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Sunday, March 31, 2013

Janet's Planets Review and GIVEAWAY!!

 I was recently given a DVD to review that I thought would be either super boring or super cheesy. Thankfully it is neither.  Janet's Planets is a fun, informational DVD on Microgravity.  It is presented in a way that is easy to understand and will engage kids so that they don't tune out.  I enjoyed it and so did my 11yo.  We both laughed at some of the silly illustrations she used to make her point.  Trying to figure out her weight is she was falling down in an elevator showed her 'falling' with her hair flying around the top of her head-made me laugh out loud!  Then to watch her as she is weightless and flying or trying to drink water was a hoot!

From the publisher:

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.”  

If you want to check it out more for yourself I highly recommend the website.  It is so cool!  Your kids will enjoy exploring all that it has to offer.  If you would like to buy a DVD of Exploring Microgravity head here and click on the link on the right side of the screen.  The DVD is $9.99.  When you get there you will see the other items they have for sale.  We just might check them out!


**I also have a copy of this DVD to GIVEAWAY!  To enter leave a comment telling me what your favorite subject in school is/was.  Oh, and leave your email so I can contact you if you win!

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oneblessedmamma said...

I'm a total nerd, and enjoyed school, but Language Arts was probably my favorite. I'd LOVE to win this--I missed out on the chance to review it!

Swinging On Small Hinges said...

My favorite subject in school was History. Thanks for a chance to win! fannyloo (at) msn (dot) com.