Friday, April 8, 2011

Science Weekly-TOS Review

As a member of the TOS Homeschool review crew, I was recently asked to review an issue of Science Weekly.  Science weekly is bi-weekly 'magazine' that is geared for students from K-6, each issue can be used to supplement your childs' science learning.  From Level Pre-A (K) to Level E (6th) the individual levels cover the same topic with increasing depth and difficulty, making it possible to teach all of your students at their own level.

We received all of the levels and teacher's guide of Science weekly covering the topic "Composting".  Each of the levels included Vocabulary, Labs, Writing prompts and puzzles.  We really enjoyed these full colored studies and thought that they were very well done and informative.  The website is definitely worth a visit.  You can download a sample issue on Coral Reefs or you can play around with their online interactive issues on Pyramids, Kites, Dams, Hurricanes or Living in Space.  They also have some fun coloring books that you can download and print off.
Each subscription to Science Weekly is $19.95, this includes all 15 bi-weekly issues, which breaks down to only $1.33 per issue, to me that's pretty reasonable.  It can get costly if you have multiple children at different levels, because you don't get any discount till you hit 20 subscriptions and then it's a very sizable discount at only $4.95 per year.  Seems to me they should maybe rethink the pricing if they want to appeal to the homeschool crowd, we are notoriously cheap bargain shoppers.

The great thing about homeschoolers though, is that we are a very opinionated crowd.  Head over here to see what other homeschool families thought about Science Weekly!


{I received all Levels of a Science Weekly issue, free of charge.  I received no other compensation and was not required to write a positive review.}

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