This week, we decided to try one of the magic grow items from the dollar store. This one was a starfish. This "experiment" helped RockerTot with observing, patience and was just plain fun.
RockerTot felt the texture (stiff and bumpy) and observed the size, color and shape of the starfish. He then placed the starfish into the large bowl of water.
RockerTot checked on his starfish. It was soggy, but still quite stiff and had grown quite a bit.
It's getting bigger, softer and a bit slimy.
It's huge, slimy, squishy and falling apart.
Here is a size comparison. I meant to trace the original, but I forgot. I did think to keep the plastic from the package for perspective, though.
We would have kept going with this project, but the poor starfish couldn't take any more torture. I had to give it a trash can burial after RockerTot fell asleep.