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…when thing just gel and the opportunity for real, hands on learning is at hand.

We had one of those magical moments over the holidays when my son asked how salt could melt snow.

It led to a research project where we discovered that salt lowers the water’s melting point and how the salt disrupts the water-vapor equilibrium. (Which, then led to more learning about definitions of words like “vapor” and “equilibrium”).

Then before we knew it, we were filling bowls of water, adding salt to one, writing out a hypothesis and a procedure and checking every hour to record our findings.

It was one of those moments where you just know something really fun has just happened. The whole day took a different turn than could have been predicted, the learning was fun and everyone was involved.

Those are the moments where I know infinite learning is really a great way to learn.