Today we did a little "weird" science. I got the idea when I visited the Kalamazoo Nature Center recently. In their children's section, there were some fun hands-on activities, including a center where children could examine pictures of different animal scat and then make some out of brown clay.
We took it one step further and made a Poop Museum.
We learned that animal scat differed in shape and size depending on the size of the animal, as well as the animal's particular diet.
Although it may seem dirty or gross to some, it is a valuable way to identify animals, determine what they are eating, and, of course, to track them (along with foot prints). The student-scientists found it fascinating and fun! Please feel free to come check our "museum".