Granny_Weatherwax Posted February 1, 2011 Share Posted February 1, 2011 My son loves to investigate and do research. Whenever he finds a topic he is interested in he will spend hours researching it. I haven't had too much of a problem with it until recently. For example, he was studying the astrophysics chapter in Apologia Physical Science and did so much research/reading he learned way more than was necessary and when he took the test he couldn't give straight answers. His response would include portions of the correct answer but then he would give examples of exceptions to the rule and include terms I had to look up to determine relevance and correctness. I simply do not know enough about black matter, black holes and the theory of relativity (which weren't discussed in Apologia's astrophysics chapter) to be able to answer his questions. We have moved on to Biology this term and he is already wanting to do more research and reading. I have told him that his extra reading will need to approved so that it remains relevant so we can stay on schedule. We are weeks behind in science because he goes down so many rabbit trails. I don't want to discourage his love of learning and desire to increase his knowledge and understanding but I have to draw the line somewhere. Right? What do you do with kids who do so much more than is required, necessary or immediately beneficial? Quote Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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