DAY 22 CHALLENGE:
Spend (at least) 15 minutes investigating something of interest to your child. Whether its how something works, why we use certain materials or tools for things, or a simple science investigation.
Take a minutes to research it yourself, then find a why to explore it further with your child.
(Remember to keep it uninterrupted time: being present with the child. No technology, phones, television, computer, etc. No errands, chores, making dinner, etc.)
Henry and I have been reading a snow plow book that talks about how they use salt and sand to spread on the roads. Henry thought they had both sand and salt in the dump truck to spread on the road at the same time. I took a moment to explain to him when they use salt and when they use salt.
I decided to make a science experiment to investigate this further.
I froze some water on a sheet pan. I provided a bowl of both salt and sand. Equipped with many machines and we started testing. Without either the sand or salt, driving on the ice was slippery and the trucks were spinning out of control. We then spread some salt and sand on half of the pan each. They both helped with traction.We added the heat of a hair dryer to act as the sun to see which one made the ice melt faster. The salt clearly helped.
What will you investigate?
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This ‘Challenge’ is meant to get you started, to spark your creativity with your kids (and their creativity!). Your child may not be interested in this specific challenge, and that’s okay! Have another go at a previous challenge, or don’t be afraid to just sit and play with them and see where they lead you.
The Imagination Tree
will have tomorrow’s challenge for Day 23!
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