Tuesday, May 3, 2011

Rabbit Research Project

~Research projects can be a great way to learn.~

She wants a rabbit for a pet.

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Bunnies are cute and fluffy and soft. Their little noses wiggle in such a cute way. They must be fun, right?

But how much work are they? Seemed like the perfect time for her first research project.

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So we taped a big brown paper to the wall and started asking questions.

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Then, we got busy answering them. We found helpful magazines, books, and websites. As she read an answer to one of her questions, she recorded it.

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Then, she made a list of needed supplies.

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She found a local farm store’s website to get prices for each item and then we worked together to add them up.

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She’s convinced, now.
Right down to the breeds of rabbit she would be interested in owning.

Now, if she just had enough money to purchase a cage…


  1. What a wonderful learning opportunity. Now she can start saving and earning money for her rabbit. This would be a great time to introduce her to 4H as well. What a wonderful and rewarding this project will be for your sweet little. Thanks for sharing.

  2. Great idea for her to do that!! I have a rabbit that now 19yo got to keep the guinea pig company. Said 19 yo just got home from her 1st year of college over a 1000 miles away. So who takes of rabbit??? ;) That being said, they aren't bad at all. Probably less daily work than the 4 cats and dog we have. Oh, and a gerbil. But you get the idea.


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