SCIENCE Microscopic scratches on fossil teeth are forcing paleontologists to rethink diets of pterosaurs. (Nature) Use our fun activity to build your own pterosaur. (Yes, our lovely Dimorphodon illustration is out-of-date. Use the one below.) Teachers, scroll down for a quick list of key resources in our Teachers Toolkit. Discussion Ideas New fossil research sheds light on the diets of pterosaurs. What are pterosaurs? Read … Continue reading Scientists Scratch the Surface of Pterosaur Diets
WORLD In excavated waste heaps, researchers have found evidence that ancient Greenlanders may have been eating large amounts of bowhead whale. But these 4,000-year-old “dumpsters” are from millennia before humans had the technology to hunt down such massive prey. (NPR) How long have people been whaling? Use our article to find out. Teachers, scroll down for a quick list of key resources in our Teachers … Continue reading Whale of a Mystery
WORLD What would happen if the whole world suddenly decided to give up meat? How much difference would it really make? And would it all be positive? (BBC) What is a vegetarian diet? How do vegetarian and other diets impact our health, environment, and cultural identity? Use our resources to get some ideas. Teachers, scroll down for a quick list of key resources in our … Continue reading What Would Happen If Everyone Stopped Eating Meat?
What did you learn this week? Let us know in the comments or at firstname.lastname@example.org. This week, we learned … … there is a Museum of Endangered Sounds that preserves all those obsolete ’90s tech noises. How many sounds in the museum can you identify? What are some everyday sounds you think might be obsolete in 20 years? Resource: Sound out your city! … Continue reading 10 Things We Learned This Week!
SCIENCE It is rare for a new animal species to emerge in front of scientists’ eyes. But this seems to be happening in eastern North America. (The Economist) Use our resources to learn more about coywolves. Discussion Ideas The Economist article makes a case that the so-called coywolf is “greater than the sum of its parts.” Its parts include the DNA from three distinct species. … Continue reading Meet the Coywolf