Science Shepherd is a unique program where your child watches a video lesson online, then they complete a physical workbook. Topics covered include creation, biology, oceanography, geology, and my personal favorite-Meteorology! Videos can be done daily, or more than one in a day if you wish. There are also optional hands on activities to further your child's learning.
For this review, we received one Level B Introductory Science set that includes access to the videos, a large student workbook, and a teacher's guide with the answers provided. It is intended for your student to complete one video and subsequent activity daily, 5 days a week, for 35 weeks.
1.) Customization: Is it easily adaptable? Can we customize it to fit “us?” Can we modify or set our own schedule? Can we take breaks, jump ahead, or flat out skip?
You can definitely work at your own pace. As I mentioned above, Mr. B worked ahead in some cases. I wouldn't suggest skipping.
3.) Attention span: Is it boring? Is it engaging? Is it varied enough for ADHD? Does it last too long?
The lessons aren't very long, and they are fun and entertaining. Mr. B LOVES the videos. He also enjoys the workbook assignments. The hands on activities are fun, and use easily obtainable materials-some you may already have.
4.) Does it tie into other things we already have.