Homeschool Science Class Online – Life Prep Physics

Every year homeschoolers are afforded more and more learning opportunities as more classes are offered online. However, finding a comprehensive homeschool science class online can still be a challenge.

I think there is a misconception that upper level science courses cannot be successfully completed online. I’m here to tell you that is not the case! You can find a homeschool science class online!

Homeschool Science Class Online with College Prep Science's live science classes for middle and high school. Life Prep Physics is perfect for your non-science kids! A Review from Starts At Eight

Homeschool Science Class Online

One of the wonderful online homeschool science class options I have found is. College Prep Science. They offer Christ-Centered Live & Self-Paced Online Classes for 4th – 12th Grade Homeschooled Students. (And YES there is a lab component option!)

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Life Prep Physics

Life Prep (standard) Physics is standard high school conceptual physics class (only basic math) that is specifically designed for “non-science” students.  This homeschool science class online is just one of many offered by College Prep Science (Find out more towards the bottom of this article!)

This homeschool science class online from College Prep covers topics in a typical high school conceptual physics course such as:

  • motion
  • measurement
  • velocity
  • force
  • gravity
  • pressure
  • momentum
  • kinetics
  • rotational dynamics
  • thermodynamics
  • heat
  • gas laws
Homeschool Science Class Online with College Prep Science's live science classes for middle and high school. Life Prep Physics is perfect for your non-science kids! A Review from Starts At Eight

This is a full two semester, one credit, high school course. It’s physics for the “artsy”, “techie”, and other non-science students.

All College Prep Homeschool Science Online Courses (including Life Prep Physics) are taught by Greg Landry (the owner) himself. Greg is a homeschool dad and former college professor. Greg has spent the past 20+ years teaching science.

Inside Life Prep Physics

Let’s take a look inside College Prep Science’s Life Prep Physics

Note Taking/Study/Test Taking Skills

First I’d like to talk about Greg Landry’s method for note taking and learning information called NSSR – Notes/Sketches/Summary/Retrieval.

These skills are invaluable when it comes to high school and college! I love that he takes the time to incorporate these skills into his classes, helping our children build solid notetaking, study, and test taking skills. For more details be sure to check out my review of College Prep’s Young Scientist Anatomy and Physiology  where I talk more about this note taking process.

Individually Oriented

One of the things Greg does that is so unique is that for many of the student assignments and assessments, kids are allowed to choose their own format! I think this is so special! He leaves room for kids to learn and express their knowledge in a way that is true to them!

Some of the options allowed are:

  • artwork
  • video
  • graphics
  • sketches / drawings
  • hand-crafted models
  • graphic novels
  • audio
  • wiki pages
  • game creation
  • graphic organizers
  • podcasts
  • e-portfolio
  • just the simple written word
  • and anything else they can come up with!

Live Interactive Classes offer Connection

I know one thing that many people say a negative to homeschooling is not having a live teacher for their children. Classes like these offered through College Prep Science shatter that reason!

Greg Landry teaches the classes himself. He is friendly and engaging, addressing all questions and concerns as they arise during each class period. All the College Prep courses are taught through the popular course management system called Canvas.

Homeschool Science Class Online with College Prep Science's live science classes for middle and high school. Life Prep Physics is perfect for your non-science kids! A Review from Starts At Eight

If your child is wary of being on camera, or you don’t want them on camera, no worries! Greg only uses his camera, the kids are offscreen using a text chat box to communicate.

Greg opens up the class a little early so kids can enter and chat! You wouldn’t believe some of the wonderful interaction between students happening before class! I have seen connections and relationships built this way!

Can’t attend live? No need to stress! Every one of the live classes is recorded so that if your child is going unable to attend they can watch it later.

Take a Sneak Peek Inside a Live Class!

Check out this video and get a sneak peek inside a LIVE homeschool science class online with College Prep Science. This is a clip from the Live Life Prep Physics course. It give you a look at what the Canvas Platform looks like and how it works.

Online Science Labs Too!

Fulfilling a lab component is another concern when it comes to homeschooling science.

With every live science class purchased with College Prep, you get the interactive virtual online labs at no additional charge. There are 10 experiments for each subject.

The Bonuses of Virtual Labs

  • no expensive supplies needed
  • no prep required
  • no mess
Homeschool Science Class Online with College Prep Science's live science classes for middle and high school. Life Prep Physics is perfect for your non-science kids! A Review from Starts At Eight

The platform is super interactive and uses a simulated lab setting where students even turn on the lights and get into their lab coat and goggles! using their keyboard and mouse they manipulate the lab environment by doing things like stopping and starting timers, moving and filling beakers, etc.

Students also watch a video of professor Landry explaining, in detail, how to write a lab report and they’re shown an example of lab report that they can use as a guide.

NOTE: It is important to note that these are Christ-Centered classes. Greg prays at the beginning of each class and the Christian faith and principles are at the forefront.

Live Online Classes with College Prep Science

Homeschool Science Class Online with College Prep Science's live science classes for middle and high school. Life Prep Physics is perfect for your non-science kids! A Review from Starts At Eight
In this photo Ava has the course up on the left, and Word open on the right. She broke her finger and can’t write so she has to type all her nots.

Note: all of these science classes include College Prep’s interactive virtual online labs ($280 value) at no additional charge

8th-12th Grade Two Semester (Full School Year) Classes

These are 1 credit high school classes that meet for 60 minutes once a week and include virtual labs. The cost is $880.

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

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6th-9th Grade One Semester Classes

These are .5 credit courses that meet for 60 minutes once a week and include virtual labs. The cost is $440.

  • Pre-Anatomy & Physiology
  • Pre-Biology

Note: The two, one semester classes, “Pre-Anatomy & Physiology” and “Pre-Biology,” together, comprise a full school year of what has traditionally been called “Life Science.” The order in which you take these is not significant.

  • Pre-Chemistry
  • Pre-Physics

Note: The two, one semester classes, “Pre-Chemistry” and “Pre-Physics” together, comprise a full school year of what has traditionally been called “Physical Science.” The order in which you take these is not significant.

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7th-12th Grade Two Semester (Full School Year) Math Classes

These are 1 credit high school math classes.

  • Life Prep (standard) Pre-Algebra (7th-9th, usually 8th)
  • Life Prep (standard) Algebra I (8th-12th, usually 9th)
  • Life Prep (standard) Geometry (9th-12th, usually 10th)
  • Life Prep (standard) Consumer Math (9th-12th)

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College Prep Science Lab Intensives

College Prep Science also offers two day Biology and Chemistry Lab Intensives nationwide! While 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 receive 11 hours of hands-on high school science labs.
  • Classes cost $380 per student and include all supplies, instruction and lab manuals. (I can’t believe how reasonable that is!)
  • Each session offers a wide range of in-depth college prep labs.
  • Each 2 day lab is equal to an ENTIRE YEAR of science labs! (Can you imagine taking all that work out of your schedule teens for the year!?)

==>>Check out these hands-on high school science labs! <<==

Science Freebies for Homeschool Moms

College Prep Science offers some cool science freebies like:

  • “Muscles” student science infographic lesson and printable worksheet with audio, and.. your palmaris longus? (immediate access)
  • Earth Science student science infographic lesson and printable worksheet with audio (immediate access).
  • A cool ancestry wheel for your children to fill-in. Students love this and it leads to lots of educational activity that they love – with accompanying audio (immediate access).
  • COVID-19 / viruses student science infographic lesson and printable worksheet with accompanying audio (immediate access).

Sign up for their e-mail list and you will receive weekly e-mails with additional freebies, updates on classes and labs, science teaching tips, free science graphic organizers, free science subject teaching guides, etc.