Tuesday, March 13, 2012

Mythbusters

The other day, I posted about ordering some Mythbusters DVDs. They have arrived! Yay! We're kind of big fans of the show. We don't  really have cable, so have never really been able to watch new episodes. There have been a few times that the cable company accidentally gave us channels, and we caught a few episodes then. I also managed to catch an episode or two during hospital stays. For the most part, though, it's always been what was available from Netflix or at our library. Neither of those places carry full seasons, just the collections (irritatingly, collection 1, 2, 3, etc. aren't the same as season 1, 2, 3, etc.). I think our first introduction to the show was the pirate special. Some friends recorded it when it was on originally and brought it over for us to watch. We don't always agree with their methodology, but it's always entertaining to watch. Plus, we have learned some cool stuff. The kids get to see the Scientific Method in use and see how to design an experiment. That's not something you get from all 'Science' shows. It's also a good lesson in not believing everything you hear/read. Skepticism & questioning are things that I encourage in my kids. I want them to think for themselves, using analytical reasoning & logic to decide for themselves, instead of just being sheep who believe whatever they're told. The kids adore the show and wait, rather impatiently, for the next collection to be available at the library or Netflix. Now, we'll have some new episodes to watch. Unfortunately, I was only able to get seasons 1-7, as that's all the Discovery Channel store has available. There was plenty of excitement when they arrived, though. I have a feeling that we'll be watching a lot of Mythbusters for a little while.