Sunshine, Fairies and Physics

Gently encouraging, a little more insistent, and finally my removing covers and bodily pulling children out of bed was the way we began our first day of exploring physics. Both children had agreed to rise pre-dawn with me to go for a walk in the dark and listen to what the world sounded like early in the morning. They had, in fact, insisted on doing so right away, the day after I proposed the idea. Originally, I thought I would take one out at a time, to make it special and to ensure silence. They had fought over who got to go first, and I ended up conceding to let them both come along on the same day. However, even an enthusiastic junior scientist has a hard time at 4 a.m.

Continue reading Sunshine, Fairies and Physics? by Angela Chenus, from the July-August 2010 issue of Home Education Magazine. Always great reading – Subscribe today and don’t miss another issue!

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