Encourage Kid’s Questions, Author Andrea Davis Pinkney

Encourage Kid’s Questions, Author Andrea Davis Pinkney

Worlds Awaiting - Season 2, Episode 23

  • Jun 17, 2017 5:00 pm
  • 28:37 mins
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Encourage Kid’s Questions (3:32) Do you ever get inundated by a child’s incessant questions? Turns out that this can be a good thing. Being curious can lead to an interest in science or music, sports, or just about anything really. Rebecca Sansom, of the BYU Chemistry Department co-founded the BYU Chem Camp for elementary aged students. She talks to Rachel today about encouraging our kids to notice the world around them and start investigating. Samson has also served as an Albert Einstein Distinguished Educator Fellow at the National Science Foundation in Arlington, Virginia, following eight years as a high school science teacher in Massachusetts and Utah. She has masters degrees in chemistry and education from Harvard University and Southern Utah University and is pursuing her doctorate in Educational Inquiry, Measurement, and Evaluation. Author Andrea Davis Pinkney (13:18) Up next on Worlds Awaiting - Rachel welcomes children’s book author, Andrea Davis Pinkney, who talks about what got her started writing. She also reflects on the discipline of writing and the new ideas that emerge from the struggle. Pinkney is author of many books for children and young adults, including picture books, novels, and non-fiction. Her books have received multiple Coretta Scott King Book Awards, Jane Addams Honor citations, nominations for the NAACP Image Awards, the Boston Globe/Horn book Honor medal, and many other accolades.  Poetry (26:17) We finish up the show with two poems by Robert Louis Stevenson – “Pirate Story” and “The Wind” both from a A Child’s Garden of Verses read by Garret Rushforth.

Episode Segments

Encourage Kid's Questions

Jun 17, 2017
9 m

Do you ever get inundated by a child’s incessant questions? Turns out that this can be a good thing. Being curious can lead to an interest in science or music, sports, or just about anything really. Rebecca Sansom, of the BYU Chemistry Department co-founded the BYU Chem Camp for elementary aged students. She talks to Rachel today about encouraging our kids to notice the world around them and start investigating. Samson has also served as an Albert Einstein Distinguished Educator Fellow at the National Science Foundation in Arlington, Virginia, following eight years as a high school science teacher in Massachusetts and Utah. She has masters degrees in chemistry and education from Harvard University and Southern Utah University and is pursuing her doctorate in Educational Inquiry, Measurement, and Evaluation.

Do you ever get inundated by a child’s incessant questions? Turns out that this can be a good thing. Being curious can lead to an interest in science or music, sports, or just about anything really. Rebecca Sansom, of the BYU Chemistry Department co-founded the BYU Chem Camp for elementary aged students. She talks to Rachel today about encouraging our kids to notice the world around them and start investigating. Samson has also served as an Albert Einstein Distinguished Educator Fellow at the National Science Foundation in Arlington, Virginia, following eight years as a high school science teacher in Massachusetts and Utah. She has masters degrees in chemistry and education from Harvard University and Southern Utah University and is pursuing her doctorate in Educational Inquiry, Measurement, and Evaluation.