Monday, April 23, 2012

One of my Favorites of the Year: Amazing Science, Volume One!

This is definately one of my favorite products I've reviewed this year--and I don't use that phrase often.  This company has earned the honor.  Science and brings you a 2-disc set of DVDs filled with fun and unique science experiments.  You'll be fumbling for your safety goggles, anxious to try them out for yourself! The best thing about this series is that the scientist (yes, a real rocket scientist), Jason Gibson, doesn't rely on crazy costumes, hokey props or false hype.  The "amazing" part is the science itself.  And you probably have everything you need to conduct these experiments at home right now.

Sometimes I'll review a product and I'll use it as part of "school" for the day.  Not this.  I was previewing it around 4pm, long after school was over for the day.  My sons were walking through the room, stopped in their tracks and watched as the narrator was building a battery from a lemon.  The next thing I know, they are bustling around the kitchen with a lemon (that I needed for a chicken dish that night--grrr) and getting everything they needed to make their own battery. 

I think that's all the testimony you need.

With Volume 1, you'll get 23 step-by-step experiments presented in short videos (around 8-10 minutes).  Materials are shown, the experiment will wow you, then Jason tells you the "how" and "why" science behind the fun.  According to the company, "you'll learn about electricity, magnetism, heat, temperature, pressure, surface tension, buoyancy and much more."

We did the Color Changing Milk experiment, the amazing Egg in a Bottle (which really would be a great thing to do at parties to stump your friends), Build a Lemon Battery, Unburnable Money, Matchstick Speedboat, Simple Lava Lamp, and Invisible Ink.  There are so many more we want to try!  My plan is to finish them throughout the summer.

I highly, highly recommend Amazing Science! Volume 1.  I can't wait for more from the great folks at  In the meantime, I think I will check out their other DVD sets, which explore science and math instruction.  See for yourself at this site.

Disclaimer:  I was provided with this product in exchange for an honest review, which I've provided here.  No other compensation was provided. 

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