This year’s science lessons never truly took off for us until we discovered Supercharged Science- and now my kids are even more excited about doing science!
Disclosure: As I share my review with you, please know that I have been compensated for my time and that I received this product for free. As always, opinions I express with you are honest.
What is the Ultimate Science Curriculum?
Created by Aurora Lipper of Supercharged Science, this DVD-based science curriculum makes science come alive with step by step instructions and in-depth explanations of scientific concepts. The curriculum is so practical that even younger kids learn so much.
It’s highly interactive, and my kids didn’t just spend time staring at the 12 video lessons, but they spent a great amount of time elbow-deep in the experiments and taking observational notes in the workbook provided.
Reading assignments, exercises, and quizzes are also included in this 68-page PDF workbook – and there’s even a section to guide parents through the process of teaching science. Although most of the “teaching” aspect is cut out of the picture (because of Aurora’s expertise provided on the videos), it’s still great to know how to guide our kids through the scientific method.
Why is Supercharged Science Different?
- You get a fully knowledgeable rocket scientist, university professor, and pilot (who is also a mom) teaching your kids the intricate details of science! I don’t have the ability nor the knowledge to teach science, but Aurora Lipper, creator of this program absolutely has the skills and know-how, and she is willing to share it with your family.
- The curriculum caters to children of different ages. The video I selected to review is from the Ultimate Science Curriculum series which covers material for grades K-12. I am reviewing Astronomy 1 which is suggested for grades K-3, but honestly, my 6th grader learned so much from this series that I would be hesitant to withhold it from the older kids.
- Supercharged Science covers a wide gamut of scientific topics. Everything from astronomy, chemistry, and earth science to physics and magentism and more is taught by Aurora Lipper.
- Use your everyday household and educational items. I appreciate that I could do some of these experiments with common household items I had lying around the house.
- Supercharged Science is fun! Not only is Aurora extremely knowledgeable, but she makes learning fun!
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Science Experiments using the Ultimate Science Curriculum
Here are just a few of the experiments we did.
Solar System Treasure Hunt
This experiment allowed my kids the opportunity to learn a host of facts about the different planets through a fun treasure hunt. In this lesson, we printed out the clues, cut them out and placed them strategically around the house (the curriculum gave me specific directions on where to place them- including the fridge and the dryer!)
My 6 year old got a kick out of this experiment. Using common household items, we observed rain clouds form inside a glass by combining a glass with heat (boiling water) and a glass filled with ice water.
Watch our experiment.
Make a Volcano!
Of course, this was a fun one! Watch our video for the full effect:
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This was a super cool experiment that showed us what an invisible magnetic tornado looks like on Mercury. Who knew there were tornadoes in space? I learned so much with my kids on this curriculum.
Watch us do this experiment (full action video ahead!):
Simple Microscope and Telescope
This experiment was pretty interesting because the kids were able to construct their own compound microscope and a refractor telescope using the same materials! Pretty cool, huh? Using items such as a dollar bill, a penny, two magnifying glasses, a ruler, and a window, the kids learned how lenses and mirrors bend light and allow the unaided eye to view stars through telescopes.
This experiment’s only materials are white paper, a magnet, a magnifying glass, and about 8 different rock samples. As you noticed in the picture above, we inadvertently found a magnetic rock! That was pretty exciting. Another thing you might have noticed is the television screen in the picture above. That’s Aurora Lipper, scientist, who breaks down these difficult concepts on a child’s level and makes learning extremely fun. On this screen shot, she’s showing us how to tell if a rock is magnetic or not.
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