MetroFamily Field Guides seize the learning opportunities that come along with family outings. A child’s educational journey extends way beyond the walls of a classroom and we encourage parents to take a leading role in ensuring learning success.
Rub your hands together quickly. Notice anything? Yup, they should be warming up as you read this. How does this happen? Well any object, no matter how smooth it is, when rubbed against another, produces friction. Friction is the force that opposed motion caused by tiny imperfections on the surfaces running over each other. This month we’re going to explore friction with a metal wire or a coat hanger!
This month we’re going to learn about the differences between heat and temperature. Aren’t they the same thing? Well, in chemistry terms, not really. Hopefully, by the end of these experiments you will have a different perspective on how you really perceive temperature.
Have you ever heard that white light is made up of all the different kinds of light? And maybe you’ve wondered how we actually see colors? This month we’ll discover how light behaves as it makes its way to your eyes.
Hospitality is cheerfully sharing food, shelter or conversation to benefit others. In the home, hospitality includes being friendly to others by talking with neighbors, meeting new people and greeting strangers with a smile.
Being punctual means showing esteem for others by doing the right thing at the right time. Being punctual shows respect for the people in your life and avoids the loss of time and energy that results from keeping others waiting.
Nine-year-old Jack Love of Oklahoma City has been named the first official ambassador for Limbs for Life, a nonprofit organization that helps amputees. We recently asked Jack a few questions about why he feels like his volunteerism is making a difference.
Did you enjoy watching the Olympics with your children? And do your kids wonder why the games are over so quickly? Continue that fascination with sports going (and start planning your 2014 winter Olympics watching!) with these titles: