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Monday, April 15, 2013

Supercharged Science ~ a TOS review

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It’s really easy to get excited about science in our house. The girls love it and so do I. When I found out that we were to receive a year subscription for Supercharged Science I did a happy dance. Yes. Yes, I did! Supercharged Science’s e-Science program is an online science program complete with over 1000 activities and experiments to do in all the science categories, including Earth Science and Advanced Astronomy.

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With over 1,000 videos on hundreds of science topics, the              e-Science program guides kids step-by-step through hands-on activities, projects and experiments. The lessons in the e-Science program are formatted so that children actually DO the lesson and discover on their own, rather than watching someone else do them.

The e-Science programs includes:

  • Access to self-guided lessons that kids can complete on their own
  • Detailed video instruction taught by a real Rocket Scientist
  • Step by step videos to show how the experiment is to be done
  • Comprehensive parent/teacher guides
  • Textbook readings
  • Exceeds most K-8th State Standards
  • Exercises and Quizzes
  • Unlimited support for teachers and students

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There are multiple ways to use the program including:

~ as a stand alone K-12 unit study. Check out this page and find out what units are offered.

~ use the program concurrently with your favorite science curriculum. A handy  conversion chart is provided to help you combine e-Science with many of the popular science programs out there including Apologia, Considering God’s Creation, REAL Science, God’s Design, Bob Jones, A Beka and more!

~ as a delight directed approach show your child the list of topics and let them choose what interests them most.

We used the program as a unit study/delight directed. I asked the girls which unit they wanted to start with and we took off. It is as easy as printing off the PDF files and watching the video for the unit.  The girls really seemed to enjoy seeing the experiment video first then diving into learning the how and whys. Take a look at this introductory video for a sneak peak at the program to see how to get started.

Want to know the best part about Supercharged Science?

The eScience program does not cover creation or evolution so ALL families can participate with our programs.

By focusing on the how’s and why’s of things they just teach Science!!!

The Supercharged e-Science program is a complete online curriculum for children in grades K-12 and retails for $37.00/ month for the K-8 section and $57.00/month for the 9-12 section. Initially, when looking at the program the price is what kept me away. After reviewing and using this program I can confidently say it is worth every single penny! If you are looking to get your children riled up for science this is the program you need. Head right over to Supercharged Science and check out their “Super” e-Science program you won’t be disappointed!

Please check back for some awesome pictures of experiments we’ve conducted (my camera will not load this morning). Check out what my crew mates thought of this program by clicking the banner below.

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Company ~ Supercharged Science

Product ~ e-Science

Price ~ K-8 $37.00 a month, 9-12 $57.00 a month

Ages ~ K-12

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