Hello everyone! Today, I get to share with you a review about a great online science curriculum for middle school and high school students. Fascinating Education is an online science curriculum that uses an audio-visual style to teach science in an easy step by step approach. For this review, the kids and I were given a one year subscription to use all three courses: Biology, Chemistry, and Physics.
We used the Fascinating Biology course for this review! Since we were already studying plants and the human body. I felt the biology course would be a better fit for us.
In the Fascinating Biology course there are 18 classes/lessons. The following topics are covered over the 18 lessons.
- What is Life
- Chemistry Review
- The Cell Membrane
- Take in Nutrients
- Take in Energy
- Protists, Animals, and Fungi
The lessons are videos that can be watched on your child's computer or tablet. The videos are essentially colorful powerpoint presentations. The lessons cover a lot of information. The main topic is broken down into sub-topics. A lot of vocabulary is introduced, so a notebook for note taking or vocabulary may come in handy. Turning the vocabulary words into spelling words would be an a great way to help with learning. Lessons last about 20. If you find the lesson are too long or if you want to break down the information being introduced, you can simply pause it and come back. There are spots throughout the video where the lesson can be paused and still make sense. After watching the lesson, students can take an multiple choice quiz to see what they learned, This can be done online or parents can print out the test. There is a tab where parents or students can print out the lesson to review or answer questions may have come up.