Week 9: PERFORM SCIENCE EXPERIMENTS WITH THE KIDS EVERY DAY
(I’m starting at Week 9 since I’ve already completed 8 weeks of new things. Is that cheating?)
I’m not a science person. I’d like to think that I have some semblance of scientific interest since I have a degree in psychology, which is a social science. But when I discovered that my college was issuing me a B.A. and not a B.S., I lost all bragging rights to calling myself a scientist.
Sitting through classes like chemistry and physics in high school was pure torture and, at times, downright baffling. It didn’t occur to me to question things like why oil and vinegar didn’t mix, or how my internal organs worked together to keep me alive, or how gravity prevented me from floating in mid air. It was what it was, and I didn’t really care about the how’s and the why’s.
But it’s different when you’re young. Kids have an inherent and insatiable curiosity about anything and everything. And as a mother, it’s my job to foster that curiosity. So this week, I’m going to abandon my science aversion and perform a scientific experiment with the kids every day. I can’t wait to see what we’ll learn!