Jun 24, 2008
My Kids and Teens Project continues. These two brothers were so excited to show off their research skills. The oldest was all business: "I'm gathering specimens," he remarked while peeling off a bit of tree bark. His sampling gear? A magnifying glass, a bug container, a plastic bag, and a wrench. I was amused by the wrench, but he demonstrated that it was the perfect equipment for holding a piece of grass in place while ripping off a sample. The youngest (at the microscope) examined leaves, bugs, and yes, the plastic lid of the container they were using to collect specimens. Future prize-winning biologists? Maybe. They've certainly got a good start on the science of discovery.