|One of my favorite pieces from Anna's "Cell City"--a City|
Hall for the nucleus with a bank of file drawers at the back.
Here the RNA man is copying the DNA stored in one of
I consider it my personal responsibility to see that she is fully supplied with whatever wingdings, hoodads, gadgets and what have you, to help her pick out good books, resources, and internet links to read (we choose together), and then to basically stay out of her way. Well, I have one other job, that's to ask questions and let her be the expert--or let her realize what it is that she needs to find out.
As you might have guessed...I'm not big on experiments, and Supercharged Science is ALL about the experiments! Hence my terror...and my daughter's delight! So, once I calmed down and figured out exactly what this thing was that she'd won, I spent about 30 minutes getting familiar with the website, and another 10 or so showing my daughter around, explaining how passwords work, and then letting her know to come get me if she had any trouble. It's February. I haven't heard from her since August.
|Anna, working on her hovercraft, bananas and all!|
"What time is it, Mom?"
"Really? I've been working for an hour and a half!"
|She's made several like Aurora's examples, now she's|
branching out and trying her own design.
I thought she'd be overwhelmed by the immense size of the website; I was! But she wasn't. She's been able to find the videos and experiments and explanations all by herself. Sometimes she has questions that didn't get answered; at the bottom of each experiment there is a place to leave comments, and she'll ask there. Aurora will post an answer. Sometimes she will continue to look up things in other places (the other day my husband actually found a special on the history of hovercrafts on TV, and the two of them watched it together. It was midnight! I bit my tongue...)
On the Supercharged Science site, it says: