Science Lab Intensives      

    Complete One Year of Christ-Centered Science Labs in Two Days!

(or both labs in three days)

Lab Subjects Offered...

1. Biology / Anatomy & Physiology

2. Chemistry

(attend both and save $100)

Please see all available locations, dates, and other
details towards the bottom of this page
.

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 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 and thinking skills that affect every area of academics and life. As I once heard a pastor say, "think critically, deeply, creatively, and biblically." 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. Also, many parents have their students do both, Biology and Chemistry, to get them both done (and save $100)!

 

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 day and a half 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.

Click here to see lots of photos from various lab intensive locations.

Gratefully in His Grip,

Greg


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

"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, 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:-)"

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"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

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"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)

Click here to see lots of photos from various lab intensive locations

 

Daily Schedules and Fees

 

 

Biology / Anatomy & Physiology Lab Intensive (7th-12th graders)

First day, 9:00 am - 5:00 pm

Second day, 9:00 am - 12:00 noon

 

Chemistry Lab Intensive (8th-12th graders)

First day, 1:00 pm - 5:00 pm

Second day, 9:00 am - 5:00 pm

- Prerequisites: There are no prerequisites. Appropriate background information is presented prior to and during each lab that is performed. Lab intensives can be attended:

- Before a student takes Biology or Chemistry

- While a student is taking Biology or Chemistry

- Or, after a student has taken Biology or Chemistry

 

- Registration and Tuition Fee (covers registration and all instruction and supplies, including the lab manual): 

Note - attend both and save $100.

 

$340 per student for either - the Biology / Anatomy & Physiology Lab Intensive OR the Chemistry Lab Intensive.

$580 per student for both - the Biology / Anatomy & Physiology Lab Intensive AND the Chemistry Lab Intensive.

 

 

 

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

Click here to see lots of photos from various lab intensive locations

 

We focus on building critical thinking skills and developing a research and inquiry mindset with the resulting quality lab reports and thinking skills that affect every area of academics and life. As I once heard a pastor say, "think critically, deeply, creatively, and biblically." God is glorified as we explore His Creation in depth... illuminating His creation - revealing His glory!

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"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!"

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"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."

Biology / Anatomy & Physiology Lab Intensive Details


(Note: this is the lab intensive for standard high school level Biology)

Some students attend only the Biology Lab Intensive or only the Chemistry Lab Intensive, and some attend both, the Biology and Chemistry Lab Intensives - they can complete them both in 3 intense but fun days!

----- Daily Schedule

Biology

First day, 9:00 am - 5:00 pm

Second day, 9:00 am - 12:00 noon

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

Student grade range: 7th - 12th

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, homeschool dad and former college professor with over 20 years of teaching experience.

Travel to intensive: Students may commute from home each day or families may find local overnight accommodations. Approximately 30% of families travel from over two hours away and spend the night near the intensive. The lab intensives are usually held in the meeting room of a hotel - typically Hampton, Homewood Suites, or Hilton Garden Inn.

Lunch and snack breaks: We'll take a lunch break and morning and afternoon breaks. 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 instruction, all supplies, specifmens, a lab manual, apron, colored pens, and a certificate of completion.

Who can attend: In the interest of students, our lab intensives are for registered students only - not parents, siblings, friends, etc.

What should you bring? A basic calculator (or phone), a brown bag lunch, snacks, and a water bottle each day.

Email reminder: We'll send you email several 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:
=> Sheep brain
=> Frog


- We'll do an experiment to quantify and study diffusion and osmosis

- We'll isolate each students DNA as we study genetics
- Acid / base assessments will be performed
- Metric system applications to Biology and medicine
- We'll do blood type and Rh Factor determinations on each student.
- Students will construct and learn the critical importance of graphing.
- To study the respiratory system, we'll inflate preserved healthy and smoker's lungs to investigate anatomical and physiological differences
- Students will eat 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 life.
- We'll use Phenylthiocarbamide to study genetics
- We'll do experiments to study the cardiovascular system, anatomy, heart rate, blood pressure, hemoglobin saturation, etc.

- Student's will study the muscles and bones.

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

- Students will learn to follow detailed experimental procedures.
- 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!

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 lab intensive with a lab manual of data representing their work.

 

"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

Chemistry Lab Intensive Details


Note: This is the lab intensive for standard high school level Chemistry.

Some students attend only the Biology Lab Intensive or only the Chemistry Lab Intensive, and some attend both, the Biology and Chemistry Lab Intensives - they can complete them both in 3 intense but fun days!

----- Daily Schedule

 

Chemistry

First day, 1:00 pm - 5:00 pm

Second day, 9:00 am - 5:00 pm

Academic credit: 1 year of Chemistry Labs

Student grade range: 8th - 12th

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, homeschool dad and former college professor with over 20 years teaching experience.

Lunch and snack breaks: We'll take a lunch break and morning and afternoon breaks. 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 overnight accommodations. Approximately 30% of families travel from over two hours away and spend the night near the intensive. The lab intensives are usually held in the meeting room of a hotel - typically Hampton, Homewood Suites, or Hilton Garden Inn.

 

What is provided to students: As part of our Chemistry Lab Intensive each student will receive instruction, all supplies, a lab manual, apron, colored pens, and a certificate of completion.

Who can attend: In the interest of students, our lab intensives are for registered students only - not parents, siblings, friends, etc.

What should you bring? A basic calculator (or phone) a brown bag lunch, snack, and bottle of water each day

Email reminder: We'll send you email several 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. They'll work hard, laugh, talk about serious topics, have fun, and finish the lab intensive with a lab manual of data representing their work.

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.

Topics covered:

Introduction to scientific thinking

Collecting data & producing a college-quality lab report

Properties of gases

Atoms and matter

Elements, moles & periodic table

Density and chemistry

Chemical kinetics

Colligative properties

Freezing point depression

Chemical polymers & surface area

Oscillating chemical reactions

Metric system and chemical applications

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

- Students will learn to follow detailed experimental procedures.
- 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!

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 of data representing their work.

 

"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

Spring 2020

Polk City FL - FULL

Intensive Location: Camp Gilead

Biology: January 9-10, 2020

Chemistry: January 10-11, 2020

 

Florida Keys - Marathon FL - FULL

Lab Intensive Location: First Baptist Church - Marathon FL

Biology: January 13-14, 2020

Chemistry: January 14-15, 2020

 

Richardson TX - FULL

Intensive Location: Hampton Inn & Suites Dallas Richardson

Biology: February 27-28, 2020

Chemistry: February 28-29, 2020

 

The Woodlands TX - FULL

Intensive Location: Hilton Garden Inn - Houston / The Woodlands

Biology: March 2-3, 2020

Chemistry: March 3-4, 2020

 

St Paul MN

Intensive Location: CityLife Church

Biology: May 4-5, 2020

Chemistry: May 5-6, 2020

Columbia SC

Location: Hilton Garden Inn - Columbia / Harbison

Biology: June / July dates 2020 TBA

Chemistry: June / July dates 2020 TBA

Charlottesville VA - ALMOST FULL

Intensive Location: Homewood Suites by Hilton - Charlottesville

Biology: June / July dates 2020 TBA

Chemistry: June / July dates 2020 TBA

 

Alpharetta GA

Intensive Location: Hampton Inn and Suites Alpharetta

Biology: June / July dates 2020 TBA

Chemistry: June / July dates 2020 TBA

Fall 2020

Columbus OH

Intensive Location: Hilton Garden Inn - Columbus / Dublin

Biology: August 19-20, 2020

Chemistry: August 20-21, 2020

 

Springfield MA

Intensive Location: Hilton Garden Inn - Springfield MA

Biology: August 24-25, 2020

Chemistry: August 25-26, 2020

 

Madison WI

Intensive Location: Hilton Garden Inn Madison / Sun Prairie

Biology: September 17-18, 2020

Chemistry: September 18-19, 2020

 

Raleigh NC - ALMOST FULL

Intensive Location: Homewood Suites Cary

Biology: October 8-9, 2020

Chemistry: October 9-10, 2020

 

Boone NC

Intensive Location: Hampton Inn Boone NC

Biology: October 14-15, 2020

Chemistry: October 15-16, 2020

 

Covington LA

Intensive Location: Hilton Garden Inn - Covington / Mandeville

Biology: November 12-13, 2020

Chemistry: November 13-14, 2020

 

Franklin TN

Intensive Location: Aspen Grove Christian Church

Biology: December 2-3, 2020

Chemistry: December 3-4, 2020

Spring 2021

Polk City FL

Intensive Location: Camp Gilead

Biology: January 7-8, 2021

Chemistry: January 8-9, 2021

 

Fort Myers FL

Intensive Location: TBA

Biology: January 11-12, 2021

Chemistry: January 12-13, 2021

 

San Antonio TX

Intensive Location: TBA

Biology: February 18-19, 2021

Chemistry: February 19-20, 2021

 

The Woodlands TX

Intensive Location: TBA

Biology: February 22-23, 2021

Chemistry: February 23-24, 2021

 

Culpeper VA

Intensive Location: TBA

Biology: March 25-26, 2021

Chemistry: March 26-27, 2021

 

Ypsilanti MI

Intensive Location: TBA

Biology: May 10-11, 2021

Chemistry: May 11-12, 2021

Daily Schedules and Fees

 

 

Biology / Anatomy & Physiology Lab Intensive (7th-12th graders)

First day, 9:00 am - 5:00 pm

Second day, 9:00 am - 12:00 noon

 

Chemistry Lab Intensive (8th-12th graders)

First day, 1:00 pm - 5:00 pm

Second day, 9:00 am - 5:00 pm

- Prerequisites: There are no prerequisites. Appropriate background information is presented prior to and during each lab that is performed. Lab intensives can be attended:

- Before a student takes Biology or Chemistry

- While a student is taking Biology or Chemistry

- Or, after a student has taken Biology or Chemistry

 

- Registration and Tuition Fee (covers registration and all instruction and supplies, including the lab manual): 

Note - attend both and save $100.

 

$340 per student for either - the Biology / Anatomy & Physiology Lab Intensive OR the Chemistry Lab Intensive.

$580 per student for both - the Biology / Anatomy & Physiology Lab Intensive AND the Chemistry Lab Intensive.

 

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

Click here to see lots of photos from various lab intensive locations

    Copyright 2020 by Greg Landry