Once upon a time, many middle school science teachers offered extra credit for student submitted science projects. An insect collection, properly mounted and labeled, was often the project of choice. Instead of the classic presentation of specimens pinned in a collection box, some kids put the collected critters in transparent gelatin capsules glued to a backing board.
One story made national news and even led to a mom’s appearance on I’ve Got a Secret. Her middle-schooler’s encapsulated collection was… eaten by his toddler brother.
The mom said that when she found little brother happily munching on the capsules he grinned at her and said, “Bugs-bugs-bugs! BUGS GOOD!”
April 15, 2016