"D'you wanna do some science today? We could get out one of our kits..."
"I don't know. Which one do you think? We have light.. inventions... chemistry.... physics.... flight....DNA...."
"How 'bout Light?"
While downstairs, perusing thru kits, I picked up Science Fair Projects Chemistry from the shelves.
"Hmmm..." I said. "Hey, Bud? How would you feel about a weekly -or so- science fair project? A science fair project is sort of a longer project... for like a week, or something. Growing bacteria, crystals... experimenting with different ways of things... What would you say to a challenge.... say I hand you this book, and say 'See if there's anything that interests you in it..' and if there isn't, I'll give you another science fair book. If we don't have any that are interesting, we can check out more from the library. What would you say to that idea?"
I'm looking forward to it. Maddie and I have already looked through the first book, and have chosen our first projects--she chose Go! Old Mold (bread and mold), and I chose Heavy Gas, Man (releasing trapped gas to extinguish a flame).
I've been uninspired in the science department lately, even though we love investigating and experimenting. Taking a new approach--projects the children choose, should jumpstart us pretty well into the fun of it all, again. Hooray for that!
There was swimmin', today.
And dinosaurs in the grass (Maddie, this time).
For the children's birthdays in June, I was ordering stuff from Amazon. I guess I figured 'as long as I had packages coming..' . So over that couple of weeks I slipped in here and there orders for games that have long been on my Thinking Games wish list.
Hooray for new games! :)
There was Minecraft. Of course.
Mucho hilarity over Martha Speaks.
and a visit with Grammie....
a new book,
and Skype with friends.
A regular sort of day, hmm?
All is well.