DISCLAIMER: I RECEIVED A FREE COPY OF THIS PRODUCT THROUGH THE HOMESCHOOL REVIEW CREW IN EXCHANGE FOR MY HONEST REVIEW. I WAS NOT REQUIRED TO WRITE A POSITIVE REVIEW NOR WAS I COMPENSATED IN ANY OTHER WAY.
I have reviewed NatureGlo’s eScience program in the past. My son LOVED IT. He used it for a full year and learned so much about math, art, science, history and how it all intertwined. Just so very intriguing. Ergo, when the opportunity came up to review the MathArt and Science Course Bundle, I leapt at the opportunity. I was particularly interested in the Marine Biology courses and wanted to do this all for myself.
My lad had the benefit of my learning as when he told me about his learning over the day, I could also tell him what I learned. 🙂 Marine Biology is fascinating, especially the way it is laid out in this course!
What I Received
I received one year of access to NatureGlo’s eScience MathArt & Science Course Bundle. This was a special bundle designed just for the Crew and comes to us from NatureGlo’s eScience. It gave us a chance to sample a variety of the courses that NatureGlo provides to its audience. This is a private 25-course bundle, containing courses from Glo’s MathArt and natural sciences classes. In my opinion, it is geared forstudents in upper elementary to lower highschool.
The 25 courses were
- Botany (redwood trees)
- Herps Explorers (three separate units)
- Herps Zoology (two separate units)
- Introduction to MathArt
- Marine Biology (six separate units)
- MathArt (six separate units)
- Marine Reptiles
- Marine Zoology (two separate units)
- Math Connections with the Real World
- Life and Mathematical Art (two separate units)
The Details about NatureGlo’s eScience
Nature Glo’s eScience is so easy to use. Once you are logged in and have your courses in front of you, you click on what you want to do and then you are off. You’ll have the lesson on one side, and lesson outline on the other.
You’ll find that each unit is a separate study covering specific topics. Each unit is broken down into easily managed pieces. One day you might complete a couple of slideshows, another day fill out a PDF, and yet another day complete a project. Nothing is too onerous and leaves you time to supplement if you want to know more or to just learn what Glo presents.
Units vary in length from one to six lessons. The length of each unit is clearly shown, and even though it’s one lesson, you may decide to do it over several days. Every unit within NatureGlo’s eScience course is self-paced. Doing them in the order listed makes sense but I did play around with doing some of the lessons in a different order. This made it fun and it still made sense but it was better to follow the lessons the way they are laid out. Learning still happened.
To help you track where you are, as you complete each part of a lesson you mark complete at the close of each lesson.
The quiz that I ran into was done in a matching game format. It was easy to do and was timed but it didn’t feel like a “pressure to complete” timer. Just an encouragement to keep moving. 🙂 Below you’ll find an image of a partially completed quiz. If you connect two and they are incorrect they will flash red.
How I used NatureGlo’s eScience
I predominately played around with the marine biology courses. So fascinating! It was great to work my way through the lessons and occasionally make side trails as I wanted to learn more. Like when I went to youtube to learn more about comb jellies instead of waiting for a future lesson with video!
Please don’t misunderstand me, the lessons come complete with their own videos, but sometimes I just chose to seek out my own sources since I’m so curious about what I’m learning about. 🙂 Very informative lessons that make you curious to find out more information.
I appreciated how I could see where I was in the lesson as I progressed along. Lessons completed being striked out, lesson current in yellow, and upcoming lessons in purple. It’s nice to know when you have a quiz coming up isn’t it? 🙂
I was able to finish the jellies, mollusks and whales but not additional courses. I’m trying to decide if I want to do dolphins/turtles or fish next. I’m also looking to start the Marine Zoology 1 course. I figured marine zoology and marine biology belong together right? 🙂 I am hopeful by year-end to complete all the marine courses that NatureGlo offers in this bundle. All six of the marine biology as well as marine reptiles, and marine zoology 2. I am finding it to be a nice addition to the marine course from another vendor.
I did run into one video that was informative but felt geared to young children. My choice was to look for another video that suited my demographic better. Don’t be afraid to do that. You know your students best, and watching something more suited to their age bracket makes sense. It’s hard to pick something that works well for all age groups.
Should you get NatureGlo’s eScience?
I haven’t looked at the MathArt courses again, nor at the Herping or Geology courses. The Herp courses sound interesting. I enjoy watching youtube videos from reptile owners, and the amount of information out there to learn is fantastic; and they are animals… who wouldn’t want to learn more about them? When I finish marine zoology perhaps that will be my next stop! 🙂
You can tell that Glo loves her job. Her enjoyment of math, art, nature, history, and science shines through in all her material. I urge you to check out NatureGlo’s eScience today.
If you’d like to check out my previous review I’d be delighted.
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