Tuesday, August 4, 2015

Funtastic Unit Studies Review

Funtastic Unit Studies Review

Price: $16.95

Age: 4-13

About: Funtastic Unit Studies gave me the wonderful chance to review their book called Science Unit Studies For Homeschoolers and Teachers.  The book is by Sue Kilbride. The book can be purchased at Amazon, B&N or Rainbow Resource for $16.95. The book has a great age range for use, 4 to 13 years old. The book is divided into two sections. The first section being for children 4-7 years old. The next section is for 8-13 years old. One of the perks of this science book is that it uses most things you already have in your home. This saves from buying special kids and expensive things to do projects like in some other science programs. You may try out her Plant Lesson to see what you think before you buy. Or the Atoms and Molecules for the older kids. Sue also offers some wonderful FREE history lessons which could be found here.

How we used: I currently have 3 children that I am teaching science to, they are 10, 9, and 7. First we would pick out a chapter then at the first of the chapter there was a supply list that we would make sure we had everything needed for it before starting. Each chapter is estimated to take about two weeks to complete. The chapters are divided up into lessons and you should do a lesson a day. On the easier things we would be able to do more than one lesson a day and some we took our time and only did one. Each lesson has something hands on for the kids to do. This really kept them interested. The first chapter is on our senses, which was nice because we have not found an actual lesson on this we liked. Each lesson kept the kids interested and they wanted to keep going with learning more. We are still using the book and will continue until we complete it. I love having a science curriculum that is pretty much laid out for me and things we can do on a whim with things already in our home. It is also the best kind that has kept all the kids interests since they are always doing something hands on versus reading and writing out answers. 

They were very interested in the insect chapter. Being summer and on a farm we had a slew of insects to inspect and further the study out. That's what is great about this book, you can use it as a stand alone or you may use it as an introduction to get ideas on what you want to study. Just like our senses we were able to do taste tests for all kinds of goods and flavors blind folded to enjoy more fun learning about our sense of taste. We also were able to gather many different things for our sense of smell. 

This would be wonderful for some science in your homeschool to engage your children and keep them interested. This would also work for parents that just like to do some fun learning with their kids on weekends. I mean who doesn't like fun science?

Be sure to check out what my other crew members have to say about it below.

Funtastic Unit Studies Review

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