The Legacy Approach to Science and Technology
At Legacy Christian Academy, we believe that Christian education and the teaching of scientific principles are not mutually exclusive. Psalm 19:1-6 tells us that all of creation declares the glory of God. The students at Legacy are encouraged to do the same as they prudently study the different sciences through a highly academic and rigorous curriculum. We provide students with a well-rounded curriculum that combines the inerrant Truth of Scripture with inquiry based scientific principles – enabling students to maximize on their critical thinking skills and more fully discover the complexities of God’s design.
At each grade level, students are provided stimulating and instructive experiences in physical, earth, and life sciences. In the area of physical science, students learn about the properties of matter; heat, light and sound; force and motion; electricity and magnetism; and beginning chemistry. In earth science, students study soil; air, weather, climate, and forecasting; the solar system; properties of rocks and minerals; the structure of the earth; and changes that occur on the earth's surface. When students are studying life science, the science lab explodes with creatures, plants, and ecosystems. Units of study include insects, plant and animal life cycles, characteristics of living things, classification of organisms, bones and skeletons, and human body systems.
In middle school, students focus on one area of science for the entire year. Seventh graders explore life science, using a variety of equipment and materials to understand cell biology, genetics, anatomy, and physiology. Eight graders focus on physical science concepts such as motion, forces, chemistry, and buoyancy.
Legacy’s up-to-date computer lab and comprehensive computer curriculum provide students with the skills to use computers for a variety of purposes. In each grade, students learn about the function of a computer’s hardware and software. Classroom projects incorporate the use of desktop publishing, word processing, graphics, digital imagery, spreadsheets, power point presentation, and computer networking. Students learn to use the Internet safely for research, topical interests, and communication. Keyboarding skills are directly taught and practiced so students gain accuracy and speed each year. A special keyboarding class is offered in 6th grade to enhance students' "touch typing" skills.