My friend Susan, better known around these parts of the bloggy-sphere as WhyMommy who writes at Toddler Planet, is one of my heroes because she doesn’t take any crap from cancer. She’s having surgery today for a recurrence of her Inflammatory Breast Cancer and a few of us wanted to show our support by talking about something else that Susan is passionate about — science. Susan is a scientist extraordinaire so Jean from Stimeyland has organized a virtual science fair for Susan to let her know that we stand by her in her efforts to support cancer research and for many other reasons, too.
While I promise I will get around to a debrief of our China trip, I figured what better science to share than a few shots from our trip with PunditGirl — believe it or not, there was plenty of science to strike a ten-year old’s fancy in a different country.
Sorry if you’re tired of seeing cute panda photos!
and interesting natural rock phenomena.
Yes, it was mostly a heritage trip, but science is everywhere. And as PunditGirl has developed an appreciation for science thanks to some fabulous teachers, she was just as interested in the “learning” aspects of our trip, as she was in the sightseeing and in the more emotionally-charged portions of our journey.
Susan, I hope you don’t think I’m wimping out on a science post by using some photos from our China trip. There is plenty of other science in our life — PunditGirl and her class just finished a section where they created their own soaps, lotions and potions, as well. But the science she was exposed to on our trip was fascinating!
(I do admit, though, it took me a minute or two to get used to looking at that mummy!)
We love you, Susan. We’re thinking of you and getting ready to see you SOON, ’cause we know you’re going to kick some cancer ass!