Tuesday, December 15, 2009

Computerized Microscope!

We did some Science today and this included the use of our microscope. We looked at some slides and a bee that we caught and kept. Here is Austyn checking out the microscope on his own while eating a cookie.

"The child is curious. He wants to make sense out of things, find out how things work, gain competence and control over himself and his environment, and do what he can see other people doing. He is open, perceptive, and experimental. He does not merely observe the world around him, He does not shut himself off from the strange, complicated world around him, but tastes it, touches it, hefts it, bends it, breaks it. To find out how reality works, he works on it. He is bold. He is not afraid of making mistakes. And he is patient. He can tolerate an extraordinary amount of uncertainty, confusion, ignorance, and suspense ... School is not a place that gives much time, or opportunity, or reward, for this kind of thinking and learning."
~John Holt~, (1923-1985) American Educator, How Children Learn

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