Wednesday, September 5, 2012

Review: Explore Meteor Crater and Petrified Forest

A while back I was able to watch and review Explore Yellowstone and Explore the Grand Canyon from the Awesome Science series.  I enjoyed them, so I was excited to be able to watch the third  DVD in this series, Explore Meteor Crater and Petrified Forest!

If you have seen the first two in the series (or read reviews of them), this installment is very much the same.  Noah Justice (the narrator) speaks well, giving the watcher a great amount of information.  There is so much packed into this half hour lesson that I think anyone would have to watch it more than once to soak it all in.

I love that the Awesome Science DVDs start with the basis that the Bible is true and that we view all evidence through the lens of Scripture.  The good news is that the Bible can be trusted to provide us accurate information!  Many times Noah Justice acknowledges and even agrees with the evolutionists conclusions (like that the trees in the petrified forest had to have been violently ripped up from the ground), but he brings them back to the Bible (mostly the flood) for the starting point instead of millions of years ago.

Specifically,  this DVD talks about how the catastrophe of the Biblical flood caused all kinds of amazing things like laying layer after layer of sediment, carving deep canyons in the matter of days, and burying trees and animals as the land re-formed.  I also like how it sites similar aftermaths from Mount Saint Helen as proof that these things could, indeed, have happened in a short amount of time.

I completely recommend adding this DVD to your collection and using it as a supplement to your curriculum.  Because of the great amount of information in this DVD, I don't recommend using it alone.  I would first introduce your child to some of the topics and terms covered, and then use this to learn more and see it all put together.

Happy Discovering!

I received these DVDs from New Leaf Publishing for the purpose of this revie.  I was not required to give a positive review and all opinions are my own.

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  1. I also reviewed this with my kids and we loved it. Hope you have a great weekend! :O)


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