An overview of the immune system allows us to understand how we stay healthy and how we survive infection. Humans are regularly exposed to viruses and bacteria as well as other pathogens. Most people experience a cold or the flu at least a few times every year. The recent Covid 19 pandemic illustrated how important our immunity is. It also made us very aware that even a great immune system does not stop us from getting ill. But the state of our immune system does determine how well we recover from these pesky and often dangerous invaders.
It is important to teach about paleontology. Paleontologists use the scientific method so paleontology is a great way for young scientists to learn how to use the scientific method. They are expert puzzle solvers so learning about their methods creates better scientists.
What does paleontology mean? Paleontology is not just the study of dinosaurs…although my boys would beg to differ! It is the study of the history of life on Earth. It is based on the study of fossils of prehistoric plants, animals, fungi and microbes.
There are six main characteristics of living things used to decide if something belongs in the tree of life. Most of the time its pretty easy to decide. There is at least one exception. Do you know what it is?
DNA fingerprinting is a cool piece of technology. It give clues to our past and can help shape our future through insights to health concerns controlled by our genes. Genetic forensics is important in crime fighting and as the technology improves, the more accurate and faster the results. *Note: You will find Amazon links within this post. If you click I might make some coffee money at no cost, of course, to you.