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Month: October 2022

Some of the main plates that make up the Earth’s crust

What is the Theory of Plate Tectonics?

Our familiar continents didn’t always exist!

From Pangea and Gondwana to Africa and Australia—how and why does the world keep changing?   If you have ever looked at a world map really carefully, you may have noticed that Africa and South America look like pieces of a jigsaw puzzle. The continents seem to fit together. Why is this the case? Table …

What is the Theory of Plate Tectonics?

Our familiar continents didn’t always exist!

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The baobab trees of Madagascar. Source

What Are Baobabs? – The Tree of Life

Meet the tree that can do it all, from resisting fires to building its very own ecosystem!

The baobab trees of Madagascar, Credit: Wikimedia/Rouddi Off the coast of southeast Africa is island called Madagascar. Like the movie might tell you, this island is a treasure trove of fantastical creatures—each one more enchanting than the last. After millions of years of isolation, life on Madagascar has evolved into a breath-taking variety of life …

What Are Baobabs? – The Tree of Life

Meet the tree that can do it all, from resisting fires to building its very own ecosystem!

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Thale Cress can Change its Physical Appearance Depending on the Climate

How Does Climate Change Affect Plants and Animals?

Table of Contents What is Climate Change? Climate change is affecting our planet in many different ways, including global warming. The rate at which the Earth’s temperature has increased over the past 100 years has risen rapidly. This is mostly due to the release of greenhouse gases from the burning of fossil fuels. Volcanic eruptions, …

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Cockroaches and Their Eggs!

Cockroaches and Their Eggs!

https://youtu.be/qzkxntU1UA0 Cockroaches, also known as roaches, are common household pests closely related to termites. While cockroaches have been indicators of uncleanliness throughout human history, most cockroach species are not “dirty pests” but live in various habitats. Only 30 cockroach species out of the 4,600 known species roam near human habitats. Cockroaches can tolerate various climatic …

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Fly Over a Martian Crater!

Fly Over a Martian Crater!

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=T24yNNi8ZmA Mars is the fourth planet from the Sun in our solar system. It is a terrestrial planet, having a thin atmosphere and a crust composed of elements similar to Earth. Additionally, its core consists of iron and nickel.   Mars is well-known for the features on its surface, such as impact craters, valleys, dunes, …

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Build an Egg-cellent Eggsaver

Build an Egg-cellent Eggsaver STEM Challenge

How to do Build an Egg-cellent Eggsaver Challenge Challenge Criteria: Your challenge is to make a structure from household materials; or better yet, waste products, or products no more suitable for use. This structure should have enough space to fit an egg. You will need to drop this structure, including the egg, from a considerable …

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