Calling all hands-on learners and moms looking for a science curriculum that really keeps kids engaged. Supercharged Science (as the name implies) will bring the energy needed to get kids excited about learning science. We were so excited to be able to review the e-Science Homeschool Science Curriculum from Supercharged Science. Here is what we found…
A Little Bit About Supercharged Science
Supercharged Science was created by Aurora Lipper. Believe it or not, but she is an actual rocket scientist! How cool is that. It definitely got my kids attention for sure. Aurora started looking at how science is taught to younger kids and realized that it was really pretty boring. She then made it her mission to “supercharge” the science curriculum and peak students interest.
The site is full of amazing hands on projects that Aurora uses to teach kids about science. The target age seems to be pre-K to 8th grade, but there is quite a bit that could be accommodated for early high school students as well. There is a lot of information packed into each lesson.
A Little Bit About e-Science Homeschool Science Curriculum
e-Science Homeschool Science Curriculum is designed to be hands-on and completely self directed. Each lesson contains a hands-on activity and is packed with lots of great information. The site is set up so that you can either work through the curriculum by grade level or by topic.
This is a nice feature, as your family gets to choose what works best in your situation. If you are doing school with kids of multiple ages, topics might be a better way to go. This way you can mold the topic to fit your kids at different levels. Since this is just for my daughter, we chose to work through the curriculum by grade level.
Each lesson includes some reading, an experiment or hands-on activity, and at least one, if not multiple videos. The lessons for younger students are much simpler with less reading and videos, while the lessons for older students are more complex with a lot more work.
How We Used This Product
Since my daughter is working at about the Kindergarten level, we chose to work through the preschool/ Kindergarten section of the curriculum. Each Wednesday we would begin a new lesson by first watching the video. She would watch the video multiple times until she had caught all the information. Then we watched the video together and talked through the questions.
On Thursday we went to the library to pick up books about the subject. For example, on the week that we learned about bugs, we checked out “The Very Hungry Caterpillar.” We sort of lucked out that week and our library had a whole bag to check out that had books and even a matching game.
Then on Friday we completed our activity, which that week was a bug collector made from straws and a water bottle. However, we have also created a terra aqua column, a flower/ plant press, a water viewer and thermometer. This week we are working on an anemometer. My daughter really looks forward to her science each week and it helps her complete her other studies as motivation.
Ruth (age 16)
“The science lessons are good. I like doing the projects on Fridays.”
“This curriculum is engaging and fun. It does require a certain amount of materials, but these are typically household items.”
Review Crew Thoughts…
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