Got the Foldscope, today! The kids were very excited to find an answer to their very first question.
In June, we moved to an area where the public water supply has been designated as unfit for human consumption. They wanted to know why.
20 minutes after opening the package, they had their answer.
The area’s water supply is heavy with various minerals, and inhabited by a plethora of tiny creatures.
The 7 year old reacted with excitement: “Mom! They have teeth!”
The 8 year old was slightly more pragmatic: “So, why do we still let the horses drink this stuff?”
The 11 year old was horrified: “You mean… that is in our house?”
The 15 year old reacted as she usually does: “Interesting. I’m going to go draw that wiggly one. Then I’ll find out what it is.”
The next question has already been asked.
“Mom? What’s the difference between the hair from donkey, horses, and us?”
Let’s go find out!