SCIENCE Rings of stalagmites found in a cave in France suggest that our ancient relatives were surprisingly skilled builders. (Nat Geo News) Use our resources to better understand exploration of mysterious caves. Teachers, scroll down for a quick list of key resources in our Teachers Toolkit. This 3D model of the Bruniquel cave clearly shows the different types of structures present there: annular, or ring-shaped, … Continue reading Did Neanderthals Build Stone Circles?
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!
We’re in the middle of one of the biggest mass extinctions the world has ever seen. There have been five previous major mass extinctions, when more than 75% of all species on Earth vanished. Think about that for a second . . . three-quarters of life on this planet died. Five times. This list includes pictures of iconic species that went extinct during the five major … Continue reading #TeachNatGeo: The Big Six Extinctions (one is happening right now)
SCIENCE What (doesn’t) live in a pineapple under the sea? The very first animals on Earth, scientists believe. (The Independent) How do sponges contribute to marine ecosystems? Find out with our illustrated guide! Scroll down for a quick list of key resources in our Teachers’ Toolkit. Discussion Ideas According to the good folks at MIT, the earliest sea sponges probably predated the Cambrian explosion. What … Continue reading Sea Sponges Soak Up the Glory
SCIENCE Scientists are going high-tech to survey thousands of fossilized tracks in remote Western Australia. (BBC) Use our resources to dig deeper into the world of dinosaurs. Teachers, scroll down for a quick list of key resources, including today’s dino-riffic MapMaker Interactive map. Discussion Ideas Paleontologists in Australia are using drones to look for dinosaur fossils. What are drones? A drone is an unmanned aircraft … Continue reading Droning for Dinosaurs