So much of what we associate with science concerns facts. Explanations, theories, rules, predictions, know-able details. But a true scientist -- and our preschoolers are scientists in the truest form -- knows that science isn't just helpful building blocks of facts. Science is as wondrous as nature, our world, life itself. Explore, and enjoy!
The scientist does not study nature because it is useful; he studies it because he delights in it, and he delights in it because it is beautiful. If nature were not beautiful, it would not be worth knowing, and if nature were not worth knowing, life would not be worth living.
-- Jules Henri Poincaré (1854-1912) French mathematician.
Many describe babies as natural scientists. They test their environment (including their parents) ceaselessly in order to figure out how things work. They drop food from the high chair to learn about gravity; they shake everything they pick ... read more
It's CSA season again! If you're not familiar with community supported agriculture, here's a quick rundown. CSA members purchase a share in a local farm. Throughout the growing season members receive fresh produce (and/or meat, dairy products, or egg... read more