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Initiative

Free Since 1983
To Educate & Motivate
- not "entertain" -
HIS Character Matters

Human Trafficking & Slavery
Don't Just Happen
(Jesus said in Mark 7:21-23)

Would a "good" God design
"survival of the fittest"
as His WAY?
(Isaiah 65:25)

Canyon
Grand Canyon Expedition
(Thanks Tom & Paula)

Rights - Any discussion about human rights (slavery, oppression) or animal rights (cruelty, abuse) must first address our Creator's rights. He has the right to command how we treat both His people and His animals.

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* * Videos of Animal Friends
- More Pics / Vids -

Responsibilities - Jesus said the root cause of suffering in this world is a distorted view of and/or the rejection of the true WAY of our Creator. (John 8:1-59)

Mistakes - Man's self-serving, misguided, mischaracterizations of God have historically led to personal and cultural conflict, corruption, and collapse.

Hope - Discovering the WHO?, the WHY?, and the "WAY"? of origins is the foundation for true transformation.

Change - Truly lasting change for individuals and cultures must begin at the cornerstone - the Creator of creation.

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"Squirt" the Otter

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Honey Island Swamp


"Boatie" - Lizaboa

"Then I looked again
at all the acts of oppression
which were being done
under the sun.
And behold I saw the tears
of the oppressed
and that they had no one
to comfort them;
and on the side
of their oppressors was power,
but they had no one
to comfort them."

Ecclesiastes 4:1

Good Shepherd Initiative: Science Courses Online

OLD PAST YEAR
JH Life Science
2011-2012

*students use "Current" Year
*students use "Current" Year

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Scotty - loves to go Hiking!

Jump Down to CURRENT UNIT
(see facebook - for lots of our animal videos)

*Galloway Puppies Playing*

* VIDEO OF PUPPY "Scottie"
(Therapy Dog) & WALLEY-GATOR
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Baby "Scottie" our NCZoo
Animal-Assisted Teaching Dog
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"SCOTTIE" watching me teach

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Scottie tired of watching me teach

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It was a great trip and would only have been even better
if I could have been with every group - Thank you!
Mr. Galloway - Just an OLD sheepdog of the GOOD SHEPHERD

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Kathleen & David
imitating Dad

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Know this
webpage well!

Yes, READ it.
Use "Ctrl-F" to search

** Homework Guidelines

See also Past 10-11 Life Science Course
- but don't use old notes.


* Updated Units for this year's 2011-2012 Life Science course will be added as the weeks and months unfold.


© Sid Galloway BS, M.Div.. • Genesis 1:1
Just an OLD sheepdog of the GOOD SHEPHERD
Communicating conclusions from 100's
of PhD scholars (& children)

Supporting the authority of His Word
& the consistency of His character

Human Rights? • Slavery? • Animal Rights? • Cruelty?
What about God's right to command compassion for all of His creatures?

 

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Salvation (Spiritual Metamorphosis) - 2 Corinthians 3:18

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* These are extra & linked for you who have doubts about Christianity *
- If you (students or parents) have any questions, feel free to contact me -


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LIFE SCI 11-12 Updated Course Syllabus, Standards, Philosophy, etc
* Just an OLD sheepdog of the GOOD SHEPHERD

skeleton* Mr. Galloway's Life Science Syllabus for 11-12
(REQUIRED READING for Students & Parents)

Mr. G's Life Sci Standards: (Short Version, Long Ver.)
(NOT required - only read it if you're curious)

Mr. G's Resume (Vitae)
(NOT required - only read it if you're curious)

Mr. G's Personal Philosophy of Education
(NOT required - only read it if you're curious)

 

LIFE SCIENCE 2011-2012 Updated Course Links ...
- Northlake Christian School
- RenWeb Parent/Student Login

PLEASE NO FRAGRANCES (perfumes or colognes).
- My over exposure to pesticides way back when I worked at the Audubon Zoo and a vet hospital caused a chemical sensitivity to fragrances and other pesticide related chemicals that trigger migraine headaches.  Our students and teachers have been very kind and accommodating to this difficulty over the past years. ...  Thank You!


LIFE SCIENCE 2011-2012
Updated Course OUTLINE ...

Tentative Agenda for 2011-2012
(subject to necessary schedule changes as the NCS year unfolds)

SEMESTER ONE

QUARTER/TERM 1

1. What is “Science” & the “Scientific Method” (Textbook Introduction)
Basic Bio-Logic: Logikos thinking is both scriptural and scientific.
** Both teach that we are to think logically and believe based on evidence.
Distinguishing between “Origins” Science vs. “Operational” Science

2. Classification of our Creator’s Creatures:
Introducing Baraminology (Part of Chapter 6)
3. Cells Form and Function:
Homeostasis / Photosynthesis Respiration (Ch 1-2)
4. Origins Models: Significance/Evidence - Creation vs. Macro-Evolution (Ch 5)

QUARTER/TERM 2

4. Origins Models (continued from Term 1): Significance/Evidence
- Creation vs. Macro-Evolution (Ch 5)

Life Defined and Described (Nephesh vs. Non-Nephesh)
1. Bio-Info:
Cell Reproduction / Genetics / Inheritance (Chapters 3-4)
2. Comprehensive Review: Semester 1 (Cumulative Comprehensive Exam)

QUARTER/TERM 3

1. Review: Bio-Logic and the Scientific Method
2. Microbiology: Bacteria / Viruses (Chapter 6)
3. Multicelled Creatures: Protists / Fungi (Chapter 7)
4. Plants: (Chapter 9)

QUARTER/TERM 4

1. Zoology: Invertebrates and Vertebrates (Chapters 10-13)
2. Human Anatomy: (Chapters 15-21)
3. Ecology: (Chapters 22-24)
4. Comprehensive Review: Whole Year (Cumulative Comprehensive Exam)



teensign* * PARENTS, please create a "BIOLOGY" folder on your home computer, then have your student download and save a digital copy of every document that I'll be linking on this webpage as the year unfolds - unit by unit.

- if he/she "miss places" handouts, then a back up will be accessible on your PC.

- Unit notes will be uploaded in order by date below, as the year unfolds.

DOWN at the bottom, after the LISTED UNITS, you'll find FUN personal background stuff & interesting supplementary materials.


qx5 microscope

 

 

Mr. Galloway's Digital Microscopy QX5

- Where to get a QX5 and why you'll love it

* Live video and snap shots of whatever is on the microscope slide.

* Projected up on the wall screen for all of the class to see at the same time!

 


Life Science Course Units by Date




Text and Class Notes: (YES, these are the things you will be graded on)
Remember, I created the Power Points and WORD Documents to give you easily searchable, electronic versions of the notes. Download them at the beginning of each unit and store the files in organized folders on your home PC or Pocket Flashdrive. If you have trouble, email me
- sid@soulcare.org or sgalloway@northlakechristian.org

Life Science Semester One
Life Science Quarter/Term One


Unit 1 - Introduction to Life Science:

DATES (approximate): August 15 to August 31

Welcome to Mr. Galloway's Bio-Logic Life Science Class

Notes (.doc) Why Study Science? (Notes in doc format)
Notes (.ppt) Scripture & the Scientific Method (Power Point format)
My notes were converted from the Textbook, plus supplemental info.
(Printed copies of this PPT presentation will be handed out in class)
* Yet you with your parents should download and save copies of all online required documents on you home computer. You can then search them for answers by using "Ctrl-F" (I'll explain in class).

CLASSWORK: Practice / Review Sheets Below (.pdf files)
Individual Class Worksheets - Page 1 Life Science Intro Summary.pdf
Individual Class Worksheets - Page 2 Life Science Intro Review.pdf
Copies handed out and completed in class. 
If you want to download these at home, read the following instructions:
(These files will load up with a menu on the side with many non-functional options.)
(The only file you will be able to see when loaded will be the file listed below.)

Assignment:
Complete the STUDY GUIDE
for the QUIZ as homework.
A Complete COPY is DUE and handed in on Wednesday Aug 17
(This "guide" will be recorded as a homework grade.)

QUIZ Unit 1 will be in class on:
DUE on Friday Aug 19

Assignment:
Complete the STUDY GUIDE
for the Test as homework.
A Complete COPY is DUE and handed in on Wednesday Aug 24
(This "guide" will be GRADED as an extra quiz grade.)

TEST Unit 1 will be in class on: 
DUE on Friday Aug 26th

OPTIONAL Supplemental Material

Recommended (NOT Required). Only for further study of Unit 1

- (Articles)

* Biblical Roots of Science, by Dr. Jono Sarfati PhD

"Many atheopaths1 and their compromising churchian allies claim that biblical belief and science are mortal enemies. Yet historians of science, even non-Christians, have pointed out that modern science first flourished under a Christian world view while it was stillborn in other cultures such as ancient Greece, China and Arabia. The historical basis of modern science depended on the assumption that the universe was made by a rational Creator. An orderly universe makes perfect sense only if it were made by an orderly Creator (cf. 1 Corinthians 14:33). . . . . . . (READ MORE . . . )

- (Books, DVD's)

* Fallacy Detective: How to Recognize Bad Reasoning

- (Links)
fallacydetective.com


 


Unit 2 - Classification of Creatures

(Introductory Life Science Version)
Tentative DATES: Monday Aug 29 to Thursday Sept 8)
** Download all notes, guides, etc to your home PC!!!!!!

.... Liger Hybrid ... Zorse Hybrid....

DOWNLOAD: (REQUIRED DOCUMENTS)
- Notes (Word Doc): Classification of the Creator's Creatures

- Notes (Power Point): Classification of the Creator's Creatures
* These are the notes you'll need for the quiz and test.
The PowerPoint below is more for visual recognition and fun (esp. the humorous hybrids).
- OUTLINE: (IF it will help you - Condensed Memory OUTLINE)

DVD "Dragons or Dinosaurs" (Classwork/Homework)
* Featuring many respected PhD scientists

Are they the same creature?
In which classification category should they fit?
When did they live?
When did they disappear and why?

** Practice note taking during DVD for bonus

 

 

Assignment: Download HMWK QZ Study GUIDE - Complete as homework
You DO NOT have to give me a copy of this guide.

Assessment:   QUIZ: 
Dates: Classes 3 & 4 on Wed Aug 31; Class 7 on Thur Sept 1

Assignment: Creation Classification Introductory WHOLE CLASS Activity
- In Class if the shortened Labor Day week schedule allows . . . .
Download * (Word Document for Intro Activity

Assignment: Baraminology Small GROUP Activity
- In Class as schedule allows . . . .
Download * (Word Document for GROUP Activity)

HOMEWORK: Download Study GUIDE FOR the TEST (Word Doc) 
COMPLETE & bring a COPY to class for a HOMEWORK Grade
Hrs 3&4 Tue Sept 6 -- Hr 7 Wed as a HOMEWORK GRADE

 Assessment: TESTClasses 3&4 Wed Sept 7 / Class 7 Thur
The test includes all of the Creation Classification,
but emphasizes the Biblical Baraminology model

 




 

* I'm pushing the "ORIGNS" unit to a later date in order to update more from the Cornell University symposium I was invited to attend last summer. NOW, we will do "CELLS".

Unit 3 Cells: Form & Function

Chapter 1 Cell Form/Function DATES: Sept 12-21

Cutting Edge DVD:
WE WATCHED IN CLASS!
If you want to own a copy, see the link below -

"Where Does the
Evidence Lead?
"

Internationally respected scientists, using fascinating computer animation and beautiful photography, share amazing NEW EVIDENCE about biochemistry and the complexity of cells.

The IMPOSSIBILITY of macroevolution by the selection of genetic mutations is clearly shown.

ASSIGNMENT:

- You must take careful notes on this DVD THAT YOU WATCHED IN CLASS.

** IF YOU WERE ABSENT, YOU DO NOT HAVE TO DO THIS OUTLINE.
- At HOME you must make a neat & organized OUTLINE of the notes you wrote.
- You must bring me a COPY of your OUTLINE that will be GRADED AS A QUIZ:

Outline COPY DUE: WED SEPT 14

Chapter 1 in the Textbook - Cells: Form and Function
Notes - Word Document (Doc)  
Notes - PowerPoint (PPT)
Printed copies of the notes (Doc & PPT) handed out in class, if printers work.
But, YOU are responsible them even if you must download them at home.

START NOW BY DOWNLOADING THE NOTES & PPT, MAKE FLASH CARDS, STUDY, & COMPLETE THE STUDY GUIDE!

cell complexity

Optional Animations: to understand form to function relationships:
* Cell Complexity - beyond chance (Awe inspiring - Magnifies the Creator)
* Interactive Cell - allows you to choose a plant or animal cell to examine*
* Construct a Cell - Prokaryotic, Eukaryotic, etc

* Assignment - Study Guide for MINI-QUIZ
(You do NOT have to hand in this guide)

- Assignment MINI-QUIZ in Class:   Wed Sept 14th

* Assignment - TEST Study Guide - Complete and turn in a COPY
- A COPY is Due FRIDAY SEPT 16 for me as a GRADE

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- FRIDAY Sept 16 (If time allows)

-Video SCIENCE PRESENTATIONS
by Moody Science:
"Facts of Faith"

(Matter, Energy, Cells, Life, Electricity, Gospel)

* TEST in class on Ch 1 - WED Sept 21

 


- Chapter 2: Cell Processes
Tentative Dates Sept 22-28

(from Ch 2 in the Textbook, plus supplemental material in my notes)
START NOW BY DOWNLOADING THE NOTES & PPT, MAKE FLASH CARDS, STUDY, & COMPLETE THE STUDY GUIDE!

cell membrane

Notes - PowerPoint (PPT)
Presentation discussed in class

Notes - Word Document (Doc)
Download onto your PC at home for study!

- In class Video Visual - "Journey of Life", by Moody Science Institute (Science & Scripture integration)

*Assignment: NEW DATES DUE TO SHORT WED.
Test GUIDE
COPY due for a Quize Grade
- Classes 3 & 4 on WED Sept 28
- Class 7 on THURSDAY Sept 29

TEST NEW DATE DUE TO SHORT WED.
In class on Fri Sept 30

 



 

Origins-Historical Science
Our Creator vs. Evolution

dnafetusFREE Saturday Seminar
Oct 15, 2011 • 9am-1pm

PowerpointVideoExotic Animals

Do Beliefs Shape Character & Culture?


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Life Science Version -
Unit 4 Intro to Origins-Historical Science
Our Creator vs. Macro(vertical)evolution
Approx. Dates: Oct 3 to Oct 14
- Step by Step, one day at a time

WEEK ONE - HOMECOMING WEEK - STILL REAL SCHOOL

QUIZ on Wed Oct 5th on: (click the pic above)
* Seven Simple Science Questions Leading to Christ our Creator
* Significance of Origins Science (God, Graphae, Gospel, GLorify)
The QUIZ will be a sheet with the BOLD main words listed in order. You will have to MATCH the questions with each CORRECT word.

MINI-TEST on MONDAY Oct 10th on:
* Seven Simple Science Questions Leading to Christ our Creator
* Significance of Origins Science (God, Graphae, Gospel, GLorify)
** CLICK HERE FOR SUGGESTED EXPLANATIONS

As described to you in class, the TEST will be a sheet with the BOLD main words listed in order. You will have to write the questions next to each word,
AND THEN BRIEFLY EXPLAIN IN 1 OR 2 SENTENCES:

- How evolutionsts answer each question
- How creationists answer each question
- ... and why the creationists' answer is more logically based on evidence

* READ/STUDY/LEARN - OUTLINE
Mr. Galloway's 5 pp OUTLINE for his Seminar
* This is also your Unit outline

Science Students,
You need to READ/STUDY/LEARN my 5 page OUTLINE for my Saturday Oct 15 seminar that I gave you.
* This is also your Unit outline for "Origins-Historical" Science.
* This outline is also linked online and below:
http://soulcare.org/docs_pdf/NBC-Sat-Seminar-BOOKLET.pdf
Next week we will be going into the details.
** ALSO keep working on you "Creator's-Nature" Hike activity
- see our website every day for updated guidance
- USE YOUR DVD notes from Dr. Sarfati's presentation on Bio-Design to help you think through the process.
This unit is designed to help you practice active listening, note taking, research, and critical-logikos thinking. It is not primarily the memorization of terms or data.
You will be tested on your ability to understand, explain, and defend with logical evidence your view on these foundational issues.
So, you must spend time to learn the core concepts and then THINK a lot about them.
* Remember, the word "amusement" means to "to NOT think".
Mr. Galloway


ACTIVITY: "CREATOR'S-NATURE" Hike
HOMEWORK = Simple Google search for data
* Due Tue Oct 11 for Classes 3&4 / Wed for Class 7
- FOR THOSE WHO MISSED THE HIKE you can do this part at HOME.
- HOME-HIKE INSTRUCTIONS LINKED HERE

 

DVD- Science Scholar Dr. Sarfati on

GOD THE MASTER DESIGNER

* If you were in class for this DVD, use the notes you took to help you think through the 7 stages of the scientific discovery process in our activity.
* If you were not here you don't have to see it.

 

Activity Continued . . .
HOMEWORK =
Read the worksheet linked below to prepare for use in class next week.
WORKSHEET (Mr. Galloway's explanation/suggestions)
** We will carry this "Hike Hypothesis" Activity through the next couple of weeks, so keep it handy and keep working on it.


 

** Exciting Changes

- new information now available to enhance our
ORIGINS-HISTORICAL SCIENCE study.

* especially updates from the Cornell Univ. Symposium
- So I am in the process of integrating this new material.
- We will resume
ORIGINS-HISTORICAL SCIENCE
after we cover Chapters 3&4 on Genetics.



Unit 5 - Chapter 3 Genetics: Oct 17 ...
From Monk Mendel to DNA

Ch 3 PPT Notes PPT Format
Ch 3 DOC Notes DOC Format
Printed copies of this PPT presentation handed out in class,
yet you need to download onto your PC at home for study!

Classwork Practice Sheets (Handed out in class)
Ch3.1 / Ch3.2 / Ch3.3 / Ch3.4

** Flashcards for Terms (Optional - It helps!!!)

QUIZ in Class on Punnett Square
Date Friday Oct 21
Study Guide for Quiz on your own

geneticsHELPFUL (Optional) STUDY ANIMATIONS
* Animation of Cell Complexity (Awesome!)
* Animation of the CELL CYCLE SUMMARY
* Animation of CYCLE DETAILS
* Animation of MITOSIS SUMMARIZED
* Animation of MEIOSIS & MITOSIS COMPARED
* Animation of Meiosis Detail
* Animation of Chromosome movement in meiosis
* Animation of Fetal Development

Assignment: Complete the Study Guide for Test on Ch 3
- Hand in a COPY in class on Monday Oct 24

The in class TEST on Wed Oct 26
Study Guide for Test - same as linked above


* PARENTS' EVENT *
Please plan to see this important film!
(Elections are coming - be informed!)

THIS THURSDAY - Nov 3, 2011 (7-8:30 PM)
"INDOCTRI-NATION: Public Schools & the Decline of Christianity in America"
Only a little over 90 minutes
Mr. Galloway's Room 107, NCS

UNIT 6 - Chapter 4 Inheritance

Ch 4 Genetics of Inheritance
dna uncoiledCh 4 PPT Notes -  
PowerPoint Presentation/Dialogue in class

Ch 4 DOC Notes -
Word Document Summary without visuals
Printed copies of these will be handed out in class,
if the machine works.
BUT you are still responsible to download
all docs & ppts to your PC!

 

OPTIONAL ANIMATIONS on the Genetics of Inheritance
- DNA STRUCTURE (Review of DNA parts and processes)
- Blood Type (This one is not an animation, but a good visual)
- Pedigree (This is step by step animated explanation.)
- Pedigree (This is a video explanation.)
- Karyotype Interactive (Awesome site for "DOING" karyotyping)
- DNA FINGERPRINTING (How it works)
- Cloning (Interactive Fun)
- Genetic Disorders (Illustrating and explaining many different disorders)
- Genetic Engineer (Opportunity to engineer / design a new organism)

QUIZ in class on Friday Nov 4
Quiz Guide NOT due for me.

TEST in class on Wed Nov 9
Study Guide for Test on Ch 4


Unit 7 Last Week before THANKSGIVING

* Return TEST from last week & discuss
- Postview of most missed test items

* Complete BIOETHICS Think/Write on Thanatology-Theology
- Multi-disciplinary application

WARNING: Anti-Biblical Professors Dominate Colleges Today
* Dr. Peter Singer BIOETHICS Professor at Princeton University

"In 1979 he wrote, “Human babies are not born self-aware, or capable of grasping that they exist over time. They are not persons”; therefore, “the life of a newborn is of less value than the life of a pig, a dog, or a chimpanzee.”
Practical Ethics, 1st ed. (Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 1979)

Thanatology vs. Biology Lesson
BIOETHICAL forensics
of a Fawn's Death
vs. Life

INSTRUCTIONS for your LETTER to someone
about God & Suffering

(Your final LETTER is DUE Wed Nov 16)

deer death.bones

Recommended Video by Dr. Tommy Mitchell MD
A GOD OF SUFFERING?

dvd mitchell suffering

 

THANKSGIVING HOLIDAY



CHANGED Unit 8 - Microbio ONLY Ch 6
Tentative Dates Nov 28 - Dec 9

Combining Chapters 6 & 7:  Viruses, Bacteria, Protists, & Fungi

NOTES WORD DOC - Ch's 6-7: Combined/Condensed (Viruses/Bacteria)
CHANGED NOW TO ONLY CH 6
NOTES PowerPoint - Ch 6  Combined/Condensed (Viruses/Bacteria)
Copies will be given out in class if the copy machine works.
REMEMBER - you are responsible to download all docs to PC or Flashdrive.
The above set of notes will cover everything you need for the quiz and the test.

** Some of Ch 6 is review from our Origins unit re: classification

bacteriophage

Optional ANIMATIONS
TO HELP YOU UNDERSTAND FORMS & FUNCTIONS:
These cover MORE than you need,
but will stimulate your thinking . . .
* HOW BIG (Shows the size of microbes)
- Be sure to see the links on the side of the "How Big" page for MICROBIOLOGY

VIRUSES
* Virus Attack (Virus attacking an animal cell)
* Virus Wins (How a virus forces a host cell to multiply more viruses)
* Bacteriophage virus attacking a bacterium
- Be sure to hit the button on the animation site to advance the animation to each further step
* Flu Virus (Shows infection process at cell level)
* HIV Virus Cycle (Movie)

BACTERIA
* Bacterial Conjugation (Bacterial reproduction)

 

QUIZ:   Ch 6 (Viruses, and Bacteria)
Date: Friday Dec 2
Study Guide for Ch 6 Quiz (Word Doc)

* Class/Home Work SKILL PRACTICE: Hermeneutic-Reading
- General Instructions for this skill (Word Document)
- Science Article to Interpret: "'Arseniclife' Bug" USA Today News
* Your brief written summary is due Wed at the latest.

TEST ONLY on Ch 6

Hours 3&4 on Wednesday Dec 7
Hour 7 on Thursday Dec 8

*NEW Study Guide for Ch 6 TEST



MID-YEAR EXAM December 16
(Cumulative & Comprehensive)

1. Exam Study Guide (Ques. Only)
2. Exam Guide (with Core Hints)

TIPS for studying your exam to make a high grade:
1. SAVE THE EXAM GUIDE ON YOUR COMPUTER.
- OPEN the Exam Guide on you Computer.
- READ through
the Exam Study Guide thoroughly a couple of times.
* To find answers to a specific term/concept/diagram:
- Open on your computer the CHAPTER NOTES for that unit.
(all of my Word Doc & Power Point notes are linked on this page by unit)
(plus you should have saved each document on your own PC at home)

- When the right Chapter Notes are OPEN on your PC,
use "Ctrl-F" (or "Edit", "Find"), to locate each time a term
is used in those notes.
- Then you can COPY/PASTE the info you need from the notes to your own guide.
(You can also use the TEXTBOOK (start with the glossary), since I typed 90% of my notes for each chapter directly from the TEXTBOOK.)

2. MEMORIZE the terms, concepts, formulas, processes, etc listed on the guide
3. FLASHCARDS help to break down the Guide into bite size sections.
** PRACTICE WRITING/DRAWING any formulas, chemicals, that might help
4. BEYOND the Guide, you need to understand the interrelationships among the terms, concepts, especially the (biological parts & processes) (forms & functions).
5. ANIMATIONS/VIDEO: You can also find animations for visual understanding of many concepts linked on your science webpage above for most units,
plus many more through Google for any concept.

6. PAST TESTS: You will NOT need your past tests, since the exam questions will be different. Every year, I keep all "tests" protected in a locked cabinet for grade verification - so that students cannot lose them.
7. ** PRAYER: Last but not least, prayerfully trust God to help you as you in turn are diligent to make "outline/memory" cards, then memorize repeatedly, then practice writing answers to mock questions about concepts or relationships.

I'll be praying for all of you as you study.
Just a sheepdog of the GOOD SHEPHERD,
Mr. Galloway

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MERRY CHRIST-MAS
HAPPY NEW YEAR



Unit 9 - Ch 7 Microbiology Part II - Protists/Fungi
Tentative Dates: Jan 3 to Jan 11

NOTES PPT - Ch 7  (Protists & Fungi)
PowerPoint Presentation discussed in class
Printed copies of this PPT presentation were handed out in class.

QUIZ Vocab for Ch 7's Material (Friday Jan 6)
- Study Guide for Ch 7.1

microscopeLABORATORY - Microworld of Pond Water
Lab Procedures - (Date = as schedule allows)
Videos
- Water Bears
- Euglena Binary Fission
- Amoeba moving
- Amoeba feeding
- Flatworm eating protozoans
- Paramecium and friends
- Paramecium feeding
- Paramecium cilia
- Realistic Microscope View

 

TEST Chapter 7 Protists/Fungi
Date - Wednesday Jan 11

Study Guide for Ch 7 Test


TENTATIVE DATES: Jan 17 to Jan 27

Unit 10 - Chapter 8 & 9
PLANT
KINGDOM

NOTES: Word - Ch8 Intro Plants
NOTES: PPT - Ch8 Intro Plants

* Mini-QUIZ Ch8 Fri 20th
Study Guide TERM QZ

 

* As time allows, we will work on a long-term class activity project hydroponically growing various plant species from seeds. As they grow, we will perform experiments to test hypotheses about plant responses to light and to gravity.

 

 

CHAPTER 9 - SEED PLANTS

NOTES: Word Doc - Ch9 Seed Plants
NOTES: PPT - Ch9 Seed Plants

 

 

* Pre-Test Worksheets
(Hmwk Grade) Complete at Home if your were not in class Thurs/Fri
- Ch9.1 (Summary / Worksheet)
- Ch9.2 (Summary / Worksheet)
- Ch9.3 (Summary / Worksheet)
- Ch9.4 (Summary / Worksheet)

DUE WED JAN 25 (SEE BELOW)
* Also Wed is a Half-Day

ARTICLE REVIEW - TEST GRADE
** Critical-Thinking of a Science Journal Article:
* This Article Project is TEST GRADE
- "A Vase of Flowers" by Dr. Don Batten PhD
- DOWNLOAD this article
- READ the article hermeneutically, meaning to determine what the author means, not yet whether you agree.
- NOTE with highlight, underlines, circles the key words, phrases, etc., to help you remember where they are when you write your summary explanation.
- WRITE:
1st a summary explanation of what the author was trying to say
2nd write whether you agree and why (explain your reasons & evidence)
(Hand in both the article with your highlights/underlines, along with your two paragraphs as described above)
** DUE DATE WED JAN 25 (hand it in before taking the test)
* This Article Project is TEST GRADE

Mini-QUIZ Ch9 DATE: Wed Jan 25 TERMS
Study Guide TERM QZ

TEST CH 8 & 9 NEW DATE - MONDAY JAN 30TH
* DUE TO YOUR ENGLISH PAPER
STUDY GUIDE for Test


UNIT 11 - LIFE SCIENCE IS AHEAD OF SCHEDULE!

SO ... PRACTICUM WEEK: Jan 30 to Feb 3
(LABS/ACTIVITIES/OUTDOOR-EDUCATION)

Microscopic Exploration

MICRO-CREATURES IN OUR NCS NATURAL SPRING
- Complete this HOMEWORK
(LAB SHEET)
* Classes 3&4 do Lab on Tue // Class 7 on Wed
* Sheet is due for Classes 3 & 4 on Wed Feb 1
* Sheet is due for Class 8 on Thur Feb 2
* If you were ABSENT, you do NOT need to complete this.

Outdoor Education

CREATION EXPLORATION HIKE

* NO HOMEWORK SHEET - since weather cancelled the hike
* If weather allows we will try it the hike Friday (Feb 3)

BELOW IS OUR NCS BOBCAT - KILLED BY A CAR

PHOTOS BELOW ARE A PAST HIKE
hike

ncs joey hike


UNIT 12 - Chapters 10-11 Introduction to the Kingdom Animalia

* Begin reading, flashcards, memorizing, etc.
This is a SHORT unit - mostly vocab terms.
* QUIZ IS FRIDAY 10th & TEST IS WEDNESDAY15th

NOTES WORD DOC: Invertebrates
NOTES PPT: Invertebrates
 Use both of them to prepare for the quiz and the test.
Copies will be given out in class if the copy machine works
REMEMBER - you are still responsible to download all docs & ppts
to your home PC or Flashdrive if I cannot print them at NCS for you!

QUIZ:  Emphasizes chapter 10, yet some of 11
Quiz STUDY GUIDE
** You will NOT have to complete the study guides for a grade!!
DATE: FRIDAY Feb 10

Class NCZoo Animal Activities:
- Examination of our mini menagerie
- Body symmetry/direction; invertebrate structure, locomotion, etc

Video Clips of Amazing Animals that Glorify God & Defy Darwinism
(As time/schedule allows)
- See Carl Kerby's DVD from Answers in Genesis ("
- Bombadier Beetle (Dr. Job Martin and the bug blaster)
- The Mimic Octopus (imitating rocks, flounders, sea snakes, etc)
** More Mimic Octopus video

TEST:  Includes both chapter 10 & 11
Test STUDY GUIDE
** You will NOT have to complete the study guides for a grade!!
DATE: WEDNESDAY FEB 15


Unit 13 - February 27 to Wed March 7

Chapters 12 & 13 - VERTEBRATES (with Backbones)
- Fish, Amphibians, Reptiles, Birds, Mammals

chimp toy

WORD DOC Notes: Vertebrates (4 page handout)
PowerPoint Notes: Vertebrates (16 page handout - Lots of Pictures)

Use both of them to prepare for the quiz and the test.
Copies will be given out in class if the copy machine works
SO REMEMBER - you are still responsible to download all docs & ppts
to your home PC or Flashdrive!

Activity - Canine Vertebrate Development (Puppy - Scotty)
* All week we will be examining Scotty's physical, nephesh, and social development. His genes, the environment (including all of YOU), plus his own choices will shape what and who he becomes.


DVD - Dogs that Changed the World
Amazing video about the genetic & sociological history of the dog.

QUIZ: (Diagrams) Date Friday March 2
Emphasizes chapter 12
Diagrams Quiz STUDY GUIDE

Activity - Canine Vertebrate Development ... continued ...
* As the year unfolds, we will continue to exam Scotty's physical, nephesh, and social development. His genes, the environment (including all of YOU), plus his own choices will shape what and who he becomes.

TEST:  DATE = Wed March 7 Chapters 12 & 13 - see HINTS BELOW
STUDY GUIDE FOR TEST - SEE HINTS BELOW
*SPECIAL HINTS to the GUIDE*


Special Unit - for future ACT Prep:
Graph Analysis and Math Application
(Yes, even the 7th graders need this)

GRADING for this unit has changed.
* Since the 7th hour class watched the Senior Biology II Debate last week, then to be fair to all classes I am changing the plan for a QUIZ and/or TEST on this short ACT unit.

Unit Purpose:
Over the years, the modern-Western educational system has adopted "standardized" (committee produced) testing with the assumption that it is a valid and effective method for evaluating current progress and future potential of both teachers and students.
* Tests such as the ACT have become the make or break key to college entrance. Even though there is a great deal of research on both sides of the debate of such assumptions, the current reality is that a student's grade on the ACT will determine college entrance, possible TOPS & stipends.
* However, the "Science" section of the ACT does not really test for science content. The ACT science section actually is a test of a student's IQ and skill at analytical thinking, especially regarding graph analysis and math application. Nothing can increase a student's IQ, but analytical skills can be learned and improved.
* Therefore, it is vital that students planning on college need to regularly practice graph analysis and math application.

Unit Method:
This will be a unit applying these crucial skills, while learning:
1. How & why the standardized tests are created.
2. Tips/Tricks to efficiently scan test questions for needed information.
(avoiding the test makers' intentional "distractors")
3. Tips/Tricks for effectively answering standardized test questions.
4. As our year unfolds, each new science unit will include more graphs and math application to further practice these skills.
5. I recommend that parents/students also practice at home, using suggested internet sites in the OPTIONAL box below.

Worksheets:
- TIPS for the ACT Science Section

OPTIONAL:

(Links for more practice at home)
- Practice ACT Science Test
- ACT Science Test
- Sample Science Questions Pt. 1
- Sample Science Questions Pt. 2
- Helpful VIDEO Tips for the ACT Science Section

Video1 (Intro 10 min)

Video 2 (Passage 1) 8 min

Video 3 (Passage 2)

Video 4 (Passage 3)

Video 5 (Passage 4)

Video 6 (Passage 5)

Video 7 (Passage6)

Video 8 (Passage 7)


(Understanding issues behind the standardized testing debate)
* Many of these also present tips and tricks for better test taking


- "How to Beat the ACT Science Section"
http://www.ehow.com/how_5204251_beat-act-science-section.html
"
The most important thing to realize is that you don't have to know anything about science. You just have to answer the question."

- ACT Science Section
http://www.studypoint.com/ed/act-science/
"Though the passages and questions focus on scientific topics, they do not require students to recall specific scientific facts. Instead, students are asked to understand, analyze, and evaluate information using the various paragraphs, graphs, tables, charts, and diagrams that make up each passage."

- ACT Science Reasoning
http://testprep.about.com/od/act/a/ACT_Science.htm
". . . . Remember, the test is about scientific reasoning, so even if you don’t remember many content details, you’ll still probably be able to figure out the answers to many of the questions . . . ."

- http://collegeapps.about.com/od/standardizedtests/tp/sat-act.htm

". . . you don't need to be a science whiz to do well on the ACT. In fact, the science test is really assessing your ability to read and understand graphs, scientific hypotheses, and research summaries. Students who do well with critical reading often do well on the Science Reasoning Test."

- "The ACT Science Myth"
http://www.testingiseasy.com/act-science-myth/
"The conventional wisdom says that the ACT science section tests a student’s knowledge of science. This idea seems to come from the name itself–at first blush, it seems like a pretty reasonable assumption that something called the Science section is a test of Science. But trained test-takers know better. One of the funamental rules about standardized tests is that they never, ever, ever test exactly what they claim to be testing. (They can’t, because standardization makes it impossible, which is why I recommend gaming standardized tests). So if you know standardized tests, you know the ACT isn’t testing how well you’ve done in your science classes."

GRADING for this unit changed, since the 7th hour class watched the Senior Biology II Debate all last week, then to be fair to all classes I am changing the plan for a QUIZ and/or TEST on this short ACT unit.


Dates: MARCH 19 to MARCH 29
Unit 12 - Human Anatomy Part One (Chapters 15-16)
- Systems: Skeletal, Muscular, Skin, Digestive, etc

* Featured Scientist: Dr. David Menton
(Medical Anatomy Professor)

anatomyNotes: Doc
Notes: PPT
Use both of the above notes packets to prepare for the quiz and the test.
Copies will be given out in class IF the copy machine works.
SO REMEMBER - you are still responsible to download all docs & ppts to your home PC or Flashdrive!

QUIZ STUDY GUIDE:
You must complete this QUIZ GUIDE for a homework grade.
Due
Wed March 21
HALF-DAY

HOMEWORK Grade

* QUIZ in class
Fri March 23

Chapter 15 Label Diagrams & a few questions about body systems

 

TEST STUDY GUIDE:
You must complete this TEST GUIDE for a homework grade.
Due
TUE March 27
HOMEWORK Grade

 

* TEST: Covers Chs 15-16 Anatomy Part I
Date: THUR MARCH 29 

 


Special Unit - for future ACT Prep:
Graph Analysis and Math Application
(Yes, even the 7th graders need this)

Unit Purpose:
Over the years, the modern-Western educational system has adopted "standardized" (committee produced) testing with the assumption that it is a valid and effective method for evaluating current progress and future potential of both teachers and students.
* Tests such as the ACT have become the make or break key to college entrance. Even though there is a great deal of research on both sides of the debate of such assumptions, the current reality is that a student's grade on the ACT will determine college entrance, possible TOPS & stipends.
* However, the "Science" section of the ACT does not really test for science content. The ACT science section actually is a test of a student's IQ and skill at analytical thinking, especially regarding graph analysis and math application. Nothing can increase a student's IQ, but analytical skills can be learned and improved.
* Therefore, it is vital that students planning on college need to regularly practice graph analysis and math application.

Unit Method:
This will be a unit applying these crucial skills, while learning:
1. How & why the standardized tests are created.
2. Tips/Tricks to efficiently scan test questions for needed information.
(avoiding the test makers' intentional "distractors")
3. Tips/Tricks for effectively answering standardized test questions.
4. As our year unfolds, each new science unit will include more graphs and math application to further practice these skills.
5. I recommend that parents/students also practice at home, using suggested internet sites in the OPTIONAL box below.

Worksheets:
- TIPS for the ACT Science Section

QUIZ GRADE: for effort on the mock test

* I will NOT be grading the mock (practice) test for accuracy.
* To get a good quiz grade you must demonstrate sincere diligence.
How?

- Underline /circle words or phrases that you think are significant.
- You can even draw lines from term to phrase, etc
- In addition you might make a "brief" comment or two on the side
- Some find it helpful to put the number of a question next to parts of the paragraph that seem to answer that question.

TEST: NONE
Because of the 10th grade field trip Thur,
I will not have time to create a test :-)
Maybe later in the term, I'll get to it :-(

Including:

- The test's length, divisions,
- Your strategy for applying the tips for efficient/effective time mgmt
- A practice passage with questions, to demonstrate your application

 

OPTIONAL:

(Links for more practice at home)
- Practice ACT Science Test
- ACT Science Test
- Sample Science Questions Pt. 1
- Sample Science Questions Pt. 2
- Helpful VIDEO Tips for the ACT Science Section

Video1 (Intro 10 min)

Video 2 (Passage 1) 8 min

Video 3 (Passage 2)

Video 4 (Passage 3)

Video 5 (Passage 4)

Video 6 (Passage 5)

Video 7 (Passage6)

Video 8 (Passage 7)


(Understanding issues behind the standardized testing debate)
* Many of these also present tips and tricks for better test taking


- "How to Beat the ACT Science Section"
http://www.ehow.com/how_5204251_beat-act-science-section.html
"
The most important thing to realize is that you don't have to know anything about science. You just have to answer the question."

- ACT Science Section
http://www.studypoint.com/ed/act-science/
"Though the passages and questions focus on scientific topics, they do not require students to recall specific scientific facts. Instead, students are asked to understand, analyze, and evaluate information using the various paragraphs, graphs, tables, charts, and diagrams that make up each passage."

- ACT Science Reasoning
http://testprep.about.com/od/act/a/ACT_Science.htm
". . . . Remember, the test is about scientific reasoning, so even if you don’t remember many content details, you’ll still probably be able to figure out the answers to many of the questions . . . ."

- http://collegeapps.about.com/od/standardizedtests/tp/sat-act.htm

". . . you don't need to be a science whiz to do well on the ACT. In fact, the science test is really assessing your ability to read and understand graphs, scientific hypotheses, and research summaries. Students who do well with critical reading often do well on the Science Reasoning Test."

- "The ACT Science Myth"
http://www.testingiseasy.com/act-science-myth/
"The conventional wisdom says that the ACT science section tests a student’s knowledge of science. This idea seems to come from the name itself–at first blush, it seems like a pretty reasonable assumption that something called the Science section is a test of Science. But trained test-takers know better. One of the funamental rules about standardized tests is that they never, ever, ever test exactly what they claim to be testing. (They can’t, because standardization makes it impossible, which is why I recommend gaming standardized tests). So if you know standardized tests, you know the ACT isn’t testing how well you’ve done in your science classes."

 


aborted fetusUnit - Human Anatomy Part TWO (Chapters 17-19)
- Systems: Circulatory, Respiratory, Excretory, Immune

START NOW!! DON'T WAIT, DON'T PROCRASTINATE

Memory cards, memorize terms, review daily, draw diagrams)

 

apesNotes: Doc (Chs 17-19 in Textbook)
Notes: PPT (Chs 17-19 in Textbook)
Use the above notes packets to prepare for the quiz and the test.
Copies will be given out in class IF the copy machine works.
SO REMEMBER - you are still responsible to download all docs & ppts to your home PC or Flashdrive!

* QUIZ:
Label Diagrams & a few questions
QUIZ STUDY GUIDE (Guide is NOT due for a grade)

DUE TO MONDAY FIELD TRIP . . .
* TEST:  NEW DATE =
TEST STUDY GUIDE (Guide is NOT due for a grade)
** HINTS TO THE GUIDE
Covers Chapters 17-19 Human Anatomy Part II


DATES: April 10 to April 20
Unit 13 - Human Anatomy Part 3

scotty
Scotty - our Animalia Assistant
(Helping us learn about Vertebrates)

* PLEASE PRAY FOR SCOTTY! HE HAS A GENETIC IMMUNODEFICIENCY SKIN DISORDER AND IS HAVING RISKY CHEMOTHERAPY TREATMENTS!
* DON'T WORRY - It's NOT contagious
* We will be using this sad opportunity to study the process of diagnosing and treating such diseases. (Hopefully we'll be able to correct it and keep it under control for the rest of his life.)

 

Chapter 20 Human NERVOUS System:
NOTES - PowerPoint Presentation


QUIZ in class on Diagrams/Structures
Quiz Study Guide
DATE
: Friday the 13th

TV Reporter having a Possible Brain Seizure
- ABC News Reporter (Serene Branson)

Brain Animations and Video
- Brain Anatomy / Functions
- Brain Electrical Activity
- Brain Neuron Transmission
- Brain Cartoon Brain Parts
- Brain Anatomy 3-D


* Science Journal Article Evaluation:

- Brain Function Discoveries Support Creation”,
by Jeffrey Tomkins, Ph.D.

- QUESTIONS are included in this article document
(follow the instructions on the handout carefully)
** ALSO - You must write or type a separate five paragraph summary based on your scratch answers to the 5 questions on the article.
- ALL DUE FRIDAY APRIL 20TH (as a TEST GRADE)

ONCE AGAIN NCS ACTIVITIES HAVE FORCED ME TO CHANGE TEST DATES

- Fri 20th 3rd & 4th go to the lab to view the seniors' "Body/Anatomy" projects
- Mon 23rd: 3rd & 4th have Stanford Testing
- Wed 25th: 7th hr has Stanford Testing
- Thur 26th: All on Field Trip to WWII Museum
-
PLUS a glitch in RenWeb put the incorrect date up for a few days for 3rd/4th hours

SO ... HERE are hopefully the TEST DATES:

- Hrs 3&4 on Wednesday April 25
- Hr 7 Friday
April 27

** Test Study Guide (only for you - not due)


Unit - Human Anatomy
Chapter 21 Human Endocrine (Hormone) System

digestive

Chapter 21 Human Endocrine (Hormone) System
NOTES - PowerPoint Presentation
Notes - Word Doc

** Quiz Study Guide will be done IN CLASS
Quiz Guide NOT due for a grade
QUIZ - DATE =

TEST - DATE =
** Test Study Guide


Unit INTRO TO CREATION ECOLOGY

- Chapters 22-24
with special applications re:
* Gulf Oil Disaster AND * U. N. Rights for "Mother Nature"

(EDEN to SIN-SEPARATION-SUFFERING to the NEW EARTH)
(Genesis 1-3; Romans 8; Revelation 19-22)

earth cookedNotes (Word Document)
Notes (PowerPoint Presentation)

CDD Hike around our NCS ecosystem
(treatment we all need for Creation Deficit Disorder)

Study Guide for the Quiz
QUIZ -   Date = Friday May 6

* GULF OIL ECO-DISASTER (Unit Application Links)
Last Year 2010 . . .
- LDWF (LA Dept Wildlife & Fisheries) Wildlife Rescue (VIDEO)
- Wildlife Affected by Oil Spills in the Past
- Sea Turtles Affected by Gulf Oil "Spill"
This Year 2011 . . .
- Final Government Report on Gulf Oil Spill (PDF file)
- Oil Eating Bacteria Helped Reduce Oil Damage

galloway big head* Exo/Astro Biology

(Extraterrestrial Life?)

Atheist Dr. Dawkins said aliens may have seeded earth.
Many leading environmentalist believe UFO's are aliens
or transdimensional beings here to save EARTH from
global warming, nuclear waste, etc.

- "UFOlogy: The World's Fastest Growing Scientific Religion"
- DVD by Gary Bates (Alien Abductions & UFO's Exposed)
- "Did God Create Life on other Planets", by Bates
- ABC News Video of UFO over Jerusalem ?
- Former Air Force Officers Claim UFO Reality ?
(Video of these Officers press conference 2010)
- SETI Project of the Government to find Intelligent Aliens


alienJesus in Matthew 24 and Paul in 2 Thess 2 describe a great delusion coming in the last days that will deceive many all across the world into believing "The Lie" - that man can become "god-like" (evolve into "gods", self-deification like Lucifer).

* Global Warming, Japan's Nuclear Eco-Disaster ...
- DVD Great Global Warming Debate

* HUMAN RIGHTS FOR "MOTHER-NATURE"?
- News Report on U.N. Debate
- News Report on Obama Czar, Jones, support

 

Special Class Group Activity - as time allows
(NCZoo Exhibit Ecology) 

Study Guide for the Test Not due for a grade
TEST -   Date = Friday May 13

earth float

 



Continuation of the Origins-Science Unit
we began at the course's start
:

Origins-Historical Science
Our Creator vs. Macro-evolution
(Life Science Version)

REVIEW: Basic Origins Questions for Scientific Inquiry
**Suggested EXPLANATIONS
(we studied these already at the start of the course)

origins questions

OUTLINE for the rest of this brief summary unit.
(from Mr. Galloway's Seminar)

* LIFE SCIENCE VERSION Power Point for Reference
(Only Part 2 of my 7-Part/700-Slide Apologetics ppts)

OPTIONAL - The 7-Part/700-Slide Apologetics ppts in pdf
1. Logic verifies God (John 1:1)
2. Science verifies Creation (Romans 1:20)
3. History verifies Scripture (Luke 1:1-4)
4. Religion verifies Christianity (Romans 3:28)
5. Prophecy verifies Jesus (Luke 24:25-27)
6. Time verifies Judgment (Hebrews 9:27)
7. Action verifies Faithfulness (James 2:20)

QUIZ on Wed May 9 on ...

Quiz Study Guide (Life Science Version)
* DON'T try to learn all the stuff in the large powerpoint.
* The quiz will ONLY be on the information in the guide below:

* Be able to MATCH the key WORD for each of the 7 Simple Questions. (see the hand out)
* Be able to MATCH the key WORD for each of the 4 Significance Questions. (see the hand out)
* Be able to MATCH the key WORD for each of the 3 evidence phrases. (see the hand out)
- Beliefs to Character/Culture
* Be able to MATCH examples of cultural consequences from evolutionary philosophy, such as:
(racism, abortion, genocide, Hitler ....)
* Explain why belief in evolution makes God look like a monster.
- Scientists & Censorship
* MATCH the last name of each of the following scientists with his/her description
- Hartnett (Astrophysics / Australian Univ.)
- Baumgardner (Geophysics / Los Alamos National Laboratories)
- Damadian (Medical / MRI Inventor)
- Sanford (Genetics / Cornell / Gene Gun Inventor)
* EXPLAIN why censorship of courageous creation scientists is not scientific. (see the hand out)

TEST on Wed May 16th on ....

Test Study Guide (Life Science Version)
* DON'T try to learn all the stuff in the large powerpoint.
* The test will ONLY be on the specific information BELLOW:

(WORD DOC FORMAT ----- PDF FORMAT)
TEST – STUDY GUIDE     ORIGINS-HISTORICAL SCIENCE        Mr. Galloway
* Life-Sci, Hon-Bio, OL-Bio will differ only in how this summary sheet will be tested
* Life-Sci will be mostly word-bank/matching, Biology will have more short answer.
* FIRST, know the entire previous QUIZ on Origins-Historical Science.
The Quiz’s content will be on this TEST, so study the quiz guide again!
(Especially learn the examples of the 1,000’s of PhD’s who reject macroevolution – note ref. below)

* This TEST is intentionally “easy” if you study.  I am NOT expecting you to learn a huge amount of detailed evidence in each of the categories below.  Since we have gone through the large Part-2 Power Point presentations in class and you have a copy on file, I merely want you to learn THIS simplified, basic outline for the TEST.  You have my full 7-Part/700-Slide apologetic defense of Christianity on file for future use.

EVIDENCE that the BIBLE is the ONLY direct revelation from our Creator (Drs. MacArthur/Mohler):
1.100% Prophetic Accuracy (demonstrating it was led by God who transcends TIME)
2.100% Historical Accuracy (no historical error has ever been proven)
3.100% Scientific Accuracy (no scientific error has ever been proven)
4.100% Internal Accuracy (no contradictions even with 40 authors over 1,500 years)

EVIDENCE that Biblical-CREATION is the ONLY accurate WORLDVIEW:
1. LOGICAL evidence supporting Creation / contradicting Macroevolution? (Drs. Sarfati/Lisle)
- If God (absolute Logos/Truth) does not exist, then human logic/truth is meaningless.
- God’s WAY is totally unique, the opposite of man’s religious “way” of salvation.
- Only biblical creation logically explains a good God, yet suffering and death.

2. PSYCHOLOGY evidence supporting Creation & contradicting Macroevolution? (Dr. Wieland)
- Only the Bible’s history of creation/rebellion accurately fits human PSYCHOLOGY.
- Only the Bible’s history of creation/rebellion accurately fits human RELATIONSHIPS.

3. ASTRONOMY evidence supporting Creation & contradicting Macroevolution? (Drs. Hartnett/Humphreys)
- 0 + 0 = 0, so Nobody + Nothing could not have produced everything
- There’s more evidence to believe that Beauty/Complexity/DNA-INFO came from an eternal Mind (God), than from some kind of eternal matter/energy.
- Many astro-evidences show the universe cannot be millions/billions of years old
- The universe appears to be “galacto-centric”, which fits a Creator not a Big Bang

4. GEOLOGY evidence supporting Creation & contradicting Macroevolution? (Drs. Baumgardner/Snelling/Mortenson)
- Radioactive Dating Methods involve many “assumptions” making them unreliable
- New evidence shows Earth’s age is thousands of years (C-14 found in diamonds, …)
- Fossils show Earth’s age is thousands of yrs (missing-links, living-fossils, dino-tissue)
- Rock layers, billions of fossils are better explained by a global catastrophic flood
  (Baumgardner’s model, petrified trees through many layers, bent rock layers, etc …)
- Noah’s ark was 1.5 Million Cubic Feet of internal space
- Noah only took nostril breathing animal pairs (< 50,000 and easily fit on 1/3 of the ark)

5. BIOLOGY evidence supporting Creation and contradicting Macroevolution? (Drs. Sanford/Menton)
- BIOGENESIS LAW (DNA/CELLS cannot naturally come from non-living chemicals)
- COMPLEXITY (Interdependently irreducible, could not have evolved step by step)
- MUTATIONS (Over time do not create genetic information but destroy it instead)
- APE-MEN FOSSILS have NOT been found, ONLY Apes & Men
- APE DNA does NOT prove related to humans (it shows an efficient Designer & common blueprint)

GOD’S WORD ON HIS CREATION (Drs. MacArthur/Mohler)
1. GENEOLOGIES from Adam to Jesus = about 4,000 years, so creation was about 6,000 years ago
2. HEBREW TERM “YOM” means a 24hr DAY when numbered, or used with “evening”, “morning”.
3. SUFFERING & DEATH of animals & man began ONLY AFTER Adam/Lucifer rebelled (separation)


 

 

CURRENT UNIT:



elephantline

Final Exam 2012

Comprehensive and Cumulative
DATE for Science Exams = May 25

LifeSci Study Guide

The EXAM will be about 10 pages long.
Your 5 page GUIDE linked above
has the key/core answers.
* BUT you must understand concepts
beyond mere definitions!!!

If you want to re-examine a specific unit's notes to review concepts listed in the STUDY GUIDE, then below shows you how. Use the Study Guide to review concepts beyond mere definitions of terms:
(life-parts to life-processes, etc)

- Use any of my GSI Search Boxes at the TOP of any page
* Be sure you only study content from the CURRENT YEAR
* I set up wtih Google to search my entire site
(see the shadow arrow below)

life search

- Type into the search box what you want locate on my site
Examples:

* A Phrase ... to locate notes that explain "scientific method", then type that entire phrase in quotation marks into the box and hit the [Search GSI] button below it.

* A Term ... to locate notes that explain "karyotype", type "karyotype" into the search box and hit the [Search GSI] button underneath it.
..... the SCREEN SHOT you see below shows a number of documents on my website that mention "karyotype".
..... the arrow is pointing to the LINK for the Life Science Doc Notes Ch 4 Modern Genetics. Click it and it will open so you can then do a Control-F search to get to the explanation of "karyotype".

life google

 


PARENTS

Recommended Book:
The Harsh Truth About PUBLIC SCHOOLS
by Dr. Bruce Shortt,
Law Degree from Harvard, PhD from Stanford, Fulbright Scholar

book shortt harsh truth public schools

"Bruce Shortt shows why the public schools are increasingly no longer suitable for Christian children -- and why they are not likely to be reformed, owing to the teachers’ unions and other secularist influences. We should stop treating the public schools as ends in themselves that always have to be "preserved." They are means, not ends; and when we discover that they no longer work, we should try something else. The book is quite readable and I hope it will find the audience it deserves. The subject matter is vast; yet it covers much of the salient material in a way which should open some eyes."
-- Kenneth D. Whitehead
Assistant Secretary of Education for Ronald Reagan and George H.W. Bush

"The Harsh Truth about Public Schools by Bruce Shortt is a sad book. It is sad that the condition documented in this book actually exists in a nation founded on the principles of religious liberty, but it is even more sorrowful to know that, short of a miracle, the very Christian parents and other Christian leaders who need to read this book the most will probably pass it by. For those, however, with courage and a desire to know the truth this monograph will be an incredible blessing."
-- Paige Patterson, President
Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary Fort Worth, Texas

"Everyone truly interested in our children, our homes, and the future of our beloved America should read and study this book."
-- Chaplain (Col.) E. H. Jim Ammerman
U. S. Army Retired, Endorser for over 500 Chaplains representative to the U. S. Military for over 15 million independent church members.

"Bruce Shortt clearly and forcefully sets forth overwhelming evidence of the anti-Christian bias in parts of our public school system. This book is a must-read for anyone concerned with the future of the United States."
-- Judge Paul Pressler

"Bruce Shortt’s new book, _The Harsh Truth About Public Schools_, is clear evidence that concern over the catastrophic meltdown of public education in the United States is being felt in every segment of American society."
-- Dr. John C. Lundt
Professor of Education, University of Montana, and coauthor of _Leaving School: Finding Education_, Matanzas Press, 2004

"All parents are ultimately responsible for how their children are educated. This book not only shows forcefully why Christian parents must revolutionize education through homeschooling and Christian schools, it also helps guide parents on their journey into the adventure of Christian education."
-- Eric and Joyce Burge
Co-founders of the National Black Home Educators Resource Association

"Bruce Shortt has produced a devastating indictment of our public school system, which he believes is not only destroying the intelligence of our children, but is wreaking havoc with our moral and spiritual future. The book is a veritable encyclopedia of educational failure, corruption, and malfeasance by those who run the system"
-- Samuel L. Blumenfeld
Author of eight books on education, including NEA: Trojan Horse in American Education, How to Tutor, Alpha-Phonics: A Primer for Beginning Readers, and Homeschooling: A Parents Guide to Teaching Children.

"Anyone considering the possibility of placing their child in a government school should read this book first. Anyone who has already made that choice should read this book and reconsider. Bruce Shortt has exposed the proverbial elephant in the middle of the room and we can ignore it no longer."
-- Dr. Voddie Baucham, Jr.
National Bible Teacher Author of The Ever-Loving Truth

"Harsh truths with enough humor to make it a fun read. Presenting this compelling book in discrete chunks made it easy to start anywhere."
-- Marshall Fritz
President, Alliance for Separation of School & State
Founder, GetTheKidsOut.org 

"A graphic and well-documented reference source that provides a host of compelling arguments for taking Christian kids out of public schools. Dr. Shortt casts no aspersion on the motives of most teachers, but his examples of destructive practices and curricula nevertheless illustrate that, indeed, "The road to hell is paved with good intentions."
-- Dr. Arnold Burron
Professor Emeritus: University of Northern Colorado

"In a readable and enjoyable fashion Bruce Shortt’s book combines the best Biblical, academic, and social arguments for Christians to abandon K-12 public schools. The postscript addressed to our Christian public school teachers is a unique challenge."
-- E. Ray Moore, Jr.
Chaplain (Lt. Col.) US Army Reserve, Retired 
Director and Founder, Exodusmandate.org



 

The material BELOW is NOT Required
It includes extra advice, encouragements,
and some fun & fascinating stuff .

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Basic Study Motive: 
Gratitude to God. Sacrificing the desires of self for the needs of others, instead of sacrificing the needs of others for the desires of self.

Critical (Logikos) Thinking Principles:
Don't believe anything, even what I say,
unless the evidence makes it worthy of your trust.
"Faith is the . . . evidence of things not seen." (Heb 11:1)
Bio-Logic (Discernment): Practicing analytical, logical, critical thinking skills

HOMEWORK Expectations:
As soon as you are given notes, study guides, handouts of any kind, you are responsible to set a personal study schedule and begin studying them ASAP.  I recommend you use my instructions/article on:
"How and Why to Create a Condensed Memory OUTLINE".

Please remember, you'll soon be heading off to college and/or the adult working world, so we won't be spoon-feeding you, or giving constant teacher-generated busy work to do at home.  Some courses, like Math and Chemistry, require a lot of "practice" problems homework.  In contrast, a large part of Biology/Life Science requires the memorization of many terms/concepts along with learning to think Bio - logically (Greek = logikos).    

I'll carefully teach through ALL of the material using PowerPoint Presentations, Areopagus Class Dialogue (see Acts 17), "Living LABS", etc. Your job is to highlight terms, concepts, and processes that I tell you are important, especially those that will be re-tested throughout the year.  Much of this course requires comprehensive knowledge and cumulative testing.  So, beware.  Do NOT just cram before assessments.  Crammed material does not go into long-term memory and therefore cumulative material will catch up with you as the year unfolds!

You are expected to schedule your time throughout each unit to:

- read and understand the concepts taught
- outline / condense notes to manageable segments with memory cues
- memorize your outlines well
- meditate & question the meaning & implications of everything
- apply rational faith (evidential belief) to those things that deserve it


NEVER BELIEVE - without sufficient evidence
(critical thinking / bio-logic)
Proverbs 14:15; Hebrews 11:1

EXAMPLE: Why have 100's of PhD scientists rejected macroevolution?
- They include the inventor of the MRI & professors at major universities.
- Yet, PBS, National Geographic, & Scientific American claim there are none.
- If new evidence has convinced 100's, then shouldn't you find out why?
- Take a look for yourself. (Here are a few lists: AiG, ICR, CMI, CRS)  

What kind of "god" is portrayed by theistic evolution?
- "Survival of the fittest" depends upon pain, fear, suffering, & death.
- In contrast, the God of the Bible is the Good Shepherd who made Eden.
- Theistic evolution is a belief that blasphemes God by making Him a monster.

Why is the character of our Creator the cornerstone of Christianity?
- The foundation for consistent peace/joy/unselfish love must be trust in God.
- Believing God desired & designed disease & death does not lead to trust.
- Good News: Willful sin, Satan, & selfishness are the cause, not God.



The Way of Creation:
Sacrificing self for the needs of others. (Ex. = Christ's Cross)

The Way of Macroevolution:
Sacrificing others for the desires of self. (Ex. = Abortion)



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WATCH what happens when the infamous anti-theistic evolutionist, Dr. Dawkins of Oxford University is asked to simply provide one single example of a genetic mutation or evolutionary process that creates new genetic information in the genome.

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