|For every action, there is an equal chance your sister will run screaming to tell on you.|
"The scientific method is an ongoing process, which usually begins with observations about the natural world. Human beings are naturally inquisitive, so they often come up with questions about things they see or hear and often develop ideas (hypotheses) about why things are the way they are." -Wikipedia (the source of all the combined scientific knowledge in the world)
Maria Montessori noted that, "children are like little scientists." It's true. For my kids though they're like little scientists who would be on a senate climate change panel. They are ignorant of, ignore, or misinterpret all previously available science in favor of their own observations.
The quotes below are just from this morning.
"It's chilly, I'm going to turn the light off because lighter things reflect heat and are cooler and darker things are warmer."
|"That's 6 pies? How can you tell?"
"Because that's how many inches it is"
"When I close my eyes I can still see, it's just that all I see is black."
"Did you know giants are made by people? Not 'fi fie fo fum' giants. Like, stop lights."
"I'm eating atoms."
"You know what's funny about talking? You just have to move your mouth in the way you say the words. Unless you're talking to yourself"
"Daddy, what do I sound like? Because when I see a video I don't talk like me."
OK, so some of them are spot on. I love them when they have a little bit of knowledge. It's entertaining for me, and eventually educational for them.
What observations do your kids make about the world? Let me know in the comments.