Laralee and I always have fun teaching the second-grade science classes on Fridays. We make up topics that are “science-y” and come up with experiments and demonstrations that teach the principles while also providing a bit of fun for the kids.
Of course it’s great to see the kids light up and ooh and ahh over the things we do. They get so excited about baking-soda volcanoes and slimy liquids and 3D solar system simulations.
Fun aside, it’s also very rewarding to get feedback from the kids’ parents. Yesterday Laralee received an e-mail from one of them:
Notes like that make it all worthwhile.