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Science isn’t always neat and tidy — it’s sometimes “GROSS!” Cool, right? Blood, vomit, brains, and owl pellets aren’t things you always want to talk about, but they provide valuable information about animals and how they live.
We can expand the way we think about the world by exploring the interesting world of animals and the so-called “gross” things about them. Explore why vomit is important, pretend to be a bloodsucking parasite, and do some dissecting to learn more about how "grossology" is actually pretty cool!
Animals are amazing for snuggling and can be excellent playmates — we even keep some animals as pets and love them like our family. But have you ever thought about how your pet’s brain works? How about its bodily excretions? Probably not! Scientists, however, do explore the grosser side of animal physiology and behaviour in order to learn more about them.
Look to the “Introduction” section of each activity for more information about the specifics of:
» Wildscreen Arkive | Video | House fly feeding
» Owl Brand Discovery Kits | Owl Pellet Dissection Lab
» U-T San Diego | Newspaper in Education | Animal Grossology in the Classroom | Activity | Fake Animal Scat
» Science World at TELUS World of Science | School Workshop | Grossology
»Science World at TELUS World of Science | Galleries | BodyWorks
» Science World | Online Games | BodyWorks
» The Ohio State University | Extension Fact Sheet | Entomology | Domestic Flies
» Leech Facts
» The “Grossology” Series: Grossology, Hands-On Grossology, Grossology and You, and Animal Grossology by Sylvia Branzei