Spidery ‘Plankton’ Pours Down

ENVIRONMENT Millions of spiders dropped from the sky in Australia, blanketing the countryside with their webs. “We see these falls of spiderwebs that look almost as if it’s snowing,” said one local resident. (Nat Geo News) Use our resources to learn about slightly more terrifying arachnids from Down Under. Teachers, scroll down for a quick list of key resources, including a link to today’s MapMaker … Continue reading Spidery ‘Plankton’ Pours Down

Fish Rain Down on Sri Lankan Village

SCIENCE Villagers in west Sri Lanka have said they have been surprised and delighted by an unusual rainfall of (edible) small fish. (BBC) When animals get swept up in clouds, look out below! Discussion Ideas Read our media spotlight “Strange Rains,” which nicely explains how so-called “animal rain” might happen. The spotlight describes two types of weather conditions leading to animal rain: waterspouts and updrafts. … Continue reading Fish Rain Down on Sri Lankan Village