April 9th, 2013 by admin
Summer learning is a great way to keep your kids busy over the break! We are now offering “mini courses” in science, music, and history that can be done at your own pace from June through August. Save by buying before May 1, and save even more if you buy more than one course! Find out more at www.learningatourhouse.com!
August 1st, 2012 by admin
ScienceAtOurHouse registration for 2012-13 is now open!
Our live course this fall will be Physical Science including sections on Architecture, Machines, Working with Water and Air, Light & Sound, and Heat, Chemistry & Electricity. The class is available live and interactive, meeting 3 days per week with instructor Rachel Miner; live subscribers also have access to the class recordings. Our recordings-only option is also available for those unable to make the schedule or interested in a lower-cost option. The grade levels are Upper Elementary and Junior High. Course content is designed by John Krieger of the VanDamme Academy.
Our Life Science course from this past year is also available on recordings by subscription. There are two levels, Upper Elementary and Junior High. The course covers sections on Muscles and Bones, the Sense Organs, Internal Organs, Animals and Plants.
Registration is now available on the Registration Page.
We look forward to exploring the fascinating world of science together in the year to come!
August 1st, 2012 by admin
After studying the anatomy of the eye, students in the Life Science program will have fun studying how the eye responds to different kinds of stimuli. Here’s a brief highlight of the Afterimages segment from the course. (Be sure to maximize the Youtube video on your screen while performing the experiment!)
May 29th, 2012 by admin
The ScienceAtOurHouse program now has its own Facebook page. Check it out:
We also have a daily Twitter feed that lets you take a peak at what’s being discussed in that day’s Science class:
Don’t be shy. Like…Share…Retweet!
May 16th, 2012 by admin
The ScienceAtOurHouse team has been working round the clock to produce the first year of the program. We apologize for not having more updates on the site. We are, however, ready to announce that we will be moving ahead with another year of the program. In 2012-13, we will be presenting a Physical Science curriculum LIVE, in addition to our now almost complete Life Science curriculum. Here’s a sneak peek at the basic outline for the course:
September 5th, 2011 by admin
Registration for the 2011-12 ScienceAtOurHouse program is now open!
September 3rd, 2011 by admin
We’ve weathered Hurricane Irene and the worst that an unforeseen database update could throw at us with minimal downtime. The much awaited registration period for ScienceAtOurHouse 2011-12 is nearly here. Registration will open Monday, September 5 (Labor Day).
Key Information for Clients
- Product Tiers and Pricing
- Academic Calendar (for Science, History, and Music)
- Classes start September 13!
- Combined Weekly Class Schedule
- Contact Us
August 31st, 2011 by admin
I wanted to notify you all that one or all of the AtOurHouse sites may experience some “downtime” over the next couple days.
We are moving to a new hosting system in order to accommodate a far more sophisticated site being designed by CanDo.com. Unfortunately, GoDaddy can’t seem to effectuate the move without some disruption to the current site(s).
The maximum period of disruption will be 72 hours, starting later today.
This unforeseen disruption also means that we will not be able to start registration for science and music until the process is over, even though Mr. Johnson has comfortably survived Hurricane Irene. (Hopefully, those of you in its path we also spared.) We will notify you as soon as we can to get the registration process started.
Our new system should be in place by September 3. Then, as the school year progresses if not by the start of Ancient history classes on September 12 and science and music classes on September 13, we’ll be granting access to a much-improved site for all registered users!
We apologize for the inconvenience of any service disruption, but we look forward to offering you a much-improved AtOurHouse customer experience!
August 27th, 2011 by admin
Our thoughts are with Mr. Johnson of MusicAtOurHouse in New Jersey and everyone on the East coast as Irene bears down on them.
I remember escaping from Houston as Ike approached in 2008, and then returning to weeks of rebuilding, including power outages, which almost prevented the launch of HistoryAtOurHouse that year.
Mr. Johnson may be facing the same situation. He has already notified me that due to storm preparations, he has had to put off MusicAtOurHouse registration preparations. Consequently, the August 28 registration opening we had previously announcement is no longer feasible.
We apologize for this inconvenience, and we appreciate your patience as we adapt to this evolving situation.
With regard to ScienceAtOurHouse registration, previously announced as opening on September 1, since we cannot know in advance how much of an impact Irene will have on the East coast as a whole — and thereby on the country — we prefer not to open both MusicAtOurHouse and ScienceAtOurHouse registration until folks on the East coast are able to participate in registration, including registration for exclusive live classes — along with everyone else. Therefore the opening date for ScienceAtOurHouse registration remains “to be determined.”
August 21st, 2011 by admin
This is part 1 (of 2) of an interview conducted by Scott Powell, creator and teacher of HistoryAtOurHouse with John Krieger, Ph.D., the curriculum director for ScienceAtOurHouse.
1. Mr. Krieger, tell us a little about yourself and how you came to be a science teacher.
Well, for much of my younger life, I planned to be a scientist or engineer. I always enjoyed knowing how things work, tinkering, making things, dreaming of space travel, that sort of thing. And all of my college education was devoted to physics and mechanical engineering.
It has also always been important to me that things make sense, that I have a deep understanding of things, but I didn’t really realize how much I wanted this until graduate school. I had always just taken for granted that those “aha! I get it!” moments had to be rare and unusual, and a dry, hesitant, obedient, muddled understanding was more or less the rule of things. It wasn’t until I started doing extracurricular studying of my own, and especially when I started reading very old science books, that I began to realize that a dull, muddled understanding didn’t have to be the rule, and those “aha!” moments didn’t have to be the exception. I began to see how truly wonderful and fascinating it could be to study the world, if you did it the right way….
To read Part 1 in its entirety, click here.