Finding wholesome, educational books, DVD's, CD's, & more, at low cost, can be a real challenge. There are many companies that offer them, but it's finding one that will give you the best deal possible that's not always easy.

Library and Educational Services (LES) is a company that will do just that. LES is a wholesale distributor of educational and inspirational materials. They offer "a wide selection of children’s books, books for teens, and adult fiction and nonfiction titles. We carry popular audio series such as Adventures in Odyssey, Your Story Hour, and the Focus on the Family Radio Theatre series. DVDs such as Moody Science Classics are also popular." LES also carries the Childhood of Famous Americans series, Trailblazer Books, and Christian authors like Karen Kingsbury, Beverly Lewis, Max Lucado, and Dr. James Dobson.
 
Library and Educational Services offers 30-70% off retail prices! These discounted prices are available to wholesale customers, which include: resellers, libraries (directors & librarians), schools, teachers & other school leaders, churches & church leaders, home educators, & missionaries. To learn more about ordering from LES, you can read their FAQ's.

As a member of the TOS Crew, we were introduced to LES when we were given the opportunity to review Go Science DVD's. Mr. Ben Roy is the instructor in each of the videos. He teaches science methods at the University of Tennessee at Chattanooga and is the former director of a science program on television. He brings exciting science experiments to life in each of the Go Science videos, each based on the particular topic of the video.
There are 6 DVD's in the Go Science series for a total of 67 experiments. In each of the videos, Mr. Ben Roy "captivates, motivates, and inspires students to be excited about science, while providing effective instruction based on science phenomena. Each spectacular demonstration of physical or chemical science has a spiritual application and points to our Creator!" 

Go Science is geared for children age 6-14 but are fun to watch for all ages, in my opinion. Here is one of the video clips from Volume 3:
We received Volume 3: Magnetism, Electricity, Engineering, & Design & Volume 6: Water, Space, & Solar System.
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Volume 3's run time is 54 minutes and is appropriate for ages 5-11. The demonstrations include:

Monster Magnets * A/C Electromagnet

D/C Electromagnet * Making a Compass

Static Electricity * Light Bulb * Jacob's Ladder

Conductivity * Solar Energy * Tesla Coil * Color

Cut Paper Halves * Heat Engine * Plastic Pre Forms


 

At the end of every clip, in every DVD, Mr. Roy exclaims:
"Every time we learn something about SCIENCE,
we learn something about our CREATOR GOD
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(Ben Roy, Go Science)
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Volume 6 runs for 37 minutes and is also appro_priate for children ages 5-11. The demonstrations include:


Water Disappear * Boil Water in a Paper Cup

Properties of Water * Floating Balls

As Cold as Outer Space * Make a Rocket

Living in Space * Solar System * Centripetal Force


Because of the terrific discounts at Library and Educational Services, you can purchase the whole series of Go Science DVD's for just $47.95. That's 60% of the retail price of $79.95! Each individual DVD is $8.97.

We enjoyed the science experiments on the DVD's. My kids thought they were "cool" & they kept their attention. Most of the experiments can easily be done at home, though the materials list isn't given until you watch the video. I liked that Mr. Roy gives credit to The Lord in every video. It is important for children to hear this and recognize that science, creation, and The Lord are all connected. The one thing that I wouldn't mind seeing different is the explanation of the experiments - the how's and why's of it. Mr. Roy does explain some, but not in great depth, which I like. Of course, these videos are designed for elementary grade levels, so it is not overly technical, but I think there could have been more to the explanations. And though all of the videos give credit to God, they don't necessarily tie it all together. This is definitely not a reason I wouldn't buy these videos. They really are wonderful and fun, and the fact that God is even referenced is a step in the right direction.

I encourage you to take a look at the Go Science DVD series. I believe you will find that they will fit right in to your science lessons : - )
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Disclaimer: I received these products free as a member of the TOS Homeschool Crew with the sole purpose of providing an honest review after using them For more information on this, please see my disclaimer.
 


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