Smarty Pants Product of the Week – Physical Science DVD by Rock ‘N Learn


Physical Science by Rock ‘N Learn
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Flashback to upper elementary and middle school years…what’s the difference between a neutron and a proton?? What’s the scientific method? What’s the difference between a chemical and a physica l change? Okay, I’m guessing most of you could answer one, maybe two. Now what do you do when your grade 5+ munchkin needs help under

standing topics like, motion & gravity, or electricity & magnetism? Rock ‘N Learn has put together another very worthwhile, entertaining DVD that is exactly what you should have for the years of Physical Science!
I enjoyed this DVD, alongside my husband (former student of mechanical engineering). He certifies that the information was accurate, and I certify that it was entertaining. On top of that, as a former elementary school teacher, I truly certify that it is a DVD that is well worth the time of your student.
Rock ‘N Learn also provides super supplemental activities (tests & posters) to compliment the DVD! Check them out! http://www.markthepencil/

Why is it a Smarty Pants of Product?
As Smart Mamas we are certainly entitled to be a little rusty in areas of science that we may not have even looked at since the pop quiz in 6th grade! Having resources available to appropriately support your learning munchkin is a very Smart Mama way to be!
Retail Value

 Smarty Pants Product Giveaway
Product: Physical Science DVD by Rock ‘N Learn – 2 WINNERS!
Retail Value: $19.99
Entry Dates: Today – Sunday, February 22, 2009, 11:59 PM
Winner Announcement: Monday, February 23, 2009 via blog posting and email.
How to Enter: What would you do if you were asked for help with physical science homework?

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  1. nape 16 February, 2009 at 13:49 Reply

    If I were asked to help with physical sciences homework, I’d dial 911. Though I had a good education, somehow I managed to duck most science courses. “Rusty” doesn’t begin to describe it; the Tin Man would dance rings around me in science.

    Great giveaway. Thanks!

  2. Heather 17 February, 2009 at 11:03 Reply

    When my memory is not enough I “google”. Our kids are so lucky to have 24/7 access to information. We are a homeschool family and I would love to win this dvd for my kids!

  3. Karly 17 February, 2009 at 14:04 Reply

    If I was asked to help with physical science homework, first I would see if I DEFINITELY knew the answer (which is unlikely), then I’d ask my husband and/or dad to help. If they were not available, I’d call the teacher to see if she/he could suggest a tutor for my child AND ME!


  4. Meredith 17 February, 2009 at 16:07 Reply

    I would love to help, because I like science. And there are a lot of good books and websites on Physical Science now days.

  5. Princess Golden Hair 17 February, 2009 at 16:59 Reply

    well it depends, do you want help learning the vocabulary? Other than that I might just say please hold and dial one of the science teachers down the hall. they’re nice

    teechbiz at gmail dot com

  6. Sharon 18 February, 2009 at 03:21 Reply

    LOL..honestly, I’d ask my husband to help…and the suggest he go on google…(I’d make an extra nice dinner for them that evening)

  7. Steph 20 February, 2009 at 12:39 Reply

    If I was asked for help with physical science homework, I would fire up the computer. The internet is an awesome resource for those of us not really famaliar with the subject.

  8. Michael 21 February, 2009 at 08:17 Reply

    It would depend on the time limitations and the pupil. I could easily get wrapped up in “clearing some cobwebs out of the attic” to re-familiarize myself with the subject matter… or I could just defer to my wife – she may not have a clue about the specified topic but she will gladly offer her full expertise on something (and I don’t mean that in a negative manner) 🙂

  9. Mollie G. 21 February, 2009 at 19:16 Reply

    My husband is the “default” go-to-guy for techie questions of ANY kind. I usually remember the answers, but that minimal ‘prompting’ required doesn’t inspire confidence in anyone involved.

  10. flared0ne 21 February, 2009 at 19:20 Reply

    If anything, I have to remember not to paint too broad a picture — if our teenager asks a simple question and gets a half-hour long answer, he goes away looking more confused than when he started.

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