Three Days' Worth of Questions (And These Are Just The Ones I Can Remember)
Okay, so for those people who believe in it, if the atmosphere has these layers and then there's outer space... where's heaven?
So, um, Lance told me, I mean, he told me that, um, weed is good for your eyes. Is that true?
This conversation occurred in the insanely noisy cafeteria at lunchtime. So, before launching into a discussion of medical marijuana, I wanted to be sure I'd heard correctly.
You mean, is marijuana good for your eyes?
No, not marijuana, weed!
Okay, Ms. Frizzle, I'm sorry this is off-topic, but, I was wondering, if we know all this science, then why do people still believe myths?
What kind of myths are you thinking of?
Well, like when it rains and people say the angels are crying. How come they say that?
All after-school programs were cancelled due to the icy, slushy snow slicking our sidewalks. (It made for a teachable moment, as the kids got to include some precipitation in their weather journals, even though we haven't set up the rain gauge yet to measure quantity. And the flakes were really thick at the start of the period, and much smaller later on, so I asked them if they could explain why. No one could. I left the question hanging to return to when we talk more about precipitation, to let it knock around in their heads for a while). Anyway, I'm home early. I'm going to make a chocolate cake with mocha frosting. Unless I take a nap instead. And by the way, only two kids wanted to do HS Prep, so I could, with an easy conscience, cancel it and keep my Wednesday afternoons.