Thursday, April 19, 2012

Amazing Science! Volume 1 - A Review

Perfect for multiple age groups

Other Science and Math DVDs are available.

Brief Intro from the Website:
Learn fundamental principles of science through Amazing Science Experiments! You'll learn about electricity, magnetism, heat, temperature, pressure, surface tension, buoyancy, and much more.
For every demonstration, a complete materials list is given, and each experiment features multiple camera views so you can see exactly what happens. Most importantly, every concept is explained in a step-by-step fashion. You'll not only be amazed - you'll understand the science behind every experiment!

Our Thoughts:
Ever wish your science lessons had more hands-on activities?

Ever read the experiments in the book and feel lost as to how to proceed?

Or you get ready to do an experiment and realize that you don't have all the supplies on hand?

Or maybe you go through all the steps just to have the experiment fail?

Amazing Science DVDs to the rescue. It is a set of 2 DVDs with a total of 23 experiments.  Your host is Jason Gibson.  He will walk you through the experiments step-by-step, showing how to perform the experiment, what to expect, and why it happens.

Mr. Gibson has earned advanced degrees in Engineering and Physics and worked as a Rocket Scientist for NASA.  He appears very qualified and knowledgeable in the science arena.  He has a good screen presence, very down-to-earth, sensible, easy to listen to and to understand.  I don't say this lightly.  We have reviewed DVDs in the past, in which the speaker was unpleasant to listen to.  It was a distraction which took away from the lessons.

The experiments we have watched have been simple enough for my 4th grader to understand and easy enough for us to perform in our own home.  One of my favorites that we have watched so far is the lemon-powered calculator.  Super cool!

I think this is an invaluable tool at a great price.  It is your own portable science lab teacher, at a fraction of the cost.

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Disclaimer: I received this product free of charge to review, as part of the TOS Homeschool Crew. The above is just my opinion. Please remember that opinions may, and do, vary.

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