Monday, April 1, 2013

Janet's Planet Microgravity DVD Review & Giveaway



From Janet Ivey
“For the past decade, science education has been my passion and America’s children have been my inspiration.  It is incredible to see how excited children can become about the world around them when the information is presented in an accessible and fun way.  That is the mission of Janet’s Planet, and I look forward to continuing to support better science education in the years to come.”  


I truly enjoy reading books, listening to new music, and watching movies that uphold our family values and then reviewing and sometimes giving away a copy.  I also get REALLY excited when the opportunity is available to review an educational or homeschool product that lines up with our current grade levels and interests.

Since I have a couple of children that have an insatiable desire to learn all things science, I was excited to have the opportunity to review "Janet's Planet: Microgravity." My kids have seen a few of these programs in the past, but not this one.

Simply put:  everyone found something engaging, learned new facts, and it held their interest!  That's a pretty powerful statement since our school age children range from 1st through 10th grade!  In order to explain microgravity, Janet first spent a good portion of time explaining GRAVITY.  It didn't matter if you didn't quite catch the concept the first time, she used multiple examples and review tactics.  Because of this, my youngest child was easily able to explain more things than I was expecting.  I would gear this DVD more to upper elementary instead of 1st grade, but he gleaned many things from it.  I also like how she explained the different between weight and mass.  She asked great questions as well.  Such as, what would happen if gravity was turned "off " on earth? 

I'm glad we took the time to watch and engage in a learning activity together.  I see us pulling up more of her videos for enrichment in the future!

One reader will be chosen at random to receive a copy of Janet's Planet: Microgravity.  To enter:  Just leave a comment telling me what your child's favorite science topic is right now. I'm interested to read what other families are learning about and what excites your children!  Be sure to leave an email address for contact.  Giveaway will end on 4/10/13 at 8 PM CST. 

"Disclosure of Material Connection: I received one or more of the products or services mentioned above for free in hope that I would mention it on my blog. Regardless, I only recommend products or services I use personally and believe will be good for my readers. I am disclosing this in accordance with the Federal Trade Commission's 16 CFR, Part 255: "Guides Concerning the Use of Endorsements and Testimonials in Advertising."

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