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  • MyLittleWonders
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    Oh, one question ... does anyone know if the MPOA biology class covers the same chapters as the MP bio schedule, or if the MPOA class covers the entire book?

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  • pickandgrin
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    Originally posted by MyLittleWonders View Post

    Jumping in here ... I was planning on using Froguts this year. One word of warning, if you don't mind. If you have Macs in the house, it seems impossible (it was for us, even with the (limited) help they could give on the tech end) to get the Mac to allow you to use the Froguts download. They don't believe the online Chrome version will be supported past this fall (2019), so if a Mac family signs up for the online course, they may not be able to complete any of the virtual labs (one big reason I'm not signing my rising 10th grader up for the MPOA class ... we can't get it the Froguts download to work).
    Well that explains why I thought their site was broken! Haha! Thanks for the heads up.

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  • MyLittleWonders
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    Originally posted by Michael View Post
    Good afternoon everyone,

    Mr. Piland is going to continue to use Froguts, which is now available for free, for labs. He said to use the following link: http://www.froguts.com/

    HTH!
    Jumping in here ... I was planning on using Froguts this year. One word of warning, if you don't mind. If you have Macs in the house, it seems impossible (it was for us, even with the (limited) help they could give on the tech end) to get the Mac to allow you to use the Froguts download. They don't believe the online Chrome version will be supported past this fall (2019), so if a Mac family signs up for the online course, they may not be able to complete any of the virtual labs (one big reason I'm not signing my rising 10th grader up for the MPOA class ... we can't get it the Froguts download to work).

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  • happyhappyjoyjoy
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    Sarah, I appreciated your comments. It was actually helpful to me to consider that my non-science kid might benefit from that text.

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  • Michael
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    Good afternoon everyone,

    Mr. Piland is going to continue to use Froguts, which is now available for free, for labs. He said to use the following link: http://www.froguts.com/

    HTH!

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  • Hahcook
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    Even if you could find a list of ‘bare minimum to say you’ve done it’ lab list would be helpful. I ‘love’ the dissections and the challenges they bring..still remember cutting open that worm while trying not to nick the intestine!! Good stuff...can’t wait but don’t want to go overboard too. But everyone should be able to close their eyes and remember the smell of that specimen preservative...it is a right of passage...a little bit of being an American....

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  • tanya
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    Hello.

    We were going to link the MPOA labs website here, but it looks like it is out of business. Scott Piland is on vacation, but we will check with him next week about what he is going to do about labs in his online classes, and maybe we can find an option that works for everyone. This course that we have developed came out of the HLS classrooms, and the teacher has a lab and can do whatever she wants. But that doesn't help you! We'll be in touch as we look for a solution.

    Tanya

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  • Mom2mthj
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    Originally posted by jen1134 View Post
    Whew! Two days straight plus a total of three hours in the car to/from Illinois each day — during rush hour both ways. I really hope MP has labs!
    The locations do move around and he does seem open to scheduling new locations. The one my daughter attended was at a Christian camp near Hillsdale in September and families could pay to stay in the camp housing and use the facilities. We drove about 21/2 hours and did bio and chem back to back - but the drive was much less stressful than driving in Chicago traffic. She did it with a friend and we took turns driving. For me, it was worth it not to have to dissect stuff in my kitchen. I did my frog in 7th grade and said never again.

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  • Mom2mthj
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    I agree the samples look awesome. I particularly like the estimated time for the video sections to watch.

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  • jen1134
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    Whew! Two days straight plus a total of three hours in the car to/from Illinois each day — during rush hour both ways. I really hope MP has labs!

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  • Mom2mthj
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    My daughter is taking biology with MPOA. They do some online labs, but you might want to consider these 2 day lab intensives. I don’t know anything about their online classes, but it was nice to have two days of labs where someone else led the dissections.

    https://www.collegeprepscience.com/two-day-labs

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  • TheAttachedMama
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    Wow! The samples are amazing!

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  • Hahcook
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    These samples do look great. Thank you!
    Is there any sort of a suggested lab component...suggestions as to which ones would be a base to start from? That was my favorite part of Bio and am looking forward to sharing it with my kids too!

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  • jen1134
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    Originally posted by tanya View Post
    I am going to try to post a sample here.
    These look AMAZING!!! I'm feeling much more confident about teaching this course now.

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  • tanya
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    I am going to try to post a sample here. We'll see how that goes. I may have to go to the technology forum and get some help.

    Tanya
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