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.
What is the structure of DNA? Read on to find out about this important, complex molecule that contains the blueprint for creating all life on our planet. *This post contains affiliate links. If you click on them I might make a commission at no cost to you.