curriculum reviews

Amazing Science DVD Review

We love science around here!  We had the opportunity to review a set of 2 dvds from The Science and Math website.  Amazing Science includes two dvds for $19.95.  You can also purchase this as a downloadable video for $17.95.  There are 23 easy to set up, complete and understand science experiments!!

These experiments are so easy to do.  Most use things you have around the house.  The first one we did was Coloring Changing Milk.  My kids were so excited to do this one that they stopped the video in the middle of the experiment!  I had them watch this one to the end to understand why it worked.  Once they could explain it to me, which they easily did, I let them try it! It worked amazingly the first time and the many times they did it after that!  This was done by my 18 year old, 12 year old and 6 year old.


Here is the list of all the experiments:

Disk 1 Disk 2
1) Color Changing Milk 13) Floating Eggs
2) Egg in a Bottle 14) Keep Paper Dry Underwater
3) Exploring Air Pressure 15) Dry Ice Bubbles
4) Build a Lemon Battery 16) Balloon in a Candle Flame
5) Inverted Cup of Water 17) Ocean in a Bottle
6) Candle Suction Power 18) Build a Motor with Lights
7) Amazing Magnetic Force 19) Simple Lava Lamp
8 ) Lift an Ice Cube with String 20) Invisible Ink
9) Unburnable Money 21) Density Tower
10) Matchstick Speedboat 22) Soda Can Fizz
11) Reversing an Image with Water 23) Build a Motor #2

My kids loved watching the discs over and over.  They can’t wait to try more!  I showed these to my 1st and 2nd grade co-op science class and they are very excited to do some of these experiments on their own this week.  The only request I would make is that the experiments would continue to the next one without selecting the each one and pressing play each time.  We had trouble with that when we watched it in the van and again at co-op when there was no remote for the tv in my classroom.

Jason Gibson is the man who presents each experiment.  He is a great teacher and has a very pleasant speaking voice.    He is an actual rocket scientist!!!  Mr. Gibson has advanced degrees in Engineering and Physics.  He has worked for NASA and loves teaching science and math!

The Science and Math website offers other dvd courses for science and math, including physics, chemistry, algebra, geometry and calculus.

Others on the TOS Crew reviewed this product also.  See what they have to say about it here.

Disclaimer:  I was given Amazing Science DVD  for the purpose of this review, I was not paid.  All opinions expressed are my own.


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