Friday, March 20, 2015

It's All Science To Me

March break is almost over, and spring has arrived—but the weather does not yet match the season, as we're dealing with a lot of snow, and cold temperatures, still. No matter, though. Spring is here, and before we know it, we'll be sitting outside enjoying the weather we've been craving since January.

For now? We spend some time outside, but enjoy coming back inside to warm up, and watch some of our favourite shows on Netflix.

(Let me just take a moment here to thank Netflix Canada for this great package I received last month to welcome me back to the Netflix Stream Team for year two—I'm happy to be part of this great partnership again!)

Anyway, my boys? They love watching anything that teaches them something new. It's all about educational shows for my science-loving boys, and right now, Netflix is featuring movies and shows that are exactly what my boys love to watch, including Cosmos: A Spacetime Odyssey. This is such an interesting, inspiring, show, and we've all stayed up way past our bedtime because we've been so consumed by the beauty of this show—and the interesting, awe-inspiring things we are learning as we watch. Also, Neil deGrasse Tyson is awesome.

"Through stories of humankind's quest for knowledge, viewers travel across the universe. Scientific concepts are presented clearly, with both skepticism and wonder, to impart their full impact. Renowned astrophysicist Neil deGrasse Tyson hosts."

Another great documentary my two boys loved watching was Nova: Deadliest Volcanos. But what my nine year old son loved the most was watching Nova: Hunting the Elements. He has a mad love for science, especially chemistry, and he even has an elements poster in his room. He actually knows way more about the elements than I do. His thoughts on Nova: Hunting the Elements? "It was so interesting. I like it because it's my type of show!" He learned even more than what he already knows about the elements, discovered where some of them come from, and he learned how the elements make up the world we live in—pretty darn interesting. There are other Nova episodes he's enjoyed watching, too, like Making Stuff, Cracking Your Genetic Code, and more. All of them are very interesting and I think, age-appropriate.

If my boys are going to be watching television, why not have them learn at the same time? I love how many options there are on Netflix, for both adults and children. And I always look forward to what's coming up next on Netflix, don't you?

Disclaimer: I receive special perks as part of my affiliation with Netflix and as part of the Netflix Canada Stream Team. All views and opinions are my own.

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