Thank you so much for making your expertise available; it’s like finding treasure! Nicole
One thing I especially like is the conversational tone of the narrator and how he anticipates questions the reader will have, explaining science in a thorough but simple manner. That in of its self is gold to me. We have seen too many programs that are overwhelming because of their layout or distracting because the language is too complicated. I feel the tougher subjects should be explained simply. When that happens there is retention and learning flourishes. We’re excited to start Jacky Parrales
“My son has not complained once about using this, which is high praise for him. He’s learned quite a bit and the price is VERY reasonable. We have told several people about it. S. Martin
That being said, I do think it is helpful to have the print version to follow along with and love that y’all post it on the site. Nina
Please feel free to include my thoughts for the benefit of those who are considering your program. Because of your program, Alex will be prepared to take a chemistry course at our home school educators resource center next year. I even expect he’ll be one of the brightest, because he will be one of the best prepared. Russ Person
This is an incredible curriculum. What a joy to have such solid science taught so conceptually and practically (with a dose of humor to boot). Jen S.
Further, Max is our second son in college. Our eldest son, Joe, took biology and chemistry in college after using Fascinating Education and ACED all of his lab assignments. His professors told him he was the most conscientious and attention-to-detail student in their classes. Dawn
The content is excellent. I’m in the medical field so I’m familiar with biology but I didn’t learn some this until college. My kids are getting a head start!
We’ve never used a formal science study before. This program has been a Godsend because it gives the technical information in a way kids can readily understand and not overwhelm. I enjoy how the program goes from details to the “big picture” and connects the facts to everything learned in the particular lesson. It makes learning interesting and intriguing.
I’m thankful the program discusses various theories and philosophies without excluding or giving too much attention to one particular school of thought (i.e. evolution, big bang, etc.) That launched new conversation and awareness in our homeschool which I could direct from what we personally believe and what the secular world pushes as the only option.
We’ve already purchased the next in program in the series. I don’t expect my 10 year old to understand or retain everything she is learning but it has been an excellent program for the older children and all of them are passing the unit tests with little difficulty. The children are more relaxed and comfortable tackling science-related issues now.
This has been one the children’s first experiences with tests. I’m glad they are learning how to pay attention to the content (and not just what they are interested in). They are not learning just random facts but crucial facts that relate to the world around them.” Mandy
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