Explaining science with things that make you go awwww

Cute baby goat
Photo by: tintedglass

I’m guessing that teaching science to younger children (or older children, or adults for that matter) can be a bit of an uphill struggle at times.

Part of the reason for that might by that science often involves abstract concepts. Take the atom, for example. How do you explain how an atom looks? Some would use stationary models, but they can’t encompass the fact that things in an atom move around.

Good thing we have golden retrievers.

‘Golden retriever?’ you ask.

Yep, golden retrievers:

Now if we were talking about chemical bond, you wouldn’t need golden retrievers. Most dogs can explain that concept. Like these two:

Dogs can also be used to explain more basic concepts. Like uneven surfaces:

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