Life as a Battle of Forces

Simon loves it when we read Larry Gonick’s Cartoon Guide to Physics (we have a Russian translation). My guess is that book is partially responsible for him trying to picture his daily experiences in vectors. Or maybe it’s just Simon. This is today’s scoop:

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After going to the playground where he climbed the slope pulling himself up holding on a rope and jumping off it, wondering which forces affect him

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Taking a bath and thinking about how bubbles appear after you throw something heavy in the water

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Reflecting on why cylinders roll in a straight line and cones roll in circles

Another great date

imageimageimageimageWe are growing fond of our new friends who, just like us, have moved from The Netherlands to Belgium to homeschool their kids. It’s for the first time ever that Steven and I don’t feel like we have to explain ourselves or our unconditional respect for our children’s individual choices, the freedom that we raise them in or their giftedness.

 

It was a blast again with Simon’s chemistry teacher. They experimented with salts and lacmus, and – upon Simon’s request – with static electricity. Simon also got little books with more experiments as a present, experiments have become his real passion (which is not always easy on me in terms of cleaning or having to buy the ingredients required).

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