My girls are currently into dinosaurs and we were excited to have the opportunity to try out their new curriculum as a summer school unit. This one is by Northwest Treasures and we used the Dinosaurs and the Bible course. You can see all of their available course here http://northwestrockandfossil.org/index.php?route=product/category&path=90. Northwest Treasures offers online classes in geology, rock, mineral and fossil kits for grades prek to 12, so be sure to click the link above and see all the different ones they offer. We also tried out their introductory video Taking the Mystery out of Geology. They also offer some physical courses which we would love to try. You can check them out here the high school level Nothewest Treasures Curriculum Project, and the PreK-3rd grade Geology for "Little Eyes".
The Lessons included in the course we reviewed are:
Lesson 1: How We Got Our Modern View of Dinosaurs
Lesson 2: The Classification of Dinosaurs
Lesson 3: Dinosaurs and the Bible, The Great Dinosaur Rush
Lesson 4: The Extinction of the Dinosaurs
Lesson 5: Dinosaurs and the Ice Age
Lesson 6: Fossils, Age, and Soft Tissue
I felt like the videos covered a good amount of information and to the best of my knowledge, they were accurate. I really like that this covers dinosaurs from a Biblical perspective. So many things you find online and at the library cover dinosaurs from an evolutionary perspective. It was nice to have something that supported our beliefs. The girls have enjoyed the videos they kept their attention and got them thinking and coming up with more questions. I pre-printed the worksheets for the girls so that they could fill them out as they watched the video. We liked the printable worksheets. I always feel like worksheets help to reinforce what they watched or listened to and it gives us something to put in our portfolio to show what we have been learning about. Out of all 6 lessons the girls enjoyed the Classification of dinosaurs the most. They ended up pulling out their plastic dinosaur collection so they could try to classify them into the different groups.