MARCH MAMMAL MADNESS – The Power of the Bracket

I’ve been a biology teacher for 28 years. Every year, I find myself looking at my curriculum with an eye toward how I can keep both a.) the content of my course fresh and b.) the delivery of that content enticing to a generation of young minds who are maturing in a world of social media, screens, and digital literacy. Add to this a very … Continue reading MARCH MAMMAL MADNESS – The Power of the Bracket

Beyond March Mammal Madness

SCIENCE Welcome to March Mammal Madness: Real animals wage fictional battles, while students use science—a lot of it—to try to predict the winner. This year’s champion: the short-faced bear! (NPR) What are mammals? Why are they mad? Teachers, scroll down for a quick list of key resources in our Teachers Toolkit. Discussion Ideas It’s time for March Mammal Madness! What are mammals? A mammal is … Continue reading Beyond March Mammal Madness

Creature Feature: The American Bison

Featured photo by George F. Mobley, National Geographic What’s the largest land mammal in the United States? Today’s featured creature, of course! Today we’re highlighting the American Bison because believe it or not, it’s National Bison Day. Fast Facts Scientific Name: Bison bison Family Name: Bovidae Classification: Mammal Habitat: Grassland Diet: Herbivore (Fav foods include: plains grasses, herbs, shrubs, and twigs) Size: 7 to 11.5 feet Weight: 930 to 2,200 … Continue reading Creature Feature: The American Bison