Ew! But yes, if I trusted the 11yo to be discreet then I would let her dissect it. Would the 5yo be expecting a burial ceremony?
Originally Posted by StephandOwen
I agree with getting another fish to dissect, but not the family pet. Maybe take her fishing (I have no idea about fishing seasons or licenses so I may be way off on that suggestion
Originally Posted by BusyMommy
I'd have to say no, though. I wouldn't want to encourage secrets w/in the family. And, too, I'd have to say dissection on family/personal pets sort of blurs a line. Maybe ask the pet store for a donation?
Originally Posted by tie-dyed
Ack! My mother used to think it was the coolest thing *ever* to take the boy scouts fishing, then take the catch to school for her seventh grade science class to dissect, then bring home what was left for dinner.
Frankly, it grossed me out. I'm all for reusing and recycling and respecting ther critters by using them to their utmost, but it was asking a lot of a teenager to expect me to eat fish first caught by a bunch of boy scouts then dissected by a bunch of seventh graders!
Just had to share. Didn't mean to hijack.
Originally Posted by Irishmommy
Our goldfish died today. My 11yo wants to disect it. My 5yo would be devestated if she knew. Dd1 can keep it to herself, so the 5yo won't know. But I'm honestly torn. I don't want to stifle her interest, but still...