My husband and I have science backgrounds & have both worked in the medical professions. My husband is still a practicing chiropractor so we have our fair share of scientific discussions & references to science-related things around our home. In addition to these discussions we have a few medical instruments around our home that the children are exposed to. One such instrument is the respected cerumen loop. I usually chase down the kids & use this death-like looking instrument to extract ear wax from their ears.
Recently, Molly, our 3 year old came up to me to report:
"Look, Mommy! I found the froota loop!"