As Brent is becoming a Scientist at school, he's teaching our boys to become little scientists as well. The curiosity and interesting questions that Chico asks always exite Brent and he loves teaching Chico about red blood cells, white blood cells, bacteria, you name it. In fact after he taught Chico about bacteria Chico started cooperating with me about brushing his teeth quite well! Thanks Brent! :) We felt that the description of white blood cells was necessary to put bacteria into context. We were worried that our bacteria lesson would backfire and produce a germophobic three year old who has nightmares of killer micro organisms.
We got a really great deal on a microscope on Brent's birthday. The real reason Brent wanted it was to teach the kids with though. I must admit (and I'm the non-science brained one here) that it really is quite fascinating!
A couple Sundays ago after church the boys whipped out the microscope and started looking at stuff in the kitchen on the slides.
How about peanut butter?
Grizwald's cute little hand...
Wait a second Chico, the salt is supposed to go on the slide!
(That picture was actually quite hard for Brent to capture, so be impressed!)
I haven't looked through a microscope since high school or junior high I think!
I don't think Grizwald quite gets the concept...
No Griz, we're not smelling the stuff in there, we're looking at it. :)