Saturday, July 17, 2004

I wanna be an astronaut when I grow up

Thirty-five years ago yesterday, Apollo 11 launched, and man landed on the moon for the first time a few days later. There is a good post with several interesting links at MetaFilter: Apollo 11 (+35).

Science is fun

Here’s one for the science teachers and geeks out there: Howtoons “are one-page cartoons showing 5-to-15 year-old kids ‘How To’ build things. […] Our Howtoons are designed to encourage children to be active participants in discovering the world through Play-that-Matters — fun, creative, and inventive — and to rely a lot less on mass-consumable entertainment.”

Link via MetaFilter.

In case you’ve been wondering how I’m spending my holidays…

Meanwhile, you’ll find me in the kitchen, preparing Seehk kefta. (And yes, I sent AndrĂ© to the supermarket to do the shopping, lest any of my students see me there. )