Need a fun, reasonably priced science DVD to supplement your study of space or gravity? Janet’s Planet has exactly what you are looking for.
Janet Ivey takes you to the edge of space, quite literally. The DVD will walk you through some history of our understanding of gravity, check in with a scientist to further clarify our current knowledge, and even hear from some kids about their thoughts on gravity.
The video moves quickly and teaches you about microgravity (because there is really no such thing as zero gravity). You pick up lots of interesting facts, despite a few groans at some of the comedy that isn’t really well delivered. The best part comes after all the teaching when she actually heads up into a zero G plane to show us what gravity on Mars, the moon, and in outer-space would look like. That was pretty amazing, and in my opinion better than shelling out $5000 to experience it myself.
The whole DVD is about a half hour long and was perfect for a rainy afternoon and a little break from our current study of anatomy.
If you plan to study space, gravity, Newton, or have a space buff in your family, you will definitely want to add this to your movie collection.
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.”
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Join the museum for “Around the World in 90 Minutes.“ It is an action packed show given by Marty Essen. It is one-part theater, one-part lecture, one-part comedy, and one-part slide show. It features interesting facts, humorous stories, and the best of thousands of photos taken while traveling the world for his multi-award-winning book, Cool Creatures, Hot Planet: Exploring the Seven Continents. From swimming with piranhas to surviving a hippo attack, Essen’s high energy presentation is a unique exciting and educational opportunity.
Who:Suitable for ages 8 to adult.
Where: Sycamore State Street Theatre
420 West State Street, Sycamore, IL, 60178 — right across the street from the museum
Cost: Tickets are $9 per person or $7 for museum members
When: Tuesday November 15th at 7pm