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Plant Science

Posted on Apr 8 2014 by admin

by Michelle Crooker Here is the highly anticipated, anxiously awaited part three in the seven-part “Creation Science” series.  If you missed parts one and two, go check them out: Day 1 – Let there be Light and Day 2 – Separating the Waters.   Day 3: Plant Science “Then God said, ‘Let the waters below […]

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Separating the Waters

Posted on Mar 25 2014 by admin

by Michelle Crooker This post is part two of my seven-part, days-of-creation science series. If you missed the first part you can go back and read Creation Science Day 1 – Let There Be Light. Day 2: Separating the Waters “Then God said, ‘Let there be an expanse in the midst of the waters, and […]

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So What is a Chemical Reaction Anyway?

Posted on Feb 11 2014 by admin

With Valentine’s Day rapidly approaching, it makes sense that our thoughts turn to sweets and treats and good things to eat. However, in order to make sure you don’t ruin your appetite, this time we are going to have some fun with things that aren’t sweet–baking soda and vinegar!   I did this experiment first […]

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Amazement Square Homeschool Day 2014

Posted on Jan 27 2014 by admin

An HEAV-Sponsored Event Location: 27 Ninth Street, Lynchburg Date: Tuesday, April 15, 2014, from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Cost: $9/adult, $11/student, grades pre-k – eight Registration: No registration needed Description: Admission includes lunchroom space (Amazement Square does not provide lunch) and a day full of science experiments; art lessons; interactive lessons within our nationally […]

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Virginia Living Museum Homeschool Day 2014

Posted on Jan 27 2014 by admin

RESCHEDULED DUE TO SNOW The new date is Friday, March 7, 2014. Virginia Living Museum Homeschool Day  An HEAV-Sponsored Event Location: 524 J. Clyde Morris Boulevard,. Newport News Date: Friday, March 7, 2014, from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Cost: $12/adult; $7 child, ages 3-18, for self-guided visit. Registration: Preregistration is required no later than […]

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It Melts in Your Mouth and Your Hands, and…

Posted on Nov 12 2013 by admin

by Michelle Crooker This experiment is pretty simple—it only requires one thing, and that one thing is tasty! Now, before we get too far, I do want to tell you one of my science rules. I tell this to all of the co-op classes that I have taught, and to my own children when they […]

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Sink or Float?

Posted on Oct 8 2013 by admin

In this new, semi-weekly feature, Michelle Crooker, a veteran homeschooling mom and writer of the blog “Homeschooler on the Edge,” will share a science lesson or field trip to help engage your young student in a hands-on, fascinating learning experience.   Today, with the help of Bug (age 5) and Princess (age 8)  we are […]

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The Natural Bridge

Posted on Aug 26 2013 by admin

Homeschool Recognition Day An HEAV-Sponsored Event!  Location: Natural Bridge, Virginia Date: Thursday, October 3, 2013 Cost: $15/student Description: Visit this national historic landmark on a day designed just for home educators! Explore the Natural Bridge and caverns and the “Butterflies at the Bridge.” Discover the  authentic Monacan Indian Village exhibit.  Walk through history in the […]

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FREE Gift When You Register

Posted on Feb 19 2013 by admin

Get a fantastic FREE gift with every paid convention registration! We’ve been singing the praises of SchoolhouseTeachers.com–a membership site dedicated to providing a one-stop venue for curricula resources–for some time! And now, in honor of HEAV’s 30th anniversary, you’ll get to try it yourself for a full year–FREE!   Is it hard to believe? It’s […]

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Homeschool Items February 13, 2013

Posted on Feb 10 2013 by admin

1.1 Homeschool Day at Regent University – Virginia Beach – Register by February 19 1.2 Richmond Spirit Girls Varsity Soccer – Mechanicsville – Register by February 28 1.3 Nature Investigations – Multiple Locations – First Deadline Is March 3 1.4 Early Bird Registration: Generation Joshua iGovern East – Purcellville – Best Price by April 5 […]

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Cool Sites – November 7, 2012

Posted on Nov 4 2012 by admin

3.1 Christian Resources: Free Instilling Biblical Character E-book 3.2 Thrifty Ideas: Sale Candy Makes Inexpensive Holiday Wreaths 3.3 Preschool and Kindergarten: Article – “Hey Parents–Why the Rush???” 3.4 Technology: Free (Bad) Apps Can Steal Your Data 3.5 Family: November is National Adoption Month 3.6 Geography: Geography Awareness Week 3.7 DIY: “Teen Finishes His Own Mortgage-free Tiny House at […]

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Cool Sites – October 31, 2012

Posted on Oct 28 2012 by admin

3.1 Christian Resources: Scripture Prayers Before–and After–the Election 3.2 Thrifty Ideas: Free Printable Grocery Lists 3.3 Preschool and Kindergarten: Learn the Colors of the Rainbow 3.4 Math and Science: The Science Mom (Has Math Too) 3.5 Cooking: Hearty Fall Soups   3.1 Christian Resources: Scripture Prayers Before–and After–the Election The election is less than a […]

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Homeschool Items – October 31, 2012

Posted on Oct 28 2012 by admin

1.1 Nature Classes – Daleville – First Registration Deadline Is October 31 1.2 Classical Conversations Open House – November 30 1.3 Transcript Webinar – The HomeScholar – January 11   1.1 Nature Classes – Daleville – First Registration Deadline Is October 31 Greenfield Park International Parkway Daleville, Virginia Programs are held on the date specified, […]

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Cool Sites – October 10, 2012

Posted on Oct 7 2012 by admin

3.1 Christian Resources: Clergy Appreciation Month – October 3.2 Thrifty Ideas: Cleaning and Home Repairs 3.3 Preschool and Kindergarten: Twelve Play Dough Activities 3.4 Cooking: Produce in Season Charts 3.5 Fun: Fall Family Fun 3.6 Geography: Free D.C. United Soccer Geography Packet   3.1 Christian Resources: Clergy Appreciation Month – October Show your appreciation to a […]

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Cool Sites – October 3, 2012

Posted on Sep 30 2012 by admin

3.1 Christian Resources: Limit the Internet and Reconnect to God 3.2 Thrifty Ideas: 16 Clever Uses for Binder Clips 3.3 Preschool Through Third Grade: Dental Unit Study 3.4 Learning Fun and Family Adventures: Fall in Virginia 3.5 Cooking: National Apple Month – October   3.1 Christian Resources: Limit the Internet and Reconnect to God In […]

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Cool Sites – September 26, 2012

Posted on Sep 22 2012 by admin

3.1 Christian Resources: Daily Devotionals by E-mail 3.2 Thrifty Ideas: Free Printable Planners, Checklists, and More 3.3 Preschool and Kindergarten: 13 Simple Learning Activities Using Balls 3.4 Math: XtraMath 3.5 Homemaking: Tips from Heloise on Household Sponge Safety 3.6 Technology: Pics4Learning 3.7 English: National Library Card Month – September 3.8 Government: Presidential Debates 3.9 Family: Free […]

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Homeschool Items – September 26, 2012

Posted on Sep 22 2012 by admin

1.1 Culpeper Parents of Children with Special Needs Support Group – Culpeper – Various Dates 1.2 Article – September Surprises for Homeschoolers 1.3 The Teaching Home – Government   1.1 Culpeper Parents of Children with Special Needs Support Group – Culpeper – Various Dates Culpeper County Library 271 Southgate Shopping Center Culpeper, VA Monday, October […]

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Cool Sites – September 19, 2012

Posted on Sep 16 2012 by admin

3.1 Christian Resources: Sermons on the Underground Church by Richard Wurmbrand 3.2 Thrifty Ideas and Homemaking: Stain Removal for Yucky Stains 3.3 Preschool and Kindergarten: Indoor Bowling 3.4 Science: Eggstraordinary Science Eggsperiments 3.5 Reference: Create a Home Library 3.6 Music: Free Gershwin Unit Study 3.7 History: Revolutionary War Lapbook 3.8 History: Memorize the (U.S. Constitution) […]

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Cool Sites – September 12, 2012

Posted on Sep 9 2012 by admin

3.1 Christian Resources: 11 Simple Theological Terms We All Need to Know 3.2 Thrifty Ideas: $5 Dinners 3.3 Preschool and Kindergarten: Indoor Camping Trip 3.4 Science: Hurricane Central 3.5 Homeschooling: Classical Curriculum List 3.6 Sewing: Sewing Simple Rainbows 3.7 Geography: Israeli Culture for Kids 3.8 Reference: “Short List of Books We Could Not Do Without” […]

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General Interest Items – September 12, 2012

Posted on Sep 9 2012 by admin

2.1 Free Goochland Farms Tour – Goochland Area – September 15 2.2 Henricus 1611 Publick Days - Chester – September 15 and 16 2.3 Free2BMe After School Club – Richmond – Ongoing 2.4 Rain Barrel Workshop – Newport News – Register by September 21 2.5 Go Green Expo – Newport News – September 22 2.6 Beautiful Brokenness Events – […]

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Homeschool Items – September 12, 2012

Posted on Sep 9 2012 by admin

1.1 Living History for Homeschool Students – Brookneal – Register by September 17 1.2 WeatherFest – Roanoke – October 19 (Reserve Now!) or 20 1.3 Northern Virginia Generation Joshua Club – Manassas – Underway 1.4 College Placement Test Dates 1.5 Articles – Homeschooling on a Budget   1.1 Living History for Homeschool Students – Brookneal – […]

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