Monday, May 11, 2009

The Tadpole Experiment

Looking for Tadpoles!
Logan ended up hearing a bullfrog. We didn't see it but we could clearly hear it!

Well, I picked up Landon from school. We headed over to Tanyard Creek to go for a nice hike without little sister tagging along. I have been trying to take the kids over every month. It's been amazing watching how much Tanyard Creek changes thru the seasons. We explored bluffs which were inhabitated by Native Americans and read all the different signs thru out the park. We had so much fun! I decided it would be fun to watch tadpoles change into frogs. We emptied out two water bottles filled them up with pond water and three tadpoles. Landon ended up catching all three tadpoles. We grabbed the bottles and ended back home. The boys dumped the tadpoles into this empty fishbowl and hopefully, in a couple of weeks we will have frogs. I'm not sure how long it takes. So, I will have to go do some research.
The boys emptied out their bottles into the glass fish bowl.
Gross, look at the water. Hopefully, we will get a couple of frogs.


Emily Larkin said...

You are offically the best mom ever!

Letters,Numbers and Books said...

we've done this several years so if you need any help or advise just let me know!

Erica said...

Oh how much fun!! I'm interested to see how things go :)