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         Two Day Science Lab Intensives      

Complete One Year of Christ-Centered Science Labs in Two Intense, Fun Days

We Offer These Two Lab Intensives in 26 Locations Nationwide - Space is Limited and on a First-Come, First-Served Basis

- Biology / Anatomy & Physiology

                    - Chemistry

Greetings Parents & Students,

As a homeschool dad and former college professor, I'm passionate about teaching science, in particular, Christ-centered science to homeschooled students. For our Biology / Anatomy & Physiology two day lab intensives, and our Chemistry two day lab intensives, I have the privilege of interacting with 7th-12th grade students for two days (or four days if they attend both intensives) as we cover wide-ranging and in depth college-prep labs and the appropriate background information. We also focus on building critical thinking skills and developing a research and inquiry mindset with the resulting quality lab reports. God is glorified as we explore His Creation in depth... illuminating His creation - revealing His glory!

Parents may issue school credit for these as they deem appropriate - each two day intensive is the equivalent of a full school year of labs. Students will spend two enjoyable, knowledge and skill building days in a caring, Christ-centered environment.

 

I'll also tell them lots of stories with real-life Biology and Chemistry applications and I'll talk to them about "life 101," working hard at what they do (Colossians 3:23), working toward academic excellence, and encouraging others (1 Thessalonians 5:11, Ephesians 4:29, Proverbs 12:25, Hebrews 10: 24-25, Proverbs 17:22, 1 Thessalonians 4:18). Each lab intensive is an interesting and enjoyable two days of learning and growing.

Space at each location is limited and on a first-come, first-served basis. Please don't hesitate to contact me if you have questions.

Gratefully in His Grip,

Greg
Greg Landry
Homeschool Dad & Former College Professor
Founder and Director, College Prep Science

"Greg, what a refreshing change it was to see all those kids having so much fun with high school science. And, it was so wonderful to get so much done in two days. Katie didn't know what to expect but loved the experience. She said you immediately put them at ease and the time flew by. In fact, her first question to me after the second day was if she could do another intensive. Science in our household has been reinvigorated - thank you!."  Jenny

Biology / Anatomy & Physiology Lab Intensive

(This is the lab intensive for standard high school level Biology)

Length: 2 days

Time: 9:00 am - 4:00 pm each day

Academic credit: 1 year of Biology / Anatomy & Physiology Labs

Student grade range: 7th - 12th (these labs may be too advanced for many 7th graders - parents, please use your discretion)

Prerequisites: There are no prerequisites. Appropriate background information is presented prior to and during each lab that is performed.

This lab intensive can be attended:

- Before a student takes Biology

- While a student is taking Biology

- Or, after a student has taken Biology

 

When taking Biology / Anatomy & Physiology classes after attending our Lab Intensive, the class material will be much easier to comprehend - because students already understand the application of what they're learning in classes. For students who have taken Biology / Anatomy & Physiology classes prior to our Lab Intensive, these labs will bring their book knowledge to life.

Teacher: Greg Landry

Travel to intensive: Students may commute from home each day or families may find local overnight accommodations.

Lunch and snack breaks: We'll take a short lunch break and a short morning and afternoon break. Students should bring a brown bag lunch, snacks, and a bottle of water.

What is provided to students: As part of our Biology / Anatomy & Physiology Lab Intensive each student will receive a lab manual, t-shirt, apron, safety glasses to use during the intensive, all the supplies and specimens needed for the labs, two days of instruction, and a certificate of completion.

- What should you bring? Just a pen and / or pencil, a basic calculator (or phone), a brown bag lunch, snacks, and a water bottle each day.

- Email reminder: We'll send you email two to three weeks prior to the intensive reminding you of the dates, time, and location.

- Students will learn how to collect data appropriately and prepare and critique college-quality lab reports.
- Students will record their experiment data, graphs, etc. in their lab manual. We'll also discuss the critical importance of graphing to develop process reasoning and critical thinking skills that affect not only science but all aspects of life.

- Students will learn to think critically and deeply about scientific processes.

- We'll discuss what they need to know about high school academics and successfully handling college academics.. and how to relate to their professors and peers in college and beyond. We'll also discuss what they should be doing now to achieve their future goals! It's two days packed with learning, fun, and fellowship.

                    Laboratory Topics Covered

- We'll perform autopsy style dissections of sheep (similar to human):
=> Heart
=> Trachea (usually done in college level anatomy labs)
=> Lung (usually done in college level anatomy labs)
=> Pregnant uterus (usually done in college level anatomy labs)


- We'll do an experiment to quantify and study diffusion and osmosis
- Cat full body dissection (usually done in college level anatomy labs)

- We'll dissect a frog

- We'll isolate each students DNA as we study genetics
- Acid / base assessments will be performed
- Metric applications to Biology and medicine
- We'll do blood type and Rh Factor determinations on each student.
- We'll prepare and grow bacterial and fungal cultures and do a variety of antibiotic assessments
- To aid the understanding of the kidneys and entire urinary system, we'll do a ten parameter urinalysis on each student with variations.  (usually done in college level biology labs)
- We'll inflate preserved healthy and smoker's lungs to investigate anatomical and physiological differences
- Students will eat ice cream, candy, etc. for breakfast to produce a "glucose load challenge" to help them understand the pancreas, glucose absorption, diabetes, normal and abnormal glucose response curves, and the production and function of insulin.  (usually done in college level anatomy labs)
- Using stereoscopes and microscopes, we'll look at the microscopic aspects of the human body.
- We'll use Phenylthiocarbamide to study genetics
- We'll do reflex experiments to help understand the nervous system.
- To help understand the respiratory system, we'll do pulmonary (lung) function tests on each student. (usually done in college level anatomy labs)

- Students will learn how to prepare and critique college-quality lab reports

                    Real Life

We'll discuss what they need to know about high school academics and successfully handling college academics.. and how to relate to their professors and peers in college and beyond. We'll also discuss what they should be doing now to achieve their future goals!

I'll tell them cadaver lab stories and "real-life" life lessons from the college human anatomy lab. They'll work hard, laugh, talk about serious topics, have fun, and finish the two lab intensive with a lab manual representing their work.

Chemistry Lab Intensive

(This is the lab intensive for standard high school level Chemistry)

Length: 2 days

Time: 9:00 am - 4:00 pm each day

Student grade range: 8th - 12th (these labs may be too advanced for some 8th graders - parents, please use your discretion)

Prerequisites: There are no prerequisites. Appropriate background information is presented prior to and during each lab that is performed.

This lab intensive can be attended:

- Before a student takes Chemistry

- While a student is taking Chemistry

- Or after a student has taken Chemistry

 

When taking a Chemistry class after attending our Lab Intensive, the class material will be much easier to comprehend - because students already understand the application of what they're learning in classes. For students who have taken a Chemistry class prior to our Lab Intensive, these labs will bring their book knowledge to life.
 

Teacher: Greg Landry

Lunch and snack breaks: We'll take a short lunch break and a short morning and afternoon break. Students should bring a brown bag lunch, a bottle of water, and snacks.

Travel to intensive: Students may commute from home each day or families may find local accommodations.

What is provided to students: As part of our Chemistry Lab Intensive each student will receive a lab manual, t-shirt, apron, safety glasses to use during the intensive, all the supplies needed for the labs, two days of instruction, and a certificate of completion.

- What should you bring? Just a pen and / or pencil, a basic calculator (or phone) a brown bag lunch, snack, and bottle of water each day

- Email reminder: We'll send you email two to three weeks prior to the intensive reminding you of the dates, time, and location.

- Students will learn how to collect data appropriately and prepare and critique college-quality lab reports.
- Students will record their experiment data, graphs, etc. in their lab manual. We'll also discuss the critical importance of graphing to develop reasoning and critical thinking skills that affect not only science but all aspects of life.

- Students will learn to think critically and deeply about scientific processes.

- We'll discuss what they need to know about high school academics and successfully handling college academics.. and how to relate to their professors and peers in college and beyond. We'll also discuss what they should be doing now to achieve their future goals! It's two days packed with learning, fun, and fellowship.

                    Laboratory Topics Covered

Students will record and analyze quantitative and qualitative experimental data, graphs, etc. in their lab manual and learn how to prepare and critique college-quality lab reports. An emphasis will be placed on graphing, designing and conducting an experiment and analyzing data.

They'll work hard, laugh, talk about serious topics, have fun, and finish the two lab intensive with a jam-packed lab manual representing their work, and a certificate of completion.

Topics covered:

  • Introduction to scientific thinking

  • Producing a college-quality lab report

  • Chromatography

  • Electrochemistry

  • Separation of mixtures

  • Titration

  • Density

  • Temperature, solubility, and bonding

  • Kinetics

  • Colligative properties

  • Redox reactions

  • Solubility rules

  • Atomic structure and chemical measurement

  • Specific heat

  • Equilibrium

  • Ideal gas law

  • And more

         Real Life

We'll discuss what they need to know about high school academics and successfully handling college academics.. and how to relate to their professors and peers in college and beyond. We'll also discuss what they should be doing now to achieve their future goals!

It's two days packed with learning, fun, and fellowship. They'll work hard, laugh, talk about serious topics, have fun, and finish the two lab intensive with a lab manual representing their work.

Registration and Tuition Fees

Biology / Anatomy & Physiology Two Day Lab Intensive

- Registration fee of $25 per student is due when registering

- Tuition (covers all instruction and supplies) is $197 per student and due no later than 60 days prior to the intensive (or, if the intensive is fewer than 60 days away, tuition is due when registering).

- Landry Credit - any family who has Landry credit of at least $197 can use that credit to pay the tuition (not the registration fee) for the intensive. Please  indicate that in the comments section when registering.

Chemistry Two Day Lab Intensive

- Registration fee of $25 per student is due when registering

- Tuition (covers all instruction and supplies) is $197 per student and due no later than 60 days prior to the intensive (or, if the intensive is fewer than 60 days away, tuition is due when registering).

- Landry Credit - any family who has Landry credit of at least $197 can use that credit to pay the tuition (not the registration fee) for the intensive. Please  indicate that in the comments section when registering.

If you have questions, please click here to contact Greg Landry

"My daughter Beth loved your chemistry intensive. She is my artsy child and begged me not to make her go. In her words, 'these will be two miserable days'. She got home after the first day, walked in the house, and her first words to my husband and I were 'I love chemistry!'. At first, we thought she was kidding. She wasn't!"

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"I wanted to let you know all's well that ends well!  The boys made it up to Raleigh to catch a jam-packed afternoon of dissections and the overwhelming consensus in the car on the the way home was that it was the best lab any of them had ever attended! My son said that he could now officially say he has delivered his first baby...lamb, who knows where this will lead! we are very fortunate to have access to such great opportunities!"

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"My children, Logan & Taylor Baker, attended your science intensive for Biology while you were here. Logan was so excited and Taylor was the kicking and screaming one. She really never kicks and screams, but her attitude was not one of complete willingness. Anyway, they both thoroughly enjoyed the experience and have continued to talk about it and show off their "deliveries" to anyone who will look at them! Fun, fun, fun!!! I love it:-)"

"Greg, My son Mark attended your two day Biology Lab Intensive. He's in 8th grade and hasn't been especially interested in science. I asked him if he wanted to attend your intensive and he said no. I told him he was going to because we needed to get his labs done and this was a good way to do that."

"I dropped him off that morning and he was pouting. I picked him up that afternoon and he talked incessantly on the way home (this is my quiet child). It not only amazed me that he was so excited about science but that he loved doing this all day for two solid days. That kind of excitement in a child brings so much joy to a mother's heart. He also loved your 'real life lessons' talk. Thank you so much Greg for your ministry to our children!"

Beth (a grateful mom)

"Lead on Greg! Chris has a new perspective on science. We appreciate your leadership."

Dave

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"Greg, ...your orientation toward training students to be researchers and critical thinkers is just what our girls needed. It has also spilled over into how they approach history and literature..."

Carol

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"The signal is very limited but what text messages I'm getting are full of the words 'great', 'fun', and 'amazing!' Lily is so glad she was able to attend. Thank you Greg Landry, for spearheading such a fabulous endeavor, benefiting our nation's homeschooling community. It knits us together from coast to coast, across the entire USA!"

"Mr Landry, Timmy came home so excited about the first day of your Biology lab intensive. Hi can't wait for tomorrow. Thanks for making kids excited about science!"

Jess in Texas

"Greg, your two day science intensive labs have been such a blessing to our family. They absolutely loved every one they did and we never could had that kind of in depth experience anywhere else as homeschoolers. I feel so much better about their science preparation for college. Also, thanks for spending time talking with me about their other science courses."

With much gratitude,

Katie G.

Lab Intensive Locations & Dates

Please note: Space at each location is limited and on a first-come, first-served basis.

Robbinsville NC (Asheville, Knoxville, Chattanooga) at Whisper Mountain Camp

Biology: September 11-12, 2017

Chemistry: September 13-14, 2017

Note: Mom's Science Retreat is September 15-16, 2017

- If you'd like local overnight accommodations, there are local hotels. Or, if you'd like to stay on site at Whisper Mountain Camp any or all nights during the intensives (nights of September 10 - 13), gender-specific bunkhouse (hostel style) accommodations are available with gender specific central bathrooms for $22 per person per night.

 

The gender-specific bunkhouses are open to students and parents. You'll need to provide your own towels and bed linens. Each bunkhouse room has 11 beds. Space is available on a first-come, first-served basis. The bunkhouses are not supervised. You can reserve these overnight accommodations on our registration page when you register. If they're full that will be indicated on the registration page.

Lineville AL (Birmingham, Montgomery, Atlanta) at Servants in Faith and Technology Camp

Biology: September 18-19, 2017

Chemistry: September 20-21, 2017

- If you'd like local overnight accommodations, there are local hotels. Or, if you'd like to stay on site at Servants in Faith and Technology Camp any or all nights during the intensives (nights of September 17-20), gender-specific bunkhouse (hostel style) accommodations are available with gender specific central bathrooms for $15 per person per night.

 

The gender-specific bunkhouses are open to students and parents. You'll need to provide your own towels and bed linens. Space is available on a first-come, first-served basis. The bunkhouses are not supervised. You can reserve these overnight accommodations on our registration page when you register. If they're full that will be indicated on the registration page. They also offer the option of farm to table meals that you can purchase while there if you'd like.

Bergton VA (Harrisonburg, Northern VA, Morgantown) at Highland Retreat

 

Biology: October 2-3, 2017

Chemistry: October 4-5, 2017

- If you'd like local overnight accommodations, there are local hotels. Or, if you'd like to stay on site at Highland Retreat any or all of the nights of October 1-4, a limited number of overnight accommodations are available. Please contact Ben at info@highlandretreat.org for fees, types of accommodations, availability, etc.

Beach City OH (Akron, Cleveland, Youngstown) at Camp Buckeye

Biology: October 9-10,2017

Chemistry: October 11-12, 2017

- If you'd like local overnight accommodations, there are local hotels. Or, if you'd like to stay on site at Camp Buckeye any or all of the nights of October 8-11, a limited number of overnight accommodations are available. Please contact Lucy at info@campbuckeye.org for fees, types of accommodations, availability, etc.

Reading MI (Kalamazoo, Lansing, Ann Arbor) at Camp Selah

Biology: October 16-17, 2017

Chemistry: October 18-19, 2017

- If you'd like local overnight accommodations, there are local hotels. Or, if you'd like to stay on site at Camp Selah any or all of the nights of October 15-18, a limited number of overnight accommodations are available. Please contact Mark at campselah@gmail.com for fees, types of accommodations, availability, etc.

Oregon IL (Chicago, Milwaukee, Davenport) at the Lutheran Outdoor Ministries Center

Biology: October 23-24, 2017

Chemistry: October 25-26, 2017

Note: Moms' Science Retreat is October 27-28, 2017

- If you'd like local overnight accommodations, there are local hotels. Or, if you'd like to stay on site at the Lutheran Outdoor Ministries Center any or all nights during the intensives (October 22-25), overnight accommodations are available. Please contact Audrey at registrations@lomc.org for fees, types of accommodations, availability, etc.

Eldora IA (Des Moines, Omaha, Cedar Rapids) at Camp Quaker Heights

Biology: October 30-31

Chemistry: November 1-2, 2017

Note: Mom's Science Retreat is November 3-4, 2017

- If you'd like local overnight accommodations, there are local hotels. Or, if you'd like to stay on site at Camp Quaker Heights any or all nights of October 29 - November 1, a limited number of overnight accommodations are available. Please contact Chip at campquakerheights@gmail.com for fees, types of accommodations, availability, etc.

Mt Auburn IL (Springfield, Bloomington, St Louis) at Camp One Way

Biology: November 6-7, 2017

Chemistry: November 8-9, 2017

- If you'd like local overnight accommodations, there are local hotels. Or, if you'd like to stay on site at Camp One Way any or all  nights of November 5-8, a limited number of overnight accommodations are available. Please contact Glenna at glenna@camponeway.org for fees, types of accommodations, availability, etc.

Nashville IN (Indianapolis, Terre Haute, Cincinnati ) at Camp Moneto

Biology: November 13-14, 2017

Chemistry: November 15-16, 2017

- If you'd like local overnight accommodations, there are local hotels. Or, if you'd like to stay on site at Camp Moneto any or all  nights of November 12-15, a limited number of overnight accommodations are available. Please contact Shannon at shannon@impact2818.com for fees, types of accommodations, availability, etc.

Gastonia NC (Charlotte, Winston-Salem, Greenville SC) at Crowders Ridge Camp and Retreat Center

Biology: November 27-28, 2017

Chemistry: November 29-30, 2017

Note: Mom's Science Retreat is December 1-2, 2017

- If you'd like local overnight accommodations, there are local hotels. Or, if you'd like to stay on site at Crowders Ridge Camp and Retreat Center any or all nights of November 26-29, a limited number of overnight accommodations are available. Please contact Nathan at nathan@ecamps.org for fees, types of accommodations, availability, etc.

Franklin TN (Nashville, Murfreesboro, Huntsville AL) specific loaction in Franklin TBA

Biology: December 4-5, 2017

Chemistry: December 6-7, 2017

- If you'd like local overnight accommodations, there are local hotels.

Pontchatoula LA (New Orleans, Baton Rouge, Slidell) at Rosaryville Retreat Center

Biology: January 8-9, 2018

Chemistry: January 10-11, 2018

- If you'd like local overnight accommodations, there are local hotels. Or, if you'd like to stay on site at Rosaryville Retreat Center any or all nights during the intensives (nights of January 7-10), gender-specific bunkhouse (hostel style) accommodations are available with gender specific central bathrooms for $50 per person per night.

 

The gender-specific bunkhouses are open to students and parents. You'll need to provide your own towels and bed linens. Space is available on a first-come, first-served basis. The bunkhouses are not supervised. You can reserve these overnight accommodations on our registration page when you register. If they're full that will be indicated on the registration page.

Brookshire TX (Houston, College Station, Beaumont) at Hunt Retreat Center

Biology: January 15-16, 2018

Chemistry: January 17-18, 2018

- If you'd like local overnight accommodations, there are local hotels. Or, if you'd like to stay on site at Hunt Retreat Center any or all nights during the intensives (nights of January 14-17), gender-specific bunkhouse (hostel style) accommodations are available with gender specific central bathrooms for $45 per person per night.

 

The gender-specific bunkhouses are open to students and parents. You'll need to provide your own towels and bed linens. Space is available on a first-come, first-served basis. The bunkhouses are not supervised. You can reserve these overnight accommodations on our registration page when you register. If they're full that will be indicated on the registration page.

Marble Falls TX (Austin, San Antonio, Waco) at Camp of the Hills

Biology: January 22-23, 2018

Chemistry: January 24-25, 2018

Note: Mom's Science Retreat is January 26-27, 2018

- If you'd like local overnight accommodations, there are local hotels. Or, if you'd like to stay on site at Camp of the Hills any or all nights of January 21-24, a limited number of overnight accommodations are available. Please contact Hannah at hannah@campofthehills.org for fees, types of accommodations, availability, etc.

Granbury TX (Fort Worth, Dallas, Abilene) at Camp Crucis

Biology: January 29-30, 2018

Chemistry: January 31 - February 1, 2018

- If you'd like local overnight accommodations, there are local hotels.

Hamilton GA (Macon, Columbus, Atlanta) at Pine Eden Camp

Biology: February 12-13, 2018

Chemistry: February 14-15, 2018

- If you'd like local overnight accommodations, there are local hotels. Or, if you'd like to stay on site at Pine Eden Camp any or all nights of February 11-14, a limited number of gender-specific bunkhouse (hostel style) overnight accommodations are available. Please contact Carol at pineeden@bellsouth.net for fees, types of accommodations, availability, etc.

Polk City FL (Tampa, Orlando) at Camp Gilead

Biology: February 19-20, 2018

Chemistry: February 21-22, 2018

- If you'd like local overnight accommodations, there are local hotels.

Columbia SC (Columbia, Charleston, Florence) specific location in Columbia TBA

Biology: February 26-27, 2018

Chemistry: February 28 - March 1, 2018

- If you'd like local overnight accommodations, there are local hotels.

Raleigh NC (Winston-Salem, Fayetteville, Greenville) specific location in Raleigh TBA

Biology: March 5-6, 2018

Chemistry: March 7-8, 2018

- If you'd like local overnight accommodations, there are local hotels.

Marysville OH (Columbus, Dayton) at Grace Fellowship Church

Biology: March 12-13, 2018

Chemistry: March 14-15, 2018

- If you'd like local overnight accommodations, there are local hotels.

Bardstown KY (Louisville, Lexington, Bowling  Green) specific location in Bardstown TBA

Biology: March 19-20, 2018

Chemistry: March 21-22, 2018

- If you'd like local overnight accommodations, there are local hotels.

Albuquerque NM (Santa Fe, Santa Rosa) specific location in Albuquerque TBA

Biology: April 3-4, 2018

Chemistry: April 5-6, 2019

- If you'd like local overnight accommodations, there are local hotels.

Prescott AZ (Phoenix, Flagstaff) at Emmanuel Pines Camp

Biology: April 9-10, 2018

Chemistry: April 11-12, 2018

Note: Mom's Science Retreat is April 13-14, 2017

- If you'd like local overnight accommodations, there are local hotels. Or, if you'd like to stay on site at Emmanuel Pines Camp any or all nights of April 8-11, a limited number of overnight accommodations are available. Please contact Kathy at epc@emmanuelpines.com  for fees, types of accommodations, availability, etc.

Bonsall CA (Riverside, San Diego, Anaheim) at Rawhide Ranch

Biology: April 16-17, 2018

Chemistry: April 18-19, 2018

If you'd like local overnight accommodations, there are local hotels. Or, if you'd like to stay on site at Rawhide Ranch any or all nights during the intensives (nights of April 15-18), gender-specific bunkhouse (hostel style) accommodations are available with gender specific central bathrooms for $25 per person per night.

 

The gender-specific bunkhouses are open to students and parents. You'll need to provide your own towels and bed linens. Space is available on a first-come, first-served basis. The bunkhouses are not supervised. You can reserve these overnight accommodations on our registration page when you register. If they're full that will be indicated on the registration page.

Lodi CA (Sacramento, Modesto, San Jose) specific location in Lodi TBA

Biology: April 23-24, 2018

Chemistry: April 25-26, 2018

- If you'd like local overnight accommodations, there are local hotels.

Larkspur CO (Denver, Colorado Springs, Fort Collins) at Ponderosa Retreat and Conference Center

Biology: April 30 - May 1, 2018

Chemistry: May 2-3, 2018

- If you'd like local overnight accommodations, there are local hotels.

Solgohachia AR (Little Rock, Fort Smith, Fayetteville) at Camp Solgohachia

Biology:  May 7-8, 2018

Chemistry: May 9-10, 2018

Note: Mom's Science Retreat is May 11-12, 2018

- If you'd like local overnight accommodations, there are local hotels. Or, if you'd like to stay on site at Camp Solgohachia any or all nights of May 6-9, a limited number of overnight accommodations are available. Please contact them at support@ozarkconference.org  for fees, types of accommodations, availability, etc.

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