Zoology lessons on the fly!
Exploring Creation with Zoology 1 Flying Creatures of the Fifth Day has come in handy lately!
The kids found a Praying Mantis right outside of our patio door. Josiah pulled out our Apologia Zoology book about flying creatures, and sure enough, there was info about them in it!
He read through it and learned about what they eat, where they live, etc. He then captured it in a jar and created a living space for it. He even caught a grasshopper and put it in there with it. Grass, dirt, and few drops of water made up the little living space.
They kept the Praying Mantis for a few days, observing/studying it and then Josiah took it out and let it go. A great little science lesson!