SCIENCE Do dogs and wolves hear better when they tilt their heads? Do humans? (Reddit LifeProTips) Use our resources to get some tips on teaching about wolves. Teachers, scroll down for a quick list of key resources in our Teachers’ Toolkit. Discussion Ideas Why do dogs, wolves, and other canids tilt their heads when listening? Canids tilt their heads to determine the vertical placement of … Continue reading Why Do Wolves Tilt Their Heads?
GEOGRAPHY English bursts with consonants. (Cumberbatch!) But other languages, such as Hawaiian, keep more vowels and open sounds. (Kahanamoku!) And that variability might be because they evolved in different habitats. (NPR) Use our resources to take a look at some of the oldest surviving words in any language. Teachers, scroll down for a short list of key resources in our Teachers’ Toolkit. Discussion Ideas According … Continue reading Did The Language You Speak Evolve Because Of The Heat?
SCIENCE Meet the adorable “sea bunny” taking over the internet. What is it? Why is it so cute? (Nat Geo News) Cut to the chase—vote for the cutest animals in these Nat Geo Kids polls! Teachers, scroll down for a list of quick-and-cute resources in our Teachers’ Toolkit. Note: Current Event Connections is slowing down for the summer. Our column will continue to appear once … Continue reading Deep-Sea Pokemon
Our Creature Feature series is brought to you through our collaborations in education and citizen science. In this post, the Biomimicry Institute shares more about what makes the barn owl a stealthy hunter as part of their mission to bring nature-inspired ideas to modern-day challenges. By Sam Gochman, Ayda Uraz, and Jeanette Lim from the Biomimcry Institute Barn owls are often regarded as mysterious creatures, with their nocturnal habits, … Continue reading Creature Feature: Masters of Silent Flight
SCIENCE Why is your cat such a picky eater? It may experience some bitter compounds differently than you do, new research suggests. (Christian Science Monitor) Learn more about how domestic cats just follow their natural instincts. Teachers, scroll down for a quick list of key resources in our Teachers’ Toolkit. Discussion Ideas According to the Christian Science Monitor, cats have a very highly developed sense … Continue reading Finicky Felines