Samuel is officially an astronomer. You can be too, if you go here, learn to classify galaxies, and then help real scientists to categorize a million galaxies! Samuel breezed through the tutorial, aced the test, and then started classifying. After a few minutes, he said something like, "Am I really doing this?" It had hit him that he was really being a scientist, and doing real scientific work. "Yes," I told him. "Yes, you are!"
On the smaller side of things, he found a monarch caterpillar in our yard, perched on a morning glory that had sprouted up in the middle of the grass. Everything that I read said that they only eat milkweed, but nothing that I found said that morning glory is a type of milkweed. And yet, there he was, munching away. Since we don't have any milkweed that I know of, we continued to feed him morning glory after we brought him inside. Samuel named him Peter. After a few days, we came back from church to find a chrysalis, and almost two weeks later, we woke up to a butterfly. We've seen a monarch hanging around our butterfly bush since Peter was released, and of course Samuel is sure it's Peter, coming back to say hello!