Minnow does physics.

Minnow discovers sand and explores gravitational versus turbulent effects upon releasing a handful into the wind. When we got home, we read Bagnold’s “The Physics of Blown Sand and Desert Dunes.” No, not really…we saved it for bedtime! 🙂

Below the fold, Minnow demonstrates some classical mechanics principles at the playground.

Maybe this could be a late entry to the Accretionary Wedge carnival….


  1. #1 LM
    March 24, 2008

    Oh my god is she adorable.

    I can’t wait til mine starts walkin’ and talkin’!

  2. #2 Kim Hannula
    March 24, 2008

    🙂 I love it. Yay for toddlers and physics!

    (My son went through a phase where he blamed gravity for everything. 😀 )

  3. #3 sciencegirl
    March 24, 2008

    Love her experimental techniques 😉

  4. #4 amanda
    March 24, 2008

    I agree with Science Girl. Minnow has a certain flair 🙂

  5. #5 Writer Chica
    March 24, 2008

    Go Minnow! Looks like fun at the park!

  6. #6 BerryBird
    March 24, 2008

    Minnow just keeps getting cuter and cuter!

  7. #7 Jane
    March 24, 2008

    It is so fun to watch them figure things out and do their own little “experiments”. Babies really are the quintessential scientists, aren’t they?

    Minnow is such a cutie! and obviously a genius too. 🙂

  8. #8 Sciencegrandma
    March 25, 2008

    Wow! Remember the thrill of sandboxes (first lessons in mas wasting, wind & water erosion, and environmental degradation?

  9. #9 ecogeofemme
    March 25, 2008

    She keeps growing, yet retaining her cuteness!

  10. #10 Rebecca
    March 29, 2008

    Ooh, where can I get one?

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