I was recently given the chance to watch and review Awesome Science: Explore Yellowstone and Awesome Science: Explore the Grand Canyon. These DVDs approach science from a Biblical worldview and share how these natural wonders align with an accurate reading of the Bible.
Modern science would have you to believe that natural wonders like the Grand Canyon and Yellowstone needed millions to form, but the Bible tells a different story. Noah Justice, the narrator of these DVDs explains how an event like the great flood of Genesis 7 would be able to cause such disturbance as to form these amazing sights.
I love how the DVDs are completely set on the accuracy of Scripture. They state that they use the Bible as their history guideline, which is rare to find and perfect for teaching your children science from a Creationist viewpoint. I also appreciate the amount of information contained in these DVDs. I can honestly (and somewhat shamefully) say that I knew very little about the Grand Canyon, and absolutely nothing about Yellowstone before watching these DVDs and now I know much more =) There is so much information that I think anyone would have to watch them more than once to digest all of it.
The only thing I do not like about these DVDs is that they sound pretty much like a textbook (but with decent narration) put to pictures. It is info and data galore, jam packed into 30 minutes. I appreciate that it is short and to the point, but it would be nice to be able to sit an absorb the info before moving onto the next point.
I definitely would recommend these resources to any family wanting to learn more about the Grand Canyon or Yellowstone, I just probably would want to also use a medium other than DVD as well, so that your child would be able to slow down and absorb the great info that is presented here! If you plan on studying these subjects with your children this coming year, definitely check the Awesome Science series out as an addition to your curriculum!
I received these DVDs from New Leaf Publishing for the purpose of this review. I was not required to give a positive review and all opinions are my own.