Oct 08 2003
What I would do is an experiment that is relevant to our society and life today!
The pinnacle argument on which the interest in my study comes from is the idea that everyone eats, and as you know you are what you eat.
But what kinds of things do people eat?
The answer: Hot Dogs!
All sorts of people eat hot dogs, conversely people eat all sorts of hot dogs. But what makes one hot dog different from another? Is there a way to examine hot dogs, and determine which kind tastes the best, is best for you, last the longest in the ground? Additionally, what other creatures eat hot dogs? Do insects eat hot dogs? Do trees eat hot dogs? If so, do different animals display a preference for different kinds of hot dogs? Is there a correlation between what animals like and what humans like?
Other questions include, how do hot dogs reproduce? What is their natural prey? Do they have seeds, or can you simply stick one in the ground and watch it grow?
There is a myriad of questions that pop up when one starts to explore the vast and magical world of Hot Dogs. Because of this, Children are able to follow their own interest and logic ultimately leading them to learn all sorts of things such as: meat processing; dietary information, such as calories and cholesterol; vegetarian alternatives to meat; the magic of artificial preservatives; or even about something as initially unrelated as carrion eaters. Plus, kids would get to eat hot dogs of many shapes, colors and flavors, which is a boon to any activity.