Sunday was Mother's Day, so I took the day off. This meant the house was in general disarray and I wasn't ready to give any new presentations on Monday. Monday became Sunday, meaning no school. I was really thankful to have a substitute for our normal learning: Go Science from Library Educational Services.
Go Science is a series of educational DVD's full of fun and exciting science demonstrations. The DVD's are about an hour in length and have about 14 experiments on each one. The demonstrator is Ben Roy who teaches science at the University of Tennessee at Chattanooga and is a former director of a science program on TV. He uses his expertise to provide entertaining science experiments to teach students age 6-14 about our world, and most importantly our Creator.
We reviewed Volumes 2 and 3. Volume 2 teaches about Simple Machines, Sound and Weather. In Volume 3 we learned about Magnetism, Engineering, Electricity, and Design.
The Go Science DVD's are designed for ages 6-14, so I wasn't sure how my 2, 4, and 6 year old's would like them. I chose a couple of the segments and watched them with my children and then asked if they wanted to see more. They all said yes! I was impressed at how all 4 of them-even my 7 month old-were drawn to the TV and watched intently as Mr. Roy showed them lots of really neat experiments.
Today after school, they were given a chance to watch any TV they wanted to. They asked could they PLEASE watch the science movies?!
I was also very impressed at how many things that Mustang and Charger could remember about the things they learned. They told me all about sound and fire and dry ice-among other things. So, not only were they having fun, they were learning!
The episodes were originally produced for a religious TV show, and you can tell as you watch. They are short and all end with the same hang tag "Every time we learn something about science, we learn something about our Creator, God." It is a GREAT truth to learn, but after hearing it 14 times (once every 10 or so minutes) it can get a little bothersome. That said, I love that it is being drilled into my children's minds!
The only thing I found frustrating is that the segments are not all taped at the same volume, so you want to have your remote handy while you watch.
One reason I really LOVE the segments is that I can play just one experiment at a time without having to show the whole DVD if it is something we are learning about.
The Go Science DVD's are available through Library & Educational Services for just $8.97. The entire set of 6 DVD's is available for $47.95.
Library & Educational Services is a wholesale company that serves churches, schools, libraries AND home educators! They offer wholesale prices on many different products at 30-70% off! They offer a number of great homeschool products in addition to Go Science!
Many of my crew members reviewed other Go Science DVD's. Check out the TOS Review Blog to see what they had to say.
Thanks for reading and God Bless!
Disclaimer: I received a complementary copy of Go Science Volumes 2 and 3 to use with my family for the purpose of review. I was not required to write a positive review and all opinions expressed are my own.