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Fascinating Education Review

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Quick Overview 

Grades Covered: 9-12

Religious Affiliation: None 

Complete Curriculum: Yes

Record Keeping: No 

Fascinating Education Information 

Fascinating Education is an online high school science site with courses in Chemistry, Biology, Physics, Anatomy and Physiology, and Logic of Medicine. The site was founded by retired neurologist Sheldon Margulies, M.D. Dr. Margulies’s approach in Fascinating Education is to teach science through the “right hemisphere” of the brain. To achieve this, he uses simple, colorful illustrations, supplemented with attached audio files to explain the illustrations. Dr. Margulies also focuses on building an interactive relationship with the students through observation, questions, and answers during the lessons that build to more questions to keep engagement. 

 

Fascinating Education Courses 

Fascinating Chemistry 

In Fascinating Chemistry, you will learn the four ways that atoms bond to each other, and how each bond determines the properties of the resulting molecule. Understand the four bonds, and the rest of chemistry will all make sense. Join Dr. Margulies for a fascinating course as he helps you learn how these special properties explain our everyday world — from water freezing to nuclear energy to food to metals to weather, and more!

This course includes lessons, text scripts, review, review scripts, and tests that correlate with each lesson.

 

Fascinating Biology

In Fascinating Biology, you will learn the basic principles of biology, including the components of life: cell membranes, taking in nutrients, creating chemical energy, growing and repairing, reproducing, maintaining a stable internal environment, and adapting to a changing external environment. Join Dr. Margulies for a fascinating course as he helps you learn how all living systems are made from atoms and are based in the logic of chemistry.

This course includes lessons, text scripts, review, review scripts, and tests that correlate with each lesson

 

Fascinating Physics 

In Fascinating Physics, we will study the laws of nature governing movement, energy, and sound. Further, we will study the forces of electricity, magnetism, gravity, and the atomic nucleus. As the course progresses, you will begin to understand how mathematical formulas summarize and predict events around us.

This course includes lessons, text scripts, and tests that correlate with each lesson.

 

Fascinating Medicine

Fascinating Medicine is a two-part curriculum. The first is Fascinating Anatomy & Physiology, which helps you understand how the human body works, and the second is Fascinating Logic of Medicine, which explains the symptoms and signs that emerge when the body stops working properly, and then sort through those symptoms and signs to arrive at possible causes for them.

This course includes lessons, text scripts, and tests that correlate with each lesson.

 

Fascinating Intro To Chemistry 

In Fascinating Intro to Chemistry, Dr. Margulies gives students an introduction to intramolecular bonding. The method that atoms use to bond together and make molecules determines the properties of the resulting molecule. Understanding these bonds is crucial to understanding chemistry.

This course includes lessons, text scripts, review, review scripts, and tests that correlate with each lesson.

 

Additional Course Information

Lessons: Each course has varying lesson lengths. Intro To Chemistry lessons are approximately 15 minutes long while the other courses offer lessons that run about 30 minutes to 1 hour long. 

Testing: Fascinating Education uses tests to ensure the student grasps the material. Each course has online tests; however, Fascinating Education does not store results. The online tests can be printed out along with the test results. Correct answers are given at the end of each test. In addition to the online testing, they also provide pdf versions of both the tests and the answer keys to allow parents to self-administer if desired.

Labs: The Fascinating Chemistry course does have some lab components. Fascinating Education believes that direct adult supervision is a safety necessity and is therefore required for all experiments described in the Fascinating Education courses.  

 

Fascinating Education Assessment

  • Each lesson has a script available. This is great for homeschool parents to be able to review what is going to be covered in each lesson and be prepared to talk to their children about what they learned that day. These are also perfect for homeschoolers to print and use as a reference for later on. 

 

  • Fascinating Education lessons are taught through audio and visual components, which are perfect for students who struggle with reading. 

 

  • The videos for each Fascinating Education lesson are engaging, and the questions asked during the lesson keep students interested and thinking as they go along. Both of my homeschoolers really found Dr. Margulies’s voice was soothing as they learned about each topic. 

 

  • The Fascinating Education tests are short, and you get immediate feedback with results and answers, so you can review and reteach those concepts that need more review. 

 

  • Dr. Margulies is great at explaining concepts and relating them back to real-world examples that homeschoolers can understand. 

 

  • Pricing and bundling options are on point for the product and material. The ability to pick and choose what combinations you want together, or what pieces you want individually, is a huge perk. 

 

Pricing Information 

Fascinating Education offers courses as single purchases or in bundles. 

Individually they are priced:

  • Fascinating Chemistry- $79 for a full year subscription.
  • Fascinating Biology- $79 for a full year subscription.
  • Fascinating Physics- $79 for a full year subscription.
  • Fascinating Medicine- $49 for a full year subscription.
  • Fascinating Intro To Chemistry- $39 for a full year subscription.
  • Fascinating Anatomy & Physiology- $39 for a full year subscription.
  • Fascinating Logic of Medicine- $20 for a full year subscription.

 

Bundle Option Pricing: 

  • Biology with Intro to Chemistry- $89 for a full year subscription to both courses.
  • Chemistry with Intro to Chemistry- $89 for a full year subscription to both courses.
  • Fascinating Chemistry & Fascinating Biology- Both courses. $125 for a full year subscription.
  • Fascinating Chemistry & Fascinating Biology with Intro to Chemistry- All three courses. $135 for a full year subscription.
  • Fascinating Biology & Fascinating Physics- Both courses. $125 for a full year subscription.
  • Fascinating Biology & Fascinating Physics with Intro to Chemistry- All three courses. $135 for a full year subscription.
  • Fascinating Chemistry & Fascinating Physics- Both courses. $125 for a full year subscription.
  • Fascinating Chemistry & Fascinating Physics with Intro to Chemistry- All three courses. $135 for a full year subscription.
  • Fascinating Biology, Fascinating Chemistry & Fascinating Physics- All three courses. $175 for 2 full years subscription.
  • Fascinating Chemistry, Fascinating Biology & Fascinating Physics with Intro to Chemistry- All four courses. $185 for 2 full years subscription.

 

Refund Policy

Fascinating Education’s Terms of Service states:

“No refund of any amount paid shall be granted under any of the following circumstances: 1) the accurate conversion of a free trial to a paid service, 2) the accurate collection of any fee for any active membership or other subscription service, or 3) the accurate collection of fees or other payment for any other product or service.”

 

Top 5 Things We Like about Fascinating Education 

  1. The ease of use. 
  2. The availability of printable lessons and review scripts. 
  3. The use of audio and visual components in lessons. 
  4. The pricing and bundling options. 
  5. The simple explanations of topics in the lessons. 

 

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