Tuesday, December 16, 2008

Projects

Does this look like the face of a scientist to you?
A mad scientist perhaps, but a scientist (in the making) none the less. Ever since Tabitha's science fair, Seth has been talking about projects quite frequently. I didn't realize how thoughtful his little mind can be until one day...

I was exhausted and I needed to sleep. I dozed off on the couch knowing full well that Seth was making a mess. He kept talking about his project and I knew there was water involved. When I woke up I asked him to clean up his mess. I was in no mood to find out more about his project.
The next day, however, I remembered and so I asked him what exactly he did the day before. He brought me the white piece of chalk and told me that this piece was the only one that didn't change color. His experiment: he kept filling up a little play teacup with water then individually dipped each piece of chalk in. He noted whether the water changed color or if the chalk changed color. All of them did, except for the white piece and I believe all of them made bubbles. After each "test" Patricia (I suppose she was the lab assistant) graciously dumped the cup of water on the table.
I must say that I was quite impressed with his science abilities. Science is not one of Tabitha's strong points, so it's nice to start seeing areas that Seth is better at.

4 comments:

Sr. Fab said...

LOL. Patricia was his lab assistant! "graciously dumped the water on the table"!

Julia Khouri said...

Yes, the part about Patricia is hilarious! Also, I found myself thinking, "maybe when Madeleine gets to be that age she'll put together 'experiments ' like that". And then later on, I was thinking about your blog again, and I realized, "Wait! Madeleine is older than Seth!". He must have an innate curiosity about scientific things.

Fab said...

Michelle, that is just awesome. I'm glad you were able to look beyond the mess to find out what was going on. It's those moments that can make the kids feel connected or disconnected to us.

Michelle said...

Notice I had to wait until the next day to ask him. I did need that extra bit of time on my part. :)