Tuesday, March 30, 2010
It may look like we just went on a walk and threw rocks into a pond, but I know better. The boys are chatty, and love to ask questions even when fully occupied digging and throwing.
What feeds this pond?
What causes the current in this small of a pond?
How can you measure how fast the current is going?
Do those tiny fish have a hard time swimming against the current?
What kind of fish live in here?
Why did they used to dye the water blue? Does it make the fish more blue?
Can people eat the fish if there is blue in the water?
Was this island made by people?
How much dirt did it take to make an island this tall?
If it is man made, I wonder where all these rocks started from, exactly.
I wonder how many rocks are on this little island.
What makes the bigger rocks make a lower sound, and smaller rocks make a higher sound when you throw them into the water?
What is the size and shape that would make the best skipping rock?
If two rocks are the same shape but one is heavy and the other is light, will they both skip the same?
How high can you throw a rock?
What is our altitude here?
Do maps show altitude?
Do man-made islands show up on GPS maps?
Can satellites see trees?
How far do the trees roots go?
If we can see these roots, does that mean they go out into the water?
Are these holes by the roots from rocks or animals?
If you dug a hole close to the pond, would water seep into it from underground? How deep would you have to dig?
I love those quiet ;) walks with my boys, hanging out, soaking up some sun, exploring, chatting, thinking, being.