Thursday, October 9, 2008

All in the Name of Science

Do you ever start something and even as you are doing it realize that the results could quite possibly be not so good?

We started Apologia science this summer, Faith is doing a middle school general science course, and Kylee, Seth, and Josh are doing Zoology, winged creatures.

Sooooo, this is a picture of Joshi working on an experiment.

The idea of the experiment is to dig two holes in the ground and put in two different cups, one with a piece of meat in it and one with a piece of fruit in it. Cover it with a board and see which attracts the most bugs, meat or fruit.

There are so many things that could happen here.

When Faith asked me what they were doing, I tried to explain the experiment to her, and before I could get to the point of the experiment she interrupted me with, "Ew what are you trying to do attract maggots?"

Hm, I hadn't thought of that.

So in the name of the scientific process my kids are outside digging holes in the mud and setting traps for unsuspecting bugs and, quite possibly, their young.

Not to mention the two hounds that reside in our house and quite often use the back yard as their playground/bathroom. Jasmine doesn't sniff so good, so I am not sure she would even find the bait, but Junie is a first rate sniffer.

Yeah, it's going to be interesting.

Oh yes, there will be pictures.



Aunt B said...

Gross!! Please don't show pictures. I am w/ Faith on this Maggots are super super nasty

joni said...

Well, maggots will eventually become winged creatures. So that's relevant.