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Yeah, Showers Won’t Help Much…

The average square centimeter of your skin is home to about 50,000,000 bacteria.  I know, I know…ew.  Fortunately, most of them can’t hurt us.  Want to know what’s even more gross?  Other microorganisms, like mites and lice, make their homes … Continue reading

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How Many Bones Are in the Human Skeleton?

Babies are born with 270 bones and by the age of 25, the bones have fused together to form 206 bones. Bones are categorized in two groups: axial skeleton and appendicular skeleton. The axial skeleton is made up of the … Continue reading

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Scientist Field Notebook

Readers, I confess.  I had a lot of trouble with this post.  I fondly remember being in kindergarten and doing my first leaf rubbing.  I whisked the crayon gently across the paper, and like magic, the leaf outline appeared.  I’ve … Continue reading

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The Budding Biologist Kickstarter!

Friends, several months ago we were awarded an NSF SBIR grant to design an ecology-themed video game for elementary students. We hired an awesome programmer and have been working hard to make this game a reality. The problem is that … Continue reading

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Autumn Fun With Symmetry

Now that autumn is officially here, let’s talk about how children can explore the changing environment.  Take a walk and see how many different kinds of leaves you can gather.  Children can try folding the leaves to find their lines … Continue reading

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