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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