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The interesting ideas about science quoted here were taken from essays, exams, and classroom discussions. Most were from 5th and 6th graders. They illustrate Mark Twain's contention that the "the most interesting information comes from the mouths of children, for they tell all they know and then stop."

Most books say our sun is a star. But it still knows how to change back into a sun in the daytime.

You can listen to thunder after lightning and tell how close you came to getting hit. If you don't hear it, you got hit, so never mind.

Water freezes at 32 degrees and boils at 212 degrees. There are 180 degrees between freezing and boiling because there are 180 degrees between north and south.

It is so hot in some places that the people there have to live in other places.

When planets go around and around in circles we say they are orbiting. When people do it we say they are crazy.

Rainbows are just to look at, not to really understand.

The law of gravity says no fair jumping up without coming back down.

Genetics explain why you look like your father, and if you don't why you should.

We say the cause of perfume disappearing is evaporation. Evaporation gets blamed for a lot of things people forget to put the top on.

Some people can tell what time it is by looking at the sun. But I have never been able to make out the numbers.

In looking at a drop of water under a microscope, we find there are twice as many H's as O's.

To most people solutions mean finding the answers. But to chemists solutions are things that are still all mixed up!

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