CWS is a flexible program designed around delight-based learning.
You can use CrossWireds Science in a couple of ways, firstly they suggest that you can use it as a full science curriculum for a three month time. You can also use it as more of a casual, loosely-based science curriculum that you dive in and out of.
We used it a little more loosely as I have younger children and neither of them do well with tons of hard structure. With the curriculum flexibility, it can be great for any style of homeschooling.
If you want a program that gives you lots of resources and tools and then allows you the flexibility to use it how your child works best, this could be a very good fit for your family.
I even see this as a great resource for unschoolers, because it would be very easy for a child to just go to the site and spend time learning and digging into the topics of interest.
Everything is very flexible and you can choose what to require your student to complete and when according to their individual ability.
CrossWired Science is truly flexible enough to meet both types of homeschool styles - structured and freewheeling.
This curriculum is very flexible, allowing your kids to get lost in a topic and spend several days to several weeks exploring it.
What type of homeschooler are you? We are fairly eclectic in our approach to learning. I have both classical and Charlotte Mason leanings, but we also enjoy unit studies, hand-on and practical methods, and elements of both student-led and traditional learning. We do enjoy a gamut of approaches.
This year’s science for my 4th grader is pretty traditional with text readings, comprehension questions, experiments, and tests. This actually works well for my son, but sometimes it is nice to mix it up a little. That is why I was excited for the opportunity to review CrossWired Science’s multi-sensory, online unit study (albeit eclectic) approach on Sound, and Fluid Dynamics.