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

A Guide to Creating Unit Studies — Manatees

My kids have a tendency to pick topics out of the blue that they want to study.  It’s not uncommon for us to travel up and down the timeline for history.  But isn’t that one of the biggest perks of homeschooling — flexibility?!?! I try to be flexible when it comes to the kids wanting to study different topics.  I actually stopped doing long-term lesson plans because it was happening so often.  I have even given up the thought of purchasing a “boxed” curriculum.  I try to use the same items for reading, math, but history and science change periodically. Continue reading

Learning for Homeschool, Summer School and After School (Time4Learning Review)

  Time4Learning is an award-winning, automated online learning system that can be used by students in preschool – 12th grade for homeschool, after school, or summer school. Schoolhouse Review Crew members received a six-month membership to Time4Learning’s interactive curriculum for home use for PreK – 8th grades. Time4Learning integrates education with fun. The homeschool program provides a complete language arts and math curriculum which correlate to state standards, and it also includes science and social studies. Subjects are organized into chapters, and an automated system teaches lessons in a sequence created to develop skills. Short, animated lessons are followed by a variety of interactive activities, educational games, printable worksheets, online quizzes, Continue reading

Lapbooking and Notebooking (Hands of a Child Review)

In the homeschooling community, In the Hands of a Child has become a name synonymous with high quality lapbooking and notebooking products together with reasonable prices.  The company began as the dream child of Kimm Bellotto and Niki McNeil in 2002.  Faced with the dilemma of answering the question “What exactly is a lapbook?,” Kimm and Niki began pulling together resources and using their imaginations and a business plan was born!  Now, 11 years later, what began with one lapbook has become a huge line of lapbook and notebook products for kids of all ages. When visiting the In the Continue reading