Sunday, February 22, 2015

Science: it's good for little minds!

Everything we do each day has something to do with science. We woke up. We breathed in and out. The weather outside our front door showed off wintry precipitation. Our food changed as it was cooked for breakfast. Encouraging children to understand and recognize science helps them to develop their brains and improve upon reasoning and questioning skills.

So... since our Atlanta "snow event" ended up looking something like this:

... we ventured out of the house to Cartersville, Georgia to the Tellus Science Museum. The snow did not cooperate as Amelia had hoped; no sledding, no snowmen. We had a few icy pellets over the deck, but that is about it. It was just cold and windy and time to get out of the house.

Tellus Science Museum was built several years ago conveniently next to I-75 and it is a fun outing for the kids. It isn't so huge that it takes up your entire day (2 1/2 or 3 hours is perfect), but it has plenty of interactive exhibits and interesting models and artifacts to view.

Andrew is still too young for the exhibits, but he did enjoy people-watching and crawling around the Collins Family My Big Backyard area. Amelia had fun with it all; imagining the dinosaur bones as live creatures and wondering what it was like when they roamed the earth, marveling over the sparkling "treasure" in the Weinman Mineral Gallery, digging for fossils and panning for gemstones, and exploring the science of mirrors, sounds, weather, and magnets in the Collins Family My Big Backyard. She also enjoyed a planetarium show with Daddy.

"Science does not know its debt to imagination."
~Ralph Waldo Emerson

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