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The project described in this book attempts to address the logic used by pre-teen age children. How can I know if their thinking is scattered? Organized but rigid? How can I help them grow?
The science world is a puzzling place. Many people think of science as an activity where we memorize what was discovered by others. But can we discover things ourselves? Can our children? Are their own personal human minds capable of discovery? How can we set up tasks for our children where we don’t have to just tell and they don’t have to just memorize? Where we can watch their way of thinking grow?
This is a project I have presented to 11 year old children year after year for decades. It vitally interests them while they are figuring it out, and then, suddenly, it is over. Knowing the answer is an anticlimax. A let-down. It isn’t fun any more. But the ideas remain and are useful in their lives. And, without knowing it, they have grown to accept the possibility of change. Chemicals can change in logical ways. It isn’t magic after all.
bound: 65 pages
publisher: Glenhaven Publications; 1 edition (May 3, 2017)
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