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Thursday, May 30, 2019

Homeschool Science Curriculum from Supercharged Science ~ a TOS review

Morning friends!

Today I am excited to share with you a hands-on science curriculum that will have your kids begging to do more. You might not be super confident in teaching science or you may think it is boring. In either case I am here to tell you that science does not have to be the same old boring subject day in and day out. It can be supercharged and exciting when you find the right program that fits your needs. And that’s exactly what has happened in our house when we started using the e-Science Homeschool Science Curriculum from Supercharged Science.

Supercharged Science generously provided us with a full year of access to e-Science Homeschool Science Curriculum for all levels, K-12. It’s really easy to get excited about science in our house. My kids 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 Homeschool Science Curriculum 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.

Supercharged Science was started by Al and Aurora Lipper 10 years ago with the mission of improving the way kids learn science. Aurora is an accomplished Rocket Scientist who received her Master’s Degree in Mechanical Engineering from Cal-Poly State University and went on to become one the youngest instructors in engineering at Cal-Poly State University. Pretty impressive!

Something new this year is that there are two main ways to use this program. Choose between studying a specific topic or learn by grade level.Topics ~ everything from matter, to energy, to thermodynamics is covered. There are “advanced topics” for high schoolers as well. With so many topics to explore, you’re sure to find something just right for you! Grade Level ~ Study a specific grade level appropriate topics all arranged for you. For example the 7th grade year includes studying topics in Life Science, Energy, and Physics of Light & Lasers.

With over 1,000 videos on hundreds of science topics, the e-Science Premium Membership 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. There is a video of Aurora doing the experiment if you want to watch that as well.

There are multiple ways to use this curriculum, you can use it as: 

~ 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.

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 

 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!!! This review came just in the nick of time for us as I am trying to get my rising 7th grader, Montana, ready for her college prep curriculum next school year. She doesn’t necessarily know what she wants to study but she knows she wants to do science.

So, like my daughter Madison, who used this program in the past, we used the program as a unit study/delight directed study. Over the last few months, Montana has been showing the same signs of increased intelligence, to put it mildly, just as my Madison did at this age. Now, that I am navigating these waters a second time around, I want to learn from my mistakes so to speak, and get her off on the right direction right from the start. To do this I let her explore the website and topics and then she took off and soared from there!

It is as easy as printing off the unit PDF files and watching the corresponding video. We found that watching the experiment first was more beneficial for Montana and then she started digging into the learning the how and why’s to the experiment. Her favorite experiments thus far are creating a roller coaster and trapping hidden carbon dioxide invisible gases.

I love that for these two experiments, they especially made her think outside of the box to get the end results. At first she couldn’t get the carbon dioxide experiment to work, because her set up was incorrect. Instead of telling her that, I let her go by trial and error and then she figured it out successfully. Afterwards she was able to explain to her siblings and myself why the way she did it worked.

e-Science Homeschool Science Curriculum {Supercharged Science Reviews}

This is a complete online curriculum for students in grades K-12. It retails for $57.00 a month. Yes, that seems a bit pricey, but really it’s not for the quality of instruction your child will receive. If you are like our family, you have a strict homeschool budget that might not have room for all the extra bells and whistles. After reviewing and using this program I can confidently say it is worth every single penny! Plus, the e-Science Homeschool Science curriculum has won many awards, including being one of Cathy Duffy's top 102 picks and Homeschool World's best science curriculum.

Homeschool science can be so intimidating for moms to teach but Supercharged Science makes it easy with their fun e-Science Homeschool Science Curriculum. Overall, we have truly enjoyed this program and I have made provisions in our budget to renew our subscription when our year is up. I truly think it is worth every penny and a true asset to our homeschool. If you are looking to get your children riled up for science this is the program you need. Want a special deal? Supercharged Science e-Science curriculum wants to give my readers access to some of the amazing sample experiments the program has to offer for just $1.00! Yes, you read that right, $1.00. Head right over to Supercharged Science and check out their “Super”e-Science Premium Membership. You won’t be disappointed!

And be sure to check out what 64 of my Crewmates thought of this program by clicking the banner below.

e-Science Homeschool Science Curriculum {Supercharged Science Reviews}

 Format ~ online instruction 
 Price ~ $57.00/monthly subscription 
 Ages ~ K-12th grades

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