Monday, March 10, 2014 Amazing Science DVD Review

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"In other words, learning doesn't have to be from a textbook - you can learn science just by taking the time to look at the world around you!" Jason Gibson

A moms review: 
We received a copy of the Amazing Science! Volume 1 DVD set to review. We are a very hands on family when it comes to science...well any subject really. Science just makes more sense and comes to life wheyn you do science experiments. I have no fear about experiments and love exploring, learning and getting messy with my children...but I have some friends and readers who are very apprehensive about science exploration and Amazing Science can totally change that!

The Amazing Science! DVD set contains 2 DVDs with a total of 23 experiments. Jason takes his passion for how things work and shows families that by using a few simple materials you can learn a great deal about science in your own home through easy and fun experiments. The DVDs are recommended for children in grades 1st-3rd, however slightly younger and older can definitely benefit from these as well. They are also very affordable and cost about the same price as a movie DVD. Throughout these DVDs you will learn about heat, electricity, magnetism, temperature, buoyancy, surface tension and more. Each of the experiments uses easy to find materials, many of which you probably already have laying around the house. The videos are high quality, have great sound and use multiple camera views making it easy to see exactly what happens and what you need to do to complete the experiment yourself.

Jason goes above and beyond just the experiment though. He also explains the how's and why's for each experiment in a step-by-step fashion. This is because it shows children that science doesn't have to be overly complicated and full of really big words that make no sense. Jason's instructions, descriptions and explanations are very clear and easy to understand. He also takes time to explain safety precautions as well like wearing goggles and asking an adult for supervision with fire, etc.

You can see the whole list of experiments here as well as watch a few of them too!

So for the past several weeks my 6 1/2 and 8 year old have been having a blast with these fun, easy and very educational experiments. About 3-4 times a week we would complete a science experiment though there were many days we completed 2 or more in one day. Each experiment video is about 10-15 minutes long so they are perfect for short attention spans. The actual experiment also takes about the same amount of time...unless your children want to keep doing it over and over again! Many of the experiments my children could do themselves. We have done all but 3 of the experiments and they ALL worked great! 

There were a couple of things that I added to Amazing Science to make it easier for our family as well as reinforce what the children were learning. Because I love sharing anything what I create for our family here are the two printables I made. Amazing Science! supply list:
I could not find a supply list on the website so I decided to make my own Amazing Science Supply List to make it a little easier to figure out what we needed to purchase and what we would need each day for the experiments. I cut the margins off the print out and it fits perfectly inside the CD case. Print your own supply list here.

Science Experiment printable:
To enhance the lessons and introduce the scientific method to the children I created this science experiment journal page. Children can write or draw their answers. Get yours here for FREE.

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Gwyns review (8 yrs old) and Rowyns review (6 1/2 yrs old):
Gwyn, "I had lots of fun with the experiments. They were easy and we could do most of them on our own, except the ones with fire. I can't wait to do them again."

Rowyn, "I like the matchstick speedboat. It was fun to do science learning. The experiments were super easy."

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Where to buy:
You can purchase the Amazing Science! Volume 1 for just $17.95 which includes both DVD's filled with experiments. Or you can get these great video's immediately by purchasing the downloadable version for $14.99. 

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