Good Shepherd

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)

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.


* * 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.

"Squirt" the Otter

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


2010-11 Physical Science
9th Grade On-level


© Sid Galloway BS, M.Div.
Just an old sheepdog of the Good Shepherd
Genesis 1:1

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?

- Questions? Set a time & I'll buy the coffee, or just send GSI an email.
* Students & other "young" people, I'm going home soon, so it's your turn now!

Click any of the following pics to see more of YOUR classroom Zoo:

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DONATIONS are welcome - it cost me a lot to maintain our NCZoo!


Each new UNIT will be uploaded 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.

** UPDATED: Physical Science SYLLABUS/Grading/Discipline
- The last page must be signed by Parent/student & returned to me
(This syllabus explains everything about the course & teaching agenda)
* Correction on Syllabus = Bring Textbook to class every day!

Click here for INSTRUCTIONS to the NCS RENWEB Grade Reports, etc

Just an OLD sheepdog of the Good Shepherd

NCS Physical Science 9th Grade

Studying God's World in Light of His Word
A Foundational Physical Science Course

Note the course outline is similar to Life Science,
yet with much greater depth and breadth of content, including:

Veterinary Medical Application
Ethological Ethics / Outdoor Education
(The study of life from the worldview of a Good Creator)

* * PARENTS, please create a "Physical Science" 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, a back up will be accessible on your PC.
- Unit notes will be uploaded in order by date below, as the year unfolds.
(Unit assignments are found down below, after you scroll past discussion items.)

* If needed , get the FREE PowerPoint files & PDF file viewers below.

PowerPoint Viewer  Adobe PDF Viewer

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


What is the source for accurate knowledge?
(Latin: scientia / Greek: gnosis)

GSI Focus for 2010-2011 and the future . . .

* Please note - I'll be teaching a heavy load this year at NCS (7 classes). So my "extra" volunteer ministry efforts will be limited to a focus on God's priority to protect, rescue, and restore truly weak & vulnerable people. More & more are being oppressed and abused by predatory power players here in America & across the world. This escalating problem of "survival of the most powerful" at the expense of the weak in society, now overshadows every other burden in my heart - and His (Psalm 82:3-4). Please, find a way that you can help the Good Shepherd's abused & desperate lambs.

- Therefore, I'll not have time or money for wildlife rehabilitation.
- I'll have only limited time for basic counseling of families.
(NOTE: Most counseling issues would fade away if families turned their focus off of self and worked to rescue & restore the truly abused.)
- I'll not have as much time to travel & present seminars on:
... creation vs. survival of the fittest, family counseling & counselor-training,
theology/biblical studies, ... etc.
** Even though my schedule now limits my time to address each of these needs, they are all still important problems today. So some of you & your churches could step up and do your part as commanded in the His Word. Remember, His true churches are not "christian" social clubs or entertainment centers. His true ekklesias should be hospitals for the hurting and educational centers for those eager to learn and grow in His character of self-sacrificial love and holiness.
* See the "Recommended Organizations" for other speakers, counselors, who can provide training / materials that I cannot.

Thanks, Sid


Physical Science OUTLINE


"Tentative" outline which may change


Unit 1 – 3 wks - Ch 1 Nature of Science, Ch 2 Motion
Unit 2 – 3 wks - Ch 3 Forces, Ch 4 Energy
Unit 3 – 3 wks - Ch 5 Work and Machines, Ch 6 Thermal Energy


Unit 4 – 3 wks - Ch 7 Electricity, Ch 8 Magnetism and Its Uses
Unit 5 – 3 wks - Ch 9 Energy Sources, Ch 10 Waves, Ch 11 Sound
Unit 6 – 3 wks - Ch 12 Electromagnetic Waves, Ch 13 Light,
Ch 14 Mirrors and Lenses
** Comprehensive Review of the Year (Mid-Year Exam)



Unit 7 – 3 wks - Ch 15 Classification of Matter,
Ch 16 Solids, Liquids, and Gases
Unit 8 – 3 wks - Ch 17 Properties of Atoms & the Periodic Table,
Ch 18 Radioactivity/Nuclear Reactions,
Unit 9 – 3 wks - Ch 19 Elements and Their Properties


Unit 10 – 3 wks - Ch 20 Chemical Bonds, Ch 21 Chemical Reactions
Unit 11 – 3 wks - Ch 22 Solutions, Ch 23 Acids, Bases, and Salts
Unit 12 – 3 wks - Ch 24 Organic Compounds, Ch 25 New Materials
** Comprehensive Review of the Year (Final Exam)

Textbook Content Disclaimer - "Physical Science" by Glencoe:

This textbook, like all human works, is not perfect.  It contains some material that is out of date and some that has been proven wrong.  Also, since it is not a “Christian” text it also contains worldview statements, especially regarding philosophy of life and historical science that are inconsistent with a biblical worldview.   Most people do not realize that “science” is not as objective as some scientists proclaim it to be.  Some, even some non-Christian scientists, admit the fact that “scientific” claims are often just traditional beliefs held to by the current majority.

As warned by John Mattick, PhD, professor of molecular biology at the University of Queensland and director of the Institute for Molecular Bioscience.  “The Hidden Genetic Program of Complex Organisms”, Scientific American, October 2004, p. 61:

Assumptions can be dangerous, especially in science.  They usually start as the most plausible or comfortable interpretation of the available facts.  But when their truth cannot be immediately tested and their flaws are not obvious, assumptions often graduate to articles of faith, and new observations are forced to fit them.  Eventually, if the volume of troublesome information becomes unsustainable, the orthodoxy must collapse.

Since the text is a secular, non-Christian work that is saturated with non-theistic, and insufficiently substantiated macroevolutionary hypotheses, it provides us with the opportunity to apply analytical, critical, logical thinking skills as we compare how scientific evidences best fit a model of theistic/biblical creation. 

Also, textbook publishers compete with one another to sell books to state schools, so the books are getting bigger, heavier, and overloaded with unnecessarily distracting boxes, sidebars, charts, etc.  Therefore, I have outlined and summarized the textbooks into Word (.doc) and PowerPoint (.ppt) documents and put them online for more efficient study, along with updated, supplementary materials

ncs_highschoolNorthlake Christian High School

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)
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 Science requires the memorization of many terms/concepts along with learning to think 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 / 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 1,000'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)


Text and Class Notes: (YES, these are the things you will be graded on)
Remember, I created the PowerPoints 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
- or

Semester One

Quarter 1 (Term 1 / First 9 Weeks)

UNIT 1 - Science and the Scientific Method:

TENTATIVE UNIT DATES: August 16 to September 3

The complementary fit of scientific and scriptural (logikos) thinking.
* [Indirect Science vs. Direct Science]
* Both teach that we are to think logically and believe based on evidence.
* [Origins Science vs. Observational / Operational Science]

Topics Covered: Observation, Logic, Measurement, & Experimental Design
Subtopics Covered:

- Logikos Thinking (Biblical/Scientific thinking)
- Scientific Methods
- SI Measurement (Metric System) (10s by Design - 10 Fingers)
- Conversions (Prefix conversions and dimensional analysis)
- Density
- Motion
- Laboratory Safety

Welcome to Mr. Galloway's Logikos Science Class
Why Study Science? GW - Group Work (Discussion / Dialog)
Laboratory Safety - Must be signed by parent and student

** READ THE Textbook Chapters 1 and 2
Schedule your reading of the chapters as you need to according to the upcoming assignments and assessments below . . . .

Mr. G's NOTES: Unit One Chs 1 & 2 (PPT Format)
- Same Mr. G's Notes, but in a PDF Format (1 /page)
- Same Mr. G's Notes, PDF with (6 slides / page)
[Use either of the 3 formats ABOVE that helps most]

The two TEXTBOOK Ch Notes below are helpful!!!
* Optional Textbook Notes Ch 1 (PDF format)
* Optional Textbook Notes Ch 2 (PDF format)

ClassWork We will complete this in class Thursday August 19th
"Solving a Measurement Problem" Ch1 Section1
If time does not allow this in class, then use it as practice at home

GW - Small Group Work
(Discussion / Dialog / Quiz Bowl - if time allows)


Practice WK Chapter 1 Review - p. 32-33 Textbook
Date Due - Friday Aug 20th

Practice WK Chapter 1 Test Practice p. 34-35 Textbook
Date Due Period 7 Monday August 23rd

QUIZ CHAPTER 1 ONLY: Date Wed Aug 25th


HMWK Complete the Chapter 2 Review - p. 62-63
Date Due Period 7 Friday August 27th

GW - Small Group Work
(Discussion / Dialog / Quiz Bowl - if time allows)

HMWK Complete the Chapter 2 Standardized Test Practice p. 64-65
Date Due Period 7 Wednesday Sept 1st

* STUDY GUIDE for the upcoming TEST Fri on BOTH Chs 1 & 2
(This study guide will be uploaded and live-linked soon.)

** TEST Unit 1 on Ch 1 & 2 - Friday Sept 3rd

OPTIONAL material for further study . . .

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

- (Articles)

* Biblical Roots of Science, by Dr. Jonathan 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, by Bluedorn

- (Links)
Answers in Genesis (
Institute for Creation Research (
Creation Research Society (


UNIT 2 - Chapter 3 Forces / Chapter 4 Energy

Approximate dates = Sept 8 to Sept 23
** READ THE Textbook Chapters 3 and 4:

Schedule your reading of the chapters as you need to according to the upcoming assignments and assessments below . . . .

NOTE to Students: The last unit's TEST indicated that many of you clearly did not memorize the basic terms & formulas or practice enough math application problems to be sufficiently prepared for the TEST. (A teacher can't force facts into students minds. You must memorize & practice. Start NOW!)

NOTES: Ch 3 Forces (Power Point in PDF Format - 6 slides per page)
CLASSWK: Worksheets/discussion on concepts and application

HMWK: FLASH CARDS for terms and formulas (REQUIRED!!)
* Flash Cards on Ch 3 are DUE Friday Sept 10th

LAB - "PAPER AIRPLANES: Physics, Forces, & FUN" (Edutainment)

Since TIME ran out on us Friday in Review, here is the

** Your book does NOT break down the STEPS/UNITS in the practice sample problems. So, I’ve created some text boxes in order to insert units more clearly and to break down ALL of the steps for you to better understand the process. Hopefully it will help you.
** But YOU must memorize the formulas and practice these problems on paper over and over until the concept/principle is in you brain.  Yes, BORING repetitious WORK. JUST A LITTLE WORK DAILY AND YOU CAN MAKE AN A or B.

** Here are MATH EXTRA HELPS that I've made to help you break down problems into each specific step.


BONUS: Find out why is the symbol "p" is used for "momentum"?


NOTES: Ch 4 Energy (Power Point in PDF Format - 6 slides per page)
CLASSWK: Worksheets/discussion on concepts and application

HMWK: FLASH CARDS Chapter 4 (Headings / Bold Terms / Formulas)
* Flash Cards on Ch 4 are DUE Thursday Sept 16th
for terms and formulas (REQUIRED!!)
* OUTLINE on Ch 4 are DUE Monday Sept 20th
** This OUTLINE is a QUIZ GRADE, so don't forget it!!!

LAB - "PLASMA LAMP:Tesla Plasma Energy Globe" (Edutainment)

Watch for the finger touching the animated globe on the right

QUIZ ****** QUIZ - Ch 4 Only (Study Guide) DATE: Wed Sept 20th
Quiz Study Guide for Ch4 Quiz

NEW DATE: Friday Sept 24th
Study Guide for TEST on Ch's 3 & 4

** Study the Ch 3 Quiz well for the Ch 3 part of this TEST.
* Then study the GUIDE above.
Practice math problems using the formulas for Ch 3 & 4.


Unit 3 Chapters 5 and 6
Download Notes & Start Flashcards NOW

(PDF format with/ 6 slides per page)
Flashcards on Ch 5 Due Wed Sept 30
QUIZ CH 5 Date Thursday Sept 30
(STUDY GUIDE for the Quiz)

(PDF format w/ 6 slides per page)
Flashcards on Ch 6 Due Monday Oct 4
QUIZ CH 6 Date Wednesday Oct 6
(Study Guide for the Quiz)

Unit TEST CH's 5 & 6 Date Friday Oct 8
Study Guide for Test


Unit 4 Ch's 7 & 8 (Electricity and Magnetism)

(PDF of the PPT)

Flashcards on Ch 7 Due Tue Oct 12

Activity - "A Shocking Lab Experience"

Study Guide for the Ch 7 Quiz
NEW DATE - Due Friday Oct 15

QUIZ on Ch 7 Electricity

Science News:
"Why Graphene Won Scientists
the Nobel Prize"
* Read this article about a new substance that will change your future.
- We'll discuss it in class


Mini-Lab Activities:
- Incredible Shrinking Snack Bags (Do not try this at home)
- Electrically Transformed Steel Wool (Do not try this at home)


MRI Inventor Dr. Damadian (Genius / Biblical Creationist)
[MRI - Magnetic Resonance Imaging]

Flashcards Ch 8 Due Monday Oct 18

Activity -

The "Levitron"
(Magnetic Levitation)


Study Guide Ch 8 Thur OCT 21
NO NO Quiz on Ch 8,
only the 7-8 Test Below

TEST on BOTH Ch's 7 & 8
NEW Unit Test Date =

Thursday Oct 28

To study use your graded Ch7 Quiz,
plus the Ch8 Study Guide

* Also see this Transformer Math Help Sheet

* (I tried to put this MATH sheet together to make it simpler)
Yes it really is Monday right after homecoming week:-(
Just be sure you know the terms/concepts for Ch7-8



** Parents!!

Please remember that your sons/daughters MUST READ my NOTES (Word Doc and/or PowerPoint) and MEMORIZE terms/concepts for long term memory.  They should begin this responsibility as soon as the notes are made available (in hand and online).  Flashcards & outlining the notes on their own helps organize information in their mind.

** As high schoolers preparing for college (and future employment), they must prepare on time and practice INDEPENDENT work. Teachers CANNOT FORCE basic facts into their minds. Therefore, teachers also cannot help them understand concepts or exercise critical (logikos) thinking about concepts if the students have not yet memorized (learned) the BASIC TERMS, etc.

Please have them recheck their Science Webpage on my GSI website for date changes.

Please remember, my Science webpages on the website (that I pay for myself) includes:
(Along with the animals in our NCZoo and their food, maintenance, etc)
- PowerPoints with scanned graphics,
- my hand typed study guides for quizzes and tests,
- links for practice worksheets,
- and of course the all important DATES for when assignments/assessments are due.
** Recheck dates daily for any potential updates or changes.

In addition, I tell the students regularly and sent home at the beginning of the year a note explaining that the majority of their science course involves the boring memorization of terms and concepts that represent structures and processes.  Therefore they have homework every night IF they need it.  It depends on how much memorization and/or review they need to prepare. Only you and your child can decide how much study he or she needs to prepare for quizzes/tests.
* Starting early is essential for long term memory and critical (logikos) thinking.

Unit 5 - Chs 9 / 10 / 11<-- Links to Textbook
Energy Sources // Waves // Sound

Dates below will be online Tue Nov 2

Ch 9 NOTES on Energy Sources (PDF of the PPT)
Flashcards on Ch 9 due Thur Nov 4
Activity / Textbook Video - As time allows
Study Guide a COPY due Fri Nov 5 (QZ grade)
Mini-TEST Ch9 DATE Monday Nov 7


Ch 10 NOTES on Waves (PDF of the PPT)
Flashcards on Ch 10 Waves due Wed Nov 10
Activity / Textbook Video - As time allows
Study Guide a COPY due Fri Nov 12(QZ grade)
Mini-TEST Ch10 DATE Mon Nov 15

Thanksgiving Special Mini-Unit
Mon - Fri (Nov 14-18)

Since all of my classes have tests on Monday Nov 14,
and I'll be gone with 9th graders to the Zoo on Tue Nov 15,
and we have a HALF DAY short classes Wed Nov 16,
then only Thur & Fri before Thanksgiving break . . .


Instead, I'll hand out a special unit packet for each of my classes
on Monday and Tuesday . . . YOU WILL ENJOY IT :-)

Click here for the instruction sheet
that was handed out in class.

Due Friday Nov 19th

Ch 11 SOUND (TEXTBOOK Link for practice tests, etc...)

Ch 11 NOTES on Sound (PDF of the PPT)

Flashcards on Ch 11 Sound Wed Dec 1



DVD by Dr. David Menton
Medical School Anatomy Professor
"The Hearing Ear - God's Design"

Activity - "Ultrasonic Teen Repellent"
Examining the ability and effect of hearing sounds at frequencies up to 22 KHz.

Study Guide Ch11 Mon Dec 6 (QZ grade)

TEST on Ch11 Fri Dec 10




This Thursday Night Dec 9 @ 7PM

CURRENT POWER POINT for LSU Seminar (Feb 20)
(NEW Power Point Sample linked above)

* Click HERE for a printable sheet explaining the event
7 - 8 PM Thur Dec 9 - Feel free to bring Guests
PowerPoint / Video Clips / Voluntary Discussion /Q & A
Our previous CW evenings have been fun and informative for all


Creator's Way Q & A Evening - Thursday DECEMBER 9th

Who: Parents & their Adult Friends
Time: Thursday DECEMBER 9th 7:00 to 8:30
Place: Northlake Christian High School Bldg, Room 107
- Power Point Presentation
- Video Clips
- Open Discussion Q & A, No Pressure

As our children and grandchildren head off into the world (college and/or work), they will be bombarded with anti-Christian claims designed to undermine their trust in God, the Scripture, and the morality of Christ's character.  In this anniversary year of Darwin's birth (200th) and book (150th), secular sources are flooding the media with anti-biblical propaganda presentations. 

Here is an opportunity to come and bring friends and discover the wonderful resources and evidences available (1,000's of PhD scholars) to defend "why" you believe what you believe.  Not just Mr. Galloway's opinion - I'll be sharing the conclusions of top scientists from around the world in every field of study.

Feel free to bring friends who doubt the Christian, creation worldview.  That always makes Q & A more fun and practical.

For more information:
Call Sid 985-285-4630
Email sid [at] or sgalloway [at]
* replace the [at] with @ and no spaces

Seminar Brochure:



Mid-Year Comprehensive Exam
Semester 1 (Thurs Dec 16th)
Merry Christ-mas
for the Physical Science Mid-Year Exam
* It will cover all units completed so far this semester.

TIPS for studying your exam to make a high grade:
1. READ through the Exam Study Guide thoroughly a couple of times.
2. MEMORIZE the terms, concepts, formulas, processes, etc
3. FLASHCARDS help to break down the Guide into bite size sections.
3. BEYOND the Guide, you need to understand the interrelationships among the terms, concepts and processes.
4. WEBSITE: Since I have all of your notes available in digital form on my website at your science webpage, you can pull up on your PC any set of notes and use the "FIND" option (Control - F) to locate any term, concept, etc, in that set of notes.
5. TEXTBOOK: You can use your textbook that you have kept at home, since 90% of the notes and power points I created for you came from the text.
6. ANIMATIONS/VIDEO: You can also find animations for visual understanding of many concepts linked on my science webpage and countless more through Google for any concept.
7. 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 so that students cannot lose them.
8. 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

Jan 1, 2011 to Jan 21

Unit 6 Chapters 12, 13, 14 <-- Links to Textbook
Electromagnetic Waves, Light, Mirrors/ Lenses

Ch 12 NOTES on Electromagnetic Waves
(PDF of the PPT)

Flashcards on Ch12due Wednesday Jan 5
Activity - EMP Weapon Video --- >-->->
USA Today News Article on EMP Potential
*Study Guide Ch12 Due - Thurs Jan 6 (QZ grade)
Mini-TEST on Ch12 DATE Fri Jan 7

Ch13 NOTES on Light
(PDF of the PPT)

Flashcards on Ch13 due Wed Jan 12
Activity - Lasers and Holograms
Study Guide Ch13 Due - Thur Jan 13 (QZ grade)
Mini-TEST on Ch13 DATE Friday Jan 14

Ch14 NOTES on Mirrors/Lenses
(PDF of the PPT)

Flashcards on Ch14 due Thur Jan 20th
(See your own retina blood vessels ... etc)
Study Guide Ch14 Due - Fri Jan 21 (QZ grade)
** Mini-TEST on Ch14 DATE Mon Jan 24


Unit 7 Chapters 15 and 16 - Nature of Matter

January 28 to Feb 5
Ch15 NOTES on The Nature of Matter Part 1
(PDF of the PPT)

Flashcards on Ch15 due Friday Jan 28
LAB Activity - "Electric Steel Wool"
Study Guide Ch15 Due - Wed Feb 2 (QZ grade)
** Mini-TEST on Ch15 DATE Friday Feb 4

Feb 7 to Feb 11
Ch16 NOTES on The Nature of Matter Part 2
(PDF of the PPT)

Flashcards on Ch16 due Wed Feb 9
LAB Activity - As time allows
Study Guide Ch16 Due -Wed Feb 9 (QZ grade)
** Mini-TEST on Ch16 DATE Friday Feb 11

Feb 14 to Feb 18
* Due to 9th grade Trip, NEW DATES below

Ch17 NOTES "Atoms and the Periodic Table"
(PDF of the PPT)

* Sample 1 - Interactive Periodic Table
* Sample 2 - Interactive Periodic Table
Flashcards on Ch17 due Wed 16
Study Guide Ch17 Due -Monday Feb 21 (QZ grade)
** Mini-TEST on Ch17 DATE Friday Feb 25

Feb 28 to March 4

Ch18 NOTES "Radioactivity and Nuclear Decay"

(PDF of the PPT)

Flashcards on Ch18 due Wednesday March 2
LAB Activity - Worksheet: "Radioactive Dating Assumptions"
- Radioisotope Dating: Problems with the Assumptions
- Radioisotope Dates Do Not Prove the Earth is Billions of Years Old
Study Guide Ch18 Due -Thursday March 3 (QZ grade)
** Mini-TEST on Ch18 DATE Friday March 4

We will omit this Chapter 19
since it is not relevant to your upcoming science courses.

Ch19 NOTES "Elements and Their Properties" - PDF of the PPT
Flashcards on Ch19 Omitted
LAB Activity -
Study Guide Ch19 Due - Omitted
** TEST on Ch19 DATE Omitted

Monday March 14 to Friday March18

Ch20 NOTES "Chemical Compounds" - PDF of the PPT
READ Ch 20 IN YOUR TEXTBOOK!!! Read it . . . .

Flashcards on Ch 20 due Wednesday March 16
LAB Activity - as time allows

Study Guide Ch 20 Due -Thursday March 17
** TEST on Ch 20 DATE Friday March 18

Monday March 21 to Friday March 25

Ch21 NOTES "Chemical Reactions"
- PDF of the PPT
READ Ch 20 IN YOUR TEXTBOOK!!! Read it . . . .

Flashcards on Ch 21 due Wednesday March 23
LAB Activity - as time allows

Study Guide Ch 21 Due -Thursday March 24
** TEST on Ch 21 DATE Friday March 25

Special Unit - ACT Prep:
Graph Analysis and Math Application

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.

- TIPS for the ACT Science Section
- High School Sample 1 Questions

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.

- 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.

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 :-(


- 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


(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"
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
"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
". . . . 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 . . . ."


". . . 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"
"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."

Monday April 4th to April 8th

Ch22 NOTES "Solutions"
- PDF of the PPT

Flashcards on Ch 22 due Wed April 6
LAB Activity - as time allows

Study Guide Ch 22 Due -Thur April 7

** TEST on Ch 22 DATE Friday April 8


Monday April 11th to April 15th

Ch23 NOTES "Acids-Bases-Salts"
- PDF of the PPT

Flashcards on Ch 23 due Tue April 12
LAB Activity - as time allows


QUIZ on Ch 23 Wednesday April 13
* NOT just the study guide like before
Quiz is on the first 13 items on Test Guide

** TEST on Ch 22 DATE Friday April 15
Study Guide Ch 23 NOT due as a quiz grade

Administrative Department ACT Prep:
Special Unit for practice ACT Sci sections

Only two days of class per course this week, so . . .

Monday May 2 to May 6

Ch24 NOTES "Organic Compounds"
- PDF of the PPT

Flashcards on Ch 24 due Wed May 4
LAB Activity - as time allows

QUIZ on Ch 24 Thursday May 5
* NOT as the guide like before
Quiz is on first 20 items on Test Guide

** TEST on Ch 22 DATE Friday May 6
Study Guide Ch 24 NOT due as a quiz grade





Last Week Review of the Year

* No more quizzes or tests.
* Only the Final Exam Wednesday May 25

Final Exam Wednesday May 25
* Study Guide with HINTS
will be handed out
in Class

Below is an example from my Biology Class to show you how to use the Study Guide as you review concepts and their inter-relationships beyond mere definitions of terms.

- Use any of my GSI Search Boxes at the TOP of any page
* I set up with Google to search my entire site
(see the shadow arrow below)

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

* A Phrase ... to locate notes that explain "binomial nomenclature", 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 "ecology", type "ecology" into the search box and hit the [Search GSI] button below it.
..... the SCREEN SHOT you see below shows a number of documents on my website that mention "ecology".
..... the arrow is pointing to the LINK for the Biology Doc Notes Ch19_22_Ecology_Creation_PPT.doc. Click it and it will open so you can then do a Control-F search to get to the explanation of "ecology".


** See the Course Outline near the top of this page

"GOODBYE till next year ..."


Below You'll Find Some
FUN EXTRA Material

Related to the Course
& Our Class Animals


A few of our past & current classroom animal teaching assistants . . .

"SHELLY" our new rescue rehabilitation science application assistant!
Shelly was attacked by a dog who chewed off the back of her shell ...

"Shelly" our new rescue rehabilitation science application assistant :-)

Big Baby Huey
(VIDEO HERE - rescued Great Horned Owl - young fledgling)

(2nd Video of Huey watching our Squirrel Zoe)

* See also Video of The Squirrel Brothers Acrobatic Team

Autum (Barred Owl) .................. Zoe (Squirrel)

Bambi (Deer Fawn)

(More pics / videos on Mr. Galloway's Facebook - ask your parents)

The owl was hit by a car & had severe head injury - but was rehabbed & released. The deer was also hit in the head & partially paralyzed (temporarily we hope). It was transferred to a veterinarian for X-rays, IV fluids, and medication. Zoe was born deformed with no tail and only 3 feet. She will live with us for life :-)

Rescued Raccoon 2008

NCZoo Rescue Center (Ark)

Mr. Galloway & Mandy 30 yrs ago at the Audubon Zoo
(Just an OLD sheepdog zookeeper of the Good Shepherd)



Recommended Website of Dr. A. E. Wilder-Smith (Christian / Young Earth Creationist) is one of very few scientists who earned three doctorates in physical sciences from prestigious universities - Oxford, then Geneva, and finally Zurich.  The website memorializing his work and life,, contains a wealth of material, including videos, audios, articles, and books, for the scientific scholar as well as the layman.


Recommended DVD - "HOW TEXTBOOKS MISLEAD", by Dr Don Batten


“Facts” are not neutral —
and neither is education.

"Do you know what your children learn in school? Dr Don Batten investigates the evolutionary teaching in a typical science text used in senior high school. The textbook uses many deceitful, out-of-date and even fraudulent arguments to indoctrinate students in evolution (everything made itself without a Creator). Be prepared to equip our youth with answers!"
(High School–Adult) 50min.









Recommended Books -

* See the Recommended Resources Page as well





book_unprotectedFor Parents to help prepare students for the Cultural Confusion of College
UNPROTECTED: A Campus Psychiatrist Reveals How Political Correctness

Book Review -
"Here are important facts you must know about well-intentioned counselors who are more committed to political correctness than to students’ physical and psychological safety—written clearly and passionately by a dedicated psychiatrist. This book tells all. -- Nicholas A. Cummings, Ph.D., Sc.D., Former President, American Psychological Association; Distinguished Professor, University of Nevada, Reno; President, Cummings Foundation for Behavioral Health.

"This book is a thunderous call for a truly honest discussion in society, but more importantly, between college-bound students and their parents. It is one of the few books I have read that can be a light on the path to health for our society that is, in certain areas, the university in particular, very sick. It is an absolute must read. -- Joe S. McIlhaney, M.D.

"This is a punch-in-the-gut powerhouse of a book by a very brave clinician. The message is provocative and profound. . . . I wish others had the guts to speak out in a similar fashion. -- Cal Colarusso, M.D., Training and Supervising Analyst, San Diego Psychoanalytic Institute


Hooked: New Science on How Casual Sex is Affecting Our Children (Hardcover), M.D. Joe S. McIlhaney Jr, M.D. Freda Bush

DR. JOE S. MCILHANEY is a board-certified obstetrician gynecologist who resides in Austin, Texas, with his wife, Marion. In 1995, he left his private practice of 28 years to devote his full-time attention to working with the Medical Institute for Sexual Health, a nonprofit medical educational research organization he established in 1992.

DR. FREDA BUSH is a board-certified obstetrician gynecologist and a partner in private practice with East Lakeland OB-GYN Associates in Jackson, Mississippi.


Publisher's Description: "Society tells us that sex is an act of self-expression, a personal choice .... Millions of American teenagers and young adults are finding that the psychological baggage of such behavior is having a real and lasting impact on their lives. They are discovering that “hooking up” is the easy part, but “unhooking” from the bonds of a sexual relationship can have serious consequences. A practical look into new scientific research showing how sexual activity causes the release of brain chemicals which then result in emotional bonding and a powerful desire to repeat the activity. This book will help parents and singles understand that “safe sex” isn't safe at all; that even if they are protected against STD's and pregnancy, they are still hurting themselves and their partner."




An Academic Use For Your I-Phone/I-Touch



Go to my GSI: Links Resources to see how your (and your student's) iphone or itouch can become the

most powerful study tool yet imagined . . .


... instead of a time wasting toy full of mind wasting games.



Literally, over 200,000 books (Bibles, old classics, textbooks) study guides and reference tools, etc, are already available.

Hundreds more being offered every week.






An introductory word about "ORIGINS" SCIENCE - The Beginning

Note: Biblical Creation is in sync with 1000's of respected PhD scientists:
* Dr. Raymond Damadian, Inventor of the MRI
* Dr. John Baumgardner, World renowned geophysicist, Los Alamos
* Dr. Andrew Snelling, Geologist, author Earth's Catastrophic Past
* Dr. John Sanford, Respected geneticist, Cornell University
            -- author of Genetic Entropy: The Mystery of the Genome
* Dr. Russ Humphreys, Astrophysicist, Sandia National Labs, etc.
            -- author of (Starlight and Time) (Evidences Young World Booklet)
 * Dr. John Hartnett, Prof. Univ. West Australia, astrophysics, etc.
            -- author of: (Dismantling the Big Bang) (Starlight Time New Physics)
 * etc, etc . . . . .  

The Age of the Universe - Time Scales - Einstein's Relativity . . .
The following quote from creationary astrophysicist Dr. John Hartnett demonstrates the wonderful way science magnifies the accuracy of God's Word in Genesis:

"The simplest way to calculate the age of the universe, within the Big Bang worldview, is to wind its expansion back to zero. This is called the 'Hubble Age' because it is the inverse of the Hubble expansion constant. The best current estimate is 15 billion years, with an uncertainty of +/- 2 billion years."

". . . . While we do not accept all the assumptions that underlie these figures, there is no doubt that distance alone, plus a constant speed of light, yields a light-transit time far in excess of the biblical time scale, so we do accept the idea of an "old" cosmos within its own frame of reference, but the entire universe is young in earth-clock terms."

"Time dilation models can explain . . . . light from those distant galaxies took billions of years of galaxy time to reach earth, but the light that arrived here on creation day 4 (of earth-time, having traveled billions of years in galaxy-time) was the first light emitted from the newly created galaxies. So Adam and Eve would have been able to view them (had they been able to see them through a modern telescope) in their created positions. We today are seeing them 6,000 years after their creations as measured by earth clocks (even though the light took billions of years as measured by galaxy clocks to get here)."
[emphasis added]

Dismantling the Big Bang: God's Universe Rediscovered, pp. 199-201, by John Hartnett, PhD (astrophysics - University of Western Australia)
- See also Starlight, Time, and the New Physics, by Dr. Hartnett, in which he expands mathematically on the models of Einstein and Carmeli to answer many of the past problems associated with both the big bang and creation models.
- See also the article by Dr. Mark Harwood entitled, "How can distant starlight reach us in just 6,000 years?". Dr. Harwood's research has focused around the development and use of radiotelescopes.

Please remember that:
- Einstein showed time is a real property of the universe . . .
- Time is relative and actually changes due to gravity, velocity . . .
- Einstein's theories have been expanded by Carmeli, Harnett . . .
- The universe expanded (God "stretched out the heavens")
- Its age literally depends on your space/time perspective . . .
- So a relatively young universe can be billions of light-years in size.


SEMINAR: "Creator's Way: Never Survival of the Cruelest"



RECOMMENDED BOOK: Genetic Entropy & The Mystery of the Genome
Dr. John Sanford, Professor of genetics at Cornell University for 25 years. Author of the book, Genetic Entropy & The Mystery of the Genome, 2005 Over 70 scientific publications & over 25 patents.
[His book demonstrates the statistical & scientific impossibility of the claim that mutations are a mechanism that could have created new genetic information to make new kinds of creatures.]

“Modern Darwinism is . . . . that man is merely the product of random mutations plus natural selection. . . . . It is for this reason that the overwhelming majority of youth who start out with a belief that there is more to life than mere chemistry – will lose their faith while at college. I believe this is also the cause of the widespread self-destructive and self-denigrating behaviors we see throughout our culture.” 








Annual Biology Class "Touched by an Elephant" Trip
(Me & my daughter Kathleen with my old zookeeper friends, Jean & Panya)

squirrel_zoe_sid_hat squirrel_zoe_spinach_twist

Zoe, our handicapped squirrel
(Born with no tail and only three legs)

Click on the owl below for the textbook site
(Remember, this is a secular and macro-evolutionary text.)

** See the Course Outline near the TOP of this page

© Sid Galloway BS, M.Div.
Just an old sheepdog of the Good Shepherd

Food for scientific thought -

Global Warming: yes or no?
Cause vs. Effect: man, sun, earth's core, ... ?
Article by Dr. Roy Spencer (NASA)