Saturday, April 25, 2009
They Had the Gap Not My Kids
People worry that homeschoolers have gaps in their education. Some school teachers discuss this frequently.
We had to wait in a short line in order for my kids to have a turn going inside this rocket. However when my kids got in, they went in the opposite way of the other kids and adults. My kids knew the correct way the astronauts laid in the pod. Everyone else had it wrong. When I saw my kids arranging themselves in that way my husband commented that everyone else had it wrong but thought they were right. The ignorant ones had no clue of their ignorance.
It was a realization that this time around my homeschooled boys were the informed ones and the schooled kids and adults had a gap. I don't even recall how they knew this, from what book or lesson or what documentary, but the info was in their long term memory and it was put to use. (This photo was taken was before we entered the museum and saw or read any educational information.)
Photo taken by ChristineMM at the Kennedy Space Center in April 2009.