When thinking about states of matter, water is an easy example. In its liquid form, it flows easily out of a glass. In its solid form, it makes the ice that keeps our drinks nice and cool.
Many of us remember playing a spirited game of Red Light/Green Light when we were kids. It was a test of our physical agility to go from running to stopping with immediate ease, but it was also a test of our mental ability to quickly process and act on spoken commands.
By encouraging your child to draw from what they see, instead of drawing from what they know, you are helping them to explore the details of the world around them. You are engaging their problem solving and creative thinking skills as well as helping them to develop fine-motor skills
Each year, the dark pink blossoms of the Eastern Redbud tree are one of the first signs of spring. This tree is native to Virginia, meaning that it will flourish in neighborhoods, parks and along roadways throughout the Commonwealth.
Have you ever ventured to Belle Isle on the James River in Richmond and taken the time to contemplate a pretty cool phenomenon among the rocks? There are over 400 rock pools along the fall zone of the James which were formed over thousands of years by the grinding away of pebbles against the exposed granite. These water filled pockets are unique ecosystems that have an important story to tell. By studying these rock pools, we can learn more about the condition of our overall environment.