Daughter has reached the age of asking "why?" to everything.

"hold on to that cup with both hands"
"why?"
"i don't want you to drop it"
"why?"
"It's made of glass, and if you drop a glass thing it can break"
"why?"
"because glass is brittle"
"why?"
"because supercooling molten silicon dioxide makes an amorphous solid which is weaker than the crystalline form"
"why?"
"the crystalline form has a tetrahedral lattice of ionic bonds"
"why?"
"because one silicon atom can bind with four oxygen"
"why?"

@ferds I never want to discourage her from asking "why", so I will keep answering "why" questions all day or until I get to "i don't know", rather than imply she should stop.

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@nindokag This is really a great mindset to have and is huge benefit to your daughter. Sounds like she is already thinking like a true Scientist :)

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