Friday, August 14, 2009
As I told you yesterday, we visited this amazing little spot called Wonder Lab on our recent road trip and all the kids (and moms) got to engage in a little hands-on science. 3 of 8 felt like a magician using air to propel ping pong balls to his will.
Then there was this configuration, a wall of hoses that contained strong airflow that could be changed and directed by turn certain levels. You could load a bandana into one of the chambers and watch it chase through numerous twists and turns before the bandana would come shooting out of the top.
4 of 8 and 5 of 8 spent a fair amount of the morning scaling these heights.
Are you in Wonder Lab overload yet?
But it does make me wonder. With all that we are spending on education these days, whether public, private or homeschool, it makes me ponder if this is the way that classrooms, learning environments, should be set up like this for young minds. When you observe the excitement that accompanies this kind of learning lab, it inspires me to rethink how I'm teaching, how funds are being spent, how kids are being taught.
Wonder Lab. It does make me wonder....