The Devotionals are one of our favorite elements on CrossWired Science. Make sure you scroll to the bottom so you don’t miss them!
Student: ”I really liked the devotionals; they were interesting!”
CWS has an amazing way to tie in what your child has learned about with scripture. At the end, the student is asked to write how they relate to what they just read. This was a perfect opportunity for Kaden and I to break out our Bibles, read and reflect together. Honestly could this program be any better?
While this entire curriculum is built on how God built our universe, Don and his team have also included specific devotionals that come at the end of the units to help tie this all together.
The creator’s vision for CrossWired Science is to show the Glory of God in His creation. They do a good job pointing out God’s glory throughout.
CrossWired Science Sound, an Fluid Dynamics is designed to teach children about God and His creations. The use of scriptures is to relate science and the Bible and to help the learner have a deeper understanding of the universe that God created.
The devotional reminded us that in the vast universe of God’s creation, He loves and cares for us. Just like the person in the story rescued the frogs from death, God rescued us when Jesus took our place on the cross. How cool!
My favorite aspect was the devotionals. I loved being able to incorporate the Bible into the learning of my children.
We examined Bible stories and examples in the Bible when sound was important. For example, when the walls of Jericho fell. The sounds of the people shouting, and the sound of the shofar being blown was important. We examined these scriptures and used the things that they had learned about sound during the unit to expand their understanding of this biblical event. For example, how the sound would have been made in the shofar, and how the sounds of them shouting would have echoed.
From the video lessons (there are about eight core videos in each lesson) to book readings and experiments we have moved slowly through these, even enjoying devotionals!
One thing that is a nice addition to each area is that of a devotional section. These are written sort of like blog posts in which they share scriptures and then experiences or lessons of the writer on a topic. At the end, the student is asked to write personal applications to each devotional.
Within the Digging Deepers and Gold Digs are dozens of devotional sections and numerous ties to God and His Word. This program has a Christian worldview. I personally love this!
The Digging Deeper and the Gold Dig sections are also where most of the religious topics are. The devotionals have either a science or kid-based theme, and offer great thoughts for further discussion with parents and peers. So you also are getting some Bible activity in each weekly lesson if you wish, as well.