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"Let us strive to make each moment beautiful."
Saint Francis DeSales
painting by Katie Bergenholtz

Discoveries

The best way to spark interest in a subject...is to not just tell them...but give them the materials
(such as a battery and the bulb and wires from old Christmas tree lights)... and let them make their own discoveries. They will never forget that moment of discovery.
Once you have their interest, you can then show them a few things you know. At that point it won't just be you lecturing to them...but a shared experience.
You can then set some ground rules about how to handle the materials...and then let them make discoveries for themselves again.
There is always another day for you to share what you know and for them to share what they have discovered.

1 comment:

  1. So true! This is something I need to watch. I often want to show the kids something, but it turns into a boring lecture. This year, my goal is to give them more freedom and let them come to me with their questions.

    Looks like you all had a really fun time. I love the pics!

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