I hope you are able to take a few minutes to view this fun, simple, totally entertaining science experiment Konnor performed the other day. His Mommy and I had just as much fun as he did. (And yes, he’s in a Spiderman costume several sizes too small – but it just makes the whole thing even more fun. And also yes, those are swim goggles – they seemed to work quite well as a substitute for lab goggles to protect his precious eyes.)
So kudos to Science Bob (www.sciencebob.com). We found this wonderful website several weeks ago when Konnor and I spent an hour or so watching every one of his very cool experiments. From his home page:
Science Bob” Pflugfelder has been a fan of science since he was just six years old. Over the years, he has been exploring the scientific world with thousands of students. He also encourages parents and teachers to practice “Random Acts of Science” by providing instructions and videos for interactive science experiments on his web site, as well as public presentations and workshops that help make science come alive.
So far we’ve attempted two experiments. The first was not very successful but I admit I didn’t have all the proper tools. But the second one in the video above was outstanding. Look closely and you may be able to catch Konnor’s brief look of sheer exhilaration.
Sometimes as a grandparent I fall into the trap of thinking I have to create big experiences or spend scads of money when in reality it’s about identifying the child’s interests and accompanying him or her on the journey of exploring those interests.
The internet provides resources like crazy and I plan to take advantage of every single one of them.
Hope you enjoyed our fun exploration of this past Monday.