Monthly Archives: October 2013

All About Pumpkins

Here we are again at the spookiest time of the year!  Have you carved your pumpkin yet?  Take a minute to show your children the parts of a pumpkin! Pumpkins grow on vines and are connected to the vine by … Continue reading

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Leaf Outlines

We’ve been looking for easy fall crafts that involve nature but don’t take a lot of time and energy to do.  We took advantage of the avalanche of leaves on our sidewalks to pick some smaller, flat ones and used … Continue reading

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Physics of Motorsports

Here at Budding Biologist, we feel that it is very important to make science “come alive.” We don’t want to talk AT students, we want to engage them. That’s why we were pretty excited to learn about the Manatee School … Continue reading

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Learning About Apples

Did you know that Johnny Appleseed was a real person?  Although the apple originally came from Kazakhstan, the man whose real name was John Chapman actually did travel from Massachusetts all the way to the Midwest planting apple trees.  Since … Continue reading

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How Do You Like Them Apples?

Few things symbolize autumn better than a crisp, ripe apple fresh off the tree.  This time of year it usually isn’t too difficult, depending on your location, to find an apple festival celebrating the crunchy and nutritious fruit.  Apples are … Continue reading

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Biodiversity in Leaves

We’re so lucky to have a spectacular show of colorful leaves this year.  I’m particularly fond of the bright red maple leaves (very Canadian!) that are paving the walkway in front of our building.  We used the fallen leaves as … Continue reading

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Museum Review: Florida Museum of Natural History

The Florida Museum of Natural History is slightly off the beaten path, located a couple of miles off of I-75 in Gainesville.  The north-central Floridian city is home to the University of Florida, where the FMNH is located.  Parking is … Continue reading

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