Janet’s Planet’s DVD “Exploring Microgravity”: Review and Giveaway

DVD Description:

Janet’s Planet’s “Exploring Microgravity” , winner of a Regional Emmy Award, a Gracie Allen Award and a STEMFlorida Award, is a 37-minute exploration of gravity and microgravity. Not only is it fun to watch, it’s highly educational and geared towards elementary school age kids!

By focusing on science, technology, engineering, art and math, Janet’s Planet travels at the “speed of thought” and is designed to fuel S.T.E.A.M. (Science, Technology, Engineering, Art and Mathematics). Gravity’s phenomena and effects are explained and the audience gets to meet Galileo, Newton and Cavendish and find out how they built on the ideas of scientists before them and formed a shared picture of how the universe works! You’ll also get a chance to see Janet onboard the Zero G plane experiencing microgravity!

 Also, for any teachers out there, Exploring Microgravity is supported with integrated curriculum and teachers are provided with a lesson plan designed to integrate with Common Core standards, based on a curriculum endorsed by NASA and Space Florida.

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.”

 My Review:

Tackling the difficult subject of microgravity, this DVD does a wonderful job of bringing the concepts down to an elementary level with lively video and sound, humor, and a level of energy that makes it exciting for younger kids while not compromising the information taught.  Even though some of the information is heavier than most science videos I have seen, this DVD makes the information accessible for both younger and older kids.  In fact Janet Planet’s website has a section for parents and teachers so that you can download an educational PDF called Mathematics of Microgravity which is geared toward students from 5th through 12th grade.  You can purchase the “Exploring Microgravity” DVD from the website for $9.99 plus additional shipping and handling fee.

In addition, I recommend exploring the website for a great learning experience for kids of all ages.   As a homeschooler, I love products that provide a well-balanced educational experience that also provides the level of enthusiasm as I have seen from both the DVD and the Janet’s Planet website.  I highly recommend both.

As an extra bonus I have one “Exploring Microgravity” DVD to giveaway to one of my lucky readers.   You have several chances at entries from now through 12 am on April 14th.

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2 Responses to “Janet’s Planet’s DVD “Exploring Microgravity”: Review and Giveaway”

  1. Rachael Henzman Says:

    I like that it’s good for both younger and older kids! Thanks for the giveaway!

  2. Debbie McMullen Says:

    I love that it really simplifies things for elementary aged kids! I hate it when I have to read a lengthy paragraph to my son that I can hardly understand myself!

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