I shared this month’s question with them while we waited in the car for Andy to run into the store. When we got home, my kids started gathering every single ball from around our house. “Dad, can we use your bowling ball?” they called from the basement.
“What are they doing now?” Andy asked.
“Solve it your way!” I laughed. I love the way a small, tiny question can send them on an adventure.
Andy went to the basement to monitor their collection a bit. Their conversation floated up the stairs. They were talking about mass and force. They were thinking about hills and trying to figure out how to measure the distance traveled in a fair way. “Maybe we need a catapult,” Sam said.
“It’s rolling, not flying,” Hannah said, squashing the catapult, but not his ideas.
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