I love teaching science! It is one of my favorite subjects. When I was in school it was the only subject that I was never bored in and was always challenged by. All aspects of science fascinate me and I love to share my science love with my kids. Because of my status as the ultimate science fangirl, trying new science curriculum has become a bit of a hobby.
When the opportunity came to review Science4Us.com I jumped at it! More science? Yes, please!
About the Program:
The Science4Us online subscription is a complete, standards-based, core science curriculum that delivers digital science experiences to early elementary students. The program is geared for grades K-2, although some older students may use it for review of basic science fundamentals. The mission of Science4Us is to provide a solid foundation of fundamental science concepts for students to develop a deep understanding and interest in science.
Science4US.com subjects are:
- Physical science – Matter, Energy, Force and Motion
- Life science – Living Things, Balance In Nature
- Earth/Space Science – Earth, Space
- Inquiry – Science Skills
There are over 350 Online Lessons, Hands-On Activities and Worksheets within these subjects.
Science4Us.com is a monthly online subscription product that is $7.95 per month for each child that is enrolled. You can also view demos of their lessons to see if it is a fit for your homeschool.
About the Lessons:
Within the 4 main subjects of Physical Science, Life Science, Earth/Space Science and Science Skills there are 3-4 topics (see list above) within those topics there are 3-4 subtopics (still with me?). In each subtopic there are approx 13 activities designed to entertain and engage your budding scientist. They can choose which activities to start with. All the lessons are entertaining and fun my 5 and 7 year old really enjoyed them.
What’s the Bottom Line?
I thought Science4Us.com was a great website, the curriculum was sound and fun. I think it required more parent participation than I prefer. I like online curriculum to be something my child can do on their own, not needing me to sit right next to them to guide them through each step. I felt like this program required a lot of hand holding for my 5 and 7 year old. My 9 year old was fine on her own but felt that it was to young for her and didn’t enjoy it.
I think that this would be a fantastic program for parents of younger children that struggle with teaching science, but for me I would much rather spend the 30-45 minutes it takes to complete a lesson doing something more hands on with my scientists.
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