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Wednesday, April 18, 2012

Product Review: Amazing Science, Volume 1



At ScienceAndMath.com, they believe that science and math are
tools to explore our world. And there is no better way to start exploring the world of science than with
Amazing Science, Volume 1.

This two-disk DVD set contains 23 experiments on topics such as Heat, Electricity, Magnetism, Chemistry, and Physics. Using easily accessible materials, the experiments are demonstrated and explained so that every concept introduced is understood, and every experiment can be recreated in your home.  

I'll admit that I was skeptical at first about how effective a DVD could be for teaching science, but I was quickly shown the error of my ways. Imagine you hire a science professor to come to your house to teach your kids science. This guy is energetic, fun, and can effectively teach a wide-range of levels and abilities. Amazing Science, Volume 1 is your own private science tutor!


The kids had a blast watching the videos and then going downstairs to try out the experiments. The best part for me was that the materials were truly things you had around the house, and there was little or no advance prep time required from me.


So many times I have wanted to get some science done only to find out that we are missing this important ingredient or that I needed to have done something the night before. Now I can really squeeze in some science when we have some extra time.




WHAT DID MY PRODUCT TESTERS THINK?

I thought this was really cool and with the milk experiment you could make it look like a different universe.

I liked this very much and I liked how we gets the Q-Tip with some soap and then it turned into something.

I thought it was really fun and it was interesting to learn experiments that weren't boring.

I thought the DVD was interesting and the experiments were really exciting. I liked how the milk experiment was really colorful and beautiful. I also liked how when you were done with the milk experiment then you can stir it and it will have swirls in it.


Amazing Science, Volume 1 is available from the ScienceandMath.com website for $19.95 for the 2-disk DVD set or $17.99 for an instant download of the program to your computer. Although Volume 2 is not yet available, there are many other math and science courses available on DVD. Check them out on their website.   

Disclaimer: As a member of the TOS Homeschool Review Group, I received a physical copy of Amazing Science, Volume 1 in exchange for an honest review on this blog. I received no other compensation. 

3 comments:

Crystal said...

I wanted to review this one but didnt get picked. Sounds like it would have been lots of fun!!!

Laura Lane said...

Yikes! I came over to follow you on linkies and saw this post. I'd better get mine done!

Jennifer aGlimpseOfOurLife said...

Those pictures look a lot like how ours turned out. That was a fun experiment.