My 8yr dd received a WAY COOL ant kit from her Aunt K and Uncle J. We finally got some ants for it, and any homeschooling mom knows what that usually leads to...
YOU TUBE! LOL!!
All of the girls were fighting over seeing the ants. Then it was taking TOO LONG for them to burrow into the gel (yeah, GEL ... this was a SPACE ant kit!! I told you it was WAY COOL!) So we head up to see if we can find video on You Tube.
This led to:
watching ants eat dead animals and talking about why it is important ants eat dead things
watching kids be stupid and put their hands in fire ant piles (my daughter is sorry she asked to see that one, and told me to "change the channel!"
watching ants fight each other
watching black widows
watching a black widow fight a scorpion (can you believe the scorpion won?!?! my daughters were all very sad, they did not want anyone to die)
watching a puppy and a lobster
and finally watching what my daughters all ooohhhed and ahhhhed over...
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=a9kCsUt3ojo&feature=related baby animals
To which afterwards they were all downstairs again fighting for a view of the ants and wondering why they aren't digging yet. :)
TO which my 8yr dd still exclaimed "this is the best gift ever!" :D I LOVE HOMESCHOOLING!!!
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