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Science wasn’t one of those things that was cool to me…until I started watching Biology 101. It taught me a bunch about biology (of course, right?), it was based on creation, and it showed many experiments, visually (and mess-free!).
Sounds pretty cool, huh?
Let me introduce you to my a-m-a-z-i-n-g sponsors, the 101 series…
With science being one of the things that didn’t interest me, I was surprised to see that once we popped in the first DVD of Biology 101, of the 101 series, I was hooked. It wasn’t like a boring documentary, where the instructor talked in a monotone voice or staring at you uncomfortably through the TV screen (It is safe to say, I was imagining Ben Stein). To be sure, it was the complete opposite.
Wes Olson, the instructor, was very expressive and humorous. He kept my attention intact and I actually learned some really impressive stuff! I loved how all the experiments were played out on the TV screen. With each experiment, my brother and I often just looked at each other and started laughing with disbelief of what just played out in front of us, or we said in unison…”Cool!” (We said that a lot.)
The 101 series has a couple different DVD series: Biology 101 and Chemistry 101 (My favorite!). Actually, they are currently working on Physics 101 (which I am sure will be added to our collection, as soon as it is out!), and they already have plans for other series in the future.
My whole family loves watching the 101 series! From my Dad all the way down to the youngest, who is three! It was just this February, when little man sat down with his big brother (almost 17 years old) to watch an “episode” of Chemistry 101. It was that “episode” that he watched Wes demonstrate what inhaling Helium and Xenon can do to your voice. My baby brother cracked up laughing and did his best to imitate the demonstration. At dinner that evening, he did it again…out of the blue! (We were so surprised he remembered.) Even to this day he climbs up in a seat to watch some of the episodes of Chemistry 101 that big brother watches.
When I was assigned to watch Chemistry 101 last year for school, I was often surprisingly joined by my “sneaking” brother. (Some of me thinks he was just trying to get away from the rest of his school, but…I also know he was just as intrigued as I was!). Now that I am graduated, the tables have turned! *insert evil laugh* I now “bombard” his time of watching Chemistry 101. I still sit with my attention transfixed to the TV whenever I hear the opening credits of the 101 series. I am still as interested in it as I was a last year!
This DVD series sounds great doesn’t it? Well, that isn’t all!
The curriculum is designed where it can be used by all grade levels, but is also a High School accredited program! This is where I got most of my science credits, but what was nice is that it was one of the things I actually looked forward to doing. I literally saved it for last on school days, so I could just enjoy it.
My brother finished up Chemistry 101 today and proclaimed, “Well, now my school is going to be boring.” He is dead serious, too!
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