Elementary Biology & Journey Homeschool Academy
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 compensated in any other way.
One of the most interesting subjects to me that I unfortunately didn’t learn too well in school was science so I was super excited to get to review Journey Homeschool Academy and Experience Biology: Elementary! This worked out perfectly for us because we had not yet picked out our science curriculum yet! This is an online program that has lifetime access once you purchase it so or can be used with multiple children. Oops, I’m getting too excited. Lets dive right in to this program.
How Journey Homeschool Academy works…
Like I said, this is a digital product with a video for each lesson. However, it also has downloadable and printable lesson work too! You can do as little or as much as you’d like and its super easy to fit to your family’s needs and wants. In our case we watched the videos (all of my kids ages 9, 6, 3 and 1) and then my oldest did several of the work pages. He did copywork, quizzes, coloring pages ECT…My 6 and 3 year olds did some easy stuff like answering questions and coloring and my 1 year old…scribbled and made messes, hehe.
What are the perks of this program?
First off, this is a Christian based science program. Could you use it if you’re not a Christian? Well of course you can because its completely full of things you would learn regardless. However it is unapologetically Christian so if you have a problem with that you should probably look elsewhere. For me, though, that was a HUGE bonus and plus! The videos are streaming and you can’t download them so you do need a good internet connection. That did present a problem to us some because of our internet but we just tried to adjust the times we watched the videos. The couple who does this program, Trish and Luke Gilkerson are just plain fun! You can tell they love their topic and understand it. This is the Elementary level and they break it down extremely well so the kids (and me) can understand it.
Its starts out basic and gradually moves up. We are currently classifying living things according to different kingdoms, family’s ECT…What I thought was super awesome was when I was asking my son a question about living and nonliving things and my 3 year old daughter chimed in with an answer. She had been listening carefully!
Journey Homeschool Academy also has an Elementary Astronomy, and High School Biology online courses. Once you buy the course you have lifetime access! This makes it particularly great for families with multiple children!
Each lesson has a short 15 minute (approximately) video packed full of information. Then there is a super short recap. You may also choose to download the extra materials. Then there are extra books you can buy or borrow for more reading on each subject. They have a downloadable list of all the books that are recommended.
My son is currently 9 and technically in the 4th grade (we don’t really do grade levels here but for the sake of others) and this is perfect for him. It stretches him without being too hard and is interesting and applicable.
I definitely recommend this program and this is what we will continue for this new school year
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