Science Apps for Homeschooling

Submitted by Stephanie Elms, Annandale

Whether you have a kid who is looking for physics fun or likes to build or is curious about how bodies and cells work, there is an app for that. Check out some of these fun science apps and see where they might lead you.

Monster Physics

Monster Physics™ is [...]

Whoo is lobbying on behalf of homeschoolers in Virginia’s General Assembly?

VaHomeschoolers’ Government Affairs team, that’s who! While they were “walking the halls,” speaking to legislators about this year’s homeschool sports access bills, VaHomeschoolers lobbyist Scott Price and Government Affairs Director Amy Wilson were lucky enough to meet this adorable little screech owl at the General Assembly Building. The little fella was there doing his [...]

Kids’ Tech University

Dr. Reinhard Laubenbacher (Dr. L)

“Both my daughter and my son have participated in Kids’ Tech, and our family had a great experience. It was a boost to my kids’ ability to see themselves as scholars and scientists, to be treated like college students. They loved the campus experience as well, and now the [...]

2013 Homeschooler Science Programs at the Marine Science Consortium

Cade Martin explores inter-tidal adventures at the MSC

My son has taken part in this wonderful, hands-on science experience for the last two years and we fully expect to go back. It’s the most fun we’ve ever had on a science field trip. ~ Robin Martin – Editor

These are Science Adventure Programs [...]

Kids’ Tech!

 

A Wonderful College Experience for Kids: Kids’ Tech University at Virginia Tech

Submitted by Amy Wilson

Hey, folks, it’s time to sign up for Kids’ Tech University (KTU) if you’re interested. This is an amazing opportunity offered by Virginia Tech to kids ages 9 to 12 years old. [...]

2012 NASA Calendar Art Contest

The folks at NASA Langley would like to invite you and your students to share your artistry, imagination, and talent with NASA and the Virginia Air and Space Center to commemorate the 95th Anniversary of NASA Langley Research Center (LaRC) and its predecessor, Langley Aeronautical Laboratory.

Langley research established many of the [...]

Shenandoah River State Park Events

The Friends of Shenandoah River State Park (riverparkfriends.org) are presenting two events which may be of interest to our members.

Amy Wilson will speak about bringing children to nature at the Friends August meeting. Amy is a homeschooling mom to two kids, ages 10 and 12. She and her family live in Prince William [...]

Mainly Marine

For those homeschoolers who have a science kid, or for those homeschoolers who think their kids could be science kids, this field trip is for you. Last weekend we came back from a field trip to the Marine Science Consortium and I just have to share. It is by far the most fun field trip [...]

Teacher Workshop at SMV

Come to the Science Museum of Virginia for a FREE teacher workshop on Saturday, May 21 (9 am to 2 pm). That includes homeschooling teachers! It features a “behind the scenes look” at our newest traveling exhibit, Great Balls of Fire. Learn the science behind comets and asteroids, plus take field trip tips and [...]

Kids Tech University: Virginia Tech Spring Event

The coordinator of the Kids Tech University program at Virginia Tech contacted VaHomeschoolers to extend an invitation to homeschoolers, ages 9 to 12 years old, to participate in their upcoming educational outreach program.

Kids Tech University is a semester-long educational research program developed by the Virginia Bioinformatics Institute at Virginia Tech in partnership with the [...]