SCIENCE To scientists’ delight, they’ve identified the first dinosaur tail preserved in amber. The incredible appendage from 99 million years ago is covered in feathers. (Nat Geo News) Learn a little about amazing amber with our study guide. Teachers, scroll down for a quick list of key resources in our Teachers Toolkit. Discussion Ideas Scientists just identified a dinosaur tail preserved in amber. What is … Continue reading Telltale Tail Trapped in Amber
What did you learn this week? Let us know in the comments or at firstname.lastname@example.org. This week, we learned … … under Hawaii’s starry skies, there is a fight over sacred ground. So, we know what’s going on on top of Mauna Kea. What’s going on below? Where else are indigenous groups protesting for greater sovereignty? … humans can only live about 115 years. … Continue reading 10 Things We Learned This Week!
SCIENCE A beautifully colored dinosaur fossil is the first to show evidence of camouflage. (Nat Geo News) What is camouflage? Use our resources to find out. Teachers, scroll down for a quick list of key resources in our Teachers Toolkit. Discussion Ideas A remarkable fossil of Psittacosaurus is the first to exhibit evidence of camouflage. What is camouflage? Take a look at our nice encyclopedic … Continue reading Dinosaur Camo
Here’s an advance look at a some of the “This Day in Geographic History” (TDIGH) events coming up this week. For each date, we’ve matched it with a map or visual, background information, and a classroom activity so you can plan ahead. Tuesday, August 9 TDIGH: International Day for the World’s Indigenous Peoples The United Nations created this day in 1994 to promote and protect … Continue reading Looking Ahead: This Week in Geographic History, August 8-14
SCIENCE New research suggests T. rex teeth were probably not protruding fangs, but kept hidden by thin, scaly lips. (Guardian) How did tyrannosaurs use those teeth? Use our archived activity to find out. Teachers, scroll down for a quick list of key resources in our Teachers’ Toolkit. Discussion Ideas New research suggests Tyrannosaurus rex did not have fangs. What are fangs? Fangs are simply long, … Continue reading Pucker Up!