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Monday, April 23, 2012

TOS Review: Amazing Science!

We have received several science products to review recently, which has been great for me, because my kids absolutely love science experiments, but because of the time and prep work involved, I frequently get behind on them.  At first, I am ashamed to admit that I used the Amazing Science DVD set, Vol. 1, as a time filler.  I thought the kids could "just watch" the experiments on the DVD while I got some other things done.  Well, that didn't last long.  After each segment, the kids came running to me.

"Mom!  May we please do this experiment?  It's so cool!!!!"

Most of the experiments used items that were readily available in my house, and if they didn't involve fire, I let the kids get them together and do them by themselves.  (Of course, the ones that involve fire are their favorites!)

After each amazing science experiment is performed on the DVD - many of which look like magic tricks - a thorough scientific explanation is given as to why the experiment works.  Since the children are dying to know why that "trick" worked, they are really paying attention and learning.  They couldn't wait to do the experiments over and over again to amaze their dad and their friends.

If your kids love science, or if you need to find a way to encourage them to love science, you will love this DVD.  It's great fun for any level of student; the more advanced the student is, the more he or she will learn from these projects, while the younger students will just have fun and fan the flame of their interest in science.

Color-changing Milk


Picking up an Ice Cube with a String (without touching the Ice Cube)


Important Information

Product:  Amazing Science DVD set, Vol 1, from http://www.scienceandmath.com/
Ages:  I used this product with my 1st-8th graders
Price:  $19.95 for 2-DVD set at Science And Math Dot Com

Other terrific science and math products are available from the company here.
Check out some free sample experiments here, or click on image below!




See what my TOS crewmates thought of these DVDs at The Homeschool Crew blog.

Disclaimer:  I received these free DVDs in exchange for a fair review.  No other compensation was given, and all opinions are my own.

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