Science in the News
Most apes eat leaves and fruits from trees and shrubs. But new studies show that human ancestors expanded their menu 3.5 million years ago, adding tropical grasses and sedges to an ape-like diet. The change set the stage for consuming more modern fare: grains, grasses, and meat and dairy from grazing animals.
From NOAA -
Sandy has been retired from the official list of Atlantic Basin tropical cyclone names by the World Meteorological Organization’s hurricane committee because of the extreme impacts it caused from Jamaica and Cuba to the Mid-Atlantic United States in October 2012.
The following resources will assist you in pulling together information, images and video to share with students.
The Ocean Literacy Campaign ad-hoc committee is pleased to announce the publication of a new version of “Ocean Literacy: The Essential Principles and Fundamental Concepts of Ocean Sciences for Learners of All Ages.” This guide replaces the version first published in July 2005 as “Ocean Literacy: The Essential Principles and Fundamental Concepts of Ocean Sciences K-12.”
To provide a resource for understanding the implications of rising CO2 levels, Scripps Institution of Oceanography at UC San Diego is providing daily updates of the "Keeling Curve," the record of atmospheric CO2 measured at Hawaii's Mauna Loa.
On April 10, 2013, an enormous landslide occurred on the northeast wall of Bingham Canyon Copper Mine in Utah. No injuries were reported.
These websites have excellent summaries and images to show students:
A 7.0 magnitude earthquake struck eastern Indonesia's mountainous West Papua province on Saturday, April 6, 2013, but there were no immediate reports of casualties or damage. The region is sparsely populated.
Download a PowerPoint presentation to share with your students from the IRIS website: http://www.iris.edu/hq/retm
De-extinction is a new and controversial topic that involves resurrecting extinct species from the past. Some of these species’ extinctions were a direct result of human over-hunting, while others were more ‘natural’. Using biotechnological processes, scientists have discovered methods that can make this seemingly science-fiction experiment a reality.