Posted: Dec 10, 2010 4:29 am
by ChasM
Before my 7-yr-old woke up this morning, I was on RatSkep and linked to a YT vid on chromosomes and genes, which had a loud Beethoven score as background music. This woke her up, and she came into my room to see what I was doing. We've been talking about cells lately, and so I told her about chromosomes and showed her a YT vid on mitosis - she got a real kick out of that. When I started in about DNA, she stopped me, saying "Daddo, I already know about DNA. We learned that at school last year." (She finished three years in a local Montessori program last spring - for all you parents of toddlers, genuine Montessori = great program, BTW.)

I do believe that when I was in first grade, I didn't know WTF a cell was - the nuns were too busy shoving phonic worksheets under my nose, and I was too busy thinking about that hot little number Rosemary across the aisle.