Fascinating Education – A Great Homeschool Science Curriculum
Usually around mid-year I start salivating over new-to-me curriculum, when the catalogs start coming in the mail. Well, it’s not quite the middle of the school year and I don’t get nearly as many catalogs as I used to, but I did find a really cool online science curriculum that I opted for a free year of, and I wanted to share it with you, in case you’re looking for one, or know someone who is. From what I have seen so far, this curriculum can be used as not only a middle school and high school science curriculum, but also as an elementary school science curriculum as well. I plan to use it to work with my younger daughter.
Since the courses on this site are designed for middle school and high school students, you may be wondering why I am trying it for my six year old. The fact is that she is quick, and very inquisitive, and my husband told me the other day that we would have to push her in Math and Physics, since she is already asking questions he wasn’t expecting for a while. I gently reminded him that she is only 6, but then I saw this curriculum and the free offer and thought I would give it a shot, to see what she does with it. Since she is fiercely interested in surgery and medicine, I thought the A&P course would be good for her. So far, I have gone through the first couple of lessons and I think it is simple enough for her to understand, and yet detailed enough to answer many of her questions. It should make the A&P course that I used with her older sister easier to understand. I still plan on using that, because the Third Worlder in me thinks it is a waste to not try to reuse curriculum I already have on hand, lol!
Please note: The website says the Chemistry, Biology and Physics courses are designed to cover what one would expect to find in a high school course. Because I am not a science person, when my older daughter was in high school, I farmed these subjects out to others (through online classes and in-person lab intensives). If you’re thinking of using these courses as your main curriculum, be sure to check to see whether the scope and sequence of the courses match up with what you are expecting.
From an ease of use standpoint, one thing I LOVE about the website is that whenever you click on a link, it opens a new window, so that you can stay where you were originally and pick right back up where you left off. Yes, it opens up additional windows or tabs, but I do that anyway, so this just makes it much easier for me.
Another thing that I really appreciate is that the webmasters have made PayPal a payment option. When I saw this, I was really excited, because I prefer to use PayPal as much as possible to keep my payment details secure.
I also need to tell you that the folks over at Fascinating Education are really responsive. I asked a question and within just a few hours, I got a very courteous reply. I’ve found that customer service these days in general is lacking, so the fast reply impressed me. I guess you could say that I have been impressed with everything to do with this curriculum and the people behind it. 🙂
So here are the details on how to get a free year of this curriculum:
Visit Fascinating Education and take a look at the descriptions for the two courses, Fascinating Anatomy and Physiology and Fascinating Logic of Medicine.
Once you’ve made your choice, click on “Registration”. You’ll need to do this fairly quickly, though, since the coupons are only valid through March 31, 2017.
Choose the course you want to register for. If you want to get both, finish registering for the first, then go back and follow the same steps for the second.
Fill in the registration details and add the coupon code for the course. You can choose PayPal or credit card as the option; it doesn’t matter, since the course is free.
Read and agree to the Terms of Service, then click “Register Now” and that’s it. As I mentioned before, if you’d like to add the second free course, just repeat the steps. You will not have to re-enter your name and other details. Wait for the email with your access details.
If you do get one or both of these course, please comment and let me know how you like it. I’d love to hear what you think, and what ages/grades you’re using it with.
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