I was so excited to receive a digital subscription to CrossWired Science, a homeschool online science curriculum for homeschool families, Sound, and Fluid Dynamics.
I was give a choice between two global topics: Sound and Fluid Dynamics and I chose Fluid Dynamics and boy was I in for a surprise. We were having so much fun that I didn't realize we were learning so much. I say we because I learned so much, too.
Now, I had two strikes against me going into this review. One, I am not a techie person and two, I had to leave two quite often during this review and stayed in places where we didn't have internet.
The first strike didn't matter. This online science curriculum was so easy to use. Even I could figure it out. Secondly, though I would have liked to progress forward using the program every day, we had to do it in spurts. That was fine because whenever we finished a video and took the short quiz, we wanted to see another one!
The videos were highly entertaining and fast-paced. Information was shared in an easy-to-understand way that just made sense. And it was fascinating stuff. We learned about sinuses, airplanes, birds, why dogs drool and cats sip, hummingbirds, carburetors, box fish, and penguins. We read books, tried experiments, and went on field trips. What fun! There were constant reminders that God is our Creator!
But while we were having fun, we were learning about aerodynamics, hydrodynamics, Daniel Bernoulli, Bernoulli's Principle, Vortices, turbulent and laminar flow, Orville and Wilbur Wright, fin types, swim patterns, bird feathers, insect flight, dolphin hydrodynamics, kingfisher hydrodynamics, penguin hydrodynamics, how animals drink, caves, Mt. St. Helen, air foils, and so much more. It was amazing!
When you start the online lessons, you decide if you will be a first timer or a second timer. The first times are learning a lot, but the second timers dig even deeper. This allows for repetition and also to add to previous knowledge.
We started out with several lessons where we watched some videos and took a quiz at the end. The quiz was automatically grade so we could learn our score right away. Ah, that makes it easy for a teacher.
The videos included two people talking: a dad and a teenage girl. They were both great at explaining things. Then the video moved into cartoon or life filming so it was a constant change of pace all on the same topic. We loved the videos!
We progressed through the lessons one after the other. Sometimes the lesson was a reading lesson where we chose from a list of books and read a few chapters each day for several days.
Other days we landed on an experiment day where we had a seemingly endless supply of experiment choices. Sometimes we just picked one and other times several.
The were also research days, digging deeper days, reinforcement days, and general topics days. Even though all the activities were optional, I wanted to try out a little bit of every area. Goodness, we had such a wide variety to choose from that we were never bored and we learned such an interesting variety of things. It was really fun!
Have you ever thought about learning science online in a fun, creative way? Well, you would love this curriculum. There is such a wide variety of stuff that there has to be something every single kid will love.
Whether you purchase this online science curriculum subscription for your family or a school, the method is the same. It is $27.95 for the first student and $10.00 per student for each additional student. That is a great deal!
More global projects are being released over the upcoming months and I can't wait to find out what they are.
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