The Watering Hole: September 7 – Odd Science & Kids

Our grandaughter was visiting us about 2 years back and she saw this clip:

In the interest of seeing how this worked, she leaned on us to try to duplicate the effect with this result (We were on a limited budget.):

It Worked!

It Worked!

She had dropped 5 Methos wafers into a two-liter bottle of Diet Coke and high-tailed it from the immediate area, pivoting when we told her to. That piqued her interest in chemistry.  She was six at the time. It is never too early to tempt a child with the awe of science. The next step is the journey into the scientific method, and the why.

A maiden Aunt enticed an entire generation of nieces and nephews into careers in science, enginering and medicine. There was one lawyer, but three baccalaureates in social issues, three advanced degrees in science or engineering, one PhD and two MDs is not too bad from a crop of 12.

The issue today is not home schooling, but instead, whole  family support. Public schooling provides social interactions that have no other source. Without it prejudice will never cease to exist.

Please note that this is an open thread and we welcome any comment not bordering on the obscene.