I’ve said it before, and I’ll probably mention it several more times in our science studies: Do not underestimate the value of a good field trip to the pet or grocery store.
We just read up about the various body parts of crabs and lobsters, so while I was out with the kids on Friday we stopped by the pet store and looked at their little brown crabs. I was hoping for some hermit crabs, but this store didn’t have any. You can see the crab down by Princess’ hand
That’s him all blown up. It gave us a chance to look in real life and find eye stalks, his carapace, his walking legs, and his claws. I had intended to go and check out the lobsters at the grocery store as well to compare, but the kids were not quite ready for that.
Changed by the Maker shared about hermit crabs and has a cool video about molting (and yes I’m showing this to my kids on Monday).
So, do you have a favorite place to go for field trips?