Fascinating Education was created by a Dr. Margulies. He is an author, teacher, attorney, and a neurologist and knows the brain and how it functions best when learning information and performing tasks.
Dr. Margulies has taught neurology to thousands of medical students in his 35 year teaching career and trained doctors to work in neurology. He focuses on interactive right brain methods of learning primordially audio visual methods with questions and answer. He supplements the audio-visual methods with written text. Dr. Margulies is especially skilled to teach science. He has an extensive background and understanding of the brain. He wants to use his knowledge to create programs that inspire the younger generation to pursue science related careers and study of science.
Please check out his ABOUT DR. SHELDON MARGULIES web page to learn more about his qualifications, degrees, experience, books he has authored, and his passions. He is a fascinating person with an incredible amount of experience and insight in many areas. It is so fitting that he would inspire others to learn about science with the creation of Fascinating Education courses.
Fascinating Education currently offers science courses in Biology, Chemistry, and Physics. You can see each coarse outline and free sample lessons from each course on their web site. You can also enjoy using another 5 free lessons on the INTRO page.
The Fascinating Physics course is geared for the highschool student. It is a years worth of physics learning through an online course and includes 15 lessons covering about 160 subjects. It retails for $79.00 a year. Each subject within the lesson has its own learning video, glossary, and more.
The Lessons titles include:
Lesson 1: Movement
Lesson 2: Vectors
Lesson 3: Forces
Lesson 4: Energy-Work-Power
Lesson 5: Circular Motion
Lesson 6: Fluids and Gases
Lesson 7: Waves
Lesson 8: Light, Part 1
Lesson 9: Light, Part 2
Lesson 10: Light, Part 3
Lesson 11: Electrical Charges
Lesson 12: Moving Electrical Charges
Lesson 13: Electrical Currents
Lesson 14: The Atom
Lesson 15: The Nucleus
You can access a 4 page course outline and see how each subject fists into each lesson.
How We Used Fascinating Physics:
We received a one year subscription to Fascinating Physics for the purpose of writing this review. All my kids love science, but my oldest especially loves science. He wants to know the “WHY” of behind every thing. He was really happy to get the opportunity to take this Physics course. Each day he logged in and watched the videos, learned the terminology, and completed his tasks without being prompted by me.
He is finishing up lesson three and that is about 18 of the 160 or so subjects. I feel he is getting a good handle on being familiar with the terminology. He takes his time and often repeats the videos to be sure he has learned all of the information. I think learning the terminology is the key to grasping an understanding of the videos.
I would definitely recommend this curriculum. It is wonderful to have courses on line because you can access them anytime day or night to work on your assignments. I guess I am a bit biased favorite class in school was always science. I want to know “HOW” things work and “WHY”. If you asked me about almost any subject today like cooking, bible, health, gardening, etc. I would tell you the science behind it. That is just me…cooking science, science of health, science of gardening, even science in the bible. I love science. My favorite kind of TV shows are ones that show the science of how things happen like “How It Works” “How Its Made”, “Good Eats”, “Myth Busters”, “Time Warp”, etc. So I am very happy for my son to take this class and I get to glean totally AWESOME Science with him. The only thing I would change is that I would include a lot of science experiments in a course like this. I have not come to any experiments and hope there are some later in his learning adventure.
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