ENVIRONMENT Solomon Islanders had long reported Rodents Of Unusual Size, and now science supports them. (Nat Geo News) Why should we care about giant rats? Teachers, scroll down for a quick list of key resources in our Teachers Toolkit Text Set, including today’s MapMaker Interactive map. Discussion Ideas That’s certainly a clickbait headline. Did a giant rat really fall from the sky? No, … Continue reading Giant Rat That Fell From the Sky Is a New Species
What did you learn this week? Let us know in the comments or at firstname.lastname@example.org. This week, we learned … … you’ve been reading the wrong horoscope. Thanks, NASA. What’s the difference between astronomy and astrology? … Oxford tops the overall rankings, but you need to go east to find the best young universities. Where did our explorers and grantees go to school? What … Continue reading 11 Things We Learned This Week!
SCIENCE What?! New evidence suggests that rat fleas were not entirely responsible for the pandemic plague that devastated Europe in the 14th century. (the Guardian) Use our resources to learn more about paleopathology and other disciplines of archaeology. Discussion Ideas Read our paragraph on paleopathology, the study of disease in ancient cultures, in our encyclopedic entry on archaeology. Does the new analysis of plague victims … Continue reading Rats Off the Hook for the Black Death?