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Biology

Make a Bacterial Art Installation

Create a window into the world of bacteria

A Winogradsky column is a beautiful way to observe and learn more about bacteria all around us Table of Contents The World in Miniature Microbes are an important but often ignored part of life around us. The word microbes or micro-organisms encompasses all bacteria, viruses, and fungi. One microbe alone is invisible to the naked …

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Create a window into the world of bacteria

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Marvels of the Ocean Floor

Learn about the startling features hidden in the deep blue

The depths of the ocean are mysterious and unexplored, but we know it contains incredible things. Table of Contents Features of the Ocean Floor The deep blue ocean covers an incredible 70% of the Earth’s surface. It connects all the landmasses, is an important source of food, and it is still the way most goods …

Marvels of the Ocean Floor

Learn about the startling features hidden in the deep blue

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Why Do Whales Migrate?

Table of Contents Why do whales migrate? Every year, most whales swim from one part of the world to another and back again. Swimming takes up a lot of energy, so why would these aquatic creatures undertake such a journey? Here, we will learn a little bit more about these impressive globetrotters (or globeswimmers!). What …

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Guarding Cells – The Role Of Stomata Against Pathogens

When plants are under attack from pathogens, they use tiny pores called stomata as their first line of defense. Table of Contents Plants and pathogens Microbes are tiny organisms that can be found nearly everywhere – from ocean floors to the soil under your feet. They are even found inside you! They do a range …

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How Did Darwin Predict the Existence of a Moth?

Traits from one organism can clue us in on the traits of other organisms

Fantastical traits like foot-long tongues can arise from coevolution. Darwin guessed the existence of a new species based on the traits of one species! Coevolution is fairly common in nature, though not always as odd. Table of Contents The History of the Star Orchid In London, one fateful day in 1862, Charles Darwin, the father …

How Did Darwin Predict the Existence of a Moth?

Traits from one organism can clue us in on the traits of other organisms

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