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Middle School (5th-7th gr) Science Lab

$115

with Vanessa Moessner

Calendar Sep 14, 2020 at 10:30 am, runs for 8 weeks

Every other week starting Monday, Sept 14th - 10:30am - 12:00pm

Each Lab class will consist of 1.5 hrs of hands-on experiments, activities, projects, and/or simulations based around one science concept.  

Topics are different each year.  Topic list will be posted in August.

Parents will need to supplement labs with at home learning by choosing to participate in the (free) online class or providing your child with books and materials about the topics.

Our online class:

Seesaw as a class informational platform

Content will be original or accessed from BrainPop or Ology

100% optional

100% free with enrollment in the lab class

Takes 10-30 minutes per day, depending on student interest

My goal for adding the online class to supplement our labs is to increase student understanding of concepts while showcasing how amazing and FUN science is!  Our lab time just isn’t enough!  In the past students have shown such interest in topics we are experimenting with.  Our online class will give us the opportunity to continue exploring.  NO PRESSURE to complete activities and assignments, but ample enthusiasm from me if exploration continues at home!  Students will not be “graded” on their work but encouraged to work up to their potential and explore their passions!

Instructor: 

Vanessa Moessner, owner and educator at Lily Pad Lab, started teaching Homeschool Science Labs in 2016 when she was approached by a homeschool parent to help with her daughter’s Biology labs.  She has been enjoying working with a wide age range of homeschool students ever since!  Before starting a family, Vanessa was a public high school biology, chemistry and physical science teacher and holds a Master of Science Education degree. 

Full Course

General Science Lab

$115

with Vanessa Moessner

Calendar Sep 14, 2020 at 12:30 pm, runs for 8 weeks

Every other Monday, starting Sept 14th - 12:30-2:30pm

General Science is a great stepping stone to the more in depth studies in science.  General Science gives students a broad look at different areas of science and encourages understanding of the world around them.  

During our lab classes together we will perform 1-4 lab experiments focusing on lab safety, inquiry building, problem solving, concept connections, and the fundamentals of writing lab reports.

General Science Labs at Lily Pad Lab follow the sequence of topics in the Apologia General Science curriculum.  Students are not required to use this curriculum or purchase the lab book.

Parents will be responsible for at-home learning using the curriculum of their choice.

Instructor: 

Vanessa Moessner, owner and educator at Lily Pad Lab, started teaching Homeschool Science Labs in 2016 when she was approached by a homeschool parent to help with her daughter’s Biology labs.  She has been enjoying working with a wide age range of homeschool students ever since!  Before starting a family, Vanessa was a public high school biology, chemistry and physical science teacher and holds a Master of Science Education degree. 

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Elementary Science Lab (K-5th gr)

$115

with Vanessa Moessner

Calendar Sep 15, 2020 at 12:30 pm, runs for 8 weeks

Session 1 - This Lab course will meet every other Thursday starting Sept 17th.

Each Lab class will consist of 1.5 hrs of hands-on experiments, activities, projects, and/or simulations based around one science concept.  

Topics are different each year.  Topic list will be posted in August.

Parents will need to supplement labs with at home learning by choosing to participate in the (free) online class or providing your child with books and materials about the topics.

Our online class:

Seesaw as a class informational platform

Content will be original or accessed from BrainPop or Ology

100% optional

100% free with enrollment in the lab class

Takes 10-30 minutes per day, depending on student interest

My goal for adding the online class to supplement our labs is to increase student understanding of concepts while showcasing how amazing and FUN science is!  Our lab time just isn’t enough!  In the past students have shown such interest in topics we are experimenting with.  Our online class will give us the opportunity to continue exploring.  NO PRESSURE to complete activities and assignments, but ample enthusiasm from me if exploration continues at home!  Students will not be “graded” on their work but encouraged to work up to their potential!

Instructor: 

Vanessa Moessner, owner and educator at Lily Pad Lab, started teaching Homeschool Science Labs in 2016 when she was approached by a homeschool parent to help with her daughter’s Biology labs.  She has been enjoying working with a wide age range of homeschool students ever since!  Before starting a family, Vanessa was a public high school biology, chemistry and physical science teacher and holds a Master of Science Education degree. 

Full Course

High School Biology Lab

$115

with Vanessa Moessner

Calendar Sep 16, 2020 at 12:30 pm, runs for 8 weeks

Every other Wednesday, starting Sept 16th, 12:30-2:30pm

During Biology Labs students will complete 1-4 hands-on experiments, activities, simulations to supplement a general biology curriculum.  Students will continue to develop inquiry skills, proper lab techniques, and fundamentals of lab report writing while exploring concepts in life science.

Biology Labs at Lily Pad Lab will follow the sequence of topics in the Apologia Biology curriculum.   We will work through many labs from the curriculum but will also take part in other experiments and activities.  Students are not required to use the Apologia Curriculum and are encouraged to not purchase the lab book.

Parents will be responsible for at-home learning using the curriculum of their choice OR chose to enroll your student in the Biology Virtual Course.

Optional Biology Virtual Course:  

For an additional fee of $25 per semester students can enroll in the Virtual Biology Class led by Vanessa Moessner.  The course will offer the option of assignments and activities from the Apologia text or assignments utilizing a digital text.  The Course will be interactive and will include articles, activities, games, and discussions as we work through 1 module (chapter) every 2 weeks.  This is a FULL Biology Course option.  The instructor will send parents a suggested grade for each semester.  Students will not be graded on a comparison, rather on potential and individual effort.  The course will utilize Canvas as a learning management system.

Instructor: 

Vanessa Moessner, owner and educator at Lily Pad Lab, started teaching Homeschool Science Labs in 2016 when she was approached by a homeschool parent to help with her daughter’s Biology labs.  She has been enjoying working with a wide age range of homeschool students ever since!  Before starting a family, Vanessa was a public high school biology, chemistry and physical science teacher and holds a Master of Science Education degree. 

Full Course

Elementary Science Lab (K-5th gr)

$115

with Vanessa Moessner

Calendar Sep 17, 2020 at 12:30 pm, runs for 8 weeks

Session 1 - This Lab course will meet every other Thursday starting Sept 17th.

Each Lab class will consist of 1.5 hrs of hands-on experiments, activities, projects, and/or simulations based around one science concept.  

Topics are different each year.  Topic list will be posted in August.

Parents will need to supplement labs with at home learning by choosing to participate in the (free) online class or providing your child with books and materials about the topics.

Our online class:

Seesaw as a class informational platform

Content will be original or accessed from BrainPop or Ology

100% optional

100% free with enrollment in the lab class

Takes 10-30 minutes per day, depending on student interest

My goal for adding the online class to supplement our labs is to increase student understanding of concepts while showcasing how amazing and FUN science is!  Our lab time just isn’t enough!  In the past students have shown such interest in topics we are experimenting with.  Our online class will give us the opportunity to continue exploring.  NO PRESSURE to complete activities and assignments, but ample enthusiasm from me if exploration continues at home!  Students will not be “graded” on their work but encouraged to work up to their potential!

Instructor: 

Vanessa Moessner, owner and educator at Lily Pad Lab, started teaching Homeschool Science Labs in 2016 when she was approached by a homeschool parent to help with her daughter’s Biology labs.  She has been enjoying working with a wide age range of homeschool students ever since!  Before starting a family, Vanessa was a public high school biology, chemistry and physical science teacher and holds a Master of Science Education degree. 

Full Course

High School Physical Science Lab

$115

with Vanessa Moessner

Calendar Sep 21, 2020 at 12:30 pm, runs for 8 weeks

This class is currently full.  Please register for the waitlist.  If we reach 4 students on the waitlist we will create another section of this lab.

 

Every other Monday, starting Sept 21st, 12:30 - 2:30pm

During physical science labs students will explore topics such as atomic structure, periodic table, chemical bonds, reactions and energy, motion, forces, energy, waves and sound, light, electricity and magnetism, and Earth’s structure, weathering, and atmosphere.

During our lab classes together we will perform 1-4 lab experiments focusing on lab safety, inquiry building, problem solving, concept connections, and the fundamentals of writing lab reports.

Physical Science Labs at Lily Pad Lab follow the sequence of topics in the Apologia Physical Science curriculum.  Students are not required to use this curriculum or purchase the lab book.

Parents will be responsible for at-home learning using the curriculum of their choice.

Instructor: 

Vanessa Moessner, owner and educator at Lily Pad Lab, started teaching Homeschool Science Labs in 2016 when she was approached by a homeschool parent to help with her daughter’s Biology labs.  She has been enjoying working with a wide age range of homeschool students ever since!  Before starting a family, Vanessa was a public high school biology, chemistry and physical science teacher and holds a Master of Science Education degree. 

Full Course

High School Advanced Biology: Anatomy and Physiology Lab

$115

with Vanessa Moessner

Calendar Sep 22, 2020 at 12:30 pm, runs for 8 weeks

This Lab course will meet every other Tuesday starting Sept 22th.

During Advanced Biology Labs students will complete 1-4 hands-on experiments, activities, simulations to supplement an advanced biology curriculum.  Students will continue to develop inquiry skills, proper lab techniques, and fundamentals of lab report writing while exploring advanced concepts in life science.

Advanced Biology Labs at Lily Pad Lab will follow the sequence of topics in the Apologia Advanced Biology curriculum.   We will work through many labs from the curriculum but will also take part in other experiments and activities.  Students are not required to use the Apologia Curriculum and are encouraged to not purchase the lab book.

Parents will be responsible for at-home learning using the curriculum of their choice OR chose to enroll your student in the Advanced Biology Virtual Course.

Optional Advanced Biology Virtual Course:  

For an additional fee of $25 per semester students can enroll in the Virtual Advanced Biology Class led by Vanessa Moessner.  The course will offer the option of assignments and activities from the Apologia text or assignments utilizing a digital text.  The Course will be interactive and will include articles, activities, games, and discussions as we work through 1 module (chapter) every 2 weeks.  This is a FULL Advanced Biology Course.  The instructor will send parents a suggested grade for each semester.  Students will not be graded on a comparison, rather on potential and individual effort.  The course will utilize Canvas as a learning management system.

Instructor: 

Vanessa Moessner, owner and educator at Lily Pad Lab, started teaching Homeschool Science Labs in 2016 when she was approached by a homeschool parent to help with her daughter’s Biology labs.  She has been enjoying working with a wide age range of homeschool students ever since!  Before starting a family, Vanessa was a public high school biology, chemistry and physical science teacher and holds a Master of Science Education degree. 

High School Chemistry Lab

$115

with Vanessa Moessner

Calendar Sep 23, 2020 at 12:30 pm, runs for 8 weeks

Every other Wednesday starting Sept 23rd 12:30-2:30pm

During Chemistry Labs students will complete 1-4 hands-on experiments, activities, simulations to supplement a general chemistry curriculum.  Students will continue to develop inquiry skills, proper lab techniques, and fundamentals of lab report writing while exploring chemical concepts..

Chemistry Labs at Lily Pad Lab will follow the sequence of topics in the Apologia Chemistry curriculum.   We will work through many labs from the curriculum but will also take part in other experiments and activities.  Students are not required to use the Apologia Curriculum and are encouraged to not purchase the lab book.

Parents will be responsible for at-home learning using the curriculum of their choice.

These lab classes will be led by Jessica Reed.  Jessica enjoys helping students develop an interest in chemistry. She has a Ph.D. in chemistry education and a master’s degree in analytical chemistry, and has taught laboratory classes at the college level. She lives in Eau Claire with her husband and two young daughters. 

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