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Educator How-To: Teaching taxonomy with simple sorting exercises
June 25, 2012 · Be The First To Comment

It’s time, once again, for our monthly Educator How-To! Today we’ll help you teach kids to classify and categorize. Objective: To gain a basic understanding of taxonomy by practicing sorting and classification skills. Materials: Bags of assorted plastic animals Index cards Markers Preparation: The beauty of this activity is that it takes very little teacher preparation! […]

The Heart of a Collector: 500 pez dispensers don’t lie
January 28, 2009 · Be The First To Comment

photo credit: Okaggi One day it just happens. You look around your living space and realize, oh-my-gosh, I have 500 Pez dispensers. Well, ok, maybe not Pez dispensers and maybe not 500 of them but you do have a whole lot of one particular item. Congratulations! Whether intentional or not, you’ve got a collection! Since […]

Science Doesn’t Sleep (6.25.08)
June 25, 2008 · Be The First To Comment

Mmmmm…anti-inflammatories. photo credit: jslander So here’s what went down after you logged off. Sprained ankle? Eat two slices and call me in the morning. Researchers at the University of Bonn claim that the spice oregano – commonly found in pizza – can reduce inflammation. Siberian mummies are revealing fascinting insights into a culture that warred […]

What kingdom are you from?
December 13, 2007 · Be The First To Comment

We’ve seen how Carl Linnaeus’s system classifies Lucy. How is the classification that refers to her different from the one that refers to us? Applied to humans, a Linnaean chart could be filled out in the following way. (Notice the prevalence of Greek and Latin terminology.) Domain: Eukaryota – containing all organisms which have cells […]



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