satisfy the requirement for a Biology course in place of SCI201.

This text was written for Catholic high school students and is only available online through MySeton. The online format allows Seton to include video presentations of important concepts in each chapter, along with an instant glossary. Topics covered include: Human biology with the miracle of life; cells; organ systems, including the circulatory, endocrine, respiratory, excretory, skeletal, muscular, nervous, and digestive systems; the senses; and the skin. In the General Biology section, reproduction and regulation of cells, single-celled organisms and fungi, plants, invertebrates, and vertebrates are studied, along with a special section on the relationship among plants, animals, and man.

Lessons include supplementary papers on Catholic perspectives on science and the Catholic position on evolution.

Recommended for 10th grade and above.

TEXT: Biology for Life (exclusively online)

ONLINE: Tests, Lesson Plans (exclusively online)

OPTIONAL: Lab Manual, Lab Kits

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Biology
Biology - A Search for Order Lab Manual

SCI201| Credit: 1 | PREREQUISITES: None

Grade 10 Students have an option between this printed textbook-based version, and the exclusively My Seton version of the Biology course above.

This text was written for Christian high school students. Units include: Science: Finding Order in Complexity, Chemical Perspectives in Biology, The Continuity of Life, The World of Living Things, Small Plants and Little Animals, Animal Life, The Biology of Man, Plant Life, Theories of Biological Change, and Ecology and Conservation.

Lessons include supplementary papers on Catholic perspectives on Science, the Catholic position on evolution, and chastity.

Note: The Biology course using Biology: God’s Living Creation, 2nd. ed. by A Beka, is still available if the student can provide the text book. Seton no longer carries this book.

Recommended for 10th grade and above.

TEXT: Biology: A Search for Order in Complexity, 2nd ed.

ONLINE: Tests

OPTIONAL: Interactive CD, Lab Manual, Lab Kits

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Chemistry
Exploring Creation with Chemistry Text Book (3rd Ed.)

SCI401| Credit: 1 | PREREQUISITES: None

In this course, the student will learn about Mathematics in Chemistry; Systems of Measurement; Matter; Energy; Atoms and Molecules; Atomic and Molecular Structure, Polyatomic Ions and Molecular Geometry, Chemical Reactions, Solids, Gases, Acids, Bases, and Salts. Lessons explain Chemical Kinetics and Equilibrium, Electrochemistry, and Reduction-Oxidation Reactions. The course is written in simple English and employs an easy format. Each section contains an outline, On Your Own Sections, Experiments and Examples, summaries, Study Guides, and Practice Problems. For those who desire lab credit, the experiments are builts into this text, so you do not need a separate lab manual. Labs included in the text.

TEXT: Exploring Creation with Chemistry, 3rd Edition

ONLINE: Tests

OPTIONAL: Interactive CD, Lab Kits

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Physics
Exploring Creation with Physics Text Book

SCI211 | Credit: 1 | PREREQUISITES: None

This course provides a simple, clear, and straightforward presentation of the basic concepts of physics by following an approach similar to the widely acclaimed Saxon method used in the mathematics series. Broad concepts covered in detail include: Newton’s Laws of Motion; kinetic and potential energy; conservation of momentum; kinematics of linear motion; circular motion; planetary motion; projectile motion; free-falling body motion; inclined planes; friction; thermodynamics; entropy; the nature of light and the effect of mirrors and lenses; magnetism; electricity and electric circuit theory; ideal gas laws; refrigeration; atomic theory; radiation; quantum physics; and special relativity.

TEXT: Physics by John Saxon, Solution Manual

ONLINE: Tests

OPTIONAL: Interactive CD, Lab Manual, Lab Kits

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Health: Nutrition
Food For Today

SCI211 | Credit: 1 | PREREQUISITES: None

Good health today, especially for young people, depends to a great extent on good nutrition and good eating habits. This course covers Your Need for Energy, Nutritious Foods from Soup to Nuts, For a Healthier You, Dieting, Food Resources, and Food Patterns.

TEXT: Food for Today

ONLINE: Tests

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Science Lab-work in a Homeschool Environment

Exciting News!

Seton now has science lab kits for all of the traditional lab science courses. These kits have most of the materials that will be needed to conduct high school level science experiments. The few items not included are common things that are found around the house, such as scissors or rubber bands. These kits also include a lab manual designed for experiments that use the components provided.

Students can now earn the “with lab” designation for Earth Science, Physical Science, Biology, Chemistry and Physics. Some of the science textbooks include lab exercises, and for these a lab kit may not be necessary, but it may also enhance the lab experience. Where separate lab manuals are available, a student may still choose to obtain one, and obtain the needed materials to conduct the appropriate labs.

List of Lab Kits and Lab Manuals Available
through Seton Educational Media (book store):

EARTH SCIENCE

E-Science Environmental Science Lab Kit (available from Esciencelabs.com)

PHYSICAL SCIENCE

Deluxe Lab Kit for Physical Science

BIOLOGY

Biology: A Search for Order Lab Manual
Microscope (includes Lab Set with Prepared Slides)
Lab Set with Prepared Slides
Prepared Slides
E-Science Introductory Biology Basic Lab Kit (available from Esciencelabs.com)
E-Science Introductory Biology Advanced Lab Kit (available from Esciencelabs.com)

CHEMISTRY

Chemistry Lab Equipment
Micro Chem Kit
CHEM C2000 Intermediate Chemistry Set
CHEM C3000 Advanced Chemistry Set

PHYSICS

Physics (1st Edition) DIVE Into Math CD
Saxon Physics (1st Edition) Lab Manual

NOTE:

To earn lab credit the student must complete a minimum of 18 hours of lab work. For Biology, two lab reports must be written and submitted, with pictures included. For all other subjects four lab reports must be written and submitted, but pictures are not required.