Friday, April 8, 2011

TOS Review: Science Weekly

My daughters absolutely love science, so they were pretty thrilled to have the opportunity to review Science Weekly

What is it?

Science Weekly is a monthly instructional module designed in a newspaper format. There are 6 levels available; each level comes with one Science Weekly Teaching Notes information sheet.

Level Pre-A (Kindergarten)
Level A (Grade 1)
Level B (Grade 2)
Level C (Grade 3)
Level D (Grade 4)
Level E (Grade 5-6)

Each issue is printed on an 11x17 inch piece of paper that is folded in half and printed on both sides.

It is called Science Weekly, not because you receive a different issue each week, but rather because each issue should be completed over the course of the week. Every issue introduces something new and exciting. All issues include neat graphics, vocabulary words, multiple choice questions, math, science labs, writing assignments, and more.

Science Weekly's website offers a few fun activities for your student to enjoy, such as interactive issues on pyramids, kites, dams, living in space, and hurricanes, (Only Levels for levels A, B, C, and D are available.)

Printable coloring books about the sun, gravity, forest, photosynthesis, hair, and dams are also available.

Here is a sample issue about Coral Reefs.   

We had the opportunity to review an issue about The Flu. We studied such things as, how the virus attacks the cells, how it mutates, ways to prevent the spread of the virus, what flu means in Latin. We also learned multiple vocabulary words, completed a fun science experiment, and more.

I would have liked the issue to be a bit larger, but overall my daughters enjoyed the Science Weekly issue we received. (For review purposes only I reviewed all 6 levels on the flu.)

Science Weekly offers rates for individual orders (homeschoolers) and classroom/co-op orders.  For individual orders (less than 20 subscriptions to one mailing address), Science Weekly is mailed to your home 15 times a year, at a cost of $19.95, per level.

A classroom/co-op rate (about $136.55 a year) is also available to teachers needing 20+ issues of the same level.
If you would like to subscribe to Science Weekly, click HERE.

Be sure to check out what my fellow TOS Crew members have to say about Science Weekly.

Disclaimer: I'm a crew member with The Old Schoolhouse Homeschool Crew and I received all 6 levels of the Flu from Science Weekly in exchange for my honest review.

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