Fascinating Education takes a different approach to teaching science by removing the reading of text in a book and relying on understanding through the visual by using colorful pictures and interactive graphics on a computer screen. In a sense, I guess you could say there is some science involved in the way Dr. Margulies teaches science. The presentation of the science is approached through the “right hemisphere” of the brain.
We have not studied biology before. In fact, that is the one science class I never took in high school. I chose the physiology route when dissecting and all of that good pulling apart body parts did not bother me. I am not sure what I am going to do when we actually have to include those sciences (either biology or physiology) in our studies, which will be hands-ons for us.
The online program is geared toward students in middle and high school. The class is one you would expect to find in high school. The presentation includes lectures (remember those?) and exams. There is a printable file of the class material and a need to study, because the exams are challenging.
Fascinating Biology is not a creation-based program, so it did not work as well for our family. I do not only seek material in our subjects that include religion or creation, but I do like it to be all right to be a part of the learning my children do; especially when it comes to science. As a family, we have watched many science and history programs that are secular and have been able to overlook the mention of evolution or the omission of God in the bigger picture. My children quickly call it out whether or not the narrator mentions evolution or alludes to it. While going through the material of Fascinating Biology, it was quickly called out; especially with the mention of the “big bang” theory. We do not completely steer away from material if it is not biblically based, but I do not choose that type of material as our spine for study. Because of that, I have steered my children toward science curriculum that does not leave Him out of the picture, because we believe God is the cause of everything natural that exists. I’m done preaching.
Fascinating Biology is a thorough program that will teach your child biology. Students are able to see science “happening” before their eyes instead of just reading about it. It may work well for a child who learns well by watching or is one who prefers the visual learning.
Fascinating Education also takes advantage of a teaching strategy, computer technology, not available years ago to instructors for getting a concept across to their students. Today, so many children are wired to learn through electronic devices and being able to take a school subject and be introduced to it in that manner works well for many.
There is a lot of independence the program offers its students, because Dr. Margulies is the teacher and the parent can step out of that role and let their child learn on their own.
The material meets standards for high school level work, so if your child needs a program that will be at that level, the program is one to consider.
PRICE AND AVAILABILITY
Fascinating Biology is available for $79, which gives you access for one full year to 19 lessons.
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