Homeschool science can be so intimidating for moms to teach but Supercharged Science makes it easy with their fun e-Science Homeschool Science Curriculum. We were graciously given a one-year subscription to Supercharged Science for levels K-12.
What Is Supercharged Science?
Supercharged Science is an online homeschool science curriculum designed from a creation-neutral perspective. This is great for Christian homeschoolers who do not want a secular influence in their science curriculum. It was created by Aurora Lipper, who is the true definition of a “Rocket Scientist”! You can read more about Aurora here. After seeing a need to make teaching science more fun and engaging, Aurora took it upon herself to create a program where younger kids can learn about science and not get bored. She has now dedicated her life work to teaching and inspiring kids and their educators through Supercharged Science.
To help with the lessons, the curriculum also includes about 1000 pre-recorded video lessons which are quick 5-20 minutes long and is then followed up by an activity that goes along with the video and lesson.
How We Used Supercharged Science?
Topics can take anywhere from a few weeks to complete, up to a few months, depending on the age group.
Grade Level is broken up according to the appropriate grade level for both the national standards for science and Aurora’s personal experience in working with kids.
There is also an Advanced Topics category for high schoolers within in the Grade Level material.
At first, I was a little worried that this was going to be a little overwhelming to do with the kids. But once I started looking at the material, my feelings changed. I decided to use Supercharged Science with the Topics category. I wanted to start off with the basics, so I went with The Scientific Method unit.
For this review, I will explain how I used the Scientific Method unit. We used this unit for a 4 day week. This lesson starts off with a video about the Scientific Method and easily walks through each step so that they are seen in action.
Once the video is over, it gives you the option to read more about the Scientific Method or to go right into doing some experiments. I chose to read more about the Scientific Method to see what else was included for learning. I liked how it explained everything more in detail and had vocabulary words and examples. I briefly went over the extra reading and reviewed the vocabulary words and read the fun examples.
There were so many cool experiments to choose from! But I decided to go with “The Old Switcheroo” experiment, which practices the skill of observation and is a skill that can be improved over time. This activity can help kids hone in their observation skills.
The materials were easy and we used things from around our house. I had the kids gather random objects and lay them out on the table.
The premise of this experiment is to lay out the objects on the table, let the observer take a look and the items and then close their eyes while the other person makes a changed and then the observer can open up their eyes and guess what’s different.
I then let them take turns with making the switch and see who could guess what changed, what was added or what was removed.
They had so much fun playing the part of the “switcheroo-er” and the “observer” and kept saying how reminiscent it was of games we sometimes play at a restaurant when we wait for our food.
After taking several turns each we finished up by reviewing the Scientific Method and I asked them to give an example of how we can be good observers in real life. One of the examples they gave was to “stop, look, and listen” before we cross the street.
How Much Does Supercharged Science Cost?
Supercharged Science currently has a special where you can try out the K-8 or K-12 program for only $1. You can get started for $37 per month of K-8 and $57 per month for the K-12 curriculum. They offer a full money-back guarantee so you can try it for one month to see if it’s a good fit for your family.
My Thoughts On Supercharged Science.
I really enjoyed using Supercharged Science. It’s safe to say the kids enjoyed it too. I wanted to start out on the light end because my kids are 3 and 5. However, I can definitely see this as a great primary science curriculum for more in-depth learning and experiments. I definitely plan on increasing the load as we move forward.
I like how the experiments use easy, everyday materials that can be found around your house or purchased cheaply. I also like how much support is provided if you have any questions about the lessons or experiments. There is a forum available and questions are answered fairly quickly.
Supercharged Science is definitely something I recommend. It’s on the more affordable side of a science curriculum compared to others in the market and it meets state standards and guidelines.
If you have younger students, Supercharged Science is not too difficult for them to understand and it’s something I’m sure they will enjoy. For older students, the curriculum will meet their needs as well, especially since it’s self-paced.