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Pinchers, stingers and claws, oh my.
May 12, 2009 · Be The First To Comment

photo credit: furryscaly “How do you count scorpions?” Well, carefully is the best answer. The same can be said for any animals with either pinchers, claws, or really sharp teeth. That pretty much covers the majority of our animal collection here (except for the amphibians). The next question that pops to mind is: why would […]

This is a test…
May 1, 2009 · Be The First To Comment

This is a test… And so is this… No really – the skeleton of a sea urchin is called a test. Sea urchins are one kind of Echinoderm. And “echinoderm” is not some new spa skin treatment; it means “spiny skin” and refers to the phylum name for sea stars, sea urchins, sea cucumbers and all of […]

Science Mystery: What came out of the Bearded Dragon’s Nose?
March 23, 2009 · Be The First To Comment

 Merlin, our bearded dragon You can pick your friends and you can pick your nose, but you can’t pick your friend’s nose. Even if your friend is a Bearded Dragon. I have been working with reptiles for quite a while now and have seen some weird things. But one of the weirdest happened during Summer Camp. […]

pIRANHA pH pUZZLE
October 14, 2008 · 1 Comment

My Weekday Lab class this month is about diffusion and osmosis. While I was looking for everyday analogies to dazzle my students with, I came across one I had not expected to find or witness: the effect of diffusion on my piranha population. Diffusion is a form of passive transport where molecules or particles, due […]



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