Early the morning, my spouse and I were talking as I began to prepare for my day. This particular day had me heading off to work and he was going to be running errands and getting things done while spending time with our youngest. At some point in our conversation, he told me that they had finished the last Star Trek DVD we had received from our movie service and he was going to drop it off today, unless I had wanted to watch it, too.
Then my spouse said, "Star Trek is very educational!"
He went on and told me of his conversations with our son as they have watched this series. They have discussed theories, calculated light years, time travel, along with the densities of metal, temperatures of planets, solar systems, debated the concepts of other life forces, relativity of flight, biometrics, and on and on! My spouse told me that Google has been of great help in them finding real information they could calculate and compare to the series.
I really need to convince my spouse and son to write about all of their Star Trek discoveries but that might take them away from having fun with their learning so I'll just leave it at, Star Trek is a viable source for real learning! =)