Wednesday, April 17, 2019

CrossWired Science - Review

I don't know about the children in your house, but the ones over here love science.  Well, I mean they never complain about it and they are always trying to create some concoction out of something.  They will dig up worms, create mud puddles, and just get gross with the things God created.  They love learning about God's creations.  So, although we were in the middle of another Science Curriculum I was happy to review Sound, and Fluid Dynamics from CrossWired Science.  
If you have been looking for a self-grading, online-based science curriculum taught from a Christian standpoint this is it!  It can be used for children ages 4 all the way to 18 years old.  I hope you already have your cup of coffee or tea, notepad, and pen becuase I am about to tell you all about it.

I want to first inform you that we did not work through a large portion of this curriculum becuase we are finishing up our current Science program.  However, we did a few of the experiments and my oldest daughter and I both looked over the full program so that we could tell you about it.  We are planning to work through the program over the summer this summer and we can't wait!

About CrossWired Science?

CrossWired Science goal is to show the glory of God through the things He has made.  It can be used as a Stand-Alone curriculum or a supplement.  The program gives you 3 months of Science.  It is currently in the expansion stage so they are adding more to it.  It will soon cover 6 years of Science.  CrossWired Science teaches Science using Global Topics, this is the integration of sciences.  So, in other words, they combine Life, Earth, and Physical Science together.  This is how they got the name CrossWired.  

We looked over the Sound, and Fluid Dynamics Global Topics.  

The Setup

When I originally set up our accounts I had to set mine up with a different email than my kids.  However, you can now set up all accounts under one email because there is a way to trick the system and they explain that in detail during the registration process. 

When your children log-in you will notice they can pick, first timer or second timer.  The first timer is for younger children or a child that is just now getting into science, the Second timer is for more older children.  They cover the same topics just one is more challenging than the other. 

How it Works

Once you select if your child will be a first timer or second timer you will then need to select your Global Topic, Fluid Dynamics or Sound.  Each topic currently has 12 lesson types and 8 core videos, which are the main teaching source. 

Lesson Types

1. Core Videos - This is the 8 core videos I mentioned earlier.
2. Experiments - You can freely choose which experiment you want to do.  They provide links to videos to see how to complete the experiment.  Some of the experiments require material you can find your home and other experiments require you to take a trip to the store.  
3. General Links -  They give you tons of links that are totally optional, but if you have mini Einsteins who loves science this is a great page to check out if they want to learn a little more.
4. Unit Links -  all the links about the topic
5. U-Choose - This a section designed to let your children find out more. They have lists of apps, books, coloring pages, etc for you to choose from it's a great aspect for smaller children to make science a little more fun. Older kids will also find enjoyment in this section as well. 
6. Field Trips - yes they give you field trip suggestions.
7. Reinforcement - 
8. Research - There is a list of research topics for your child to choose from in order to further research.  
9. Reading - It is encouraged to read a book a week they provide several suggestions.
10. Gold Digs -  learning more about each topic with guest topics.
11. Digging Deeper - The same as Gold Digs, but it is specific to the Global topics
12. Devotions -  including of the Word there are gradable questions to help encourage more interaction on each topic.

Within that, there are several different learning activities to further the learning experience.  There are experiments, research topics, a book list, devotions, and more. 

The Lesson Page, this is where you can select the lesson you want to cover.

There are directions, a video, worksheets, more info, and a test, which gives immediate feedback. 

There is also a place where they can take notes during the video. However, you can't expand the video and take notes at the same time, but if you keep the video in its original size you are able to watch and take notes.

Fluid Dynamics

Fluid Dynamics is the study of the flow of liquids & gases around a solid surface.  Some of the topics covered under this Global Topic are water pressure, aerodynamics and more.  My daughter even learned why aerodynamics would fall under the Fluid Dynamics umbrella. 


Topics covered under this Global Topic are audible vibes, how the ear works, how our brain process sound, sonar and infrasound, and more.


CrossWired Science seems to be a really fun, engaging, online Science Curriculum.  There are so many amazing aspects.  I love that I can use this with all of my kids and have the option to use it as a supplement or a full curriculum.  We are looking forward to completing this over the summer.

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  1. This is a great review, I have not heard of this curriculum before so I am glad you shared about it. Love science curriculum that includes God.

  2. Thank you for sharing. We love stuff like this, our discovery center has something similar to this

  3. This looks like a really neat online science program! I am gonna take a closer look at it. Thanks so much.

  4. it sounds like a great homeschool curriculum. This should be really helpful for parents!

  5. Yes we enjoyed this online curriculum as well great review Markie!

  6. Interesting read, thank you for sharing. My two are still quite little but you can never start too young I guess.