Wednesday, April 8, 2009

We had an impromptu science lesson the other day.

One of the dad's on the baseball team gave us some freshly caught trout. We decided to have a traditional mountain meal so I picked from Dandelions from the yard to fry up to go with the trout.

Ben could not wait for me to cut the heads off of the fish so that he could experiment. Of course, Natalie had to get involved as well but she wasn't so sure about holding it in her bare hands. I put her fish head in a dish towel for her to hold.

I looked out the window to check on the kids and there they were, standing in the yard with tend stakes in their hands, trying to poke out the eyeballs. Ben was thrilled when his fish eyeball came out. He found the fish brain (didn't look like what I thought it would) and explored the eyeball and eye socket.

Natalie lost interest but Ben decided to make a "fish museum" and went to work trying to figure out how to preserve the fish head. After supper he had some fish spine bones to go in his museum as well.

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