Friday Sprog Blogging: evidence of science.

Jet-lag and grading fatigue (plus being on the other coast for three days) mean that I haven't had much time lately to sit down with the sprogs and have a conversation about science. However, Casa Free-Ride presents me with clues which suggest that the Free-Ride offspring have been thinking about science.

The younger Free-Ride offspring's backpack, for example, yielded a water quality report:


The dry-erase calendar on the door between the kitchen and garage still retains visual aids from a conversation Dr. Free-Ride's better half seems to have had with the sprogs about genetics:


And, on the couch, I found a travel brochure:


... advertising travel to Neptune.


(I do recall being asked by the younger offspring, I imagine while this project was under way, whether it was ethical to claim that Neptune was the prettiest planet, given that there might be legitimate differences of opinion on the matter.)





Grades are due at midnight. After that's all over, I'm hopeful that the Free-Ride offspring and I will again find time for conversations.

Fingers crossed.

More like this

Sitting here on the calendar between Chinese New Year and Saint Patrick's Day, it seemed like a good time for the sprogs to do some investigations of gambling devices -- in particular, dice. Dr. Free-Ride: Will you roll dice for me? Younger offspring: Can I use the purple ones? Dr. Free-Ride:…
With only a few days left in 2007 (and having temporarily fled my children for a cat-free location, so as to give my immune system a chance to recover from cat allergens), this Friday I offer the sprog blogging year in review: January: Sunrise, sunset (Jan. 5), in which the sprogs think about the…
At least in these parts, the March kindergarten homework packet is very leprechaun-centric. This raises some obvious questions about the status of leprechauns. Are they actual entities? Are they mythical? And how's a curious kid to decide? Younger offspring: I think leprechauns are real, even…
In case anyone remembers a post back in February which featured drawings by the elder Free-Ride offspring inspired by this kids' book about the elements ... Dr. Free-Ride: Hey, you found that book! I've been looking for it. Younger offspring: Yeah, I'm taking it with me to [the house of the…