For the better part of this academic year, my 10 year old and her close friend in the same grade have been carefully planning an entry into the school's end of the year talent show. Their chosen topic/theme is science! Each skit is only allowed 5 minutes, so these are not overly elaborate skits, but they've put quite a bit of time into their chosen science skit. They are dressing up as scientists (lab coats and safety goggles) and have plans of "popping" a balloon. I'm not exactly sure what their plans are to play out the theatrics of the skit, but their goal is to convince the audience the balloon popping will make a loud noise. Then they have plans of poking the balloon, but using tape or glue to trick the audience into thinking the balloon will pop but it won't actually pop. Honestly, I'm not quite sure what they are doing here.
It's a simple skit, to be honest, but that's not the point. The point is the excitement they have to do a skit for a talent show that involves science! Evidence that if you immerse your child in science opportunities, they'll seek out even more science opportunities in their life, often without your influence.
More to come later after they complete the talent show. Then I'll have a better idea of exactly what they have planned. They are keeping things a bit hush hush right now to keep it a surprise for everyone, including me! :-)