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Thursday, May 17, 2012

TOS Review: Go Science from Library & Educational Services


We recently had the opportunity to review a line of science dvd's from Library & Educational Services (LES). The series is called Go Science.  The Go Science series contains 67 demonstrations on 6 seperate DVD's of physical or chemical science all with a spiritual application that points back to our Creator, God.  At the end of every demonstration, the host, Ben Roy, makes this fact known by saying, "Every time we learn something about science, we learn something about our Creator God!"  It quickly becomes a new chant in your homeschool so get ready!

The 6 volumes on the DVD's include...

Volume 1 - Motion
Volume 2 - Simple Machines, Sound, and Weather
Volume 3 - Magnetism, Engineering, Electricity, and Design
Volume 4 - Chemistry, States of Matter, and Life Sciences
Volume 5 - Air and Flight
Volume 6 - Water, Space, and Solar System

We received volumes 3 and 4 to reveiw.  These DVD's are recommended for ages 6 to 14 and my 11 and 8 year old enjoyed them greatly.  My 14 year old, however, suffered through but found the host "a little hokey, almost too happy" if there is such a thing!  I don't think you can ever be too happy about God's creation but that was his comment so I wanted to share it to be fair.  It did not stop him from watching though!  He did like the fact that all the experiments were directed back to God as the Creator and even joined us in saying, "Every time we learn something about science, we learn something about our Creator God!"  We watched these while eating our lunch which I like to do often.  It makes my children feel like they are having TV time when I am really enriching their learning!  We found the volume on the different episodes to be inconsistent as well so keep the remote handy.  You may be blasted out on one and can barely hear the next one.  That may have been just a glitch on ours but both were that way.  I loved the fact that actual experiments were presented with tools and gadgets that we would probably never use as home.  

You can watch a sample of Volume 3 here. (Click through if reading in a reader)

LES offers these DVD's for wholesale prices making them a true bargain.  You can purchase each volume individually for $8.97 (List price $14.95) or as a set for $47.95 (List price $79.95).  

If you've never heard of LES before (like me), you will definitely want to check out their website.  They have been in business for 35 years and are a small family company operating on the banks of the St. Joseph River in Southwest Michigan.  As a wholesale distributor, they serve resellers, schools (including homeschools), churches, missionaries, licensed daycare centers, and libraries.  They offer the same wholesale discounts to homeschools that they offer to other schools.  Love that!

The CDs, DVDs, and books they choose to distribute are carefully selected to ensure they are in harmony with Christian values and morals.  Love that too!

Don't forget to check out what my fellow crewmates thought about The Go Science DVD series including other volumes. .

**Disclaimer: As a member of The Old Schoolhouse Homeschool Crew, I was received 2 free DVD's of Go Science to review. The opinions here are my honest and true evaluation.

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