Some homeschool families love them, for other they’re the bane of their existence. We fall somewhere in the middle. We do enjoy them, but we don’t always do them as consistently as we should. For the last several weeks though, we’ve been having fun with Amazing Science, Volume 1 from ScienceandMath.com.
ScienceandMath.com offers a variety of math and science DVDs that teach students the how and why behind science and math concepts. Founder Jason Gibson is passionate about explaining why science and math are useful and relevant in our everyday lives, something he feels is often not taught in the public school system. You can read more about his vision here.
Amazing Science, Volume 1 demonstrates 23 experiments that teach the fundamental principles of science in electricity, magnetism, heat, temperature, pressure, surface tension, buoyancy, and more. Each experiment has a complete materials list included, or you can also download this awesome printable list that a fellow reviewer created, which lists everything needed for all 23 experiments. In each video segment, the concept is clearly explained, step-by-step, as it’s demonstrated, and then the principles behind it are discussed in simple, easy to understand terms. [Read more...]