The Spirit Collection in London’s Natural History Museum is home to over 20 million dead animal specimens, collected from around the world. They are preserved and kept for research and educational purposes. Lizzie Daly met up with Ollie Crimmen, Senior Curator of Fish to find out a little more. Continue reading
Check out Ms. Spider Hat and five other new species scientists have discovered and classified in the last year! Continue reading
In this activity, students will observe a variety of soil types and describe the characteristics of these soils. Soil is made up of air, water, recycling organisms, rock particles, and humus. Different types of soils are defined by the different proportions of humus and rock particles they contain. Humus is formed from the decomposition produced by recycling organisms. The three types of rock particles are sand, silt, and clay.
The size of a school bus but in many ways a mystery, whale sharks continue to fascinate. Join a team of international scientists at a renowned marine sanctuary in Cabo Pulmo, Mexico and discover how we’re trying to better understand these remarkable creatures. Continue reading
Scientists announced on March 1, 2017 that they’ve identified the remains of 3,770-million-year-old microorganisms. Continue reading
You can have a ton of science fun with a straw. You can make it into a blow gun, using the properties of air, or it can double as a pipette when your lab has run out. But did you know you can perform some awesome hands-on science with the straw’s wrapper, too? It’s true. With the Wrapper Worm, we’ll reveal how to turn an ordinary straw wrapper into a growing worm!
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The children’s expressions are so cute that I couldn’t resist including this post. How do we retain this playful enthusiasm for science as they get older? – STAO Blogster. Continue reading
Many children can identify that water exists in 3 states within our natural environment. Understanding that it is the very same water that undergoes changes of state presents far more of a challenge to children in grade 2. The following experiment is simple yet effective in helping children understand changes in state and a rudimentary understanding of the water cycle.