Thursday, April 18, 2019

CrossWired Science REVIEW

CrossWired Science, "A Whole New Way to Do Science."  This is an online subscription service so you will need access to the internet.  I received access to their first two projects, Sound, and Fluid Dynamics to review.  The idea behind this company really is "a whole new way to do science."  Named "CrossWired" because they aim to teach science as a whole, not in bits and disconnected pieces.  They want kids to learn about God's creation and how it ALL works together.  How different disciplines of science work together and are interwoven in "real life."  They are in the progress of growing their program so it is pretty much a "work in progress" (beta stage) at this point.  In addition to this review and others, I think the best way to see where they are going is to go to their ED Whys? page and read what they are about, what their thinking and motivations are, and where they would like to be.  I truly believe that their vision is unique and will be more than we all hoped for.

Two current projects: Fluid Dynamics and Sound

I agreed to review this with my Kindergartner daughter.  She LOVES learning through videos so this curriculum is a big hit with her.  I have other science videos loaded on her Kindle for her and she has learned SO MUCH through them.  The videos on CrossWired Science are engaging and seem to keep her interest just fine.  There is more content on the site now than when we first started the review.  I am very happy with the direction things are going and look forward to what the finished product will look like.  I wish I had considered adding my son in on the subscription.  I can still add him on, but not at the lower add-on price since it wasn't done with the original subscription.

CrossWired Science is geared for all ages from Pre-K to High School.  There are two levels currently available, First Timers and Second Timers.  The First Timers is meant for the younger crowd and those using the curriculum for the first time.  The Second Timers level is more in-depth and has more difficult questions.  The idea behind their goal is that your child will use this throughout their school years and have covered all of the material a total of 3 times.  Repetition is core to long-term retention and even though they will "repeat" lessons, they will be different with more in-depth material to cover over time.

There are 8 "Core Videos" in each "Project."  As the program has evolved over my review period the projects are more complete and also incorporate experiments, general links (for further study), U-Choose (activities, articles, books, coloring pages, etc), reinforcement (more activities and projects), field trips, reading, gold dig (digging deeper), and devotions.  There is a course navigation list on the right of your screen with a progress bar for the current project.  They have now also added calendars for suggested use of the curriculum and this is great if you don't want to come up with your own schedules. It helps to direct and guide you on what to cover each day and how much time you should spend in different areas.

Each video has a worksheet (PDF printable, or online) and online quiz to complete for reviewing the information learned.  Since this is a work in progress there is more being added to each section almost every day.  Your current subscription if you sign up through May will continue until July of 2020.  The subscription is generally for one year.  Please keep in mind that there will be a LOT more content available over the next year.  Again, please read their Ed Whys? to get a feel for their heart in all this and what their future goals are.

Sample worksheet

Online quiz

Little Bug has been enjoying it and we are taking it little bites at a time.  I know she will learn through their technique because it has worked so well for her with other programs we have used.  I am so excited about the future of CrossWired Science and I look forward to continuing to use them in the future.  We like what we see and how things are working.  We give Sound, and Fluid Dynamics a thumbs up!

If you like what you see and decide to give them a try be sure to use the awesome coupon code they gave me to share with you.  The cost for the program is extremely affordable (currently only $27.95/year plus $10 for each additional student) and even better with the $5 off code of 5offCWS.  Folks,  this is a LOT of awesome curriculum for next to nothing.  You really can't go wrong by trying it out and I don't think you can hardly be disappointed in the content.

Please be sure to check out what other reviewers are saying by clicking on the graphic below.  Enjoy!

Sound, and Fluid Dynamics {CrossWired Science Reviews}
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