Eagle’s Wings Educational Materials is a company that was built by two sisters who are homeschooling moms desiring to develop ideas they used with their own children into a family based business which would glorify God and help other homeschooling famlies. Over a period of twelve years they have created some wonderful homeschooling products such as a phonics program, math programs, educational games, history programs, Bible studies and a really great creation-based science program which can be used with multi-level households.
For review our family received Considering God’s Creation student book which is full of activities from notebooking pages to mini-books to crossword puzzles to amazing little activities and projects. We also received a Teacher’s Manual which breaks the material into 36 easy to follow step-by-step lessons, and a music/audio cd that includes songs written by the authors to help their children learn scientific definitions and relate them to their spiritual lives. The student book, teacher’s manual and audio cd can be purchased for only $29.95 for all three! Additional student workbooks are $13.95, as they are consumable and are made to be colored in, cut and glued in and used to create a lifelong notebooking memory.
Considering God’s Creation is an elementary life and earth science program designed for use with 2nd to 7th graders, but adaptable to younger or even older students. It can be used as a stand alone curriculum or works well as a supplement to other natural science programs.
Included in this program you will find:
There are many sample pages as well as sound clips from the music cd on the website. There are also some pretty in depth questions and answers that really describe the goal, mission and contents of the program as well as why and how the program was created.
Thoughts from Gunn Ranch Academy:
As we are definitely science freaks at our house, we couldn’t wait to get a peek at this awesome book after looking at the sample pages on the website. But when the book arrived and I began to look through the student work book, I really was amazed at the depth and complexity to which this goes! It’s certainly not your everyday average natural science book. The creativity and FUN factor is really awesome and as my kids completed a few of the lessons they really didn’t think it was “schoolwork.” I really just can’t even think of any other programs to compare this to. At first glance the student book looks very “busy”, packed absolutely full of page after page of hands-on creativity. My best comparison may be it’s a bit like getting one of those huge activity books as a small child that make you just want to sit down and keep working page after page. But the material here is truly “maximum coverage” as I saw it described on the website.
You really HAVE to look at a sample page to get a little clue as to how cool these pages are:
I was equally impressed with the Teacher’s Manual. It really is simple to follow and I love that it is designed with a section to be read aloud directly to your students. It lists exactly what you need to prepare and collect for the lesson, vocabulary if needed by lesson, an introduction and activity to be read to the kids, most have a song or poem, a Bible reading, what to complete in the student notebook, review questions, and a section called “DIGGING DEEPER” that includes several additional activities, reading, etc. to add for older kids. Here’s a great sample page of the teacher’s manual.
I have already recommended this program to a couple of homeschooling families looking for a multi-level creation based science program.
Next year I am planning to continue using this program with my 10 year old and 5 year old together (both asked if we could PLEASE go through this whole book!), and then going back through it when my five year old gets to be 5th or 6th grade again and can do the Digging Deeper activities.
Considering God’s Creation is a wonderful homeschooling resource and definitely a treasure chest for multi-level teaching!
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We received CGC as members of the TOS Homeschool Crew for review purposes. No other compensation was received and opinions are our own.