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Journey with Noah Justice to Arizona’s Meteor Crater and Petrified Forest National Park. He unveils amazing evidence for recent meteor bombardments after the Flood and the undeniable evidence of catastrophe that formed the Petrified Forest. You’ll also see the remarkable Teepees that were created underwater by volcanic action.
In this episode you'll learn how:
- Millions of acres of petrified forests were created during the Flood
- A large meteor is not responsible for killing off the dinosaurs
- Meteor Crater was instrumental in recognizing other craters around the world.
This series is produced by Kyle Justice, whose work has appeared on such networks as National Geographic, ESPN, and the Outdoor Channel, along with his creative homeschool-family team. Teen host Noah Justice serves as your guide to truth on the ground at national parks and other geologic locations, bringing you an educational and entertaining adventure!
|Title||Explore Meteor Crater and Petrified Forest with Noah Justice|
|Subtitle||Awesome Science Episode 3|
|Duration (in Minutes)||30|
|Publisher||New Leaf Publishing Group, Inc.|
|Manufacturer's Suggested Retail Price||$14.99|
|Dimensions (in inches)||5 x 7 x 1/2|
An excellent learning experience Review by Danika Cooley
What did you think of this book?
Our family loves (loves, loves) exploring God’s beautiful creation and we’ve been to many of these sites in the western United States, which makes learning about the science behind the amazing nature all the more special for us.
I’ve reviewed each of the ten Awesome Science DVDs independently with purchase links below each one.
About the Videos
I love the emphasis of this series on viewing scientific data through the lens of biblical history, and upon the gospel message in each video. Noah Justice discusses the scientific data for each area, explaining how secular scientists interpret the evidence. He then explains the way Creation scientists interpret data through the lens of biblical history before comparing the evidence for each viewpoint. Noah Justice also talks about how the catastrophic, global Flood of Noah explains the geology and other science (including chemistry and microbiology) of each area. At the end of each video, he explains that God once judged the earth through the global flood. Jesus will return, and God will judge the earth again, this time by fire (2 Peter). He explains the gospel and the need to repent and follow Christ.
Noah Justice is ages 14-17 in the ten videos so far (twelve videos by the time you read this!), and he does a wonderful job of presenting some tough scientific concepts in the course of just 30 minutes for each video. The first six videos have a coordinating study guide with vocabulary, worksheets, and additional written information to go with the video. With the depth of information involved, I’d suggest a copy for each student! This series–with the study guides–is an excellent choice for science over the course of a year for grades 4-9 or so.
The Awesome Science series is produced by Noah’s father, Kyle Justice, whose work has appeared on such networks as National Geographic, ESPN, and the Outdoor Channel, along with his creative homeschool-family team.
Explore Meteor Crater and Petrified Forest (Episode 3)
We begin this video in Arizona’s Painted Desert. Noah Justice explains the Grand Staircase that stretches from Bryce Canyon in Utah to the Grand Canyon in Arizona. He explains how the recession of a global flood would create continental movement, volcanoes, and gigantic lakes. We see evidence of two large lakes (or seas) in the Southwest. The draining of these lakes and the volcanic activity that would have resulted from the chaos of the Flood explains much of what we see in this incredible landscape.
Noah Justice then takes us to the Petrified Forest. The Forest is amazing, with beautiful painted hills, and incredible petrified logs lying everywhere. The colors in those logs is amazing. There used to be crystals in many of them, which you won’t see anymore, as many people blew up the logs to steal the crystals! Still, the petrified wood is gorgeous. Noah Justice explains how a catastrophe would explain why the logs don’t have any bark, as they would likely rub together in a floating log mat during a flood. The logs don’t contain any coal, which is unusual, and the trees have large growth rings, having grown in a much healthier environment. The logs were petrified once they were buried by silica. With flood conditions, the logs could have petrified quickly, rather than over a long period of time, as secular science teaches. The trees and colorful, layered hills, and rounded rocks were exposed as the flood waters receded.
Noah Justice frequently references the observations we were able to make during and after the eruption of Mt. St. Helens. Because this catastrophe occurred in modern history, it gives us a real window into what actually occurs geologically during a catastrophe. We spend a good deal of time on those lessons in this video.
We then explore Meteor Crater in Arizona. The giant crater is 4200 feet wide and 750 feet deep. Scientists used to think the Crater was formed by a volcano, but now understand it as a meteor impact site. Noah Justice explains the problems with the theory that dinosaurs died as a result of meteor activity. Noah Justice explains the science behind the meteors, even showing us how a meteor compares to a bullet firing from the gun.
As with each video, Noah Justice explains how a biblical worldview impacts the way we understand scientific data. He also explains the coming judgment explained in the Bible, foreshadowed by the judgment during the Flood, and calls us to repent for our sins and believe in Jesus Christ.
I want to thank Master Books for providing me with the Awesome Science with Noah Justice DVD set in return for my honest opinion.
(Posted on 1/12/2016)
See Meteor Crater and Petrified Forest in a different light Review by Heather
What did you think of this book?
In the first 2 episodes of the Awesome Science series, we explored the Awesome Science: Explore the Grand Canyon and Awesome Science: Explore Yellowstone with Noah Justice. In the 3rd episode, Noah Justice takes us along to Arizona as he explores Meteor Crater and Petrified Forest. Both of these locations are on our "want to see" list while we're stationed here in Arizona. We have a little bit of petrified wood which is quite cool, so the idea of seeing the petrified wood on a grand scale is rather intriguing.
In Explore Meteor Crater and Petrified Forest with Noah Justice, Noah continues with his educational and entertaining presentation style as he compares the evolutionary views of Meteor Crater, dinosaur extinction, and the Petrified forest with the Biblical worldview of the same events. As Noah puts it, we're looking at the evidence through Biblical worldview glasses and evolutionary glasses. The video is a wonderful production with beautiful scenes and solid sound. Noah's Dad, Kyle Justice, who produced the video has had his work featured on networks such as National Geographic and the Outdoor Channel. As a homeschool family, the Justices have gotten the whole family involved in the production of this series.
Most science videos have adults teaching the students, so it's fun to see a quality nature/science video presented by a kid (teen) to kids (teens). Even though the videos have been done in a kid-friendly format, people of all ages will enjoy the videos. We enjoy watching the videos as a family.
In this 30-minute video, Noah talks about how:
Millions of acres of petrified forests were created during the Flood
A large meteor is not responsible for killing off the dinosaurs
Meteor Crater was instrumental in recognizing other craters around the world.
Viewers are encouraged to continually check scripture to make sure that the information being presented is Biblical.
The video has an available study guide which includes bonus activities, key words and concepts, fill in the blank questions, true and false questions, and a discussion guide for the various segments within the video. The study guides help viewers get the most out of the videos. The suggested bonus activities will allow viewers to dig deeper into the topics being presented. I highly recommend adding the study guide for a more in-depth study of Meteor Crater and Petrified Forest.
When watching the video, you'll want to make sure you check out the bloopers as they are rather amusing.
Disclosure: I received a copy of this dvd from the publisher to help facilitate the writing of a frank and honest review. A positive review is not guaranteed, and all opinions are my own. (Posted on 10/20/2015)