We have been lucky enough to work with Island Readers & Writers again this spring as they offered us a pilot program with a focus on science-based literature. Scientists at Vanderbilt University met with us via polycom for three sessions. The last session was on invertebrates and the kids got to examine different invertebrates, some with exoskeletons...some without.
Here was my personal favorite: tarantula! The Polycom was so clear that you could actually see the hairs on its body. We hope to work with these terrific scientists again next year!