Complete Homeschool Curriculum for Ages 4-14 (Moving Beyond the Page Review)

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  Do you love literature-based learning but struggle with planning it all by yourself? Moving Beyond the Page offers complete curriculum options for homeschoolers based around a multitude of Science, Language Arts, and History topics. The units combine hands-on activities with writing and discussion-based assignments. Explore great books with the Language Arts Packages that include learning guides and books. Choose a physical or online guide and get started right away. Guides from Moving Beyond the page support multiple learning styles including visual, auditory, and kinesthetic. Manipulatives and hands-on projects engage active learners, while the images in the books and drawing Continue reading

Go Science DVDs! (Library and Educational Services Review)

Go Science Review

Library and Educational Services is a wholesaler of an incredible amount of educational  materials.  From faith to family, seafarers to scientists, there is a program that will benefit your homeschool!  One that they offer, the Go Science DVDs (series 2), was offered to 100 Schoolhouse Crew Review members. Hosted by Ben Roy, a science teacher at the University of Tennessee at Chattanooga and former director of a television science program, these high-energy DVDs for students ages 4 to 11 will enthrall both the avid scientist and the recalcitrant student.  Mr. Roy brings to life the fundamentals of science, including how sound Continue reading

Nature Journals Round-Up

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Amy @ Homeschool Encouragement — Free Nature Journal Printables Marcy @ Ben and Me — Spring’s Rebirth and a Nature Scavenger Hunt (free printable) and N is for Nature (with resource list) Chareen @ Every Bed of Roses — Nature Journaling Resource List, Keeping a Nature Journal, and The Decorated Journal Michelle @ Delightful Learning — Our First Nature Journal Experience and First Sketches: From Flower to Seed Victoria @ Homemaking with Heart — Nature Journal: List of Resources Leah @ As We Walk Along the Road — A Charlotte Mason Education: Incorporating Nature Study Bethany @ Little Homeschool Blessings — Tree Study: Continue reading

Food and Animal Science DVDs (Curiosity Quest Review)

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  Curiousity Quest is a fun educational program for the entire family that explores those things its viewers are curious about. In each show, host Joel Greene ventures on a quest to answer viewer’s letters of curiosity.  Each curiosity quest takes the audience on location for an unscripted, hands-on, educational experience. Members of the Crew were sent 2 DVD Combo Packs, each containing 3 episodes. In the DVD Combo Pack: Swimmers of the Sea, viewers are given a glimpse of salmons, sea turtles, and penguins. In the DVD Combo Pack: Produce, viewers are taken on a journey to learn about mushrooms, orange packing, Continue reading

Science for All Grades the Easy Way (Supercharged e-Science Review)

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Science is a pretty big subject to teach. There are so many variables that it can be difficult to know where to begin. Supercharged Science was started by Aurora Lipper, a real rocket scientist, about 10 years ago. Aurora is committed to helping students become excited about learning Science instead of being bored with it. Crew Members were given 6 months of access to the e-Science Premium Membership. Supercharged Science is an online science curriculum for grades K-12 that allows parents access to 20 units of study which include video instruction presented by Aurora herself, along with step-by-step videos detailing Continue reading

2014 Bloggy Convention — AHEC — Jay Wile Science Giveaway

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Welcome back to the 2014 Bloggy Convention! We are continuing to sharing our favorite upcoming homeschool conventions! Our next featured convention will arrive to Pigeon Forge, TN in June! Appalachian Home Educator’s Conference: Pigeon Forge, TN June 26-28, 2014 Music Road Convention Center  Be sure to stop by the vendor hall booth for The Old Schoolhouse Magazine to pick up your copy of the brand new 2014 Print Edition and to learn about all of the other fun and exciting things happening with TOS! Our featured speaker from this convention is Dr. Jay Wile. Dr. Jay Wile learned about his Continue reading

Early Elementary Science (Science4Us.com Review)

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Science4Us.com is a complete online interactive standards-based early elementary science curriculum grades K-2. Members of the Schoolhouse Review Crew received a six-month membership to the Science4Us.com Online Subscription. Science4Us.com provides foundational science skills that engage children as well as increase parents’ comfort level and commitment to teaching science. Although Modules are online, Science4Us.com recognizes that hands-on activities are essential for learning science and includes hands-on projects and investigations. With Science4Us.com each child is assigned their own account and log-in information, and the parent has a parent/teacher account in which they can assign specific Modules, view their children’s progress on Assignments Continue reading

Exploring Creation with Chemistry and Physics (Apologia Science Review)

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Apologia Educational Ministries has long been known to homeschoolers for the many products they provide. Their elementary science series, written by Jeannie Fulbright, is an award-winning creation based curriculum. Our crew members got to reviews the latest book in the series, Exploring Creation with Chemistry and Physics. Aimed at students in grades K-6, this book contains lessons on simple machines, atoms, molecules, electricity and much more. Written in a conversational style with full color pictures, the book is full of experiments and activities that parents can complete with their children using items mostly found at home. The text can be Continue reading

Build a new electronics project every month! (EEME Review)

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Interested in having engineering lessons come straight to your door? If so, look no further than EEME. This program provides monthly hands-on project kits that will teach kids about electronics in a fun, hands-on way. The monthly kits arrive with everything you need to complete each project and the lessons are accessed through videos on the EEME website. Interactive quizzes are also included to reinforce understanding in the concept being taught. The program works by way of monthly subscriptions. EEME offers two plans, starting at $18.95 per month. You can learn more about their subscriptions here. Recently, Crew members were Continue reading

A Customized Program for Your Homeschool (Bridgeway Academy Review)

Bridgeway Academy offers homeschooling families a variety of services to make the homeschooling experience a little easier and hopefully enjoyable for everyone involved.  This includes the ability to have an entire curriculum plan customized for your child.  For this review, Crew members either received a seat in a Learning Lab course or the print curriculum Bridgeway English. Learning Labs by Bridgeway Academy offers homeschool students the opportunity to learn from a certified instructor as well as have occasion to interact with other homeschool students from around the globe.  Learning Labs are like an on-line co-op with the subjects offered varying Continue reading