3/10/2014

Amazing Science DVD ~ Review



Have you ever wanted to do some science experiments with your child but don’t know where or how to get started? Do you want to do science experiments without the mess? Or do you want simple science experiments that use items from around the house? Then, Amazing Science, Volume 1 DVD from ScienceandMath.com may be for you.

I am going to admit that I really don’t like doing science experiments with my children because of the mess some of them can make. I also can’t explain the science behind some of the experiments that my children would want to do. I was interested in the Amazing Science DVD because it looked like something my children could benefit from.

 
Amazing Science
 
What is Amazing Science?
Amazing Science, Volume 1 is a 2 disc DVD with twenty three experiments for your 1st through 3rd grader to watch. The experiments are demonstrated and explained by Jason Gibson who worked as a Rocket Scientist for NASA. Each experiment is shown step by step. The science behind the experiment is explained to the student after the experiment is shown. Each experiment is short and does not take a lot of time. Most of the experiments take under 10 minutes.

Many of the experiments use items from around the house such as milk, dish soap, empty glass, candle, string, paper, and batteries (just to name a few). A few items that you may not have around the house are copper pipe, dry ice, and a flat battery.

 
 
 
How We Used The DVD:
I put the DVD in for my 3rd grade daughter during our science time about three times a week. She (and her brothers who were also interested) watched the experiment on the DVD and, if we had the materials, did the experiment after watching the DVD. We did not do all of the experiments, just a handful. We only did the ones that the kids wanted to see in real life.
 
What We Thought:
My school age children are 12, 10, and 8 years old. Even though the recommended grades for this DVD are 1st through 3rd grade, my boys enjoyed watching these experiments and learning some new things.

Some of their favorite experiments that we did were color changing milk, egg in a bottle, ocean in a bottle, and soda can fizz. Some of the favorite experiments that we did not do were build a lemon battery, unburnable money, and dry ice bubbles.

My boys enjoyed this DVD more than my daughter. My boys are into science and love reading all that they can about science. In fact, my 12 year old wants to be a scientist when he grows up, so he really enjoyed watching and doing the experiments. My daughter said she liked watching the experiments, but the explanations were sometimes boring.

I enjoyed watching and doing the experiments with them. They are very easy to set up and only take a few minutes for us to do them.

This is just a small thing, but one con of the DVD is that the materials were listed right before each experiment. There is no main list anywhere on the DVD or website. I had to go through and watch the beginning of each experiment and write down the materials needed to make sure we had them on hand. It would be nice if a pdf list was either available on the DVD or on the website. 
 
Check out some sample science experiments, and follow ScienceandMath.com on Facebook.

Amazing Science, Volume 1 DVD is available on their website for $17.95. It is also available for download for $14.99.

Be sure to check out what the other Schoolhouse Crew members thought about this DVD and also some math  DVD’s.


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1 comment:

  1. We love science and doing science experiments together.

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