I am a firm believer that by studying the field of science we can gain a deeper appreciation for God's glorious creation! As a homeschooler, it can be tough to find a good creation based science curriculum. It was for this reason that Don and the CWS team have created the Crosswired Science online science program. We were blessed to be chosen to receive access to the first two units of Crosswired Science - Sound, and Fluid Dynamics - as beta testers!
At the beginning of our review period the creators were still adding and tweaking things, so we really got the opportunity to ease into the program. This was a positive in my opinion, as the material presented is so vast - and they are STILL adding more to each global topic every day!
What makes Crosswired online science different?
In my 15 years of homeschooling, I have NEVER seen an online science program quite like this one! One subscription includes access to the available Global topics for one student for one year. The recommended pace will cover eight Global Topics in a school year. There will eventually be a total of 30 Global Topics available for you to choose from. Currently there are two - SOUND and FLUID DYNAMICS which we have had access to during our review period.
Within each Global Topic, there are video lessons which are followed by short quizzes for your student to complete. Each Global Topic is "crosswired" into multiple subject areas, hence the name of the program. Regardless of the topic, the structure is the same - four videos with quizzes, then experiments, research, general links, and u-choose. Then you watch four more videos, complete the quizzes, then complete another set of experiments, reinforcement, general links, and suggested field trips. By this point, your student has been introduced to the main topics and has had lots of opportunities for deeper learning and hands-on activities related to these topics over a period of a few weeks.Read More...