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2021-22 Home School Science Labs: NATURE STUDIES, LIFE SCIENCE, BIOLOGY!

*** REGISTRATION FOR 2021-22 WILL OPEN JULY 1, 2021***

Fall home school lab sessions will begin Wednesday, September 8, 2021, and will continue each Wednesday through December 8 (no lab sessions on November 24 due to Thanksgiving holiday).

Spring home school lab sessions will begin again on Wednesday, February 2, 2022, and will continue each Wednesday through May 4 (no lab sessions on March 16 due to UNT spring break).

Lab hours are from 2:00 until 4:00 PM each Wednesday.

Registrations will be taken on a first come, first served basis. To confirm your spot in the labs, please submit your completed registration form prior to September 1. Tuition will be due starting week 2 of labs.

MS Lab (Life Science middle school level) & HS Lab (Biology high school level)

The home school MS/HS Labs are a series of lab and field sessions for students ages 12 to 18 desiring secondary level lab-based experiences. (MS Lab ages 12-14, HS Lab ages 14-18). The labs are considered the practical application of the basic concepts of middle school or high school study of science.

MS Lab will concentrate in topics in Life Science that would include cell biology, genetics, evolution, prokaryotes, protists, fungi, plants, the animal kingdom, the human body, and ecology.

HS Lab will concentrate in topics in Biology that would include cell biology, genetics, evolution, ecology, microorganisms, fungi, plants, invertebrates, vertebrates, and physiology.

There will be required weekly prelab reading and activities sent via email that will prepare and enhance understanding of the lab material and activities. It will be understood when a student arrives at lab that these will have been completed by the student and that they will be ready for lab session discussion and activities.

Maximum number of students in the combined MS/HS lab is 15.

Fee for MS/HS Lab is $140 per student per semester, or $260 per student for both semesters if purchased together.

ES Lab (Nature Studies elementary school level)

The home school ES Lab is a series of lab and field sessions for students ages 8 to 12 desiring nature-based science experiences. The labs are considered the practical application of the basic concepts of an upper-elementary or lower-middle school study of science.

ES Lab will concentrate on topics in nature studies to include basic needs/resources; biomes; life cycles; classification; food webs; senses; body organs; cells; and health and nutrition.

There will be short prelab readings and activities sent via email that will prepare and enhance lab experiences. Parents are encouraged and welcome to participate with their students.

Maximum number of students in the ES lab is 15.

Fee for ES Lab is $120 per student per semester, or $220 per student for both semesters if purchased together.

Elementary (ES) ages 8-11 $120/semester or $220/year
Middle (MS) ages 12-13 $140/semester or $260/year
High (HS) ages 14-18 $140/semester or $260/year

Maximum number of students in each lab is 15 for ES, and 15 combined in MS and HS.

For more information, contact Marti Lathrop at marti.lathrop@unt.edu .

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