When Back for Learning contacted me about doing a review on their product I could not be more elated! My daughters were currently on a science lesson revolving around cells, and they were loving it. We had been watching The Magic School Bus on Netflix, reading books, watching various videos, and I felt that Back for Learnings homeschooling kit on Cells would be a perfect addition into our unit study.
When the kit first arrived my kids BEGGED me to dive right in. I knew going into it that this kit would be a bit extensive for my kiddos. The kit is designed to accommodate children of multiple grade levels, and since they are rising 4th graders, I knew I would need to make some accommodations for them.
It was evident upon looking at the lesson that the owner of Back for Learning knew exactly what she was doing. She set up the lessons in a way that even someone who knew nothing about cells would be able to teach.
Included in the kit were instructions, three cell puzzles (bacteria, animal and plant cells), and activities for the children.
The kit is amazing, but by far the puzzles are the key component to them. My rising 4th graders have been running around talking about ribosomes making protein for weeks now. There is no way that my 7 and 8 year old would have been able to retain this information without the hands on component.
Thankfully, these kits really cater to the various different learning styles.
- Hands on and visual learners will benefit immensely from having the puzzles to complete.
- Readers will be able to read the through the lessons and work through the immense amount of information provided.
- Those who learn best listening have the opportunity to have their instructor read through the various instructions and definitions within the kit.
I enjoyed how easy it is to tailor this Cell kit to the needs of the student. We only had the opportunity to work in a group of 2, and individually on this kit, but I can see how it would be amazing for groups of individuals as well. I could see how a co-op could greatly benefit from the use of this homeschool kit during their unit study on cells.
From 1st grade up through High School, this kit has something for every child. If you are worried about not knowing enough to teach this kit, there is no need. The owner worked through those bumps to provide an easy teaching experience.
One last amazing bonus that I personally loved? She emails you the worksheets! That means when you lose them (I would never- insert side eyes here) you can simply print out more sheets!
If you are looking for an amazing kit for your child’s unit study on cells, look no further. You can head over to Back for Learning’s Facebook or their website to order, ask questions, and check out their other amazing products. I cannot wait to do another review on one of their other amazing kits!