Live Online Classes

                                                        For 6th - 12th Grade Homeschooled Students

 

 

Now OPEN - Registration for 2019-20 Homeschool Year Classes

30% Early Registration Discount Ends January 11

Please Note: This Does Not Apply to Spring or Summer 2019 Classes

At Registration use 30% Discount Promo Code:  D30

This Discount Cannot be Applied After Registration

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 See Details for These Live Online Classes on this Page..

     

           One Semester Online Classes Starting January 21, 2019
           (Spring Semester, January 2019 - May 2019)

          - Introduction to Biochemistry / Microbiology (9th-12th)

          - Pre-Anatomy & Physiology (6th-8th)

          - Pre-Physics (6th-8th)

          - Pre-Chemistry (6th-8th)

          One Semester Online Classes Starting May 2019
           (Summer Semester, May 2019 - August 2019)

 

          - Forensic Science & Human Anatomy (7th-12th)
          - Pre-Biology (6th-8th)

          - Embryology - The Magnificence of Human Development (9th-12th)

           Online Classes Starting August 2019
           (2019 - 2020 Homeschool Year, August 2019 - May 2020)

 

          - Biology - College Prep (9th-12th)
          - Life Prep Biology (8th-12th)
          - Chemistry - College Prep (10th-12th)
          - Life Prep Chemistry (9th-12th)
          - Physics - College Prep (10th-12th)
          - Life Prep Physics (9th-12th)
          - Human Anatomy & Physiology (9th-12th)

          - Forensic Science & Human Anatomy (7th-12th)
          - Exercise and Sports Physiology (8th-12th)
          - Pre-Biology (6th-8th)

          - Pre-Anatomy & Physiology (6th-8th)

          - Pre-Physics (6th-8th)

          - Pre-Chemistry (6th-8th)

"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

                                      Science Course Planning Guide

 

Please note that this is only a general guideline and individual circumstances should always be considered. Please email Greg Landry with any questions.

-- 6th - 8th Grade:  Pre-Anatomy & Physiology and Pre-Biology (Life Science - the order of these classes doesn't matter)

-- 6th - 8th Grade: Pre-Physics and Pre-Chemistry (Physical Science - the order of these classes doesn't matter)

-- 8th-12th Grade: College Prep Biology (9th-12th) or Life-Prep Biology (8th-12th)

-- 9th-12th Grade: College Prep Chemistry (10th-12th) or Life-Prep Chemistry (9th-12th)


-- 10th-12th Grade: College Prep Physics (10th-12th) or Life-Prep Physics (9th-12th)

-- 9th-12th Grade: Human Anatomy and Physiology 

 

Add in elective classes as desired.

Note: The two, one semester classes, "Pre-Physics" and "Pre-Chemistry," together, comprise a full school year of "Physical Science." The order in which you take these doesn't matter.

 

Note: The two, one semester classes, "Pre-Anatomy & Physiology" and "Pre-Biology," together, comprise a full school year of "Life Science." The order in which you take these doesn't matter.

Electives:

          - Forensic Science & Anatomy (7th-12th)

          - Exercise & Sports Physiology (8th-12th)        

          - Embryology - The Magnificence of Human Development (9th-12th)

     

"Greg, ...what you did for our daughter will have far reaching effects. You showed her that learning can be enjoyable..."

Thankful in Indiana

Jim H.

                                                  Academic Calendar

We offer two academic semesters through the typical homeschool year and also a summer semester:

- Fall Semester: Early September - Mid December

- Spring Semester: Mid January - Early May
- Summer Semester: Mid May - Mid August

Spring 2019 Semester Schedule

Classes begin week of January 21, 2019

Spring break week of March 4, 2019

Easter break week of April 15, 2019

Final week of classes week of May 1, 2019

Summer 2019 Semester Schedule

Classes begin May 15, 2019

Independence Day break July 3, 2019

Final classes August 14, 2019

Fall 2019 Semester Schedule

Classes begin week of September 9, 2019

Fall break week of October 14, 2019

Thanksgiving break week of November 25, 2019

Final week of fall classes week of December 16, 2019

Spring 2020 Semester Schedule

Classes begin week of January 20, 2020

Spring break week of March 2, 2020

Easter break week of April 6, 2020

Final week of classes week of May 3, 2020

                                               FAQ's for Online Classes

Which time zone are class times?

-- All class times are Eastern Time

Are students required to attend classes at the live time?

-- No. They are not penalized in any way for not attending the live classes, but they should watch the class recording every week if possible. The class recording is posted to the student's class page within 3 hours after the live class and is available to students 24/7. We have many students who, because of schedule conflicts, are not able to attend some or all live classes.

 

What is the tuition fee for online classes?
 

-- One semester class is $340

-- Two semester class is $680

Are there labs with  the online classes?

-- Yes. We use a high quality virtual lab service (we subscribe to it - there is no cost to students) that allows students to perform very realistic labs online. Students are able to actually perform tasks in the lab - It's a very realistic experience for students who are able to experience and participate in many labs not typically possible before college for high school students.

For students taking your online Biology or Chemistry class, do they also need to attend the two day Biology or Chemistry lab intensive?

No they don't - the virtual labs / lab reports we do as part of the online class are very sufficient. However, for students who want extra lab experience, particularly students who may be college science majors, they may also want to attend the two day lab intensive.

You offer two types of Biology, Chemistry, and Physics online classes; "Life Prep" and "College Prep" - what's the difference?

"Life prep" Biology, Chemistry, and Physics online classes  are standard high school level classes that are less rigorous than our "college prep" classes and are  specifically designed to be interesting and appealing to "non-science" students - students who are either;  1) not going to be science majors in college, or  2) are not planning on going to college. It gives students a firm foundation and basic understanding of the subject. It prepares them for life - to move into adulthood with a keen understanding and appreciation of God's magnificent creation! It is similar in intensity to a standard public or private high school class

 

The depth, breadth, and pedagogy of many college-prep Biology, Chemistry, and Physics classes leaves many "non-science" students frustrated, uninterested, and ultimately learning very little. I find that students in this situation often miss the big picture and they don't have an overall understanding of the subject matter that is so critical in these sciences. They can't see the forest because they're lost in the trees. Our "life prep" classes enable students to see the forest and will allow them to learn science through the lens of their God-given interests and talents.

Can students use any edition of the textbook(s) for a class?

-- No, to be sure everyone has the exact same textbook, you should be sure the ISBN number matches the ISBN number we have listed on this page for a class textbook.

Are students issued an end-of-class grade for a class?

-- Yes, students receive an end-of-class grade in their grade book online. This serves as an independent evaluation of a student's performance. For some colleges and universities, this validates homeschool grades - especially in the sciences.

What are details of the online classes?

-- Students are guided in their study and held accountable to complete the work, yet are led toward being independent learners and critical thinkers. Parents do not have to do any grading or anything else for classes but are strongly encouraged to be aware of what their students are doing.

-- Classes meet for 60 minutes once per week in our online "classroom." Students can see and hear the teacher and the classroom whiteboard, and can communicate with the teacher via chat and audio.

-- Students are taught by Greg Landry, a 20-year veteran homeschool dad and former college professor. Greg is a Christian and young Earth creationist. He has taught and mentored homeschooled students and college students in various capacities for over 20 years. Click here to see his bio.
 

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"Greg,... your teaching motivates my kids like no teacher ever has. Thank you for bringing some joy back in to our homeschooling."

Katy in Virginia

  Class Descriptions

 Students are not required to attend the live class - recording is available 24/7

 

This Information Applies to all Classes

Labs: We use a high quality virtual lab service (we subscribe to it - there is no cost to students) that allows students to perform very realistic labs online. Students are able to actually perform tasks in the lab - It's a very realistic experience for students who are able to experience and participate in many labs not typically possible for high school students. It requires them to follow detailed methods and collect substantial amounts of data in the process - allowing them to write lab reports.

Lab reports: Students will complete formal lab reports as graded assignments on labs performed. They will be given sufficient instruction, guidance, and direction in an effort to train them to produce excellent lab reports. Importance will be placed on students understanding scientific inquiry, the scientific method, and the resulting science lab reports. We want to develop students who are well prepared to write solid lab reports in their remaining high school years and into college.

Homework Assignments: Students will be given weekly reading and work assignments.

Exams: Students will complete several exams online which are graded.

 

Interactive Notebook: Students will need some type of large spiral wire-bound notebook or a three ring binder with loose pages and a good set of colored pencils to create their interactive notebook for their class. It's a fun and engaging way to increase student interest in the subject and it serves as an anchor for the class. The students' creation requires higher level critical thinking which gives them a better understanding  of, and connection to, the information and concepts they're learning. They are given extensive freedom to create!

Everything they do in this class will go into their unique interactive notebook; class notes, reading notes, sketches, homework assignments, charts, diagrams, lab data, lab reports, graphs, creations, graphic organizers, study helps, abbreviations / symbols / formulas to memorize section, ideation, creative writing, etc. The physical tasks of writing, sketching, coloring, graphing, creating, etc. helps students to learn the material. The mind more easily remembers what the body physically creates and the eyes see.

 

Students also create a cover page and table of contents and this interactive notebook becomes a "textbook" of sorts that they have created for this class. It's their unique creation and is a great resource for years to come! Creation of this interactive notebook greatly enhances the learning process, gives students' ownership of their work, is checked periodically throughout the class, and is a part of their final grade for the class.

End of Class Grade Determination: A student's final grade for a class is listed in their online grade book for the class and is based upon grades from exams, homework, lab reports, interactive notebook / eportfolio. - This serves as an independent evaluation of a student's performance. For some colleges and universities, this validates homeschool grades - especially in the sciences.

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Now OPEN - Registration for 2019-20 Homeschool Year Classes

30% Early Registration Discount Ends January 11

Please Note: This Does Not Apply to Spring or Summer 2019 Classes

At Registration use 30% Discount Promo Code:  D30

This Discount Cannot be Applied After Registration

College Prep Biology

Two Semester Class

Recommended grade level: 9th-12th

Prerequisites: None

Class length: Full school year (two semesters)

Homework time per week outside of class: 5 - 10 hours

Labs: Students will perform our high quality virtual labs and write lab reports

Registration / tuition fee for the class: $680

Teacher: Greg Landry

Meets: Fall 2019 - Spring 2020 homeschool year - Mondays at 9:30 am ET (recording is available 24/7)

Students are not required to attend the live class - recording is available 24/7

Note: If a student is not going to college or is not going to be a science major in college, you may want to consider our less rigorous "Life-Prep Biology" class. See details and description on this page

 

Students are required to obtain:

#1 Textbook: Science Shepherd Biology

This textbook is excellent. We believe it's the best high school level Biology textbook on the market. It's written from a Christian worldview  by a physician who is a homeschool dad. Available at scienceshepherd.com

Author: Dr Scott Hardin

Edition: 3rd (2017 version)

ISBN: 978-0-9916369-1-4 (be sure that your book has this ISBN number)

Class description / topics covered: This is a college prep, high school level Biology course designed for students who will likely be college science majors. Please note that it is a rigorous course that includes very substantial reading and work assignments every week - often up to 10 hours per week outside of class time. It's typically the first rigorous high school level science course a student takes and can be overwhelming for many students.

Note: If a student is not going to college or is not going to be a science major in college, you may want to consider our less rigorous "Life-Prep Biology" class. See details and description on this page

 

This class is taught from a Christian, creationist worldview, and also covers evolution. For two reasons, we believe it's important for students to study the theory of evolution; 1) they need to know the material for many standardized tests and for college classes, and 2) they need to know the material to be able to defend their beliefs and their faith.

We will cover; the cell, microscopy, basic biochemistry, enzymes, metabolism, human genetics, genetic variation, inheritance patterns, cellular respiration, photosynthesis, human anatomy and physiology, organism reproduction, cellular reproduction, proteins, DNA, RNA, viruses and biological classification, origin models evolution vs creation, DNA technology, Kingdom Eubacteria and Archaebacteria, Kingdom Protista, Kingdom Fungi, Kingdom Animalia, Ecology, and plant reproduction, physiology, structure, function, and classification. We also train students to be critical thinkers, to be inquisitive, to reason, and to be researchers.

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"Greg, your online classes are a Godsend. Without leaving our home, they allow our children to benefit from your expertise, and your passion for Jesus and science. Thank you!"

Janie in Kentucky

Life-Prep Biology

AKA: Biology for "Artsy," "Techie" and other "Non-Science" Students

Equivalent in depth and breadth to a public or private school Biology class

Two Semester Class

Recommended grade level: 8th-12th

Prerequisites: None

Class length: Full school year (two semesters)

Homework time per week outside of class: 3 - 5 hours

Labs: Students will perform our high quality virtual labs and write lab reports

Registration / tuition fee for the class: $680

Teacher: Greg Landry

Meets: Fall 2019 - Spring 2020 homeschool year - Mondays at 11:00 am ET

Students are not required to attend the live class - recording is available 24/7

Students are required to obtain:

Textbook: His Glory Biology for "Non-Science" Students

Note: The electronic version of this book will be provided to students at no charge.

Author: Greg Landry

Edition: 1st

ISBN: TBA

Class description / topics covered: Life-Prep Biology is a standard high school Biology class that is less rigorous than our college-prep course and is  specifically designed to be interesting and appealing to "non-science" students - students who are either;  1) not going to be science majors in college, or  2) are not planning on going to college. It gives students a firm foundation and basic understanding of God's biological World that surrounds us. It prepares them for life - to move into adulthood with a keen understanding and appreciation of God's magnificent creation! It is a standard high school Biology course - just not at the level of rigor of our college-prep course.

 

The depth, breadth, and pedagogy of many college-prep Biology classes leaves many "non-science" students frustrated, uninterested, and ultimately learning very little. I find that students in this situation often miss the big picture and they don't have an overall understanding of the subject matter that is so critical in Biology. They can't see the forest because they're lost in the trees. This class will enable them to see the forest and will allow them to learn Biology through the lens of their God-given interests and talents. We cover basic high school level Biology topics at a depth and breadth appropriate for "non-science" students.

This class is taught from a Christian, creationist worldview, and also covers evolution. For two reasons, we believe it's important for students to study the theory of evolution; 1) they need to know the material for many standardized tests and for college classes, and 2) they need to know the material to be able to defend their beliefs and their faith.

We cover all topics covered in a typical high school Biology course; the cell, microscopy, basic biochemistry, enzymes, metabolism, human genetics, genetic variation, inheritance patterns, cellular respiration, photosynthesis, human anatomy and physiology, organism reproduction, cellular reproduction, proteins, DNA, RNA, viruses and biological classification, origin models evolution vs creation, DNA technology, Kingdom Eubacteria and Archaebacteria, Kingdom Protista, Kingdom Fungi, Kingdom Animalia, Ecology, and plant reproduction, physiology, structure, function, and classification. We also train students to be critical thinkers, to be inquisitive, to reason, and to be researchers.

Equivalent in depth and breadth to a public or private school Biology class.

- Many of students' assignments and assessments are done in their choice of format, including, but not limited to: artwork, video, graphics, sketches / drawings, hand-crafted models, graphic novels, audio, wiki pages, game creation, graphic organizers, podcasts, e-portfolio, or just the simple written word. :)

- Much of students' work in these classes is geared toward helping them to learn via their particular bent -  their God-given talents and interests.

- Additional class content is provided in class and via supplemental material by teacher, Greg Landry.

- Basic online labs and lab reports.

- Focus is on life applications of Biology learned through the lens of their God-given interests and talents.

Human Anatomy & Physiology

Two Semester Class

Recommended grade level: 9th-12th

Prerequisites: Biology - either taken previously or concurrently

Class length: Full school year (two semesters)

Homework time per week outside of class: 4 - 8 hours

Labs: Students will perform our high quality virtual labs and write lab reports

Registration / tuition fee for the class: $680
Teacher: Greg Landry

Meets: Fall 2019 - Spring 2020 homeschool year - Mondays at 12:30 pm ET

Students are not required to attend the live class - recording is available 24/7

Students are required to obtain:

#1 Textbook: Essentials of Anatomy and Physiology

This is a secular college textbook that is very well written and illustrated. Evolution is not a topic in this class for the most part, but we do spend time talking about the incredible anatomical and physiological complexity of organs and tissues as we study them, and the likelihood that they came to be by pure chance. The study of the human body reveals God's handiwork in spectacular fashion!

Author: Valerie Scanlon and Tina Sanders

Edition: 7th

ISBN: 978-0803639577     (be sure that your book has this ISBN number)

#2 Textbook: Mosby's Anatomy and Physiology Coloring Book

The physical task of coloring, like writing, helps students to learn the material. The mind more easily remembers what the body physically creates (coloring) and the eyes see. And, the colored pictures serve as diagrams to learn from.

Author: Mosby

Edition: 2nd edition

ISBN: 10: 0323226116  (be sure that your book has this ISBN number)

#3 Textbook: Fearfully and Wonderfully Made

This classic book by physician Paul Brand that we'll read and discuss as part of the class.

Author: Dr Paul Brand and Phillip Yancey

Edition: paperback

ISBN: 031035451X     (be sure that your book has this ISBN number)

Class description / topics covered: This is a college prep, standard high school level Human Anatomy and Physiology course. We will cover: Levels of organization, metabolism and homeostasis, terminology, basic chemistry and biochemistry, tissues and membranes, cells, integumentary system, skeletal system,  muscular system,  nervous system, endocrine system, the senses, blood, the heart and vascular system, lymphatic system, respiratory system, digestive system, body temperature and metabolism, urinary system, fluid-electrolyte and acid-base balance, reproductive system, genetics, microbiology and human disease.

College Prep Chemistry

Two Semester Class

Recommended grade level: 10th-12th

Prerequisites: Algebra 1

Class length: Full school year (two semesters)

Homework time per week outside of class: 5 - 10 hours

Labs: Students will perform our high quality virtual labs and write lab reports

Registration / tuition fee for the class: $680

Teacher: Greg Landry
Meets: Fall 2019 - Spring 2020 homeschool year - Tuesdays at 9:30 am ET

Students are not required to attend the live class - recording is available 24/7

Note: If a student is not going to college or is not going to be a science major in college, you may want to consider our less rigorous "Life-Prep Chemistry" class. See details and description on this page.

 

Students are required to obtain:

#1 Textbook: Prentice Hall Chemistry

This is a secular textbook that is very well written and illustrated. Origins of man and the Earth are mostly not a topic covered in this course. This textbook puts the focus back on the concepts of Chemistry which students usually love and away from too much high level math (should be in Advanced Chemistry) which is overwhelming and discouraging to most students at this level. This textbook does a very good job of presenting sometimes complex topics in understandable terms via explanation and illustration.

Author: Wilbraham, Staley, Matta, Waterman

Edition: copyright is 2008. There's not an edition number on it - be sure to check ISBN number. (Note: we're using an older edition of this textbook because it's very similar to newer editions but much less expensive for used copies (often under $20).

ISBN: 0-13-251210-6     (be sure that your book has this ISBN number)

#2 Textbook:  Elements: A Visual Exploration of every Known Atom in the Universe

Author: Theodore Gray and Nick Mann

Edition: paperback edition

ISBN:  978-1579128951   (be sure that your book has this ISBN number)

#3 Textbook: In Six Days - Why 50 Scientists Choose to Believe in Creation

Author: John Ashton

Edition: n/a

ISBN:  978-0890513415

Class description / topics covered: This is a college prep, high school level Chemistry course designed for students who will likely be college science majors. Please note that it is a rigorous course that includes very substantial reading and work assignments every week - often up to 10 hours per week outside of class time.

We will cover: atomic theory, trends of the periodic table of elements, quantum mechanics (electron arrangement), ion formation, compound formation - bonding, Avogadro's number and the mole, calculation of formula weights and percent composition, empirical formulas, writing and classifying chemical reactions, balancing chemical equations, stoichiometry (predicting quantitative outcomes of reactions and predicting necessary amounts of reactants to produce a desired amount of product), solutions and molarity, gas laws, and additional advanced topics.

Note: If a student is not going to college or is not going to be a science major in college, you may want to consider our less rigorous "Life-Prep Chemistry" class. See details and description on this page

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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

Life-Prep Chemistry

AKA: Chemistry for "Artsy," "Techie" and other "Non-Science" Students

Equivalent in depth and breadth to a public or private school Chemistry class

Two Semester Class

Recommended grade level: 9th-12th

Prerequisites: None

Class length: Full school year (two semesters)

Homework time per week outside of class: 3 - 5 hours

Labs: Students will perform our high quality virtual labs and write lab reports

Registration / tuition fee for the class: $680

Teacher: Greg Landry

Meets: Fall 2019 - Spring 2020 homeschool year - Mondays at 11:00 am ET

Students are not required to attend the live class - recording is available 24/7

Students are required to obtain:

Textbook: His Glory Chemistry for "Non-Science" Students

Note: The electronic version of this book will be provided to students at no charge.

Author: Greg Landry

Edition: 1st

ISBN: TBA

Class description / topics covered: Life-Prep Chemistry is a standard high school chemistry class that is less rigorous than our college prep class and is specifically designed to be interesting and appealing to "non-science" students - students who are either;  1) not going to be science majors in college, or  2) are not planning on going to college. It gives students a firm foundation and basic understanding of God's chemical World that surrounds us. It prepares them for life - to move into adulthood with a keen understanding and appreciation of God's magnificent creation!

 

The depth, breadth, and pedagogy of standard Chemistry classes leaves many "non-science" students frustrated, uninterested, and ultimately learning very little. I find that students in this situation often miss the big picture and they don't have an overall understanding of the subject matter that is so critical in Chemistry. They can't see the forest because they're lost in the trees. This class will enable them to see the forest and will allow them to learn Chemistry through the lens of their God-given interests and talents. We cover basic high school level Chemistry topics at a depth and breadth appropriate for "non-science" students.

Equivalent in depth and breadth to a public or private school Chemistry class.

We cover all topics covered in a typical high school Chemistry course: atomic theory, trends of the periodic table of elements, quantum mechanics (electron arrangement), ion formation, compound formation - bonding, Avogadro's number and the mole, calculation of formula weights and percent composition, empirical formulas, writing and classifying chemical reactions, balancing chemical equations, stoichiometry (predicting quantitative outcomes of reactions and predicting necessary amounts of reactants to produce a desired amount of product), solutions and molarity, gas laws, etc.

- Many of students' assignments and assessments are done in their choice of format, including, but not limited to: artwork, video, graphics, sketches / drawings, hand-crafted models, graphic novels, audio, wiki pages, game creation, graphic organizers, podcasts, e-portfolio, or just the simple written word. :)

- Much of students' work in these classes is geared toward helping them to learn via their particular bent -  their God-given talents and interests.

- Additional class content is provided in class and via supplemental material by teacher, Greg Landry.

- Basic online labs and lab reports

- Final grade for the class is based upon student's overall understanding of the subject matter.

- Focus is on life applications of Chemistry learned through the lens of their God-given interests and talents.

Physics

Two Semester Class

Recommended grade level: 10th-12th

Prerequisites: Algebra 1

Class length: Full school year (two semesters)

Homework time per week outside of class: 5 - 9 hours

Labs: Students will perform our high quality virtual labs and write lab reports

Registration / tuition fee for the class: $680

Teacher: Greg Landry
Meets: Fall 2019 - Spring 2020 homeschool year - Tuesdays at 12:30 pm ET

Students are not required to attend the live class - recording is available 24/7

Students are required to obtain:

#1 Textbook: Conceptual Physics: The High School Physics Program

This is a secular textbook that we've used for years and really like. It is very well written and illustrated. Origins of man and the Earth are mostly not a topic covered in this course. This textbook puts the focus back on the concepts of Physics which students usually love and away from too much high level math (should be in Advanced Physics) which is overwhelming and discouraging to most students at this level. Students usually thrive in a Physics course with this textbook.

Author: Paul Hewitt

Edition: copyright 2009 hardcover - there's not an edition number on it - be sure to check ISBN number. (Note: we're using an older edition of this textbook because it's very similar to newer editions but much less expensive for used copies (often under $30).

ISBN: 0133647498     (be sure that your book has this ISBN number)

#2 Textbook: Galileo

Author: Mitch Stokes

Edition: n/a

ISBN:  978-1595550316   (be sure that your book has this ISBN number

Class description / topics covered: This is a college prep high school level Physics course.  We will cover: Motion, measurement, velocity, force, gravity, pressure, momentum, kenetics, rotational dynamics, thermodynamics, heat, gas laws, etc.

"Greg, Jacob has just finished his second  online class with you and I can't tell you how your classes have totally transformed the way he looks at school and science in particular. This is the guy who I literally could not get to sit down for 30 minutes to read biology. He can't wait for your class every week and has the assignments done before I can even ask him about it. My husband's comment was, 'where did this kid come from?'."

Thank you!

Kim

Life-Prep Physics

AKA: Physics for "Artsy," "Techie" and other "Non-Science" Students

Equivalent in depth and breadth to a public or private school Physics class.

Two Semester Class

Recommended grade level: 9th-12th

Prerequisites: Algebra 1 completed or taking concurrently with this class

Class length: Full school year (two semesters)

Homework time per week outside of class: 3 - 5 hours

Labs: Students will perform our high quality virtual labs and write lab reports

Registration / tuition fee for the class: $680

Teacher: Greg Landry
Meets: Fall 2019 - Spring 2020 homeschool year - Tuesdays at 2:00 pm ET

Students are not required to attend the live class - recording is available 24/7

Students are required to obtain:

Textbook: His Glory Physics for "Non-Science" Students

Note: The electronic version of this book will be provided to students at no charge.

Author: Greg Landry

Edition: 1st

ISBN: TBA

Class description / topics covered: Life-Prep Physics is a standard high school Phyics class that is less rigorous than our college prep class and is specifically designed to be interesting and appealing to "non-science" students - students who are either;  1) not going to be science majors in college, or  2) are not planning on going to college. It gives students a firm foundation and basic understanding of God's physical World that surrounds us. It prepares them for life - to move into adulthood with a keen understanding and appreciation of God's magnificent creation!

 

The depth, breadth, and pedagogy of standard Physics classes leaves many "non-science" students frustrated, uninterested, and ultimately learning very little. I find that students in this situation often miss the big picture and they don't have an overall understanding of the subject matter that is so critical in Physics. They can't see the forest because they're lost in the trees. This class will enable them to see the forest and will allow them to learn Physics through the lens of their God-given interests and talents. We cover basic high school level Physics topics at a depth and breadth appropriate for "non-science" students.

Equivalent in depth and breadth to a public or private school Physics class.

We cover all topics covered in a typical high school Physics course: Motion, measurement, velocity, force, gravity, pressure, momentum, kenetics, rotational dynamics, thermodynamics, heat, gas laws, etc.

- Many of students' assignments and assessments are done in their choice of format, including, but not limited to: artwork, video, graphics, sketches / drawings, hand-crafted models, graphic novels, audio, wiki pages, game creation, graphic organizers, podcasts, e-portfolio, or just the simple written word. :)

- Much of students' work in these classes is geared toward helping them to learn via their particular bent -  their God-given talents and interests.

- Additional class content is provided in class and via supplemental material by teacher, Greg Landry.

- Basic online labs and lab reports

- Final grade for the class is based upon student's overall understanding of the subject matter.

- Focus is on life applications of Physics learned through the lens of their God-given interests and talents.

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"Hey Mr, Landry, I took the Biology CLEP Test this morning and passed it! Thanks so much for the class! Have a Merry Christmas!"

Thanks,

Campbell

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"Hi Greg, I hope you've had a good school year. Four years ago my daughter Heather took your online Biology class (which she loved). She just finished Biology at Carolina with an "A" which she is very proud of. She says your class enabled her to go into this college class so much more prepared than many of her classmates. Thank you! Please tell Nancy hello."

Ellen C.

Intro to Biochemistry and Microbiology

One Semester Class

Recommended grade level: 10th -12th

Prerequisites: Biology recommended

Class length: Half school year (one semester)

Homework time per week outside of class: 4 - 6 hours

Labs: Students will perform our high quality virtual labs and write lab reports

Registration / tuition fee for the class: $340

Teacher: Greg Landry

Meets: Spring 2019 (January - May 2019), Mondays at 4:30 pm ET

Students are not required to attend the live class - recording is available 24/7

Students are required to obtain:

#1 Textbook: Biochemistry: A Short Course

This is a solid college level textbook. Because this class is a one semester class (not a two semester class), and because it's a high school  level class (not a college level class), we will only cover selected parts of this college textbook.

Author: John Tymoczko

Edition: 1st - we're using an older edition of this textbook because it's very similar to newer editions but much less expensive for used copies (often under $20).

ISBN: 0716758407     (be sure that your book has this ISBN number)

#2 Textbook: Microbiology with Diseases by Body System

This is a solid college level textbook. Because this class is a one semester class (not a two semester class), and because it's an 9th - 12th grade level class (not a college level class), we will only cover selected parts of this textbook.

Author: Robert Bauman

Edition: 4th - we're using an older edition of this textbook because it's very similar to newer editions but much less expensive for used copies (often under $30).

ISBN:  032191855X    (purchase used copy of hardback)

#3 Textbook: The Microbiology Coloring Book

Author: Edward Alcamo

Edition: 1st

ISBN:  0060419253     (be sure that your book has this ISBN number)

Class description / topics covered: Biochemistry is the chemistry of the human body and we'll explore the real-life connections to biochemistry and how it affects your life. We'll cover carbohydrates, lipids, cell membranes, glycogen, fatty acids, energy production, metabolism, citric acid cycle, protein synthesis, gluconeogenesis, glycolysis, ATP synthesis, etc.

Microbiology section will cover cell anatomy, microbial growth, biotechnology and DNA, viruses, bacteria, prions, disease and epidemiology, adaptive immunity, microbial diseases, environmental microbiology, etc.

"Greg, thank you for pointing to the Creator in all that you teach..."

Allson Wright

Embryology - The Magnificence of Human Development

One Semester Class

Recommended grade level: 9th -12th

Prerequisites: None

Class length: Half school year (one semester)

Homework time per week outside of class: 3-5 hours

Labs: Students will perform our high quality virtual labs and write lab reports

Registration / tuition fee for the class: $340

Teacher: Greg Landry

Meets: Meets: Summer 2019 (May 2019 - August 2019) - Wednesdays at 12:30 pm ET

Students are not required to attend the live class - recording is available 24/7

Students are required to obtain:

#1 Textbook: TBA

Class description / topics covered: God's glory is on full display in the magnificence of human development from the beginnings of a baby, a fertilized egg, through 9 months of development, culminating with another display of His glory - birth. When I took this class in graduate school I was in awe of His creation. I'm excited to bring this class to high school students on a more basic level. We will cover: gametogenesis, spermatogenesis, oogenesis, male and female reproductive anatomy, overian reproductive cycle, maturation of sperm and egg, sequence of fertilization, transportation of the fertilized egg, cleavage of the zygote, blastocyst, signaling processes for development, week-by-week development and systems development, steps leading to labor and birth, etc.

"Greg, your online classes are a Godsend. Without leaving our home, they allow our children to benefit from your expertise, and your passion for Jesus and science. Thank you!"

Janie in Kentucky

Forensic Science & Human Anatomy

One Semester Class

Recommended grade level: 7th - 12th

Parents please note: This course, by its very nature, includes mature content such as murder, rape, etc.

Prerequisites: None

Class length: Half school year (one semester)

Homework time per week outside of class: 3 - 4 hours

Labs: Students will perform our high quality virtual labs and write lab reports

Registration / tuition fee for the class: $340

Teacher: Greg Landry

Meets: Summer 2019 (May 2019 - August 2019) - Wednesdays at 11:00 am ET

Spring 2020 semester - Tuesdays at 3:30 pm ET

(recording is available 24/7)

Students are not required to attend the live class - recording is available 24/7

Students are required to obtain:

#1 Textbook: Beyond the Body Farm - A Legendary Bone Detective Explores Murders, Mysteries, and the Revolution in Forensic Science

Great book by the originator of the Body Farm at the University of Tennessee - Covers his most interesting cases over his career. Students love it.

Author: Dr Bill Bass and Jon Jefferson

Edition: 1st

ISBN: 0060875283     (be sure that your book has this ISBN number)

#2 Textbook: Forensics for Dummies

A very good overview of the field of Forensic Science.

Author: Lyle

Edition: 2nd edition

ISBN: 1119181658     (be sure that your book has this ISBN number)

#3 Textbook: Mosby's Anatomy and Physiology Coloring Book

The physical task of coloring, like writing, helps students to learn the material. The mind more easily remembers what the body physically creates (coloring) and the eyes see. And, the colored pictures serve as diagrams to learn from.

Author: Mosby

Edition: 2nd edition

ISBN: 323226116     (be sure that your book has this ISBN number)

Class description / topics covered: We'll cover a number of Dr Bass' most interesting case studies throughout the semester along with these topics: Collecting and preserving evidence, analyzing evidence, the criminal mind, fingerprints, bloodstain analysis, impressions from shoes, tires, and tools, arson, examining the body, estimating time of death, identifying victims, traumatic injuries, asphyxia, bodily fluids, DNA analysis, toxicology, firearm evidence, and forensic careers. We'll also cover basic human anatomy.

"Greg, ...what you did for our daughter will have far reaching effects. You showed her that learning can be enjoyable..."

Thankful in Indiana

Jim H.

Exercise & Sports Physiology

One Semester Class

Recommended grade level:  8th - 12th

Prerequisites: None

Class length: Half school year (one semester)

Homework time per week outside of class: 3 - 4 hours

Labs: Students will perform our high quality virtual labs and write lab reports

Registration / tuition fee for the class: $340

Teacher: Greg Landry

Meets: Fall 2019 semester - Tuesdays at 3:30 pm ET

Students are not required to attend the live class - recording is available 24/7

Students are required to obtain:

#1 Textbook: Physiology of Sport and Exercise

This is an excellent college level textbook. Because this class is a one semester class (not a two semester class), and because it's an 8th - 12th grade level class (not a college level class), we will only cover selected parts of this textbook.

Author: W. Larry Kenney

Edition: 5th - we're using an older edition of this textbook because it's very similar to newer editions but much less expensive for used copies (often under $20).

ISBN: 0736094091     (be sure that your book has this ISBN number)

#2 Textbook: Mosby's Anatomy and Physiology Coloring Book

The physical task of coloring, like writing, helps students to learn the material. The mind more easily remembers what the body physically creates (coloring) and the eyes see. And, the colored pictures serve as diagrams to learn from.

Author: Mosby

Edition: 2nd edition

ISBN: 323226116     (be sure that your book has this ISBN number)

Description / topics covered: hormonal control during exercise, ergogenic aids in sports, training for sports, exercise in hot and cold environments, exercise at altitude, adaptations to aerobic and anaerobic training, adaptations to resistance training, the cardiovascular system and its control during exercise, the respiratory system and its regulation during exercise, energy expenditure and fatigue, etc.

"Hi Greg, I just wanted to connect with you regarding how your final grade in May for A & P will be determined. How much weight will be given to tests and how much to quizzes? Will there be any other grades factored in? Diana was a little disappointed by her test grade this last time and so we began to think about the final grade. It was really funny how she was fighting for that extra point (she's very vocal) and your response was so gentle but firm."

 

"She laughed and commented that it was like your grandpa telling you something you didn't want to hear but doing it in a loving way (not that that says anything about your age!). Anyway, I thought the same after reading it! Nevertheless, she just wants to do well! Let me know about the grade."

Thanks!

Celeste

Pre-Biology

One Semester Class - Prepares students for high school level Biology

Note: The two, one semester classes, "Pre-Anatomy & Physiology" and "Pre-Biology," together comprise a full school year of "Life Science."

Recommended grade level: 6th - 8th

Prerequisites: None

Class length: Half school year (one semester)

Homework time per week outside of class: 4 - 5 hours

Labs: Students will perform our high quality virtual labs and write lab reports

Registration / tuition fee for the class: $340
Teacher: Greg Landry

Meets: Summer 2019 (May 2019 - August 2019) - Wednesdays at 9:30 am ET
Spring 2020 semester - Mondays at 2:00 pm ET
(recording is available 24/7)

Students are not required to attend the live class - recording is available 24/7

Students are required to obtain:

#1 Textbook: Science Shepherd Life Science Textbook (Some chapters are covered in this course and the others are covered in our Pre-Anatomy and Physiology course.)

Author: Dr Scott Hardin

Edition: n/a

ISBN: 9780982856833     (be sure that your book has this ISBN number)

Available at scienceshepherd.com

Class description / topics covered: The cell, metabolism, genetics, photosynthesis, proteins, DNA, RNA, viruses and biological classification, origin models evolution vs creation, Kingdom Eubacteria and Archaebacteria, Kingdom Protista, Kingdom Fungi, Kingdom Animalia, Ecology, and plant reproduction, physiology, structure, function, classification, etc. We train students to be critical thinkers, to be inquisitive, to reason, and to be researchers.

"Mr Landry, I hope you are well. Eleven years ago you taught my daughter Biology and Anatomy & Physiology (online class). You sparked in her a love for life science and medicine. She graduated from medical school in May and will be doing a residency in pediatrics. Last week I had lunch with her and I asked who stood out to her in her school years. She mentioned you and one of her college professors. Thank you for the impact you had on her and I know so many other students. You are appreciated!"

Beth Ann M.

Pre-Anatomy & Physiology

One Semester Class - Prepares students for high school level Anatomy & Physiology

Note: The two, one semester classes, "Pre-Anatomy & Physiology" and "Pre-Biology," together comprise a full school year of "Life Science."

Recommended grade level: 6th - 8th

Prerequisites: None

Class length: Half school year (one semester)

Homework time per week outside of class: 4 - 5 hours

Labs: Students will perform our high quality virtual labs and write lab reports

Registration / tuition fee for the class: $340

Teacher: Greg Landry

Meets: Spring 2019 (January - May 2019), Mondays at 12:00 noon ET

Fall 2019 semester - Mondays at 2:00 pm ET

(recording is available 24/7)

Students are not required to attend the live class - recording is available 24/7

Students are required to obtain:

#1 Textbook:  Science Shepherd Life Science Textbook (Some chapters are covered in this course and the others are covered in our Pre-Biology course.)

Author: Dr Scott Hardin

Edition: Only 1 edition exists

ISBN: 9780982856833     (be sure that your book has this ISBN number)

Available at scienceshepherd.com

#2 Textbook: Mosby's Anatomy and Physiology Coloring Book

The physical task of coloring, like writing, helps students to learn the material. The mind more easily remembers what the body physically creates (coloring) and the eyes see. And, the colored pictures serve as diagrams to learn from and to be sketched in the student's interactive notebook.

Author: Mosby

Edition: 2nd edition

ISBN: 323226116     (be sure that your book has this ISBN number)

Class description / topics covered: We will cover levels of organization, metabolism and homeostasis, terminology, basic chemistry, cells, integumentary system, skeletal system,  muscular system,  nervous system, endocrine system, the senses, blood, the heart and vascular system, lymphatic system, respiratory system, digestive system, body temperature and metabolism, urinary system, reproductive system, and genetics.

Pre-Physics

One Semester Class - Prepares students for high school level Physics

Note: The two, one semester classes, "Pre-Physics" and "Pre-Chemistry," together, comprise a full school year of "Physical Science."

Recommended grade level: 6th - 8th

Prerequisites: None

Class length: Half school year (one semester)

Homework time per week outside of class: 4 - 5 hours

Labs: Students will perform our high quality virtual labs and write lab reports

Registration / tuition fee for the class: $340

Teacher: Greg Landry

Meets: Spring 2019 (January - May 2019), Tuesdays at 12:00 noon ET

Spring 2020 semester - Mondays at 3:30 pm ET

(recording is available 24/7)

Students are not required to attend the live class - recording is available 24/7

Students are required to obtain:

#1 Textbook: Conceptual Physics

This is a secular high school level textbook that is excellent. It's also the textbook we use for our high school level Physics class. Because this class is a one semester class (not a two semester class), and because it's a 6th - 9th grade level class (not a high school level class), we will only cover selected parts of this book. Origins of man and the Earth are mostly not a topic covered in this course. This textbook puts the focus on the concepts of Physics which students love.

Author: Paul Hewitt

Edition: copyright 2009 hardcover - there's not an edition number on it - be sure to check ISBN number. (Note: we're using an older edition of this textbook because it's very similar to newer editions but much less expensive for used copies (often under $30).

ISBN: 0133647498     (be sure that your book has this ISBN number)

#2 Textbook: Isaac Newton

Author: Mitch Stokes

Edition: n/a

ISBN:  978-1595553034  (be sure that your book has this ISBN number

Class description / topics covered: Laws of Motion, simple machines, gravity, energy, heat, states of matter, wave motion, light, electricity, magnetism, electromagnatism, nuclear energy, etc.

Pre-Chemistry

One Semester Class - Prepares students for high school level Chemistry

Note: The two, one semester classes, "Pre-Physics" and "Pre-Chemistry," together, comprise a full school year of "Physical Science."

Recommended grade level: 6th - 8th

Prerequisites: None

Class length: Half school year (one semester)

Homework time per week outside of class: 4 - 5 hours

Labs: Students will perform our high quality virtual labs and write lab reports

Registration / tuition fee for the class: $340

Teacher: Greg Landry

Meets: Spring 2019 (January - May 2019), Tuesdays at 9:00 am ET

Fall 2019 semester - Mondays at 3:30 pm ET

(recording is available 24/7)

Students are not required to attend the live class - recording is available 24/7

Students are required to obtain:

#1 Textbook: Prentice Hall Chemistry

This is a secular textbook that is very well written and illustrated.  It's also the textbook we use for our high school level Chemistry class. Evolution is not a topic in this class for the most part, but we do spend time talking about the incredible chemical complexity of God's creation as we study, and the likelihood that it came to be by pure chance. The study of Chemistry reveals God's handiwork in spectacular fashion! Because this class is a one semester class (not a two semester class), and because it's a 6th - 9th grade level class (not a high school level class), we will only cover selected parts of this book. This textbook does a very good job of presenting sometimes complex topics in understandable terms via explanation and illustration.

Author: Wilbraham, Staley, Matta, Waterman

Edition: copyright is 2008

ISBN: 0-13-251210-6     (be sure that your book has this ISBN number)

#2 Textbook:  Elements: A Visual Exploration of every Known Atom in the Universe

Author: Theodore Gray and Nick Mann

Edition: paperback edition

ISBN:  978-1579128951   (be sure that your book has this ISBN number)

Class description / topics covered: We will cover the periodic table, atoms, electrons, ions, compounds, the mole, empirical formulas, reactions, balancing equations, solutions, molarity, combined gas laws etc. This class prepares students for high school chemistry.

"Greg, your online classes are a Godsend. Without leaving our home, they allow our children to benefit from your expertise, and your passion for Jesus and science. Thank you!"

Janie in Kentucky

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