Dinner Science Theater

Dinner Science Theater is becoming a favorite event at our place.  Dad, our resident science-enthusiast is our regular presenter.  We sit at the family dinner table while Dad entertains us with cool science facts, discussions, and demonstrations.

Oh look, Dad made a cloud in the freezer!

Dinner Science Theatre Cloud in the Freezer

Dinner Science Theater isn’t planned.  It isn’t formal.  We don’t schedule it.  What makes it fun is that you never know just when Dad might jump out of his seat and put on an amazing science show.

Ooooh, our drink receptacles became a tornado-in-a-bottle.

Dinner Science Theater Tornado Tube

Sometimes Dad gets an assistant from the crowd.  Here is our son, Tyler, deducing the effects that air pressure has on temperature using a pressurized bike pump.  His sisters joined in on this one as his arms tired from all the pumping!

Dinner Science Theater bike pump science

I guess one of the things I love best about homeschooling is that our learning doesn’t stop just because it’s 3:30.  A science lesson over dinner is often even better remembered than one during “school time.”

I love Albert Einstein.  He said countless priceless little gems of knowledge.  Here are a few fitting ones I love:

“Wisdom is not a product of schooling, but of the lifelong attempt to acquire it.”

“Education is what remains after one has forgotten what one has learned in school.”

“Intellectual growth should commence at birth and cease only at death.”

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