Fascinating Education uses an audio-visual technique to teach science in a step-by-step manner using plain English and clear illustration. This “right-hemispheric” learning approach takes advantage of the brain’s ability to process images more efficiently and more effectively than just reading text.
What is the Unique Approach of Fascinating Education?
Throughout the lessons, Dr. Margulies uses questions and answers to engage students in an interactive relationship. Lessons generally begin with an everyday observation or commonly known fact and ask why that happens. The answer to one question elicits another question, and the process repeats itself one step at a time in simple English without terms of art. Terminology is given; however, it is not a prerequisite to understanding.
Students are also given a roadmap for each curriculum so that they understand why they are learning each topic within the curriculum. Emphasis is also made to apply the lessons to the students’ everyday lives. Students are tested frequently to ensure that they are keeping up.
The result is an efficient and effective way to learn science – in school, after school, home school, or simply to understand the world around you. Complete Fascinating Chemistry, Fascinating Biology, and Fascinating Physics and you will never look at the world around you the way you do now. You will become the child you once were, asking why this happens and wondering whether you can do it better. Boredom will be a thing of the past. The Fascinating Education curricula:
- Assumes students know nothing about chemistry, biology or physics
- Slices the information very thin
- Presents the material slowly and clearly – in plain English
- Follows a story line
- Shows how chemistry, biology, or physics explains or solves some real life observation or problem
- De-emphasizes terminology
How Has Fascinating Education Been Shown to Work?
In 2008, the Fascinating Biology curriculum was field tested for 1 hour a week with 95 juniors at Dunbar High School in Baltimore, Maryland.Students’ standardized test scores in biology rose from a 40% pass rate in 2006 to an 86.6% pass rate that year.
Fascinating Education’s use of technology is a natural for today’s kids who are as comfortable with computers as past generations were with books. Students love learning science using Fascinating Education’s method of teaching, where they can actually see how science works in vivid color, rather than just reading about it. Using pictures leaves less room for ambiguity, and as they say, one picture is worth a thousand words.