Alright, I admit it! When Hank our Greater Swiss Mountain Dog puppy brought in a crawdad (crayfish), I had all the children look at it and count the legs, notice the tail, etc. They thought it was gross and kind of scary.
I did giggle to myself thinking about how homeschoolers often take any opportunity and try to turn it into a mini unit study. So I just left it on the counter.
But seriously, how could I just let it end there when I just found this in our recycle trash! Coincidence? I think not!
Here he is, probably an hour after his demise. Do you see the cracks in his exoskeleton? Yes, I pointed that out and we talked about exoskeletons too. We noticed the color change as well, and the children think that he is getting lighter because his body is drying out. We’re going to observe the crawdad/crayfish cadaver for a bit and notice any further changes. I just couldn’t help myself. ☺