Disclosure: I received this complimentary product through the Homeschool Review Crew.
Is science a difficult subject for you to teach? Or is your student wanting to learn more about a certain science discipline? Greg Landry’s Homeschool Science Self-paced 7th-12th grade half-semester classes might be what you are looking for.
One of the online courses Greg Landry developed and we were able to experience is the Earth & Space Science course. It contains the following classes.
- Instructions and Introduction for Parents and Students
- Class #1- Taking Notes, Note-Sketching, & Studying
- Class #2- Prime Meridian, International Date Line, Latitude, Longitude, & Time Zones
- Class #3- Ocean Tides
- Class #4- Earth’s Atmosphere, Weather & Climate
- Class #5- The Heavens I
- Class #6- The Heavens II
- Class #7- Rocks, Minerals, Ores, Landforms etc.
Each of these classes has video lessons that last around 30 minutes and a PDF study guide. The printable study guide has questions and fill-in-the-blank worksheets. The colored pages have the answers and the black and white pages need to be filled out.
I was intrigued when Self-paced 7th-12th grade half-semester classes from Greg Landry’s Homeschool Science was a possibility for review. I thought that this would be the perfect time for Christie to spend some time exploring Earth & Space Science to see if there was a topic she would like to learn more about.
Once we had access to the program, we needed to get a Canvas account, which was easy, then we watch the Class Intro. The Class Intro contains and introduction and instructions for both the parents and students. After that it was Christie’s responsibility to watch the videos and fill out the worksheets. I would later check them and discuss them with her.
I think that this Earth & Earth Space Science course is good for 7th and 8th graders, but not high school, unless as a basic introductory class to see if they want to learn more, because there isn’t enough information provided. I think that there should be more information added for those in high school, like topics for papers or links to learn more information. A final test would be good as well.
I liked the videos, they had good graphics and stayed on topic.
I thought that the worksheets were great. I liked that there were some fill-in-the-blank sheets and some were questions, a good way to see if the student remembers the lesson.
Christie’s Thoughts (Entering 10th Grade):
I chose to review the Earth & Space Science, because this is one of my favorite subjects in science.
- I liked the topics that were discussed.
- I liked that the videos were short, and the lessons didn’t take too much time to do.
- I liked that it was a self-paced program.
I think it would have been nice had he had a script or notes on what he was going to be talking about to minimize all the unnecessary words and pauses.
This program would be good for people of all ages, but more specifically for seventh and eighth grade.
Recap of Pertinent Information:
Product Link: Self-paced 7th-12th grade half-semester classes (Earth & Space Science)
Vendor Information Link: Greg Landry’s Homeschool Science
Age Appeal: Grades 7-12
Format: Online and Self-paced lasting for .5 semester with short videos and printable summaries and worksheets
Price and More: Please check the product link for current prices and more information
Please click on the graphic below to learn what the other crew members on the review thought of other Self-paced 7th-12th grade half-semester classes, Self-paced 4th-7th grade one-semester classes, and the Virtual, interactive homeschool laboratory.