Sunday, December 14, 2008

Ye canna change the laws o' physics



Kate has been enjoying playing with Play-Doh. She likes to make footprints--and other prints--in it with her dinosaurs and other toys. It occurred to me that Play-Doh can be used to teach a few things about how the world works. Like the principal of Conservation of Matter. This means that if I use up all the purple Play-Doh to make you an octopus, I cannot then make a baby octopus, at the same time, with the same purple Play-Doh. Important lesson there.

5 comments:

Heather T. said...

*chuckling* Those darn laws. We're studying the US judicial system and how laws that are unfair can be changed if you try hard enough. Allen is all about becoming a supreme court judge at this point. =)

The Empty Envelope said...

LOL!! How cute!! And so true. We had an economic discussion today. Since I spent a $1 on a treat for you, then I therefore do not have a $1 for a toy car for you.

Lara said...

Excellent teaching moment indeed. I'm guessing there might have been a bit of a fit thrown, regardless. At least, there would have been if my children were involved.

Elizabeth said...

Gosh she is just adorable!

Kathey said...

How true! Very good.

Love, Mom