I am a scientist and have spent the better part of my adult life working in a laboratory. When people ask about what that actually means, I usually tell them it’s probably what you imagine—white lab coats, strong smells, things that bubble and change color on the bench top, little cells moving around under a microscope.
The long-awaited summer break is in full swing! Teachers and students everywhere countdown to summer. Now that we’re halfway through vacation and the novelty has worn off, many parents are starting the countdown to the beginning of the next school year.
The school year is over, finally! Long lazy days, kids sleeping in, and thoughts of escaping the heat fill the minds of every parent. Then WHAM! Reality sets in; your child has summer assignments to complete. Oh, the torture! You ask yourself, “Why do we have to do this?” and “How am I going to get my child to complete them?” Well, we have some answers for you.