It's nice to see a homeschool topic. We have been homeschooling for years. I like the field trips. We joined a homeschool club that enables all of us to take trips at the same time so it's more like a class outing, and gives all of the children more social interaction. This Friday we are going on a tour of the salt mines where they store data, old movies, photographs, historic documents, etc. Last week a biology kit that we ordered arrived. We disected an earthworm. (Did you know earthworms have 5 hearts?) I didn't, I learn right along with our kids and I think that makes the experience even more meaningful. This afternoon we will disect a crawdad.