- I loved that my younger girls could sit in and enjoy experiments with us. Different levels of questions are available so that all family members can participate.
- It is all hands-on learning. There is some reading and students are encouraged to keep good science journals, but the bulk of learning is done through experiments and follow-up questions about the experiments. There are a LOT of interesting experiments available and my boys gobbled them up.
- The quick responses. The creators of this program are very quick to answer any questions you send through email.
- The repetition. I didn't notice it so much during our first few months, which I covered in my first review of this program. But Oh. My. Goodness....it repeats a LOT. Each topic begins with a small reading portion and a brief video as an introduction to the topic. From there you begin the actual lessons for the topic and they include nearly identical videos and reading material. From there, students begin experiments which also include reading material and a video. Even within the videos, they repeat themselves a LOT. I understand that it might be necessary for early elementary students to hear the repetition, but there was no way for us to just jump in as high school students without hearing everything a dozen times.
- The inconsistency. The worksheets and experiments don't always match up. The experiment video might tell students to use 1 foot of string, but when they pull out their data sheets, they are told to use 3 feet of string. We often skipped the experiment videos in order to avoid the mind-numbing repetition, but it was sometimes necessary and often did not match the hand-outs.
Here is a post I wrote about a day in the life of our physics class: Scientific Method.
And here is my first review of this program: Supercharged Science 2013.
For other reviews on this program, be sure to click the link below.