Getting Science by Brian Clegg targets an audience of elementary school teachers who feel less than confident about teaching science in their classrooms. While I am not in his target audience, I’m close to it. (I love science and teach in small groups of homeschooled students.) Clegg did some things authors should do. He caught my attention, told me stuff I needed to read or wanted to learn, and kept my attention throughout the book. I learned a bit and further solidified prior knowledge. It’s a good book, and after reading this it, I hope many primary school teachers do read it.
So how much of an average person’s thoughts are rooted in the present moment? Some suggest that the majority of our Science workshop thoughts are rooted in the past somewhere between and with about ruminating or dreaming or imagining what will happen in the future. A small percentage of our thoughts actually focus on the present moment in a purely experiential manner. Within our minds, our perception of the past, how it is affecting us now and into the future can often become warped.
When you research, use “live” rather than “dead” sources as much as you can, or as much as you need to. A dead source is anything you find in a book, magazine article, a document, online, or any other place it is written down on recorded. A live source is when you get your information by talking to people who have had the experience you’re writing about. In the examples above, Cindy used dead sources–and her imagination–to get her science fiction story right; Arthur Hailey and I used live sources for our research.
There is a center — a chakra, undeveloped in many people but present in all people — known as the “ajna” center. It is also referred to as the “Christ Consciousness Center.” Quite developed in wealthy persons who may not even know they are utilizing it — and who developed it more fully in previous incarnations.
There are a number of children’s Science workshop for kids kits available online and in toy stores. There are microscope kits, volcano making kits, butterfly kits, ant farms, and much more. Kids love these kits and will spend hours using them. There are even kid’s telescopes for looking at the moon and stars. As well, outdoor play can include finding and identifying insects, frogs, and different tree leaves.
If parents recall their first real science fair project, the memory is probably not a particularly good on, unless their parents did the project for them. Science Projects can be unnerving for kids. Parents did not have the luxury of the Internet, nor any great books on the subject. If the library had one or two publications, these were probably already backlisted for months since all the other kids wanted the same material. So, either the science project turned out to be unexciting or the parents stepped in and did the project for junior.
Another night I was at a workshop in a downtown high rise and when I came out to go to the parking lot which was about a block away, I had to walk among street people laying right on the sidewalk and reaching up as I passed, asking for money. I never went to anymore workshops.
This is the kit that allows your kids to measure, predict, and investigate using household materials. Again this toy had a lot of mixed reviews by the community. Out of all the people that reviewed this product it average a three star rating. For the most part the reviews were positive. However there were some negative reviews complaining about various things. For example one of the complaints mentions that all of the ingredients in the kit are only household items. Apparently their kids lost interest after a single experiment. Unfortunately we can’t guarantee the authenticity of any statement made by the community.