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Saturday, May 12, 2012

TOS Review: Library and Educational Services Go Science DVDS


Library and Educational Services is a wholesale supplier of Christian, wholesome, educational books, CDs, DVDS, games, and more.  They offer a 30-70 % discount to wholesale customers including resellers, educators, libraries, churches, and schools.  Homeschoolers are considered educators and are able to create a free account and purchase through LES!  We had an opportunity to review one of their many products: Go Science DVDs.

Go Science is a DVD Series featuring Ben Roy who teaches Science Methods at the University of Tennessee at Chattanooga and is the former director of a science program on television.  There are 6 DVDS in the series: Vol 1 Motion, Vol 2 Simple Machines, Sound, and Weather, Vol 3 Magnetism, Electricity, Engineering and Design, Vol 4 Chemistry, States of Matter, and Life Sciences, Vol 5 Air and Flight, and Vol 6 Water, Space, and Solar System.  Throughout the DVDs, Ben captivates, inspires, and motivates children ages 6-14 to be excited about science while giving them instruction based on scientific phenomenon. More importantly, each of his demonstrations has a spiritual application and points to our Creator, God.

  

Each of the Go Science DVDS has a list price of $14.95, but the wholesale cost from LES is $8.95 each or the set of 6 for $47.95.  Go to this link  www.libraryanded.com/goscience and click on  start shopping to create your account and purchase.

We received 2 of the Go Science DVDS, Vol 4 Chemistry, States of Matter and Life Science and Vol 6 Water, Space, and the Solar System.

Demonstrations in Vol 4 include:

Chemical Illuminescence
Exploding Bottle
Exploding Balloons
Flash Paper
pH
Root Beer Float
Liquid Nitrogen
Single Cell
Optical Illusion
Lycopodium Powder
Camouflage


Water Disappear
Boil Water in a Paper Cup
Properties of Water
Floating Balls
As Cold as Outer Space
Make a Rocket
Living in Space
Solar System
Centripetal Force

My boys (10,8,6,4) and I  really enjoyed watching the Go Science DVDS.  Out of all the boys, my 6 year old was the most enthusiastic and wants to watch them over and over again.  Ben Roy's passion and enthusiasm for Science definitely comes through the screen.  Many of the demonstrations were not ones that you would be able to do at home so it was really interesting to see someone doing them.  The DVDs were about 40 minutes each, but you can choose to watch it all at once or split it up as the individual segments are between 3-6 minutes.  I loved that the DVDS teach science always in the context of knowing and being amazed by our Creator, God.

To see what other crew mates had to say click here.

Disclaimer: As a member of the TOS Crew I received Vol 4 and 6 of Go Science DVDS complimentary for the purpose of writing a fair and honest review.  I received no other compensation.

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