Mini Expedition: Maximum Fun!

By | April 5th, 2019|Childhood Education, Engineering, Events, STEM Labs and Activities, Uncategorized|

Our first mini-Expedition was a great experience for students and parents alike. From enthusiastic student-led worship to exciting rotations in science, engineering, art, math, and games, students had an amazing day, as you can see from the gallery below. Enjoy!If you're visiting from your phone, please click here to see the gallery on Smugmug. https://lighthouse-lance.smugmug.com/Media-Mini-Exp

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Students Stand up for the Unborn

By | March 19th, 2019|Living Science News, Students and Alumni, Uncategorized|

At Living Science, we seek to join with families to encourage students to stand up for what they believe in. Recently, an alumna, Rachel Guy, testified before the Georgia Senate. She shared her family's experience when doctors recommended that her parents abort her as she was "incompatible with life." Rachel's testimony caught the attention of [...]

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Let them eat cake…and learn!

By | March 2nd, 2019|STEM Labs and Activities, Teacher Updates, Uncategorized|

By Robin Spiess, teacher, 8th grade earth science What do Stone Mountain, earth science, a baked cake and icing have in common? If you’ve had a student in the 8th grade at Living Science, then you probably know the answer! For everyone else, let me tell you…this is the only exam of the year that [...]

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A Place to Grow—Terry Walk

By | January 29th, 2019|Christian Home School Program, Engineering, Parent Perspective|

Parent Perspectives are a window into the families who homeschool alongside Living Science. Terry Walk is the mother of an 11th grade servant leader. We moved to Georgia in 2012, having homeschooled in Florida for the first 5 years of my son’s academic experience. Because of the time demands of the move and a desire [...]

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The Beautiful Blue Cell

By | June 25th, 2018|Mrs. D's Musings, Uncategorized|

Recently I underwent a surgical procedure for skin cancer called Moh’s. My first thought was, “That’s the name of a hardness classification for rocks and minerals!” True, but trust me it is not what my surgery involved. Moh's is microscopically controlled cancer surgery developed in 1938 by a general surgeon by the name of Frederic [...]

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Reflections on Retreat

By | November 22nd, 2017|Mrs. D's Musings, Uncategorized|

The High School Retreat is always a time of reflection. It is a time when we look back and remember what our current seniors looked like as 9th graders.  Our 2017 House Captains attended their first High School Retreat right at the Blue Horizon Retreat Center.  It is incredible to see the changes in their lives. [...]

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3 Tips for Teaching Science with Active Learning

By | January 18th, 2016|Childhood Education, Uncategorized|

According to a study from the President’s Council of Advisors on Science and Technology[1], 60 percent of students in the United States who enroll in a STEM field at the college level switch to a non-STEM field or drop out. It is more important than ever to ensure kids are interested in learning and sticking [...]

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STEM & Student-Centered Learning

By | November 30th, 2015|Christian Home School Program, Uncategorized|

Traditional education techniques have students study multiple subjects independently of one another. A student may read Macbeth in English class, go to science and learn about chemical reactions, attend history class to discuss ancient civilizations, and math to learn about angles and circumferences, then head off to the computer lab to learn basic programming skills. [...]

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Georgia Law and Homeschool Students

By | November 20th, 2015|Christian Home School Program, Uncategorized|

The Comprehensive Education Bill (HB 283) went into effect just two years ago, and simplified the way homeschool families report attendance and submit information about their children's educational progress. Previously, homeschool parents were required to submit attendance and other reports to the State Department of Education or to their local school superintendent. Today, families who [...]

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