Science DVD

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Science DVD

Postby greentea2005 » Mon Mar 15, 2010 3:24 pm

Hi All, anyone able to recommend science dvd that is suitable to kids (K1-P6). Thanks.

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Postby schellen » Tue Mar 16, 2010 5:33 pm

Is the Magic Schoolbus okay?

http://www.scholastic.com/magicschoolbus/

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Postby Blobbi » Wed Mar 17, 2010 12:50 pm

There's this series called The Way Things Work. There are a few CDs on heat, telecommunications etc. I don't know if it follows the local science syllabus but it's fantastic. Its based on a book with the same name by David McCauley you can buy at kinokuniya. This book is among my son's top all- time favourite books.

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Postby schellen » Wed Mar 17, 2010 2:17 pm

I tried showing that book to my DD1 when she was in K1/K2 but I think she got put off by information overload. Maybe for slightly older kids or younger kids who are really passionate about such things? :?

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Postby Blobbi » Wed Mar 17, 2010 6:14 pm

Hi Schellen, I haven't read the book to be honest :). I bought it because I read reviews that said it was great for kids who like building or who are highly visual. Turned out to be true. I think it's a very boy book, if you know what I mean. My son even insisted on buying the newer version called The New Way Things Work. He says there are some updated chapters.

Btw, I did watch the DVDs- they cover more varied science topics than the book, I think. Maybe yr daughter will like that better?

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Postby schellen » Thu Mar 18, 2010 4:58 pm

hi Blobbi, i think my dd1 prefers those tt have simple experiments tt she can do on her own at home. she learns abt the concepts tt way. i think she prefers practical to theory. :D

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Postby cafelatte » Thu Mar 18, 2010 8:37 pm

Blobbi wrote:... Its based on a book with the same name by David McCauley you can buy at kinokuniya. This book is among my son's top all- time favourite books.


*gasp* what do we do Blobbi ?! My son's top favourite book too. I sort of 'hate it' as it is bulky and I have it cart it around with him. Honestly, if we two share a home library we will save a lot of space and $ :D

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Postby mintcc » Thu Mar 18, 2010 9:51 pm

have any one watch Bill Nye the science guy before? Thought the series introduce science in an interesting way to kids.

Check out the videos here
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dmnXuQhm ... xt_from=PL

You can also find the DVDs in the library.

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Postby CoffeeCat » Thu Mar 18, 2010 11:17 pm

lol i used to watch Bill Nye the science guy on Kids Central many years ago.
There need to be more educational shows for kids on tv!

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Postby coolit » Fri Mar 19, 2010 2:22 am

Hi mntcc,

Do they sell the DVDs anywhere? Thinking of investing in them.

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