For some parents a week with the children home probably feels like a month already. On-line classes are good and the technology involved is probably more of a learning experience for parents than for children. I talked to a physics teacher yesterday and he believes that Google Classroom is a useful tool.
But in my opinion science learned through practical application can be fun and it sticks. How many people do you know that say, “I hate science”? That makes sense too because right now in the United States not much of the Federal executive decision making is based on science. I guess they didn’t pay attention in class.
There is a lot of science in garbage. We all know that trash is expensive to get rid of, single stream recycling is no longer cost effective, reusable is in and manufacturers have a lazy eye when it comes to packaging. Our learning curve needs to accelerate.
The children in Honduras are an inspiration when it comes to composting and gardening. Food security is not a given for them. When Kathy and I do horticulture / science projects in their classrooms, they are attentive and curious. They helped me define a composting area behind the school. The little children were caring cement blocks that may have weighed more than what they weigh.
Michael Imhoff the horticulture teacher at Quincy High School shared the following video with me which is excellent. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=x4JssQPTYF8.
Please be mindful that a perfect compost pile is not easy to develop. But, “Just Do It”. Get started and learn some science along the way.