Category Archives: Biology

Are Inch Worms really worms?

177651147.jpgNo. They are not worms at all!

“First, inchworms are caterpillars in the family geometridae. They are so named because they have adapted unique prolegs that allow them to grip onto trees and look like twigs.”

More on their lifecycle here: http://sciencing.com/inchworm-life-cycle-6122809.html

from: http://bugguide.net/node/view/430913

http://animals.mom.me/raise-inchworm-9342.html

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Good Old Trees

The oldest living trees are older than you might think!


This one is in Sweden.

The oldest in the US?

Methuselah, a bristlecone pine tree from California’s White Mountains, is thought to be almost 5,000 years old—and the oldest non-clonal tree in the world. The exact location of the gnarled, twisted Methuselah is a Forest Service secret, for its protection (that might not be it above).Apr 26, 2014″

http://m.mentalfloss.com/article.php?id=29879

Happy Earth Day! We’re All connected!

Food Webs / Food Chains:

  1. http://www.kidsgeo.com/geography-for-kids/0164-ecosystems.php
  2. http://www.dkfindout.com/us/animals-and-nature/food-chains/
  3. http://www.sheppardsoftware.com/content/animals/kidscorner/foodchain/foodchain.htm
  4. TO PRINT: http://www.glerl.noaa.gov/pubs/brochures/foodweb/LSfoodweb.pdf
  5. http://www.ducksters.com/science/ecosystems/food_chain_and_web.php
  6. GLOSSARY: http://members.enchantedlearning.com/subjects/foodchain/glossary.shtml

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  1. VIDEO: https://www.brainpop.com/science/ecologyandbehavior/foodchains/

 

Rachel Carson:

https://www.brainpop.com/science/famousscientists/rachelcarson/

John Muir:

http://mrnussbaum.com/pioneers/john_muir/

http://www.treehugger.com/culture/ten-cool-things-about-john-muir.html

http://gardenofpraise.com/ibdmuir.htm

Chief Seattle:

http://www.childrenoftheearth.org/chief_seattle.htm

http://www.newworldencyclopedia.org/entry/Chief_Seattle

Libraries Are Some of My Best Friends

Here’s why:

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When I was in high school , someone gave me a copy of the Autobiography of Malcolm X. It changed my life on many ways… Most of all, I admire Malcolm’s voracious quest for the truth and his unending pursuit of self change and transformation.
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‘Nuff Said.

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This ABC BOOK is more than an easy reader. I love alpha beta books because they are often powerful compendiums of arcane knowledge hiding in disguise.

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Many libraries such as Pierre Botineau and Nokomis and Roosevelt ( above ) have science ( X rays) and other hands on activities for children to explore.