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.
So, do you have a favorite place to go for field trips?