SCIENCE You’ve probably heard claims that a blue whale’s heart is the size of a car, and that people could swim through their aortas. Well . . . (BBC) Size yourself up to a blue whale with our activity. Teachers, scroll down for a short list of key resources in our Teachers’ Toolkit. Discussion Ideas The blue whale is the largest animal ever to have … Continue reading How Big is a Blue Whale’s Heart?
SCIENCE Researchers have completed the first-ever comprehensive digital map of our seafloor’s sediment composition, which covers 70 percent of the planet’s surface. (Popular Science) Read more about mapping the seafloor with our profile of geologist Christina Symons. Teachers, scroll down for a quick list of key resources in our Teachers’ Toolkit. Discussion Ideas Take a look at the legend for the spectacular new seafloor map. … Continue reading First Digital Map of the Seafloor Reveals Secrets in the Sediments
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
SCIENCE Nature’s latest discovered supermaterial comes from a decidedly modest creature: A type of mollusk found on the rocky shores of western Europe. (Nat Geo News) Take a look at our coloring page to see where limpets live. Teachers, scroll down for a short list of key resources in our Teachers’ Toolkit. Discussion Ideas According to the Nat Geo News article, limpet teeth grow from … Continue reading Limpets Sink Their Teeth In
SCIENCE The ocean is home to some of the world’s biggest creatures. The ocean is also home to big exaggerations. So, how big do the biggest animals in the ocean get? (National Geographic) Put size into perspective with our activity—size yourself up to a blue whale! Teachers, scroll down for a short list of key resources in our Teachers’ Toolkit. Thanks to my favorite and … Continue reading Marine Myths Measured