seeing firsthand how things work –
up close and personal style.
“i always want to know how things work.
had i been aladdin, i am certain that just after one wish or two,
i’d have taken that old lamp apart
to see if I could make another, better lamp.”
-walter p. chrysler
and this is how a city is born –
urban planning at its finest.
“a city is more than a place in space, it is a drama in time”
first time playing in the snow with my kinders
after our return to the playground.
“i rolled up my sleeves and said, ‘i want to make a mark on this world.’
first day back at school relating.
periodic table crayon covers teach kids science through coloring
one of the best ways to capture a child’s imagination is with a box of crayons. etsy shop ¡Que Interesante!, which calls itself a place “where geek meets art,” has created special labels for crayons and colored pencils to help kids learn about the elements of the periodic table, and their chemical reactions, while coloring.
¡Que Interesante! used the flame test, a qualitative test in which the chemical makeup of a compound is identified by the color it gives off when placed in a flame, to match chemicals to colors.
“so,” according to the company, “instead of thinking, ‘i want green’ they will think ‘i want Barium Nitrate Ba(NO3)2 Flame’ and then when they take chemistry in high school and their teacher sets some gas on fire and it makes a green color and they ask the class what chemical it was your student will know it was barium.”
“as long as chemistry is studied, there will be a periodic table.
and even if someday we communicate with another part of the universe,
we can be sure that one thing both cultures will have in common
is an ordered system of the elements that will be instantly recognizable
by both intelligent life forms.
—john emsley, nature’s building blocks: an A-Z guide to the elements
credits: etsy, mental floss, r.obias, que interesante
family watches with pride and awe
as mom/wife/my youngest daughter
crosses the stage to get her master’s degree
she worked so hard for this
caring for them
teaching full time
learning at night
showing them what is possible.
“do something wonderful, people may imitate it. “
proud of you baby girl, go blue!
the kinders naturally understand the power
of a hard helmet and a soft puppy
when getting through a day.
“at the end of the day, the goals are simple: safety and security. “