As many of you know, my father was a science teacher with his own
business. He held after school workshops for boys AND girls, and my siblings and I
attended all of them. His work made for a pretty interesting childhood, as there were
always lights, buzzers, wires, test tubes, magnets, and other paraphernalia scattered
about the house. Our garage was like a magical warehouse, housing the solution to any
mechanical or electrical problem. My dad would take us to Hughes Aircraft Surplus store,
where he would find large amounts of discarded treasures, and create projects around them. Hmmm... that must be where I got my eye for "junk"...
Song: The Measurement Song
Activity: Have examples of a ruler, a yardstick, measuring cups and
spoons, and a clock with hands.