Monday, February 26, 2007

Yet Another Science Moment

Ethan: Mars is red! What color is Venus?
Me: I don't know. Let's find out.
Ethan: I think it is probably brown.
Me: *doing a Google image search* You think so? You might be right. Yes, look at that. It's kind of a light brown. And do you know why Mars is red?
Ethan: Because it is red.
Me: Because of the iron in the dirt. The iron makes the dirt red, and that makes Mars look red.

This teaching moment brought to you courtesy of The Brave Little Toaster Goes to Mars.

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