WhyMommy’s Virtual Science Fair: China Edition

Wed, April 7, 2010

Changing the World

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.

There was an empress mummy (my photos aren’t loaded yet, so thanks YouTube!),

panda “research,”

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!

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9 Responses to “WhyMommy’s Virtual Science Fair: China Edition”

  1. magpie Says:

    science is everywhere. great pictures. wonderful friend to susan you are.

  2. jodifur Says:

    Punditgirl got to hold a Panda? crazy jealous…

  3. Karianna Says:

    Oh, a panda! My heart is melting now.

  4. JessicaAPISS Says:

    PunditGirl is so gorgeous – she blinded me with science!

  5. Emily Says:

    Not tired of seeing panda – as above INSANELY jealous…

  6. Daisy Says:

    Science is truly everywhere. My garden is a science as much as it is a hobby.

  7. Stimey Says:

    Oh my lord. That panda. Did you try to sneak it home?

    I agree. Science is everywhere. It is just whether you choose to see it. Can’t wait to hear even more about your trip!

    Thanks so much for taking part in the science fair!

  8. WhyMommy (Susan) Says:

    I think you’re absolutely right — science IS everywhere! And while your daughter and the panda are adorable (oh, my heart!), I’m more interested in that rock formation (scientifically) — what on earth makes it grow like that?

    Wow. Thanks for taking the time to do this as you’re just back from China!

  9. Leticia- Tech Savvy Mama Says:

    I’ve been loving your panda pictures and can’t wait to see more photos from your trip!


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