Wednesday, March 20, 2013

DVD review and giveaway: Janet's Planet- Exploring Microgravity

This morning the kids were upstairs looking at their DVDs, and Ethan asked to watch one of them again. Not a cartoon, not a silly show, but Janet's Planet- Exploring Microgravity.  That's right- this show is so entertaining that a 5-year-old wants to watch it repeatedly! Here's a bit about this DVD, from a press release that I received:
Janet's Planet “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!

I was really skeptical about the ability of this show to keep the kids' attention (and mine too), but it's great!  The host, Janet, presents the information in a really entertaining and energetic way. There are lots of great graphics and simple explanations of scientific concepts like weight, mass and gravity.  When I was watching I kept thinking how helpful this show would have been back in college when I was struggling in my Intro to Physics class!  If you're looking for a show that's educational and fun at the same time, definitely check out Janet's Planet!

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11 comments:

Jenny said...

I would watch this with my son.

Rodney Jackson said...

with my nephew mrsrodjac at hotmail dot com
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moushka said...

My daughters and I would enjoy it!

phxbne said...

My 7 year old

Amanda Rauch said...

My son is a huge math and science buff-i think he would really enjoy this movie!

Heather! said...

My kids would enjoy this!
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Swinging On Small Hinges said...

My Science-Loving Daughter! Thanks for the chance to win! fannyloo (at) msn (dot) com

BethElderton said...

We'd watch it with the Grands! (And I would learn just as much!)
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Holly S. said...

My son loves science, so I would watch it with him. Thanks! hstorm799{at}gmail{dot}com

Diana said...

I'd watch with my grandkids
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Diane Cooper said...

My 6 year old grandson loves all things science, and I would love to watch this with him.