Kindergarten counting bears There are big changes underway in how kids across the country are learning math. Forty-four states plus the District of Columbia have adopted a common set of standards that detail what students should understand and be able to do at each grade level, from Kindergarten through the end of high school...
Credit: Old Shoe Woman, via Flikr If you live anywhere between North Carolina and Connecticut, chances are you felt the earth shake a couple of hours ago.
Virginia Tiger Moth, shot by DaynaT via Flickr So, our caterpillar finally came out of its cocoon, and it’s a … beautiful white moth. To be specific, it's a Virginia Tiger moth (Spilosoma virginica), which comes from the arctiidae family (eNature.com and discoverlife.com are two useful sites for identifying bugs)...
So, our caterpillar finally came out of its cacoon, and it's a ... beautiful white moth. Surfing eNature.com and discoverlife.com, I tentatively identified it as a Virginia Tiger moth (Spilosoma virginica), which comes from the archtiidae family, and includes our caterpillar, which was likely a yellow woolly bear...
The 15 Google Science Fair finalists Several Scientific American staffers recently flew out to Mountain View, Calif. for the culmination of Google’s first annual science fair.
For the past few weeks, my daughter and I have been immersed in a common childhood ritual: observing the lifecycle of a caterpillar. Unlike many families, though, we didn’t get the caterpillar from a mail-order kit...
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