In an effort to make sponges more interesting for my students (a challenge for sure!), I came across this fine song by Jake Shields. Enjoy!
Amazing video from the PBS series The Story of Cats – a jaguar swims to sneak up on and attack a caiman in Brazil’s Pantanal. Watch below:
Below are Quizlet review activities for my College Prep Biology class at Coe-Brown Northwood Academy. The topic for this review is Ecology: Levels of Organization and Biomes. First is a Quizlet flashcard review: Next is a Quizlet vocab quiz. You can also try other review activities by clicking the dropdown menu on the bottom-right of […]
Below are Quizlet review activities for my College Prep Biology class at Coe-Brown Northwood Academy. The topic for this review is Ecology: Energy in Ecosystems, Food Webs, and Food Chains. First is a Quizlet flashcard review: Next is a Quizlet vocab quiz. You can also try other review activities by clicking the dropdown menu on […]
This plant…will kill you.
One of the most memorable experiences I had as a teacher intern last spring was an ecology class field trip to a vernal pool near my home. The kids were fully engaged, and several of the boys were determined to catch as many frogs as they could. One of the frogs that was scooped up […]
I never cease to be amazed by the fact that we are still finding new creatures on this planet. In the past week I’ve read two stories on NPR.com about discoveries of animals that appear to be new to science. What’s particularly cool is that these animals couldn’t be more different, and we’re still not […]
I’ve long been fascinated by Tardigrades. You’ve gotta love an animal that can survive extreme cold, heat, and pressure, desiccation, starvation (as many as 10 years without food!), exposure to radiation and toxic chemicals, and the vacuum of space. It also doesn’t hurt that they’re nicknamed “water bears,” and are cute little critters that lumber […]
I had an eye opening experience in biology class the other day. The students were given a current event assignment in which they had to use their Chromebooks to find an article of interest, read it, and then answer a series of questions about the article. The only requirements were that the article had to […]