With a couple of sessions in the Science Lab behind them, the children have begun this semester to learn about the Living World. In the very first lesson, I asked the question, "Are you a good noticer?" It's a question Polynesia, the parrot, asked Stubbins, the apprentice naturalist, in The Voyages of Doctor Dolittle. If we are to learn about nature -- about plants and animals -- we must observe them carefully. Many of our big ideas about nature have come from this very important skill. Nature conducts her own experiments and we can learn from the results.-mjp
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