Menu
Jump to content
ATTENTION: Forums search will not work until re-indexing is completed. Please follow these instructions for search
Pegs

If we loved Mystery Science...

Recommended Posts

...what else should we try for science?

 

We have Ellen McHenry units for our mum-intensive science lessons, and they're going well, but DS is really hungry in the brain at present and has blown through most of the Mystery Science lessons largely independently.

 

I'm after something video-based which will require little input from me. My health isn't fabulous at present, and I'm also studying and nearing exams, so I don't have hours upon hours to devote to science enrichment and bunny trails, so if DS can do this somewhat independently, that would he fabulous for us both. :)

 

We had a Happy Scientist subscription a few years ago. Should we try this again?

 

What's brainpop like? Is it very edutaining?

 

He's also enrolled in a few MOOCs, but these require a bit of support from me - we're using them to practice note-taking, among other skills.

 

Any other ideas are welcome!

 

Thanks in advance.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

BrainPop is very edutaining. DD loves it and has gotten a surprising (to me) amount out of it. It goes for breadth over depth, so a lot of introductions to subject matter. They have a free video of the day, I believe, if you and your son would like to check it out for a while.

 

The Happy Scientist also has a lot of free content, so you/he can check it out to see if it's a good fit now.

 

If you're ok with him being on YouTube, he might enjoy the Crash Course videos or the channel Periodic Table of Videos. (And a lot of others, those are just the ones popping to mind.)

 

The website TheKidShouldSeeThis.com kept my daughter edutained for hours upon hours.

  • Like 3

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

I haven't used it but I have heard great things about Supercharged Science. They are video based as well and apparently done really well.

  • Like 2

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Thanks for the suggestions! I'll pre-view some of these tonight when I get some PC time to myself.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

We're going with brainpop for now, because it seemed the easiest option for me in terms of subscribe-and-go. DS is keen to do the quizzes and other such activities, so I'm hoping it will be more like autodidactic learning and less like an electronic babysitter.

 

(Is my mother-guilt showing? :/ )

 

I'll revisit the other suggestions on this thread when I'm not so flat out - I do appreciate all of your input!

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Create an account or sign in to comment

You need to be a member in order to leave a comment

Create an account

Sign up for a new account in our community. It's easy!

Register a new account

Sign in

Already have an account? Sign in here.

Sign In Now


SUBSCRIBE TO OUR NEWSLETTER & RECEIVE A COUPON FOR
10% OFF
We respect your privacy.You’ll hear about new products, special discounts & sales, and homeschooling tips. *Coupon only valid for first-time registrants. Coupon cannot be combined with any other offer. Entering your email address makes you eligible to receive future promotional emails.
0 Shares
Share
Tweet
Pin
×