A few months ago I shared how we dissected a shrimp, however the shrimp we got from our grocery store was already beheaded. We got ones with shells on, so they saw the tails and legs and such stuff, but they really wanted to know what the head looked like, up close and personal.
I joked about going out for sushi and making my brother order fried shrimp heads again (he did it on a dare once, it was AWESOME), but Jeff didn’t think that was the best plan, for many perfectly valid reasons.
Then, when we were in Virginia we ate at this perfectly horrible Chinese/Japanese buffet.
Horrible, they messed up jello so badly I couldn’t eat it.
But, they had shrimp with their heads on. So, right there in the restaurant we had a science lesson.
First thing we noticed is how HUGE the eyes are. I personally think they’re kind of freaky.
Next we noticed the length of the antennae. They’re about as long as the shrimp itself.
This required a lot of playing and fiddling around to see how much it could be moved.
And then some general exploration of how it moves and the different parts of it.
Of course eventually it was eaten.
I guess that day we played with our food.
Let’s see what others did this week:
Finding the Teachable Moments shared about their Fire Safety week, a great pre-school/early elementary unit (you have to see what her husband brought home from work!).
Homeschool Mo did a couple of things this week, but I really loved her illustration for the earth circling the sun using a pie pan.