Author Archives Rose Dugas

  • This is a wonderful video to watch with your students (has a learning component).  The youtube video also has links to other reaction videos.

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  • Ever heard of a hydra?  Somewhere in the back of my mind I remembered studying this in biology.  Hydra’s were always interesting because you could multiply them quite easily.  All that was soon forgotten but has been resurrected for me in a most curious manner.  The tiny hydra doesn’t seem to have a short lifespan […]

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  • This little story is amazing because it is the OLDEST human bone found.  Granted it was only one femur (leg bone) but it proved invaluable for what its genetics told us. Found in a river in western Siberia in 2008, it was turned over to paleontologists who believed it to be a few thousand years […]

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  • It seems that extinction is not limited to living things-languages can cease to exist.  It is forecast that approximately half of the estimated 7000 languages spoken around the world today may possibly die out.  Languages become endangered when the only people using them are older adults.  Their children tend to adopt more common languages used […]

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  • I remember reading that schools were starting to abandon handwriting and it left my mind unsettled.  My intuition told me that handwriting was important but my logic couldn’t tell me why.  I haven’t heard too many people care either way but maybe they should. Some evidence is starting to come out indicating that handwriting actually […]

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  • This amazing video describes how the wolves brought balance back to the environment…they actually changed a river!   In 1995, 14 gray wolves were released into Yellowstone National park amid 15 years of controversy called the Wolf Wars.  Today, that release has been considered a major success. In the late 1800’s farmers and ranchers expanded […]

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