Life Science

In this 30 week, one-and-a-half-hour class, your child will explore the plant and animal kingdoms. From cuddly mammals and slimy frogs to jellyfish and bacteria, your child will discover how God created each living thing to be unique. Students will see God’s hand as we study seeds, leaves, and flowers. This class will help your child explore the wonder and diversity of the animal kingdom, along with the beauty and uniqueness of plant life, including meat-eating plants, fungi, algae, and more. One cannot help but delight in the intricacy of the world of plants and animals when they complete this class.

God’s Design for Life textbook teaches life science from a biblical, creationist perspective, emphasizing God’s handiwork in the world around us. Classes will consist of lectures and hands-on activities and projects. Visits from animals and a bit of dissection maybe included. God’s Design book contains special feature articles that examine the lives of scientists throughout history who have contributed to the subject. Other articles contain fun facts. Finally, the book has an optional unit projects which can be completed at home that ties all the lessons together and reinforces what the student has learned. This is a fun, low/no stress class with minimal homework. Come join us in learning about the world that God created!

Please note that this book has 3 sections: The World of Plants, The Human Body and The World of Animals. This class will focus on the plants and animal section but if time allows, we will also look at the human body section.

Required materials:

  • “God’s Design for Life” student edition ISBN: 1683441273 ISBN-13: 9781683441274
  • Access to Schoology – this is where assignments will be posted

Class homework requirements: Weekly light reading and occasional homework assignments


Time: 9:00 – 10:30
Grades: 4-6
Class Fee: $365
Supply Fee: $90
Tutor:Jill Knight

If the COVID-19 pandemic affects our ability to meet in person in a classroom, we will make the following adjustments to this class. Tutor will provide assignments to be completed weekly and supplies as needed to accompany lessons. Tutor and students will meet at the scheduled class time via live video streaming to review material and answer questions. Testing will be submitted and graded/corrected electronically. Our goal is to meet in person as soon as it is feasible. We may begin classroom meetings at any point during the school year as the COVID-19 situation resolves.