Science Lab Intensives      

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

Now OPEN - Registration for 2019-20 Homeschool Year Lab Intensives

30% Early Registration Discount Ends January 11

Please Note: This Does Not Apply to Intensives Prior to July 31, 2019

At Registration use 30% Discount Promo Code:  D30

This Discount Cannot be Applied After Registration

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Lab Subjects Offered...

1. Biology / Anatomy & Physiology

2. Chemistry

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!

 

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.

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)

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, 8:00 am - 5:00 pm

Second day, 8:00 am - 12:00 noon

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 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 a lab manual, t-shirt, apron, safety glasses to use during the intensive when necessary, all the supplies and specimens needed for the labs, instruction, 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? 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 one to two 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

=> Fetal pig


- 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.
- Study 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
- 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 representing their work.

Chemistry Lab Intensive

(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, 8:00 am - 5:00 pm

Academic credit: 1 year of Chemistry Labs

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 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 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 when needed, all the supplies needed for the labs, instruction, 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? 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 one to two 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 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.

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

  • Collecting data & producing a college-quality lab report

  • Properties of gases

  • Atoms, matter & flame tests

  • Elements, moles & periodic table

  • Density and chemistry

  • Temperature, solubility, and bonding

  • Chemical kinetics

  • Colligative properties

  • Freezing point depression

  • Chemical polymers & surface area

  • Oscillating chemical reactions

  • Metric system and chemical applications

  • And more

                                     Daily Schedules and Fees

Biology / Anatomy & Physiology Lab Intensive

First day, 8:00 am - 5:00 pm

Second day, 8:00 am - 12:00 noon

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

 

$280 per student for the Biology / Anatomy & Physiology Lab Intensive.

Chemistry Lab Intensive

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

Second day, 8:00 am - 5:00 pm

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

 

$280 per student for the Chemistry Lab Intensive.

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, 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)

"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."

Lab Intensive Locations & Dates

 

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

 

FALL 2018

 

 

Manchester NH --- Completed
Manchester Downtown Hotel

ALMOST FULL

 

Biology: August 13-14, 2018

Chemistry: August 14-15, 2018

 

Lehighton PA --- Completed
Salem Bible Fellowship Church

ALMOST FULL

 

Biology: August 16-17, 2018

Chemistry: August 17-18, 2018

 

Elgin IL --- Completed

Holiday Inn & Suites Elgin / Chicago NW

Biology is FULl - chemistry is full

 

Biology: August 20-21, 2018

Chemistry: August 21-22, 2018

 

Sterling VA --- Completed

Hampton Inn Washington  - Dulles Airport

FULL

 

Biology: September 27-28, 2018

Chemistry: September 28-29, 2018

 

Marysville OH --- Completed

Grace Fellowship Church

 

Biology: October 1-2, 2018

Chemistry: October 2-3, 2018

 

Indianapolis IN --- Completed

Hampton Inn Indianapolis South

 

Biology: October 4-5, 2018

Chemistry: October 5-6, 2018

 

St Louis MO Area (Columbia IL) --- Completed

Hampton Inn St Louis / Columbia IL

 

Biology: October 10-11, 2018

 

Raleigh NC --- Completed

Hilton Garden Inn Raleigh-Cary

FULL

 

Biology: October 18-19, 2018

Chemistry: October 19-20, 2018

 

Huntersville / North Charlotte NC --- Completed

Hilton Garden Inn Charlotte North

FULL

 

Biology: October 25-26, 2018

Chemistry: October 26-27, 2018

 

Columbia SC --- Completed
Northstar Christian Center

ALMOST FULL

 

Biology: October 31 - November 1, 2018

Chemistry: November 1-2, 2018

 

Marietta GA --- Completed

Hampton Inn & Suites Atlanta / Marietta

FULL

 

Biology: November 8-9, 2018

Chemistry: November 9-10, 2018

 

Louisville KY --- Completed

Hampton Inn Louisville Northeast

 

Biology: November 15-16, 2018

Chemistry: November 16-17, 2018

 

Memphis TN --- Completed

Hampton Inn Southwind

 

Biology: November 29-30, 2018

Chemistry: November 30 - December 1, 2018

 

Franklin TN --- Completed

Aspen Grove Christian Church
ALMOST FULL

 

Biology: December 5-6, 2018

Chemistry: December 6-7, 2018

 

Des Moines IA --- Completed
Hampton Inn and Suites Altoona / Des Moines

ALMOST FULL

 

Biology: December 11-12, 2018

Chemistry: December 12-13, 2018

 

 

 

SPRING 2019

 

West Palm Beach FL
Homewood Suites West Palm Beach

 

Biology: January 17-18, 2019

Chemistry: January 18-19, 2019

 

Polk City FL

Camp Gilead
ALMOST FULL

 

Biology: January 24-25, 2019

Chemistry: January 25-26, 2019

 

Dallas TX
Hampton Inn Arlington South

ALMOST FULL

 

Biology: February 7-8, 2019

Chemistry: February 8-9, 2019

 

Austin TX
Hilton Garden Inn Austin NW

ALMOST FULL

 

Biology: February 13-14, 2019

Chemistry: February 14-15, 2019

 

Knoxville TN

Hampton Inn Knoxville / Cedar Bluff

 

Biology: March 14-15, 2019

Chemistry: March 15-16, 2019

 

Fredericksburg VA

Hampton Inn and Suites Fredericksburg South

 

Biology: March 28-29, 2019

Chemistry: March 29-30, 2019

 

Ypsilanti MI
Hope Community Church

 

Biology: April 11-12, 2019

Chemistry: April 12-13, 2019

 

Huntsville AL

Hilton Garden Inn Space and Rocket Center

 

Biology: April 25-26, 2019

Chemistry: April 26-27, 2019

 

Roanoke VA

 

Biology: May 6-7, 2019

Chemistry: May 7-8, 2019

 

Huntington WV

 

Biology: May 9-10, 2019

Chemistry: May 10-11, 2019

 

Little Rock AR
Hilton Garden Inn North Little Rock

 

Biology: May 20-21, 2019

Chemistry: May 21-22, 2019

 

Jackson MS
Hilton Garden Inn Flowood

 

Biology: May 23-24, 2019

Chemistry: May 24-25, 2019

 

Gulfport MS

Courtyard by Marriott Gulfport Beachfront

 

Bring the family to the beach while getting science labs done!

Biology: June 17-18, 2019

Chemistry: June 18-19, 2019

 

 

 

FALL 2019

 

Princeton NJ

 

Biology: August 19-20, 2019

Chemistry: August 20-21, 2019

 

Annapolis MD

 

Biology: August 22-23, 2019

Chemistry: August 23-24, 2019

 

Schaumberg IL

ALMOST FULL

 

Biology: September 26-27, 2019

Chemistry: September 27-28, 2019

 

Cedar Rapids IA

 

Biology: October 2-3, 2019

Chemistry: October 3-4, 2019

 

Raleigh NC

ALMOST FULL

 

Biology: October 10-11, 2019

Chemistry: October 11-12, 2019

 

Charlotte NC

 

Biology: October 14-15, 2019

Chemistry: October 15-16, 2019

 

Indianapolis IN

 

Biology: November 14-15, 2019

Chemistry: November 15-16, 2019

 

Franklin TN

 

Biology: December 4-5, 2019

Chemistry: December 5-6, 2019

 

 

 

Spring 2020

 

Polk City FL

 

Biology: January 9-10, 2020

Chemistry: January 10-11, 2020

 

Columbia SC

 

Biology: January 13-14, 2020

Chemistry: January 14-15, 2020

 

Richardson TX

 

Biology: February 27-28, 2020

Chemistry: February 28-29, 2020

 

The Woodlands TX

 

Biology: March 2-3, 2020

Chemistry: March 3-4, 2020

 

Alpharetta GA

 

Biology: April 1-2, 2020

Chemistry: April 2-3, 2020

 

Tulsa OK

 

Biology: May 18-19, 2020

Chemistry: May 19-20, 2020

                                

 

 

               Daily Schedules and Fees

 

Biology / Anatomy & Physiology Lab Intensive

First day, 8:00 am - 5:00 pm

Second day, 8:00 am - 12:00 noon

 

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

 

$280 per student for the Biology / Anatomy & Physiology Lab Intensive.

 

Chemistry Lab Intensive

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

Second day, 8:00 am - 5:00 pm

 

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

 

$280 per student for the Chemistry Lab Intensive.

 

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

    Copyright 2019 by Greg Landry