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A few more last hurrahs! Do the Harlem Shake!

It’s been tough to return to the blog to write my last posts (sad)…at least on this version of Tiff’s science blog.  But, I finally got around to putting this together.  Thank you ALL for humoring me on my last … Continue reading

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Google Doodle of the Day

Today’s Google Doodle honors a prolific mathematician, Leonard Euler who lived from 1707 to 1783.  He is known to some as the greatest mathematician of all time.  He was the first to use Venn diagrams!  And he published over 850 … Continue reading

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Homework for the Week of March 11

*No regular homework!  Enjoy the Snow trip! However……the SCIENCE FAIR IS NEXT WEEK!  Yes! Here are the final checklists: Invention Final Checklist Science Fair Final Checklist Remember that I use the checklist directly to make  a grading sheet.  It is … Continue reading

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Happy Thanksgiving! Cheers to the turkeys!

Whether or not you are a turkey eater, you’ll be able to spice up the dinner conversation with these fabulous turkey facts: Turkeys sleep in trees!  Despite being quite hefty, they fly up to the tree branches to spend the … Continue reading

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Zombie Ants Get Decapitated By Vicious Flies

Happy Halloween! I have a real-life horror story for you. Fire ants (which are pretty nasty creatures!) can sting their prey to death!  But they have a predator that is even more vicious:  FEMALE PHORID FLIES! Here’s their reproductive strategy: … Continue reading

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In case you missed this…the world’s highest skydive!

From Wired.com: He did it. Felix Baumgartner broke the speed of sound during his stratospheric leap from 128,097 feet on Sunday and landed safely 9 minutes and 3 seconds later, touching down so gracefully that he made the whole thing … Continue reading

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Murmuration-synchronized flying by a flock of starlings

You may have seen this, but if you haven’t…it will leave you breathless! This video went viral in late 2011.  In response, Wired magazine writer and coincidentally, a college friend, Brandon Keim, decided to look into the science behind this … Continue reading

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