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Back in May, I received an email from Aurora at Supercharged Science about her Summer Science eCamp. This had me intrigued. Learn FUN science on YOUR schedule using mostly items you already have on hand. So, I signed us up and eagerly anticipated her posting different topics each month.
Now, I will admit that we didn’t do nearly as much science this summer as I wanted to do. BUT, it has been awesome to just log in to the member site and dive right in for some hands-on learning. Each topic had some background to read (very short as the emphasis is on learning by doing) and then you can watch videos of each experiment being done. This is what I really loved about the program ~ the boys can watch someone demonstrate and then go off and do it themselves. That’s far more empowering an experience than trying to just follow a written set of instructions!
With a little more time left for that program, we are planning to have learning adventures with the microscope as well as more physics fun. Hubby’s got a small collection of real microscopes already in the house, so we didn’t have to buy one. We just need to uncover where the slides and other paraphernalia are hiding at the moment. (I found my dissecting kit yesterday, but NOT any slides!)
Here’s a little of what I was able to capture from our science ‘camp’ time this summer. (There were a few cool things we did where I had to be more hands-on with the boys and couldn’t capture it on film.)
Does this look like the kind of science fun you want in YOUR house?
Well, in addition to the kits they have sold for years (at what seems like a hefty price tag in the hundreds and thousands of dollars), there is the option to subscribe to the eScience Curriculum program. You’ll get access to several units of study which provide the background information, supply lists for experiments, and the videos to show you how to do them. Aurora will send out some of the really hard to find items you’ll need to do them. Plus, she offers a 30 day money back guarantee!
Personally, I am looking forward to igniting the boys’ learning of science using her materials this year. I might have the science background as well, but having her video demonstrations is practically priceless when it comes to actually implementing things in our family’s homeschool.