Science Weekly Review

Heather —  April 8, 2011

Science Weekly is a Science supplement for elementary students. The simple booklet format has 15 issues per year, which cover topics in Earth Science, Life Science, Physical Science and Technology.

You will find topics such as:

  • Pulleys
  • The Flu
  • Composting
  • Scuba Diving
  • Deserts
  • Poisonous Animals

Topics are introduced through cartoons and fun little games, with some hands-on activities and easy lab ideas. There are 6 reading levels available, from Kindergarten to sixth grade.

The company’s tag line is, “Put a Little Science In Your Week,” and this seems appropriate. While the issues are written to State Standards, I was not overly impressed with the content. (My mother was a Science teacher for years, so we do focus a lot on Science.)

Frankly, I can find content like this online for free. However, it is nice to have the information at your fingertips and children do love receiving mail–my daughter was pretty pleased with her edition, which discussed The Flu. I thought her level, Pre-level A, was way too simplistic. I bumped her up the the level for 2nd grade and she liked that better. My opinion is that this is a fun thing to have to change things up a bit and let kids enjoy a little booklet and topic.

See a sample of the actual Science Weekly newsletter.

For individuals, the cost is $19.95 per year, so you’d be looking at $1.33 per issue.  Not bad per issue, but I would be much more interested if it was, say, $10. I did also notice that they are introducing a new “Online Interactive Edition.”

See the  Science Weekly Website to find out more.

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I received a sample of Science Weekly through the TOS Crew for review purposes. I have given my honest opinion.

Heather

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One response to Science Weekly Review

  1. Great review! Very honest and forthright…