My family recently watched Awesome Science DVD: Explore John Day Fossil Beds with Noah Justice. We were shocked when we realized the vast amount of information that is covered in the 30-minute program. I don’t know why I was surprised. I should have realized how much was packed into that half-hour when I received the 30+ page study guide to go with the DVD!
It wasn’t planned, but we watched the DVD the same night we read the account of the Flood in Genesis (as part of reading through the One Year Bible as a family this year). In John Day Fossil Beds, Noah Justice spends a lot of time explaining the science of this national monument, and that includes a lot of references to the Flood because the explanations that make the most sense involve the colossal Flood event described in Genesis and the resulting runoff and erosion as all that water moved back out to sea.
In this DVD, extraordinary teen Noah analyzes what secular scientists have to say about the amazing formations in eastern Oregon and going into great detail about why their theories don’t hold water. (Pardon the pun. I couldn’t resist!) We were able to easily follow the reasoning, and I appreciated the Scripture references that appeared periodically to help me follow Noah’s train of thought.
It took us much longer than a half-hour to watch this Awesome Science DVD because we stopped it repeatedly to discuss and process what we were learning. We will have to watch it many more times to fully absorb all the information presented. My 9-year-old said, “You can watch four or five minutes of this and have enough science to study for a week or more!” She’s right. We will be using this DVD in our science curriculum for a long time to come, and we can’t wait to add more Awesome Science DVDs to our media library!
If you’re looking for solid science with a biblical worldview, and you look forward to learning together with your children, Awesome Science is for you! This is definitely science for all ages.
There are three new episodes in the Awesome Science series. You can find out more on the New Leaf Publishing Group Blog.
Are you interested in discussing “Awesome Science” with others—and possibly winning a DVD of your own? Join me at the Book & a Bite Facebook Party on Thursday, January 17, 2013, at 8:00 pm CST. I can’t wait to see you there!
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