Transitions = Creative
Today's Snack: One of the best things you can eat is an egg. One of the
reasons an egg is so much fun to eat is that you can eat it in so many
different forms. You can crack a whole egg into your orange juice in the morning
and stir a little, for a little extra protein. You can cook it sunny-side up,
over easy, poached or scrambled. You can hard-boil it, or mix ingredients with
a boiled egg yolk to make deviled eggs. Yes, eggs go through lots of
transitions before they make that final transition into our tummies. So have an
egg today for snack . . . for a CHANGE.
School Treats notebook and pen or pencil
One of the biggest rules
of science is that things change. Everything that is, whether alive or not
alive, will change over time. The way things change, and why they change, are
the focus of almost all scientific study.
So change is universal.
Understanding change helps us understand how the universe works. Scientists
often call changes "transitions." A "transition" is a word for change from one
state of being to another.
Let's list some things
that make transitions:
Caterpillars transition into butterflies
Green leaves transition into red ones
A young person transitions into being an old person.
A joke changes a frown into a smile.
Ironing makes laundry disappear.
Reading transitions knowledge from the page of a
book into your brain.
How many transitions can
In your notebook, make
category headings such as Nature, your household, friendships, school, and your
favorite sport or hobby. Then try to list 10 transitions that occur in those
See how prevalent
transitions are? Has this exercise CHANGED your mind about them?