So my class just started to observe bread yesterday as it molds as part of an experiment on decomposers in our ecosystem. A few moments ago, a child and her parent come in with a dead bird and are wondering if I can use it for our science unit. :huh: I definitely don't want a decomposing bird in our classroom (nor do I think I could), but I wonder if anyone has had experience with this or tried something like this. Maybe it could be something done outside in a spot away from other students that we can observe each week? Thoughts? I feel bad just dismissing to the child and parent without at least thinking of the possibility.