This article is in collaboration with Fascinating Education.
Fascinating Education uses a step-by-step right hemisphere approach to science. Right hemisphere? By using simple, clear pictures and audio in addition to text the right hemisphere is engaged and science becomes more understandable. Students start lessons with simple observations and questions. Each question leads to another question that promotes interest and learning.
Fascinating Chemistry, Fascinating Biology, and Fascinating Physics can all be used by high schoolers or middle school students who are strong in math. Fascinating Education suggests that students start with Chemistry, then Biology, and then Physics. Chemistry has labs associated with the class. Most labs can be completed with household items or items that are easily purchased at a local store.
Dr. Margulies suggests that each family approach the courses in the way that works best for them. Some students will complete a course in a month while others take a full year. You will need to determine how many credits to give your student on their transcripts.
If you’d like to see each of the course outlines or see free samples of the course check out these links.
- Chemistry: https://fascinatingeducation.com/try-chemistry
- Biology: https://fascinatingeducation.com/try-biology
- Physics: https://fascinatingeducation.com/try-fascinating-physics
Each of these courses is designed to be used for high school credit. Fascinating Biology was put to the test by students at Dunbar High School in 2007-2008. The standardized test scores rose from 40% passing in 2006 to 87% in 2008.
You don’t have to be scared to teach high school-level science courses when you use Fascinating Education.
Thank you to Erin from Amundsen House of Chaos for this introductory article.