One Wonderful Saturday...
My 3.5 year old son turned to me and said "Mommy? I want to learn about Science." The words I have been dreaming to hear since I learned I was pregnant! I'm a Science-a-holic myself, and my first career was in Cognitive Neuroscience at the Georgetown University Medical Center, I LOVE BRAINS. *Not Zombie*
When I was a kid, my dad had "Science Sundays" for my identical twin sister and I. We dug up fossilized leaves. We made volcanoes. We searched for bugs in the backyard. We made wonderful MEMORIES! and most importantly, we both developed a life-long love of Science. My twin sister has gone on to become an extremely successful Physicians Assistant, and specializes in the background science of disease.
|Kiddo showing off a seed he found|
- Something red
- A bug with 6 legs
- An oak tree
- A fish
- A red bird
- A feather
- A seed
- A pinecone
- A squirrel
- An earthworm
|Kiddo spots a Cardinal - Check!|
He loved using the binoculars-- after he finally looked through them the right way of course ; )
|Off to look for some fish|
We collected some of the items (pinecone, seed, feather), but left most things there. Like the red bird and squirrel of course!)
|Kiddo running to the water, holding his bag of goodies.|
It was a wonderful day, and one I will never forget; and hopefully one he will remember as well.
What did we do next?
We went to the library of course! We checked out books on animals, trees, and DINOSAURS!
Check back next week for our "Make your own fossil adventure!"
Want more now? Check out this great list of kiddo-friendly science experiements
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