Archive for June 2nd, 2009
One thing I remember from science classes (which is a very small list) is Newton’s 3rd law: For every action there is an equal and opposite reaction. This of course tells us that forces come in pairs, in order to have a reaction we must first have an action. I have always wondered why this is solely taught in science class in school.
I was not much of a science-expert in school, actually it would be more accurate to say me and science did not get along at all. From earth science, to biology, to chemistry and then into physics I was a C student (if that). I did what I could to get by with a passing grade, and to expect anymore was just asking for disappointment.
So, with that out there I feel that science should be approached from a different angle. I remember in 7th grade when we made rockets out of coke bottles, that was cool! We also made microwave ovens out of shoe boxes and tinfoil, which we later made smores with, also very cool! Now aside from those cool experiences I don’t remember much from science, other than the fact that the books were huge and no matter how close I sat to the teacher I never understood what he or she was trying to teach me.
One thing that really attracted me to Stephen was his excitement for teaching and learning. Stephen is way smart and has a great way of teaching that is unlike what I remember from grade school (or college for that matter). Knowing that our kids are gonna love spending time with their dad in the future is a great feeling.
When we go to the mall we always go into the hobby store. It’s always fun for me because Stephen gets uber excited! Who would have thought that chemistry sets, model planes/cars, ant farms, building sets and all other sorts of things would be fun ?!?! If I let him I think Stephen could help that store fill their monthly quota in one trip!
I guess I am sharing all this to point out that school and teachers are not solely responsible for teaching the children in this world. Parents play a HUGE role, and It makes me proud and excited to know that I married a man that is going to help our kids be anything they desire, even if it means blowing up things in the garage with a chemistry set (with a parent present and safety gear on of course).
I will end with a fun activity that I’m sure most of you have aleady experimented with…combine these 2 objects, step back, and Enjoy!