Wednesday, January 25, 2006

Science today


Triops have the "Yuck Factor" going for them. Unfortunately, I'm not entirely convinced we'll achieve the Yuck Factor, given our Ramona-start to this project.

Yesterday as we readied the tank, Ramona managed to open the egg container and lose a few (?) of the eggs. She also may have gotten a drop of cold water in there. Uh-oh. These creatures, while high on the Yuck Scale, are also high on the maintenance scale for hatching. Conditions and temperatures must be optimal, or -- guess what? -- no Triops.

Anne is eagerly tracking results in her science notebook. Wish us luck, yuck and crystals (we're trying to grow those, too.)

2 comments:

Alice said...

Wow, these are great.

Your lost eggs remind me of our own baby dropping the contents of half a dozen sterile petri dishes on the floor of the dining room last week. Yikes!

Karen E. said...

Oh, no, Alice! Science with babies, toddlers and pre-schoolers gives a new meaning to the word "experiment" .... :-0