Wednesday, October 17, 2012
There's Nothin' Like a Field Trip!
Sela asked me what "physics" was recently. Well, my dear, it just so happens that we, Mamas, have been conspiring to take a field trip to talk about just that! What better place to talk about physics than at the bowling alley?! Dawn blogged the details better than I could -- check them out! I'm just spreadin' the word about about how fun and fruitful field trips can be.
So, Sela's most recent question on the topic was (in a truly exasperated tone), "Ma-maaa! When are you going to teach me PHYSICS?!" This was funny for so many reasons: a) the phrasing; b) that she thinks I could actually; and c) because I had *just* nearly tripped over and tossed into the library bag an audiobook about Newton and his laws of motion!
We listened to it; we enjoyed it, even as it got complicated at parts. I don't need for her (or me!) to understand all the nitty-gritty details. We're interested -- and that's enough. I've pulled out a couple physics experiment books I picked up at a library book sale, thinking we might be interested in exploring it some day. So, it's some day. Great! I love living with curious people.
Check these out:
Isaac Newton and Physics for Kids: His Life and Ideas with 21 Activities by Hollihan
Janice VanCleave's Physics for Every Kid by VanCleave