Homeschool Posts

Notebooking Pages Free Resources

Image by Jose R. Cabello from Pixabay

This Blog is An Archive And Has Not Been Updated Since 2018

9.27.2021: Google very recently changed drive links for security reasons, so you may find that when you click on a link for one of my printables that you need to submit a share request. PLEASE only submit one share request per item! These have to be manually confirmed and I will get to them when I get to them. I promise you that sending me 12 requests in rapid succession will not make that happen faster, lol! I do not sit on my computer waiting around to send people instant shares of freebies. Thank you so much for your patience as I try to sort out this latest Google mess.

Tuesday, September 14, 2010

How They Learn

Peter (getting out of the shower): "Mommy, what's water made out of?"

Mama: "Water."

Peter (crinkling up his brows): "Then what's ice made out of?"

Mama (smiling): "Water. But it's frozen water. And steam is water that got so hot, it turned into a gas!"

Peter: "So, how did they get the steam into Thomas' smoke stack, did they just shovel it in there?"

Mama (grinning): "No, do you remember Thomas' boiler? Remember when he needed more water in his boiler, so they lowered a bucket over the bridge to get water and fill his boiler?"

Peter laughs: "And the fish! Got in his boiler!"

Mama: "That's right. They burn the coal and the coal heats up the boiler and turns the water into steam. The pressure from the steam makes the pistons go so his wheels turn."

Peter (very excited now): "And the steam comes out his smokestack!"

Mama: "Right! The steam has to escape or the pressure would build up...and you know what would happen then? Thomas might explode!"

Peter (making exploding noises): "Cool!"

4 comments:

  1. So true! I love seeing the connections kids make.

    ReplyDelete
  2. I love your kiddos~they are amazing! Peter is sooooo cute, but so are the others! Thanks for sharing!

    ReplyDelete
  3. You could just see the little wheels turning in his head...priceless.

    ReplyDelete

Thank you for joining the conversation!

Please note: Comments on posts older than 16 days are moderated (this cuts down on SPAM). All other comments post immediately.