I have known about Supercharged Science for quite a few years now. I have been on her email list so I get all of her awesome ideas that way. By “her”, I mean Aurora, the science crazed woman in charge! Aurora is a mechanical engineer, university instructor, pilot, and astronomer, not to mention running Supercharged Science and raising four kids! I’m tired just thinking about it, but she seems to handle it all with ease.
She is so excited about science and that is exactly the type of person you want your children learning from so that they can get excited too… or at the very least, they won’t be bored. Which, by the way, is her goal. She wants children (and all people) to enjoy science as much as she does!
e-Science Homeschool Science Curriculum
This curriculum is for students from kindergarten all they way up to 12th grade. It is available through a monthly subscription.
If you sign up right away (I didn’t see a cut off date, so I’m not sure about the timing), she will also include some bonuses. They include a DVD, experiment supplies, a homeschool guidebook, all students in your house for the price of one!, and a science experiment manual.
Through this video-based curriculum, science is taught in a real world way. This enables kids to see how the topics actually relate to them in the world.
You can learn science in this curriculum in two ways: by topic or by grade level. When you look at the material by grade level, you will see a section labeled “advance” and that is the high school level material.
Here’s a glance at just the first 9 topics:
Unique Teaching Method
Even though this is an online curriculum, there are still lots of hands on experiments. Aurora understands that the best way to learn something is by doing it, not by reading about it in a book!
In fact, MOST of the learning is accomplished through hands on experiments!
She is also interested in helping kids learn how to think… her experiments don’t give kids the answers. Some textbooks I have used will tell the student what is going to happen in the experiment before they have a chance to do the experiment. At that point, my kids were uninterested in doing the experiment. Why bother? They already knew the conclusion! With Supercharged Science experiments, they are truly experiments. So they kids may not know the conclusion ahead of time. They might have an idea what will happen (hypothesis!), but they won’t know for sure until they do it.
Also, the experiments are completed using materials you likely already have around the house or that will be inexpensive to purchase. And, to make sure you have everything you need, there are shopping lists made for you. Yay!
Who needs this?
Parents who don’t know a lot about science or don’t enjoy science… You don’t have to know science to teach this curriculum. Your child’s teacher is a rocket scientist.. seriously… she worked for NASA! That works for me!
Parents who don’t have the time to teach science… Everything is done for you! There’s no lesson planning. The most you will have to do is buy some supplies here and there.
Kids who don’t enjoy science… The entire goal of this curriculum is to provide a science curriculum that will create a love of science! Or at the very least, an appreciation of it.
Parents that don’t want to spend a lot of money on supplies… You probably already own the supplies for the experiments in this curriculum and if you don’t, they are inexpensive to buy. Aurora actually thought about this when she was planning out the experiments. She didn’t want that to be a deterrent for anyone.
Your child LOVES science… If your child loves science then this is also the curriculum for them because they can choose from hundreds of experiments and lessons to learn more! And, because it is child-led, he or she can do as much science in a day as they want (or that they have time for).
What you get with your subscription
Sometimes online subscriptions can be a bit confusing. Do you need to print anything off? Are there books you need to buy?
To make this as straight forward as possible, I wanted to just lay it all out for you. Here’s what you get:
- A complete science curriculum
- No need to buy extra books
- Access to hundreds of lessons (experiments, activities, videos), with more added each month
- A self-guiding, structured way of learning that allows your kids to learn without you having to sit right next to them the whole time
- Step-by-step videos to guide your child through the experiments
- Written summaries of the videos
- Shopping lists for the experiments
- A place to ask questions in the online community
- Downloadable worksheets, quizzes, and tests
- An extremely extensive list of topics
- Access to members only live classes with Aurora where she can give feedback on your experiments or answer questions
- Evaluation and Assessment packet so that you can see where any science gaps might be in your child’s education
- Science Fair Projects!!!
- Teaching resources
- And… a 100% money back guarantee (30 days)
P.S. It is taught from a creation neutral perspective. So this means it truly is a curriculum any family can enjoy.
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