Our Family's Journey to Peaceful Parenting and Unschooling.
Saturday, August 10, 2013
some fireflies around the backyard with the boys tonight. Josh (8y)
asked "How do they glow?", naturally. We came inside and found a couple
of short sweet videos on luciferin and luciferase, which are partly
responsible for the firefly's bioluminescence.
Then we found
this one with models of the enzyme's skeleton and everything. I watched
it thinking "YAWN!" but Josh found it very interes...ting.
He then asked, "So an enzyme is a protein?" Why yes, it is. It is a
special kind of protein which acts as a catalyst in chemical reactions,
meaning it speeds them up.
Science lesson- check. Amount of this information I knew before he asked these questions- absolutely zero.
You don't need to be a genius to facilitate your child's learning, you just need to be willing to learn alongside them.