I’ve said it before and I’ll say it again. Back when I was a kid in school I HATED science. I never could understand anything I was learning let alone put together a decent project no matter how hard I tried. Who would have known I’d marry a man who LOVES science and we have a son who loves it too. Our son loves to hear dad talk about his curiosity that led him to do all the crazy experiments he tried as a kid. Many of the experiments were a success but he blew up some things around the house and got in BIG trouble for it too. He has us laughing for hours telling us these stories. Living with science lovers I can’t help but start to develop a little love for science myself.
The TOS Crew had the opportunity to review videos from Science and Math.com that makes doing Science experiments easy and fun. As stated on the website their “mission is to kindle your love of Science, Math, and the world around you!” They believe that all people (no matter what age) are fascinated by Science. Their aim is to “bring the very best videos to tackle your curiosity and entice you to want to learn more about the world around you.”
Amazing Science Volume 1 will have your child learning about electricity, magnetism, heat, temperature, pressure, surface tension, buoyancy, and more. It is a two disk DVD set (comes in one case) with a total of 23 science experiments. For $19.95 you can watch Jason Gibson demonstrate each experiment. There are multiple camera views which ensures you see what happens through each step. If you would prefer to download the videos instead they have that option for $17.99.
Before he begins each experiment he shows a complete materials list of what all is needed to complete the experiment. You will want to pause and write that information down if you plan on having your kids do the experiment because there is no downloadable copy of the list. It may be helpful if they would offer that to the customers on their website. Writing the list beforehand can help you make sure you have everything on hand before getting started.
You may be wondering what kinds of Science experiments to expect. Here I will name a few from each disk:
Egg in a bottle
Build a lemon battery (shown in picture above)
Amazing Magnetic Force
Lift an Ice Cube with a string
Cloud in a Bottle
Dry Ice Bubbles
Ocean in a Bottle
Soda Can Fizz
You can view some of these experiments by going here and clicking on each one. A few days each week we would watch 3-4 of the videos. After they were done I would let my son pick a few experiments he wanted to try. He loved looking at the demonstration and wanted to do everything he saw. Unfortunately we don’t have all the supplies needed so we had to do the ones using things we already had. Here are pictures of some of those:
This one is called "Color Changing Milk"
This next one is called "Inverted Cup of Water"
This one is called "Candle Suction Power"
He really enjoyed the videos with all the experiments. He asks to do them all the time now. Have to admit I even had fun myself. If you want to do some fun science experiments with your kids, I highly recommend the videos. The steps are easy to follow and with the camera views you won’t miss any part of how the experiments are done beginning to end. My other crew mates had the chance to view Amazing Science in their homes too. Click here to read what they had to say.
Disclaimer: The views and opinions in this review are entirely my own. As a member of the TOS Crew I was not paid to write this but received Amazing Science Volume 1 at no cost to me for review purposes, and to give my honest opinion.