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A moth is born!

So, our caterpillar finally came out of its cacoon, and  it's a ... beautiful white moth. Surfing and, 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...

August 7, 2011 — Anna Kuchment

How to raise a science fair champ

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.

July 27, 2011 — Anna Kuchment

Adopting a Caterpillar, and other adventures

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...

July 13, 2011 — Anna Kuchment
A Hub for Kids and Science

A Hub for Kids and Science

Hello, and welcome to Budding Scientist. This is an exciting time for anyone concerned about the quality of science education in the United States.

July 5, 2011 — Anna Kuchment

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