I’m guessing most homeschool parents find two things intimidating about high school – advanced math and science. We’ve discussed math many times on this site since I’m homeschooling a daughter with dyscalculia. We haven’t discussed science as much, mostly because we’ve taken a very relaxed approach to it.
But science is a thing as your kids approach high school and unless you are a science-oriented parent, I’m guessing science labs and especially biology labs might make you feel some combination of light-headed, panic-stricken, and flat-out nauseous.
I’m going to be honest. I thought chemistry and physics were interesting. Chemistry labs were a little tedious, but who doesn’t enjoy mixing stuff up and seeing what happens? Physics is simply fascinating.
But I did not like biology. At all. My biology teacher was one of my least favorite teachers. He was smug and condescending, especially toward Christians. I hated dissection both in middle school and high school. I’ve been trying really hard to not let my dislike of the subject trickle into my conversations with Caroline, but she’s already aware that dissection is a thing she has to do to graduate from high school and is already upset by it.
(I think highly-sensitive people find the combination of awful smells and cutting up dead creatures just incredibly off-putting so I’m not going to fault her or me for feeling the way we do.)
But it still has to be done.
So today I have the opportunity to introduce you to an option for Christ-centered homeschool science that includes not only engaging online classes but also in-person lab intensives to help parents deal with this requirement that some of us find difficult to think about.
Two Day Homeschool Science Lab Intensives
College Prep Science is the name of Greg Landry’s science program. He offers many different live, Christ-centered, online science classes for 6th-12th graders as well as *** two-day Biology and Chemistry Lab Intensives *** at fifteen locations nationwide.
(Cue angels singing in chorus.)
Greg is a homeschool dad with extensive experience including as a college professor, a researcher, and over twenty years of teaching homeschool students. Go here to read more about Greg’s background and qualifications.
If you go over and read the section about these lab intensives, you’ll see so many glowing recommendations and lots of positive feedback. I’ve seen other homeschool moms discuss these online and I know they work incredibly well for homeschool families. So even though I have no experience with them, I’ve read and heard enough to know that they are worth checking out.
And for the squeamish students who are dreading this part of science, two days is something that they can get through and get it overwith.
And maybe, just maybe, they will discover it isn’t quite as bad as they thought it would be once they get there and start working.
(Or maybe not. But a mom can hope.)
Happy Science Days to You!