Boston = Science
It seems that every time, we visit Boston the kids' favorite thing to do is visit the Science Museum. Before we headed in, we warned the children that it would be a particularly short trip since we needed to leave before lunch
The first thing, they wanted to do was an old favorite, the forces room.
Our little friend S. (age 3) is finally old enough to explore on his own and not run amok. He had fun trying out the balance.
Next stop was fluid dynamics. Everyone wanted to play with the water at first.
But Froggy stayed long after everyone else lost interest.
This neat table is supposed to help you test your peripheral vision but S. just wanted to make the lever arm swing.the anatomy room. We got to see a real sheep's heart and lungs. The docent even had a special tube that worked as though it were the trachea and put air in the lungs.
Also in this room, we learned that Froggy can taste PTC as can S's mom but I cannot. Whether or not you can taste it is genetically determined by two alleles in an almost completely Mediallian pattern. Although PTC is not found in nature, the ability to taste it correlates strongly with the ability to taste other bitter substances that do occur naturally, many of which are toxins thus making one who can taste better equipped for survival.