As well as being a great experience for the kids, it's been an endless source of entertainment for our two kitties, who spend most of the day now, watching their "cat TV" aka lizard cage.
Bearded dragons are friendly, docile creatures. They are easy to care for, cheap to feed, clean & non-smelly. Plus, we bought them from friends, for an amazing price. All in all, a very good little investment for the coming school years!