Monthly Archives: September 2019

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Where The Grass Is Always Greener

Enzyme Activity Lab Planning Center

Catalase Enzyme StructureImage from Wikimedia Commons Hydrogen peroxide is a chemical that is continually formed as a by-product in living cells. It is poisonous and cells must break it down immediately or be destroyed. How does the cell break down … Keep Reading


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Mammal Monday – A Face Only a Mother Could Love

Wrinkle-Faced Bat (Centurio senex)Image from Wikimedia Commons Here’s a South American bat that eats fruit but is not classified as a fruit bat. It’s strangely shaped skull and wrinkled face are thought to help it bite into tough fruits and … Keep Reading


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Frog Friday – Frogamander?

“Frogamander” (Gerobatrachus hottoni)Image from Wikimedia Commons “The Gerobatrachus fossil provides a much fuller understanding of the origin and evolution of modern amphibians. The skull, backbone and teeth of Gerobatrachus have a mixture of frog and salamander features–the fossil has two … Keep Reading


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Weedy Wednesday – “‘O! where shall I my true-love find?”

Black Eyed Susan (Rudbeckia hirta)Image from Wikimedia Commons Legend has it that this “weed” was named after a famous character from an Old English poem about a romantic farewell. Here’s an excerpt from the poem for your enjoyment: ALL in … Keep Reading


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Mammal Monday – The “Single-Toothed Unicorn”

Narwhals (Monodon monoceros)Mono-don (one tooth) mono-ceros (one horn)Image from Wikimedia Commons   Abstract of The unicorn and the narwhal: a tale of the tooth. “From as far back as the early Roman era, detailed descriptions and artistic images of the … Keep Reading


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