Tiny Shrimp Cause a Big Stir

SCIENCE The vertical migration of brine shrimp causes substantial mixing of the water column. (Science) Learn more about this “marine mix” with our student-friendly article. Teachers, scroll down for a quick list of key resources in our Teachers Toolkit. Discussion Ideas The brine shrimp studied in the new article engage in diel vertical migration. What is diel vertical migration? Diel vertical migration describes a daily … Continue reading Tiny Shrimp Cause a Big Stir

5 Ways to Prepare for Punxsutawney Phil’s Prognostication

With Groundhog Day upon us, help your students prepare for the weather ahead with these 5 ideas! 1. Rodents Aren’t Actually Meteorologists Whether Punxsutawney Phil predicts 6 more weeks of winter or an early spring, every student should know that it’s actually Earth’s position around the sun that causes our weather to change from season to season. Kick off your class this week with the Reasons for the … Continue reading 5 Ways to Prepare for Punxsutawney Phil’s Prognostication

Wave of Central American Migrants Approaches 2014 Crisis Levels

WORLD Thousands of Central American people are journeying through Mexico to the United States. The influx of migrants may soon rival the surge of arrivals that sparked a border crisis in 2014. Teachers, scroll down for a quick list of key resources in our Teachers Toolkit. Discussion Ideas  Why are so many Central American people fleeing their homes to come to the U.S.? In the “Northern … Continue reading Wave of Central American Migrants Approaches 2014 Crisis Levels

Riddle of the Red Deer

WORLD Research shows that red deer were brought to Scottish islands by early explorers, but the question remains: where did the Neolithic colonists come from? (Guardian) Use today’s MapMaker Interactive map to better understand these maritime migrations across the North Sea. Teachers, scroll down for a quick list of key resources in our Teachers’ Toolkit, including today’s MapMaker Interactive map. Discussion Ideas Exciting new research … Continue reading Riddle of the Red Deer