Thursday, April 19, 2012
TOS Crew Product Review ~ Amazing Science! DVD (Volume 1)
Amazing Science!(Volume 1) is a DVD containing 23 experiments the teach fundamental principles of science in a fun and easy-to-do manner. While using Amazing Science! you will learn abut electricity, magnetism, heat, temperature, pressure, surface tension, buoyancy and a whole lot more. Every experiment is explained step-by step, and a complete materials list is provided so you can do the experiments right at home.
The experiments proved easy to implement into our homeschool day. Most of them required basic supplies we already had around the house. They were also fun, which is a big plus! (I've learned the hard way that science experiments work best when they are fun!)
The teacher on the DVD, Jason Gibson, has advanced degrees in Engineering and Physics, and has worked for NASA. My children were already comfortable with Mr. Gibson as a "teacher" since we have used some of the math DVDs offered at ScienceandMath.com. I have always been very pleased with the results of these programs.
An example of how to use Amazing Science! in your homeschool would be this:
Say your child is in middle school (or even high school) and your state requires a science lab for graduation. You could easily add this DVD to any science text you are already using. The wide variety of sciences covered by Amazing Science! allows it to fit well no matter what type of curriculum you currently use. By simply doing the experiments, your child will have completed the lab required for high school credit in most states. Be sure to keep track of the time spent on each experiment, since the lab "time" is in addition to the coursework done with via the textbook. (If my daughter spent 20 minutes on an experiment, I write "lab- 20 min" in my planner when I grade her science for that day.) You will also want to have the student take notes on his or her experiment; you can use a spiral bound notebook or fill in more formal "lab sheets". You could have the student follow the scientific method as they do each experiment, documenting each step along the way. Then - VIOLA! - you have successfully completed a high school science lab right at home. On your child's high school transcript, document this as a "Science Course with Lab".
I had two of my daughters use Amazing Science!, and both of them loved it. I wasn't surprised. ScienceandMath.com produces quality DVDs that teach while being enjoyable, and Amazing Science! doesn't disappoint.
Amazing Science! sells for $19.95 and can be purchased at www.ScienceandMath.com along with their many other DVDs.
To read what others on the TOS Crew had to say about Amazing Science!, click HERE.
Disclaimer ~ I received this product free of charge for review purposes. All opinions shared her are solely my own.
Have a fantastic day as you homeschool for the Lord's glory!
Day 180 done :)
Jan L. Burt