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family science

A Toddler’s Sensory Journey in Nature Starts with a Canoe

This morning we tried a new experience together. We’ve taken Theo on touristy boat trips before, but this is the first time we rented our own little canoe and paddled around alone as a family. You can read the Kids Busy Blog post and see more photos here. I wanted to share here on Kid […]

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education science

If anyone asks you to teach Life Science, say NO.

Not to offend anyone who teaches this subject and enjoys it, but this has been one of the worst decisions of my life. Near the end of last year, the Principal told me that he did not have enough students signed up for my design classes to give me a full day. He asked if […]

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animals science

Dung beetles are neat.

In May, I wrote a research paper for the entomology class I was taking. I chose the subject of dung beetles. Here’s why: The dung beetles are of singular interest for many reasons. They keep our planet clean of animal wastes, disperse plant seeds, improve soil quality, control pests, and serve as food for a […]

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animals science

Dung Beetles

[The following is a research paper I did for the entomology class I took this spring. – Dawn, 06/22/07] Dung Beetles of Scarabaeidae and the Sacred Scarab Family Scarabaeidae is split into two main dietary groups. Dung beetles, or “scarabs”, feast on the waste of other animals. Chafer beetles eat plants. While Scarabaeidae dung beetles […]

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animals science

Is anybody out there an insect/spider fanatic?

I’m taking an entomology class this spring. I recently went to the Eastern Sierras with my boyfriend, and we took hundreds of photos. Many of these photos are of insects and spiders. I’d love help identifying these. I’ve asked my entomology teacher to help too. I numbered each photo: 1 & 2 are probably Tent […]