I love asking my kids scientific questions and seeing how they respond. Here was our conversation from our drive home from the eye doctor this afternoon.
Me: "Leif why does the wind blow?"
Leif: "Oh, I know this one! It's because of the moon."
Me: "Nope, that's the tides."
Leif: "No, it works with wind too, the gravity pulls the wind around."
Me: "Ok... why do the colors of the leaves change?"
Skadi: "Because God makes them do that!"
Me: "Ok, good answer, why is the sky blue?"
Leif: "Because space is blue and the clouds get in the way and make the sky."
Skadi: "I wanted to answer Leif! It's because God made it blue."
Me: "Why are there volcanos."
Skadi: "Because God made volcanos."
Leif: "No Skadi, it's because wherever there is an earthquake a volcano pops up."
(Kind of sounds like a zit...)
Me: "Well I don't know if Skadi is wrong, but that's interesting Leif. Why does it get cold in winter."
Skadi (screaming): "BECAUSE GOD MADE IT!"
Leif: "That's easy, because the seasons change."
Me: "What are mountains made of?"
Leif: "Wood. Hey mom, what makes planets?"
Me: "Something like the big bang."
Leif: "Nope, you are wrong, dirt makes it and someone packs the dirt really hard together and a planet is made."
Skadi: "GOD MAKES PLANETS LEIF!"
(Yes, apparently Skadi has embraced Sunday school.)