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GIVEAWAY: Full School Year Online Science Class ($680 value) + Runner Up Prizes

What a great opportunity!  What homeschool family wouldn’t want to win some FREE college prep science classes?  Keep reading to find out more about College Prep Science and find out how to enter the giveaway for free courses!

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About College Prep Science

College Prep Science is a Christ-Centered Focus Program. The purpose of “College Prep Science” is to give homeschooled students access to high level science that is focused on scientific inquiry, critical thinking, process reasoning, data collection, and the graphical and written representation of research. Greg Landry, Founder, College Prep Science, says, “we want to prepare competent, confident students for their remaining high school years, their college years, and life. The fact that our classes and labs are taught from a Christian / Creationist worldview does not mean they’re ‘watered down.’ Quite the contrary – they are very challenging.”

Meet Greg Landry:

Greg has spent the past 20+ years teaching science. He taught at a university, taught thousands of homeschooled students, has mentored students planning to pursue science / pre-med degrees, has designed and directed a university anatomy and physiology / biology / cadaver lab, has academically counseled hundreds of college pre-professional (pre-med, pre-dental, pre-physical therapy, etc.) sophomores and juniors, has designed science labs for homeschooled students, published and presented scientific research, AND has written science lab manuals!

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College Prep Science Giveaway Prize Details!

The College Prep Science Back to School Giveaway Grand prize winner will receive a Full School Year (Two Semesters) Online Science Class ($680 value)! Live Online Classes are more than just a once a week teaching engagement. Students are assigned homework, take exams, and are provided with an end of course grade that can be retained for your student’s homeschool portfolio and high school transcripts.

Live Online Classes at College Prep Science are available for Biology | Life Prep Biology | Chemistry | Life Prep Chemistry | Physics | Life Prep Physics | Human Anatomy & Physiology | Exercise and Sports Physiology | Pre-Anatomy & Physiology | Pre-Chemistry | Pre-Biology | Pre-Physics | Forensic Science & Human Anatomy | Embryology – The Magnificence of Human Development | Introduction to Biochemistry/Microbiology.

Visit the Live Online Classes details page to learn more about the classroom dashboard and high quality virtual lab service. There, you will also find answers to your questions on attendance requirements, class times, and school schedule.

REMINDER: Fall Classes Start September 9th!

Visit College Prep Science to Register Today!

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The College Prep Science Back to School Giveaway Runner Up Winner will Receive a 2-Day Biology or Chemistry Lab Intensive ($280 value). Science Lab Intensives are offered in 15 cities during the Fall, 2019 and Spring, 2020. Each two day intensive is the equivalent of a full school year of labs! Intensives can be attended by future, current, or previous Biology or Chemistry students. There are no prerequisites to attend! Appropriate background information is presented prior to and during each lab that is performed.

Visit the Science Lab Intensives details page to find course details, event locations, daily schedules, and how each child will be able to apply what they have learned with “real-life” knowledge.

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ENTER TO WIN!

Two Winners!

Runner Up will Receive 2-Day Biology or Chemistry Lab Intensive ($280 value)

Grand Prize Winner will Receive: Full School Year Online Science Class ($680 value)

The giveaway is open US Only, 18+

The giveaway ends 8/24 at 1159 pm est

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LLH’s Subject Spotlight: Science

What do you use for Homeschool Science?  There are endless options out there.  Here’s what we’re using for 4th Grade Homeschool Science.

Life, Learning, Homeschool’s Subject Spotlight: Science

We are on our third year of using Apologia Science.  We did an abbreviated run through of Zoology 1: Flying Creatures of the Fifth Day – we started before G was finished with 1st grade.  We had zipped through BJU Science 1 because he loved science so much (and it was really easy) so I had Flying Creatures on standby for 2nd grade so we pulled it out and started.

I say “abbreviated run through” because Flying Creatures is WAY in depth (and frankly a little boring at times) and his attention span wasn’t there for it.  Learning Animal Classification was good because that helps in the future Zoology books, learning about birds was great – especially since we were doing it in the spring and we put up bird feeders in the backyard and got to observe lots of birds.  The flying reptiles section (pterosaurs) was great for a dino-loving boy.   Bats were interesting.  But the final chapters on all the flying bugs were what we just hit the highlights of.  We started it in spring of 1st grade and finished shortly before Christmas of 2nd grade.

But that was ok, because it gave us a chance to really slow down for Zoology 2: Swimming Creatures of the Fifth Day, which was a topic he was REALLY interested in.  So we took the latter half-ish of 2nd grade and all of the 3rd grade to do Swimming Creatures.  We did the ocean box, we added some extra studies/projects (especially on sharks!) and took several field trips (we love aquariums!)

My plan was to do Zoology 3: Land Creatures of the Sixth Day for 4th grade but G wanted a break in animal sciences.  He really wanted to do Astronomy.  So I said everything above to say, this year, we are using Apologia Astronomy.  I ordered the newest edition because there has been so much new information since the previous edition was printed.

So far, I, personally, have been enjoying astronomy more than zoology – just as a topic, not because one course is better than the other.

We love the format of Apologia.  We love the way the textbooks are written – easy to read and understand.  We love the notebooks that go with them.  And we love the in-depth study of one topic at a time.  (Except flying bugs, ha!)   Elementary science when I was in school was like a mad dash to throw a bunch of things at you in a year.  Parts of a plant, photosynthesis, magnetism, weather, basic chemistry, identify types of trees, birds and bugs, the end – and then start over the next year with basically the same topics without ever going very deep.

G is a deep child.  He doesn’t care for basic surface information.  That’s why Apologia works for us.

I did make one mistake when ordering our Astronomy.   I did not get the Junior Notebooking Journal.  Oops.

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We are making it work, but make sure you know the difference and know which one you need.

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Are You Prepared for the Solar Eclipse on August 21?

This has become quite the anticipated event!  The must see of the year!  And to be honest, nothing makes me giddier as a homeschool mom than to be able to witness something like this!  What an educational opportunity!  It works out perfectly that we are doing Apologia Astronomy this year anyway (picked before I even knew about the eclipse – it was G’s request for science this year.  And Chapter 2 is on the sun!  So it plays right in to our schedule!)

Are YOU Prepared for the Solar Eclipse on August 21?
Viewing tips and homeschool helps for the Solar Eclipse
Homeschool Activities for the Solar Eclipse:
Solar Eclipse Viewing Tips:
Tip #1 – Know what a solar eclipse is.

From Wikipedia:

As seen from the Earth, a solar eclipse is a type of eclipse that occurs when the Moon passes between the Sun and Earth, and the Moon fully or partially blocks (“occults”) the Sun. This can happen only at new moon when the Sun and the Moon are in conjunction as seen from Earth in an alignment referred to as syzygy. In a total eclipse, the disk of the Sun is fully obscured by the Moon. In partial and annular eclipses, only part of the Sun is obscured.

See more about a Solar Eclipse.
Tip #2 – Know when to look based on where you are located!

Space.com has a great guide to the solar eclipse so you can look up where the best viewing spots are, when you need to be watching and what you can expect to see (not every where in the US will be able to see the total eclipse, but a partial eclipse is great too!)

Tip #3 – Be Prepared!   Safety first!

The most important thing to note about the solar eclipse is that you MUST have eclipse viewing glasses to safely view any portion of the eclipse.   (Except when totality occurs if you are in the totality zone.  Then you can take them off until totality is over.)

There are several ways to make a pinhole viewer for looking at the sun that can be used during the eclipse.  It’s actually one of the activities in Apologia Astronomy and we just made one this week.  We’ll still use out eclipse glasses during the eclipse but if a pinhole viewer is all you have, it’s a good option!