Common Minke Whale

Balaenoptera acutorostrata I am a common minke whale. I am fifteen which means I have just reached maturity. Our conservation status is least concern. We can live up to fifty years though. It was the winter, that means I was swimming south to mate. We can live through Alaska, Southeast, West Coast, New England,  Pacific […]


Anatidaephobia is the fear that a duck is watching you. 12.5 percent of adults in the US have phobias. Phobias are a form of disorder that are the one of the most common of mental illness. The fear was first described by Gary Larson from the Far Side comic. He described it as: “The fear […]

Staghorn Coral

Staghorn coral is critically endangered. It can grow four feet tall and six feet in diameter. Its predators consist of nudibranchs, butterfly fish, and crown-of-thorn starfish. It’s endangered because of diseases like the white band and global warming which warms up the water. They live in Florida, the Bahamas, and the Caribbean. They coral is […]

The New View on Tyrannosaurus

In August of 2020 this enormous model of the largest rex ever found: Sue was exhibited at the Field Museum in Chicago. This is the most recent interpretation on this popular beast. Say goodbye to the lipless roaring monster of the past and say hello to Sue. Tyrannosaurus was about four meters tall (about 13 […]


This week we made ice cream. We used milk, sugar, snow and salt. First we mixed the milk and the sugar together in a red cup. After that, we stuffed it into two ziplock bags. We filled an even larger ziplock with snow then stuffed the milk inside it. After that, we checked the temperature […]

“Swirly Tooth”

Genus Helicoprion Have you heard of the shark with swirly teeth? This prehistoric shark is called: “Helicoprion”! It lived in Idaho and during the Cisuralian and Guadalupian time periods. Paleontologist, Svend Erik Bendix-Almgreen, found the odd tooth whorl and thought it was a nautilus. Later studies showed that it was a shark and many wondered […]

“Ass over Ollume”

This week we worked on what creates density. Density equals: mass divided by volume. Mass is the amount of weight or insides in something. Think of a log: the weight and, well, mass of it can decide if you could carry it or drag it or move it in any way. Volume is the size […]

The Saiga Antelope

The saiga antelope is a species of critically endangered bovid that has a large nose. They differ from male to female; the males are larger and have spiral horns. They are endangered because of climate change, disease and overhunting. They are hunted for their horns. These antelopes have thrived since the pliestocene and walked with […]

The Swimming Sloth

12/3/2020 Genus Thalassocnus by Oliver Demuth Millions of years ago there was an enormous mammal that swam the sea. The aquatic giant sloth, Thalassocnus, of the Late Miocene through the Late Pliocene. This megatheriid took to the waters rather than lumbering about on land eating trees. They usually stayed near the coast, eating seagrass and […]

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