This is the 3rd episode in the Awesome Science DVD series with Noah Justice. This episode explores Meteor Crater and the Petrified Forest. You are taken directly to these locations by Noah. Noah compares what evolutionist think compared to what Creationist think. He uses the Bible to back up the facts and disclaim what evolutionist think, this information is given in simple terms so that children can understand. He explains in detail about how the Petrified Forest was caused by the flood and uses a well known landmark to prove how this happened. He talks a little about sedimentary layers. The only part that might be of some concern for some parents is at the end of the video he uses a gun to shot a bullet into the ground to show the effects of a meteor (please note, his grandfather was there to supervise and it was noted that you shouldn't do this ever). I would say about the first 20 minutes or so focuses on the Petrified Forest, the rest of the video talks about meteors and craters. We love these videos and can't wait to enjoy more of them and add them to our homeschool library. As with the other videos in this series there are study guides that you can purchase to go along with the video. I highly recommend them, it helps to solidify what your child is learning in this series of videos and gives you so much more information.
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My family and I have watched this video several times and we have enjoyed it each time.
It is amazing to me that evolution can still be believed after all the evidence that has been shown against it. This is a video that should be shown in all science classes. People need to learn about some of the other viewpoints and theories. I have always known there was more to Noah's Flood and it can be proven with the Mount St. Helen's eruption.
The study guide was very useful. There were True or False, fill-in-the-blank, and discussion questions, which helped strengthen the information in the video.
I liked this video, so did my family. I recommend that all homeschooling families and other people who want to learn about science from a creationist point-of-view. Pick up a copy today!
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Fantastic DVD exploring geology from a young earth
December 8, 2012
This dvd series would make a wonderful summer program for your Sunday School class. We are enjoying them at home -- my kids and I -- as a part of our Science curriculum. I love the fact that this series supports and backs up a Young Earth Creationist worldview and gives evidence of Noah's Floods in many of our amazing National Parks in the United States.
I thought this third video in the series was much less sarcastic then the first, and the excessive music issue was also fixed. Even my eleven-year-old was impressed by the subtle improvements we saw and actually enjoyed this dvd more then the others. I was watching it tonight for a refresher to write this review and he did not want to turn it off when I had to go pick up my daughter mid-way through.
If you hold to a Young Earth point of view and creationist worldview, and want to pass that on to your children, this is a fantastic video (and series) to have on your shelf. We will definitely be purchasing more of these DVDs.
Several months ago, I reviewed two DVDs in the Awesome Science with Noah Justice series and we enjoyed them. They are informative, fun, and full of relevant biblical insights showing how the Bible can line up perfectly well with science. If you believe in a young earth as opposed to and old earth, millions of years in the making, then this series is for you!
In the third installment of the first season, Noah Justice, son of Kyle Justice (who has worked for National Geographic, ESPN, and The Outdoors Channel) leads us through the Meteor Crater and the Petrified Forest in Arizona. Did the meteor really cause the extinction of the dinosaurs? Did it really take millions of years for all those trees to fossilize? What does Noah's flood have to do with it all?
Using Scripture first, scientific evidence second, this thirty minute episode breaks down into easily understandable terms how both of these events can be explained without using the "millions of years" time table. We don't have to compromise the Bible in order to view our world! This is a great add on to your science studies and a springboard for family discussion about your own personal beliefs on the topic of the age of the earth.
The scenery in this video is just as amazing as the previous two and scripture references are frequently posted across the screen when applicable so that you can take notes and go search your Bible after viewing. There is a study guides available for purchase if you would like to expand the use of the video in your homeschool.
Our children aren't the only ones who love the Awesome Science DVDs that Noah Justice hosts. We already have 2 of them and were excited to receive the 3rd and most recent edition, "Explore Meteor Crater and Petrified Forest" for review. It sure didn't disappoint; we all enjoyed this 30-minute episode.
I really didn't know much about the petrified forest or meteor craters before watching this program. We plan to look for more books and photos of these areas. The videography of this DVD is excellent (as all the Awesome Science DVDs are). However, half an hour goes by too quickly!
More than just photos and the typical information regurgitated in evolutionary science texts, this DVD gives scientific evidences based on a Biblical history.
In addition to this great DVD, there is an individual study guide available, allowing you to test your/your child(ren)'s knowledge regarding what they just viewed. There are true/false questions, fill-in-the-blank questions, and "facts". I like that this is all laid out in writing as it is easier to go back to details on paper vs in a video. Using the menu options on the DVD, you could easily adapt this for homeschooling; select which topic you want to watch and then continue with the study guide based on said topic.
I can't recommend these DVDs enough! Just tonight, I noticed that there are 3 new DVDs set to be released toward the end of October; can't wait to watch them with our family!