We’ve all had those overwhelming homeschool days where we’ve felt overworked, frazzled, and (if we’re completely honest) ready to quit.
Yes, it happens. And yes, it’s normal to feel overwhelmed from time to time.
But if overwhelm and frustration are becoming a regular part of homeschooling, it’s time to take a hard look at what could be changed to make things easier and less stressful.
One of the simplest ways to lighten your load and reduce your stress levels is to stop trying to teach every subject yourself. Yes, you CAN teach everything from phonics to chemistry singlehandedly . . . but that doesn’t necessarily mean you SHOULD.
Over the years I’ve learned that I teach best when I don’t have to teach every single subject myself. I’ve used online classes or instructional DVDs for a variety of subjects, especially math and science.
Recently I found some excellent online science classes for grades four and up. I love that my seventh-grader can learn science from a Christian instructor, freeing up my time for other things.
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Online Science Classes from College Prep Science
I first discovered College Prep Science when I was introduced to their homeschool science labs. Designed especially for Christian homeschool students, these two-day intensives are equivalent to a full year of high school science labs. (Science labs are another thing that I definitely recommend outsourcing!)
In addition to lab intensives, College Prep Science also offers both live and self-paced online science classes for homeschool students in grades 4-12.
Greg Landry, the owner and instructor, is a Christian homeschool dad with a passion for teaching kids and teens. He truly has a desire to glorify God through studying His creation, which I deeply appreciate.
Mr. Landry holds a master of science degree from Louisiana State University and has had multiple scientific papers published. He uses his education and experience to make science understandable, even for elementary students.
Weston is currently enrolled in the Young Scientist Anatomy & Physiology course, which is a very thorough and detailed look at the skeletal, muscular, digestive, cardiovascular, and respiratory systems.
This course is specifically designed for students in grades 4-7; however, that does NOT mean that it is oversimplified or dumbed down. It is extremely thorough and in-depth, with full coverage of each body system. It is clearly intended to prepare younger students for more challenging high school science courses.
College Prep Science offers four other online science classes for grades 4-7, as well as many self-paced and live online classes for the upper levels.
What We Love About These Online Science Classes
No Parent Teaching
I love that each College Prep Science lesson is taught directly by Mr. Landry. He knows more about science than I will ever know, and he teaches everything so I don’t have to.
Easy to Use Independently
College Prep Science is a cinch for students—even elementary kids—to use independently. They literally log into the website, click on the next lesson, and hit play. It really couldn’t be any easier.
All Course Material in One Place
I really appreciate that students never leave the College Prep Science website. I never have to worry that Weston may be taken to another website where he may inadvertently find inappropriate content. I can allow him to log on and watch the lesson without any worry.
Freebies from College Prep Science
Mr. Landry has a ton of valuable homeschool science freebies that you won’t want to miss. From a science infographic lesson on COVID-19 and viruses, to an earth science lesson with a printable worksheet and accompanying audio . . . you’ll want to get these freebies right away!