My 6-year old casually asked me today, “When I will grow up and go to space, way beyond the sky, will I see God?” I don’t think I have an answer for any that? Go with spirituality or science? And I am completely blown by her cursory reference to the travel to space. She believes it is going to be as easy as buying a ticket and getting onboard a rocket.
She continued, “And when the satellite is this small, why do they have such a huge rocket surrounding it? Why can’t they make just the satellite to fly away?” Any answers of mine did nothing to quench her curiosity.
I firmly believe the curious minds of kids should contribute to defining the next problem statements for science. There would be many that the jaded minds would not have thunk.