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Please enjoy this guest post from Scorpion today (on his 16th birthday)
This is a review of the course Greg Landry’s Homeschool Science Membership. It will go over my experience with the course as a student, as well as what the video lessons were like, and my recommendations. Let’s get into it.
Greg Landry’s Homeschool Science is a self paced class for people 4th through 12th grade. It is a fairly friendly, simple course good for people who are interested in science. A study guide is provided which you can either print or view online. You can also download the PDF and view on your computer’s PDF reader. Each class consists of 20-30 minutes of video instruction. It’s pretty easy to do one to two lessons a day.
The class has a Christian emphasis, which is seen in all of the online teachings and throughout the worksheets. It’s also very, very scientifically focused.
The class I chose was Exercise and Sports Science. It was easy to follow along and the teacher was very engaging. As far as the worksheets go, they corresponded very well with the videos and were fairly quick to complete. The course is divided up into two sections, with chapters 1 and 2 being in one file and 3-7 in another. The worksheet file has pages in both black and white as well as color, so you can choose to print just the pages that work for you.
Exercise and Sports Science covers the following topics:
- Note-Taking, Studying, and Test Prep
- Bones, Muscles, and Training
- VO2, Cellular Respiration, Training, and the Anaerobic Threshold
- Cardiovascular Function
- Energy Expenditure
- Training in Altitude and Heat
- Ergogenic Aids
The lessons are all aimed around explaining how the body’s systems work in relation to exercise and sports. There are 24 lessons divided up over the 7 chapters, and I am about halfway through the course. I will be moving on to the Marine Science course when I finish this one. I like having several different science courses to choose from. It’s nice to have options, and to study more than one type of science per school year. It keeps things interesting for me.
I was able to do the class completely on my own, without my mom’s help. It’s completely self-contained and easy for older students to do independently. The class is enjoyable and challenging without feeling boring or overwhelming. So far, I’ve finished I learned a lot from them, and I’m grateful to have had the opportunity to use and review this course.
In conclusion, this course is best for a quick, easy-ish science program for teenage-high schoolers. I would have no problem recommending this for anyone who is interested in science of any kind. Greg was an engaging, helpful, and fun teacher. Overall great course!
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