Zula Patrol DVD Review and Giveaway




This schoolyear, my kids are going to be learning lots of stuff, and I just have to cross my fingers and hope that some of it sticks. So when my kids have some downtime and unwind with a little bit of television, it's always nice to find educational shows they can watch. We recently reviewed 2 DVD's featuring episodes from The Zula Patrol, and I found them to be both entertaining and educational, a perfect combination!

The Basics
“The Zula Patrol” is an animated science-and-astronomy series for kids that airs Saturday mornings nationally on NBC, as part of qubo, as well as weekdays and weekends on public television stations. The main characters are a gang of aliens that patrol the universe, blast off on adventures and keep the peace -- while learning about science and astronomy along the way.



The Zula Patrol: Animal Adventures in Space” contains 5 episodes from the tv series and 5 bonus sing-a-long Zula songs. Kids who watch this DVD will learn about different animals -- like frogs, bees, butterflies, worms -- and their life cycles.

The Zula Patrol: Moons Mayhem” contains 6 episodes from the tv series. Kids who watch this DVD will learn about including planets, their moons, phases of the Earth's moon, Venus, and more.

From the creators: “The Zula Patrol” features a gang of lovably wacky alien characters including stalwart Captain Bula, brainiac Professor Multo, feisty hot-doggin' space pilot Zeeter, the amazing space pet Gorga, and twin flying explorers Wizzy & Wigg. They take kids on a roller coaster fun ride across the Universe, helping them discover interesting facts about science and astronomy in the process.

The Bongga
I really love how each episode incorporates a science lesson! The science facts seamlessly woven into the episode's plotline (for example, in one of the episodes on "Animal Adventures in Space", a grasshopper is searching for his worm friend, only to find out that his friend is actually a caterpiller who is changing into a butterfly), then at the end of the lesson one of the characters does a recap of the science facts that the kids have just learned.

Also, each DVD contains a bonus offer for 200 free Zlinkies (worth $10), the official currency of ZulaWorld.com, an new online destination where kids can create their own aliens, play games and explore galaxies. We actually tried out ZulaWorld.com when it was in its beta testing stage, and my kids really enjoyed it! They'll really appreciate the additional 400 Zlinkies (2oo per DVD) to "purchase" spaceships and other stuff for their ZulaWorld.com aliens.

The Blah
There's not much I don't like about this series, or the DVD -- both get high marks from me!

The Bottom Line
These 2 Zula Patrol DVDs are great for helping kids learn about science, and have fun while doing it!

Win it! One lucky Bonggamom Finds reader will win a set of 2 Zula Patrol DVDs: "The Zula Patrol: Moons Mayhem" and "The Zula Patrol: Animal Adventures in Space!". To enter, simply leave a comment on this post and tell me which branch of science you find most interesting. Do you like astronomy? Biology? You tell me!

For extra entries, you can do any or all of the following (please leave a separate comment for each extra entry):

1) Leave a comment on any of my blog posts on Finding Bonggamom (leave a comment here with the link to the post that you commented on).

2) Blog about this giveaway, and include a link to the giveaway on your post (leave a comment here with a link to your post).

3) Tweet this giveaway (leave a comment with a link to your tweet). Here is a sample tweet you can copy and paste:

The Zula Patrol teaches kids about science and astronomy! Win 2 Zula Patrol DVD's from @bonggafinds http://tinyurl.com/lexosw


Maximum of 4 entries per person. This giveaway ends at midnight PST on September 23, 2009.; I will draw a winner at random on September 24 and post the winner's name on the comments section soon after. For additional giveaway rules, click here. Good luck!


I received a product sample for this post, but no monetary compensation. The views and opinions expressed here are my own.

38 Comments, Leave yours here:

Staci on September 9, 2009 at 5:53 PM said...

I've always found chemistry interesting. I used to love mixing things together to see what would happen!
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Timothy Sternberg on September 9, 2009 at 6:10 PM said...

I've always found chemistry interesting.

melanie on September 9, 2009 at 7:50 PM said...

i didn't like science until i took my last required class my senior year. that is when i discovered (after years of bad teachers) that i love anatomy and physiology. who knew what marvelous things our bodies are doing while we just sit here?

Steph on September 11, 2009 at 2:19 PM said...

I find astronomy most interesting. My kids...tough to say, they are still young and love learning about everything.

Tracey on September 11, 2009 at 2:30 PM said...

Biology has always fascinated me. Bugs, plants, the human body.
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abfantom on September 12, 2009 at 5:09 AM said...

Biology was always my favorite subject. I found the study of plants and animals very interesting.

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agordon10 on September 12, 2009 at 8:00 AM said...

i like chemistry

moushka on September 12, 2009 at 12:19 PM said...

I liked biology the best.

justicecw on September 12, 2009 at 2:36 PM said...

My favorite was biology. Thanks, justicecw@hotmail.com

justicecw on September 12, 2009 at 2:37 PM said...

Tweeted at http://twitter.com/justicecw/status/3941769725
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judybrittle on September 13, 2009 at 5:58 PM said...

I have always liked biology. Its a very fascinating science. Thank you!

judybrittle on September 13, 2009 at 5:58 PM said...

I tweeted
http://twitter.com/kewpiedoll04/status/3966487888

Nicole on September 14, 2009 at 7:43 AM said...

I enjoy meteorology!!

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Anonymous said...

very good

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Smooshy on September 17, 2009 at 11:42 AM said...

astronomy!

Ken on September 17, 2009 at 1:36 PM said...

I like Physics and Chemistry. Please accept my entry. Thank you.

metalmomma on September 18, 2009 at 8:33 AM said...

i always like biology and chemistry

ky2here on September 19, 2009 at 8:09 AM said...

Herpetology (hissssssssss)

ky2here on September 19, 2009 at 8:10 AM said...

Here's a tweet: http://twitter.com/ky2here/status/4103629463

mail4rosey on September 21, 2009 at 5:49 AM said...

Earth Science

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karenmed409 on September 21, 2009 at 9:22 AM said...

Biology is interesting to me, it's pretty much about everything around us.

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karenmed409 on September 21, 2009 at 9:24 AM said...

Tweet

http://twitter.com/karenmed409/status/4149507486
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janetfaye on September 21, 2009 at 11:31 AM said...

I love Archaeology.

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Aymee D. said...

I love Astronomy. Looking at what's in the sky has always been interesting to me.

erma on September 22, 2009 at 7:53 AM said...

I love Biology.
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denyse on September 22, 2009 at 8:47 AM said...

Chemistry

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Andria on September 22, 2009 at 10:33 AM said...

I took Oceanography in 10th grade, and have loved it ever since.

ellie on September 22, 2009 at 1:57 PM said...

I'd have to say Biology. Thanks for the giveaway.
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Anonymous said...

Anatomy/Biology

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sherri419 on September 22, 2009 at 6:23 PM said...

My kids are really into physics. They loves trying to figure out how things work! Thanks!

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naynays1 on September 23, 2009 at 5:05 PM said...

I love Archaeology.

FDP 4 Life on September 23, 2009 at 5:08 PM said...

biology is my favorite, it's exciting to learn about to me

FDP 4 Life on September 23, 2009 at 5:09 PM said...

http://twitter.com/mrstls/status/4328972958

kathy pease on September 23, 2009 at 9:34 PM said...

I LOVE botany im soooooo into gardening :)

kathy pease on September 23, 2009 at 9:34 PM said...

http://twitter.com/klp1965/status/4334696157

Gianna on September 23, 2009 at 10:03 PM said...

Astronomy :)

masonsgranny59 on September 23, 2009 at 11:58 PM said...

Oceanography

Bonggamom on September 26, 2009 at 3:53 PM said...

This giveaway is now closed. Thanks to all who entered, and congratulations to the winner, karenmed409!

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