Dr. Tonya teaches homeschool courses at LEAD (Learners and Educators of Atlanta and Decatur) each semester. LEAD classes are held at 47 Covington Road in Avondale Estates. LEAD membership, schedule and registration information can be found at www.leadhomeschool.org.


Experiments with Elements
Ages: 6-10
Tuesdays 11:00-11:55am
This semester, students learn about the periodic table and how it is organized, practice using lab tools to measure volume and mass, and conduct simple chemistry experiments to learn about specific elements and their properties. (Yes, even little kids can learn about the periodic table!) Each week we explore a new element and/or lab technique through hands-on activities.
Course fee: $240. Maximum of 15 students.

Instructor: Tonya Shearer, PhD

Tentative syllabus.

Data Analysis and Presentation
Ages: 11+
Tuesdays 12:30-1:25pm
Students learn the basics of analyzing scientific data, from good experimental design and creating data files in Excel (or other spreadsheet software), to using basic statistical analysis and creating appropriate tables and figures. Students practice writing lab reports, learn to create scientific presentations in Powerpoint or similar software) and practice presenting scientific results to an audience. Students will need a laptop or tablet with spreadsheet (Excel, Numbers, etc.) and presentation creation software (Powerpoint or similar) during class.
Instructor: Tonya Shearer, PhD
Course fee: $240. Maximum of 15 students.

Tentative syllabus.

​homeschool CourseS AT LEAD

2500 Old Alabama Rd.
Suite 5 - Science Center    
Suite 21 - STEM Lab 
Roswell, GA 30076    
770 641-9336