My 11yr old daughter took the Harry Potter Genetics class at the beginning of the year and she loved it! She was very proud of herself for knowing how to make a dna strand and learning about mitosis and meiosis. She is a HUGE Harry Potter fan so she especially loved how her teacher added photos of the characters and some fun references to them. Being able to create her own beast at the end of the course was alot of fun. She was very proud to end the class with an A as her final grade.
We tried the Marine Biology and Harry Potter genetics classes. Very comprehensive. Easy to follow, full of,great info. Fabulous resource for homeschoolers.
My daughter completed Marine Biology 101 last year (her 6th grade) and LOVED it! We no longer homeschool, but she requested to sign up for Harry Potter Genetics this Fall (her 8th grade and still in public school) because when the public school covered genetics this past year she thought the way they taught it was boring and she was certain there was more to it. She felt Mary Middlebrook's class covers things at a more in-depth level and you can choose how deep you want to dive, she found that much more satisfying. These classes are fantastic for ALL types of kids, but I would say they are exceptional for thirsty learners.
My son has taken several classes from Next Level Homeschool including Harry Potter Genetics, Harry Potter Potions, Shark Month, and Marine Mammals Month. He has loved every class, and I have been thrilled with what he has learned. Ms. Middlebrook provides challenging information in an engaging and fun setting. Students are often allowed to pick the format for assignments they turn in which is perfect for my "I hate to write" son. The experiments/labs used have helped my son learn the concepts presented and are just a lot of fun! I love that the classes do not have a live component as that makes it easier to fit them into our busy schedule. We can't wait to take another class in the future!
Love, love. My then-9yo did Shark Month class last year. My biggest regret is that *I* didn't make time to watch the videos with him, because they were neat! I loved the choice of assignments (which always had an option for my kid who hated writing). We had a great time doing the (optional) shark dissection, and even ordered one for me and one for his cousin to dissect too! I can proudly point out male vs female sharks when we go to aquariums, and know that the broadnose sevengill is the last living 7-gilled shark, and lots of other things. 5 stars definitely, I suggest it to people all the time!