Biology

All Things Rotten

This week we took an afternoon and did some learning about rotting things. My boys like gross things, so they were all over this. I chose this topic to focus on after Moses started asking questions about mold and how things rot.

Things Rotting and Mold and Fungi Growing

Not for the squeamish.

Moldy Experiment

We started an experiment, but have nothing to report yet. We wanted to see how fast bread would mold in different environments. Here are the materials we used.

  • 3 slices bread
  • 3 ziploc bags
  • freezer
  • fridge
  • our counter

We put one slice of bread in each bag. Then we put one bag on the counter, one bag in the fridge, and one bag in the freezer. It has been five days and there has not been any change in the bread yet.

Paperwork

Here  is a wonderful worksheet that you can use with your kids.

I am linking up this post to Science Sunday. Check them out to see what Science things other families are doing.

Worms, Part 2

Yes, worms do have babies!

Here are three web pages which directly answered my son’s question:

Here are some blogs that have unit studies on earthworms so you can study further:

If you are looking for interactive websites online where your kids can learn more about worms check out these pages:

I hope you had fun learning more about worms with us.

What have you been studying with the kids?

What interesting questions have your children asked you?

Mom, Do Worms Have Babies?

Malachi found a giant worm in the garden.

He’s looking at the ground for more worms. He found this giant one under a plant pot.

Malachi showed the worm to Moses. Moses held out his hand to catch it in case it fell.

Moses looks at me and asks, “Mom, do worms have babies?”

I think for a moment and respond, “I don’t know, we will have to look it up.”

What do you think?

Check back soon to see what we discovered.

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