Friday, October 5, 2012

Box of Ideas~Salt

Box of I.D.E.As is just what it says.  It is a box of ideas on a particular subject or topic.  We were sent Salt to review.  Although we did not get an actual box, the study itself was great.  Who knew salt could be so interesting.  This study can be used for all ages.  But it is suggested for ages 9-16.
The study consisted of:
The history of salt
Science of salt
The salt march
The geography of salt
The unit is divided into ten different modules.  Each module is full of fun activities to help your child learn about this particular subject.  We are unit study lovers here.  We learned so much about salt and everything it is used for. 
We enjoyed the timeline cards.  The kids tried to see how fast they could put them in order.  This study is so easy to use you can use it in the car or on the go.  Our favorite module was "the science of salt".  Here we learned all about what salt does.  Living in Western NY we see a lot of snow.  So learning how the salt actually helps on the roads was a lot of fun.  Now we can't wait for the first snowfall.  I'm going to try and get a field trip to our highway department so we can see the trucks up close.  That was something I really liked about this study.  There are so many helpful ideas within the study. 
We did an experiment on how fast a particular type of salt melts and returns back to it's original form.  It was VERY interesting.  Did you know that China produces the most amount of salt?  You too can know these great facts on this topic.
The Box of I.D.E.As is available on their website for $49.00 for the PDF version.  The physical box sells for $79.00.
You can see what other crew members had to say about this review by visiting the Crew Blog.
Disclaimer~As a member of TOS review crew we were sent a PDF download free in exchange for my honest review.  All opinions are my own.

1 comment:

Jennifer aGlimpseOfOurLife said...

How fun to find a field trip that ties in with the study!