12.07.2015

 

Let’s take another look at last week’s fossil, just to remind ourselves what we're dealing with.

 

 

What is it? It’s a tooth! What kind of a tooth? A GIANT SLOTH TOOTH!!!

Okay, I was very excited to finally give you all something that was actually from a giant sloth. I know you all love giant sloths. How can you not love giant sloths? Here’s a picture of Rusty, the giant sloth who lives at the UIowa Natural History museum.

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This week in Fossil Friday I have a specimen I’m particularly pleased to show you. It’s the holiday season—consider it a gift!

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12.01.2015

The Science Booster Club Project has just funded its first series of teacher grants. Here’s the story of Lee Falkana, the science teacher at an alternative high school in Muscatine, Iowa. He used our grant to buy some basic scientific equipment. You might ask how this helps NCSE impact evolution and climate science education. Let’s hear directly from Mr. Falkana:

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Here’s another look at our specimen from last Friday, this time with scale and all:

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This week on Fossil Friday, we have another specimen from the wonderful collection of Dan Phelps. I’ve cropped the photo to make guessing a little more interesting, but I promise I haven’t done too much to throw you off.

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