Friday, April 13, 2012

Awesome Science with Noah Justice

Are you ready to explore?

Looking for an adventure unlike any you've been on before?

While you're at it, would you like to learn some interesting, crucial facts about how some of America's most impressive natural attractions were formed?

Well, if you answered YES to any or all of the above, then the Awesome Science DVD series with Noah Justice is just for you!

My son---Mystery Ranger Buster---and I watched these two DVDs and talked about them as we watched them. He & I both were fascinated by the video images of both the Grand Canyon and Yellowstone as Noah Justice led us through them. Noah pointed out many interesting facts about how these amazing natural attractions were formed---and how they were formed in a very short period of time as compared to what many mainstream scientists claim.

Watching these videos allowed us to have some important discussions that I hope will help build a foundation in my son's mind of remembering that he doesn't have to believe what he is told by those he may hear louder or more often through TV, school, and other exposures he has.

It is hard not to fall into the trap of thinking that everything that is on TV (even from National Geographic) or is in a book (even a highly acclaimed textbook) is true. Scientists of all kinds are continually studying, experimenting, observing and learning new things everyday. Many things scientists once claimed to be true and absolute have since been proven by scientists to not be true. Therefore, how can mainstream, secular scientists today claim that their explanations and beliefs of life, creation, and nature are absolutely, undeniably, solely true? If that is the case, why are they still studying the same things they have claimed to have already proven? Just a thought...

Anyway, I love being able to have meaningful conversations with my six-year-old son (as well as with adults) on these subjects so that he has more of a solid foundation of understanding why he believes what he believes later in life. I pray that God through His Holy Spirit works in his little Mystery Ranger heart to cement it and bring it back to mind at the times he needs it most.

By the way, many of the things shown and discussed in these videos refer to the eruption of Mount St. Helens that Mystery Ranger Buster & I learned about in Kim Jones' awesome book The Case of the Missing Mountain! God is good like that! He weaves quite a beautiful tapestry.

Oh, and in addition to the awesome videos, Master Books has also created a study guide to go along with each video which includes several fill-in-the-blanks, questions, and bonus activities to drive home the learning associated with watching these videos.

One note about the videos & study guides: I do believe the target audience is more suited to be late elementary/middle school through high school. The terminology used and all was a little over the head of my six-year-old, but I think a 4th or 5th grader or above could watch these alone without needing much additional explanation.

So, if you think these are something you are considering for you or your family (I learned a lot from these myself, by the way)...then check this out!

Awesome Science
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Disclaimer: I received this book for free from New Leaf Publishing Group. No other compensation was received. The fact that I received a complimentary product does not guarantee a favorable review.

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