Monday, April 15, 2013

Review and Giveaway: Exploring Microgravity (Janet's Planet)


 Do you have kids interested in science? Exploring Microgravity, by Space Florida and featuring Janet Ivey, is a new DVD that helps younger kids exploring gravity and microgravity.

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.” 
Janet explains gravity in a fun and engaging way.  As she talks in front of the camera, graphics and video are brought in and out on the screen. The approximately 35-minute DVD concludes with Janet experiencing  a parabolic flight on the Zero G Boeing 727 (my personal favorite part!).  The explanations are quite thorough, yet simplistic enough for a younger crowd. Overall, I'd say the target age range is probably early-to-mid elementary.  What I especially appreciated about Exploring Microgravity is that having a female host could be encouraging to young girls to pursue science studies and careers.

Check out the Janet's Planet website , where in addition to purchasing the DVD, visitors can also play games, watch videos, ask questions, and more.

Now for a bonus for my readers, I get to giveaway a copy of Exploring Microgravity to one lucky person.  Enter below for your chance to win!

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5 comments:

Demetria @ Christian Homeschool Moms said...

I think this is something my daughter would enjoy!

Martha said...

My 9 year old son would like this.

Wendy said...

My kids are too old for this, but my two little nephews would love it!

Fresh Start Academy said...

all 3 of my boys would love this DVD

Jennifer aGlimpseOfOurLife said...

My son would most likely enjoy this the most.