One day, while I was busy making lunch, C (age 5), set to work at the table, decorating a couple of toilet paper tubes.
After sticking a square of toilet paper in the top of each tube, she informed me they were things to tell if the wind was blowing.
She asked me to turn on the fan for her, so she could test them.
The toilet paper blew out of the tubes...
...so she added tape to her design, securing the toilet paper sheets in place.
Then, she asked me to help her tape one of her devices to the railing of our deck, and pronounced it a success.
The wind was blowing "that way" (or for the more scientifically minded - from the south).
It hasn't rained since she taped her device outside, so I've left in place, and the funny thing is, I've found myself glancing at it, throughout the day, to see if the wind is blowing.
For more fun with science for children, check out this week's Science Sunday link-up at Adventures in Mommydom.
It's great to be a homeschooler.