Deuteronomy 6:6-7

And these words that I command you today shall be on your heart. You shall teach them diligently to your children, and shall talk of them when you sit in your house, and when you walk by the way, and when you lie down, and when you rise. ~ Deuteronomy 6:6-7

Friday, October 9, 2020

NatureGlo's eScience MathArt & Science Course Bundle - A Crew Review

 Disclaimer: I received a FREE copy of this product through the HOMESCHOOL REVIEW CREW in exchange for my honest review. I was not required to write a positive review, nor was I compensated in any other way.

Have you visited any homeschool forums on social media lately? If so, I would be willing to bet that two of the most talked about topics relating strictly to subjects themselves, are Math and Science. Both are core areas of study, and both can send students and homeschool parents alike, into a panic attack. Why is that the case? I wonder if it's because we tend to think that school must be taught according to a certain formula, or else we fail our children. But is that really true? Think about your own education for a moment. What subject or teacher stands out to you as your favorite? Now consider what it was that made it such a positive experience. Shouldn't our goal as parents and teachers be to instill a love of learning in our children, rather than a stale, by the book approach? If we can slow down and take an attitude of "Let's learn (fill in the blank) together, we can eliminate a great deal of stress, and get better results. A great way to instill a love of learning is to incorporate nature in our studies, and I have a resource to share with you on that very topic. This month, we were fortunate to have been provided with one year of access to NatureGlo's eScience MathArt & Science Course Bundle from NatureGlo's eScience to use and review.

NatureGlo's eScience is, as you can already see from its name, an online resource, suitable for students ages 10 years and up.  It's creator, Gloria Brooks, uses a relaxed, eclectic, unschooled approach. She has a BA in K-12 education, certificates in Wilderness awareness school, and has over 20 years of experience in presenting child-led experiences with a focus on nature. 

A look at study options:

There are a lot of fascinating unit studies in this program. Lessons are self-paced and can be used  independently. A single family can share an account, although one account per child will be better if students work at different speeds. 

Interesting videos:

Each course provides a general outline  and is easy to follow. Just click on the activity you need:

Lessons include videos presented by Gloria Brooks.  Each course includes study guides, coloring pages, crafts, slide shows, fact sheets, and a list of additional resources from the web. The pre-recorded videos also include students that participated in the class, which I think makes it interesting. Students can check off assignments as complete as they progress, and earn digital awards. This can be used as a stand alone curriculum, particularly for the younger ages. High school students that require physics and/or chemistry may want to supplement other materials. Take a look at the offerings:

-Geology -Rockhounding
-Herps - Komodo Dragons
-Herps -Frogs, Geckos & Chameleons
-Herps - Anatomy, Caecilians, & Crocs
-Herps - Marbled Salamander, Children's Python, & Galapogos Tortoise
-Herps -Poison Dart Frog, Python, & Caiman
-Intro to MathArt
-Invertebrates: Insects of the World
-Mammals - Wildcat, Gray Wolf, Right Whale
-Marine Biology -Cephalopods, Marine Turtles, Snakes
-Marine Biology - Dramatic Deep Sea Creatures
-Marine Biology - Invertebrates & Fish
-Marine Biology - Jellies, Mollusks and Whales
-Marine Biology -Oceanography, Marine Plants & Invertebrates
-Marine Biology - Tide Pool Communities
-Marine Reptiles
-Marine Zoology - Mandarinfish, Hermit Crab & Queen Conch
-Marine Zoology - Seahorses, Beluga Whale & Loggerhead Sea Turtle
-Math Connections with the Real World
-MathArt -Introduction to Patterns and Shapes in Nature
-MathArt in Ancient Cultures
-MathArt -Mathematics in the Arts & Sciences
-MathArt -Patterns in Nature
-MathArt -Polygons and Patterns in Nature
-MathArt- The Geometric Beauty of Snowflakes
-NatureGlo's Math & Science Courses Roadmap
-The Life and Mathematical Art of Leonardo daVinci
-The Life and Mathematical Art of M.C. Escher

There are study guides for each course:

A cute craft is often included:

Impressive? Um, yes it sure is! This program is a great way to break out of a textbook slump. The courses are for the most part, fairly short, ranging in length from 1 lesson to 6 weeks. The courses can work for virtually any homeschool family. I like that they can be used as a stand alone course, or as a supplement. For us, I'm adding in courses here and there to break up what can be the monotony of High School Chemistry. My daughters and I have always loved Zoology, and Marine Biology, so those courses have been fun for us. Is this a program worth checking out? Our family thinks so! Visit the site today!

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