How Did We Use the Product?
|Pre-Test for Chemical Reactions|
Once we did the pre-test, I read the information for the Introduction to the video that is provided including doing the Alka Seltzer in water trick. Then I guided him to logging in and finding his lesson on the student page for Elementary level. As soon as he pulled it up, the video is ready to play. I gave him the Video Review page, explaining that the video would walk him through how to fill it out and then helped him find the way to make his video full screen and turned him loose.
|Both of them watch the videos|
This program is written where my son can easily read MOST of the directions on his own, but I helped him if he needed assistance. The video review is a mix of fill in the blank and short answer taken STRAIGHT from the video.
For this unit, I printed out the entire teachers guide to see what all was included. I printed off every activity, even if I wasn't sure we would do it, so that I could see what I had to choose from.
|All the Student Activities|
For this unit, we decided on the vocabulary page, and the activity that is geared towards applying the new knowledge to solve problems. For this one, the activity gave you an example of a chemical reaction and then had the student decide what was causing the change and what was being changed.
I really appreciated having the entire answer key at my fingertips. Even if an answer was in the students own words, the answer sheet guided me to know what was a logical answer.
|Insulator or Conductor experiment|
What Are Our Thoughts on the Product?
I was curious about the primary levels reading, so I looked at some of the student activities. There is still quite a bit of reading to be done, but there are simpler questions, more pictures and less writing involved. I would say that your child would still need to be about a 2nd grade level to be able to do it independently.
Would I Recommend This Product?
And think about the middle/high school! With one $99 subscription you can cover grades 6-12 and just adjust the assignments as needed! Talk about money saver! The fact that you can EASILY get a FULL YEAR out of one subscription and that it can be used for more than one student (up to 8 for homeschool!) makes it a great buy. To order for homeschool you will have to call or email to make sure you get your the homeschool pricing.
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