Thermoregulation looks at the way different animals keep a stable temperature. Animals, including humans, fall into one of two categories when it comes to how they keep their bodies temperature where it needs to be – endotherms or ectotherms. There are some finer distinctions within these categories and as always, there are exceptions to the rule!
What does DNA stand for? I would never have thought I could find the answer in a picture book. “The Baby Biochemist-DNA” does an incredible job of nailing the important aspects of DNA structure. Primary kids even will understand what DNA does in their cells. They’ll get a jump-start on biology concepts they’ll learn more about in high school. I recommend this book for primary, middle school and high school kids. Its straight forward, simple but bang on explanation of cell structure down to the DNA level is also entertaining. The illustrations are fabulous. This is a must add to your book collection for any level of science teaching.
The fact that the delicate but beautiful monarch butterflies migrate is a marvel of nature. From North America to Mexico, their migration is a marvel considering their small and delicate nature. Their populations are declining but there are ways you can help.
Do you believe in evolution? For many of us, it is hard to argue with the mounds of scientific evidence pointing to genetic changes in organisms producing new species over time. Darwin was a naturalist with a passion for exploring and had a detailed, logical mind which meant he documented all he discovered. For a great many people, Darwin’s valuable ideas make them believe in evolution.
Puffins are amazing creatures. You’ll want to know all the puffin facts you find. Then visit Newfoundland and be part of the Puffin Patrol to learn more.
Habitat Fragmentation happens naturally but development makes it worse. Read on to find out why the creation of habitat islands is a bad thing.