Anna loves Sid the Science Kid. In fact, she refuses to watch anything else and prefers instead to watch the same Sid the Science Kid episodes multiple times. Her previous “favorite” was the pulley episode, this week it was Lungs. I was hoping that she will draw her observations in the “journal”, but she continues to avoid anything that requires paper. Instead she just dictated “The Lungs Story” to me:
Once upon a time there was a girl that didn’t know about lungs. So she watched Sid the Science Kid almost every day to learn about her body. She learned that lungs are inside, and we cannot see them. We use them to breathe air in and out. We have two lungs. Whales also have lungs. And fish have lungs too, no, wait… they don’t… or maybe they do – I can’t remember.
To demonstrate the power of our lungs we did an experiment of moving a small rubber ball with an air exhaled through a straw. It was a big hit – we played a “table soccer” for a while, and then daughter was just off by herself experimenting with balls of different sizes and eventually just bouncing them all over the kitchen pretending that they are world travelers hoping between countries.
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