Aug. 30, 2012 at 10:49am
Back to Basics: Why Everyday Activities are Awesome
This particular camper has an infectious enthusiasm for learning. Certainly, every 4-year-old will get excited when you tell them that today’s science will involve something that explodes, but this little guy applies that excitement to everything he does. He did water volume experiments in the sink while helping to wash the dishes (yep, pouring water can be a science activity), did bubble experiments while washing his hands, turned the study of dinosaur fossils into an anatomy lesson (“What do my bones look like?” “Where do the bones go on me?”), and took color mixing activities to the extreme. All the while, he delightedly exclaimed his thoughtful observations.
It was truly a joy to have this budding scientist in all of our Explorer camps this summer. He constantly demonstrated something that many grown-ups need to be reminded of: there’s a scientific discovery to be made from even the most commonplace activities.
So, what you will discover today? The chemistry behind cookie baking, the unique absorbent properties of a sponge, or the physics involved in balancing an impossibly tall block tower?
KidsQuest summer camp is now over, but for more early learning fun check out our school year classes, starting Sept. 25th!