Why is the sky blue? Weekend Wonderings

Weekend WonderingsWondering: Desire or be curious to know something.

When was the last time you spent “wondering“…

You probably don’t remember asking question after question when you were a preschooler, but if you’ve had kids, you know. Not long after they begin to put more than two words together, most every thing that comes out of their mouth starts with “Why…?”

They don’t wake up one day and say to themselves, “I am going to start asking my mom question after question until I drive her nuts!” although it may seem that way.

They are just wondering! The whole world surrounding them is begging to be explored and discovered. How else are they going to learn?

Sadly, somewhere along the way, most of us stopped asking questions. Or maybe we ask them in our heads, but aren’t curious enough to find out an answer. Or we are too embarrassed to ask, because we do not want to appear ignorant. If that is you, it’s time to start asking questions. Be curious about the world around you. Learn something new (or re-learn something old)!

Do you know why the sky is blue or the grass is green? See what these people had to say:

Not long after my grandson started asking LOTS of questions, he wanted to know where his parents had gone for the evening. I told him they went out to dinner. He asked where. I told him I wasn’t sure where they decided to go. He told me, “Just Google it, Grandma!” Somehow he had figured out, if you wanted to know about something, that was the place to go for answers!

Decide right now, on your Weekend Wonderings, what you want to know about but have not taken the time to find the answers. Google it. Go to the library. Ask someone else. Get into the habit of being curious to know something!

I wonder…

Seeds

What kind of tree has seeds like this? Why are they shaped this way?

Bird House

What kind of bird can live in this house? Is there something already living in there? Do birds go back to the same house they lived in before?

 

Dandelions

How can a dandelion go from this…to this so quickly?

 

Lady Bug

Why does this lady bug only have one spot?

 

Leaves

What plant is this? Why doesn’t it shed it’s leaves in the fall, but it hangs on to its old leaves until the new ones come in the spring?

 

Light sensing flowers

Why do these flowers open when it is bright sunshine and close when it is cloudy or evening? Do they have a built in photo-sensor ?

What are you wondering about this weekend?

 


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