• Supercharged Science - Reviews


    Supercharged Science



    Review from member Tessie
    Member Ranking - Extremely Positive
    I am excited to tell all homeschoolers about a GREAT science program that YOU CAN DO—even if you have little or no science experience.
    It is called the ‘Supercharged Science e-Science Curriculum’.
    The teacher is Aurora Lipper, who is a mechanical engineer, NASA scientist, and an airplane pilot with a passion for teaching science to kids—and did I say she makes SCIENCE come to LIFE with videos, teleclasses, and experiments for kids from grades K-12! Aurora provides supply lists for all the science experiments—and best of all, the supplies are inexpensive items you can purchase from your grocery or art & craft store. As a veteran homeschooler of nine years, it is nice to have another teacher engage my kids in science lessons—a fresh perspective! Aurora will teach your kids about physics, chemistry, engineering and more and the best part—she makes science absolutely fun using a hands-on approach. Step by step, Aurora will teach your budding scientist how to make a hovercraft, slime, black holes, and literally dozens of fun experiments all designed to help your student understand the underlying principles of science. Tune in to a teleclass and prepare to be amazed—your kids will be “turned on to science” and don’t be surprised if you too learn a thing or two about science! Aurora has videos that you literally just pop into your computer and she will do the rest! ‘Supercharged Science e-Science Curriculum’ is top notch! Be prepared to have to peel your kids away from science class!! Aurora and the Supercharged Science e-Science Curriculum is great for: all kids /all ages/all learning styles. Check out Aurora Lipper and the entire supercharged science program at the following link http://www.superchargedscience.com/esci.htm
    PS—Aurora LOVES to give out freebies—so you really should check out her website!!
    Pros:


    • This curriculum can be self run by the student or with the help of a parent--either way it is a fun way to learn about the various science theories using a hands on approach!!


    Review from member hbachand
    Member Ranking - Extremely Positive
    Like many home schoolers I have searched for years for a good secular science program, with mixed results. This year we tried Supercharged Science. We are eclectic home schoolers (2nd grader and 4th grader), who follow wherever our interests lead us. This science program has been a good fit for us because my kids can skip around and learn about what interests them. Their are aprox. 19 study units covering all of the basic sciences (physical, earth, life). I let my kids choose a unit to study for that month. For each unit there is a shopping list of materials and supplies needed, most of these are household items or easily found at Walmart. In a few cases we have had to order special supplies or equipment (chemsitry kit and glassware, compound microscope etc.) these are expensive items but high quality equipment investments that we will use over and over again. I put all the supplies together in a tub for that month's science unit. This program is designed to be hands on, once or twice a week we watch a video demonstrating an experiment, and then we get our supplies and do it ourselves. Then we talk about it, ask questions and learn why it happened or what principles are at work and even create our own variations of the experiment. My kids learn by doing and this program is all about doing. For each unit there is an introduction and reading material and a collection of experiments demonstrating the subject and some follow up questions for review at the end. We start with the experiment and then go to the reading to answer our questions about what we observed. A subscription to the e-science online program is about $37 a month. There is an online forum to discuss questions about the experiments (often with actual scientists) and we periodically get e-mails with additional (just for fun) experiments or links to interesting science news (like NASA's Mars rover landing this past fall). We are currently using only the K-8 material but for each study unit there are additional experiments and reading for 9-12. We have had great instant support in getting our questions answered, either by phone or email. My kids are excited about science, because for the first time it is real to them.




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