Friday, January 9, 2009

For the Love of Learning

I'm all for hands-on educational experiences, but I do draw the line at touching strange, squishy or slimy critters in the name of science. Fortunately for me, there are others who jump at the chance.

Today we hosted our science club. Look who joined in on the fun:

These big guys don't come cheap. Rather than cook him up for Hubby alone to enjoy (the rest of us are politely declining), we're bringing him as a house warming gift to a party tonight. The host happens to be Hubby's boss. We'll see what he thinks of it.

Two of the moms took over the shrimp dissection and the lobster diagramming.

Other "guests" included: 2 hermit crabs, one crayfish, and some tribolite fossils. Leave it to home schoolers to come bearing such live "props." We sent everyone home with a sea monkey (brine shrimp) kit.

I think God was on to something when he forbid the Israelites to partake of such bottom feeders. Did you know shrimp actually clean the teeth of other sea life?


Stacy Brown said...

That looks like it was so much fun! I do not handle sea creatures well myself!

Candace said...

Wow, lobsters crawling on the kitchen floor. Probably not something you ever thought you'd see!

Juli said...

I will think of that every time I eat shrimp from now on!

Becky said...

Wow, check out the creepy critters! That looks like a lot of fun! Thankfully, I have a great excuse not to eat shellfish...I'm allergic!