Get ready for vampire mania as the new movie in the Twilight Saga – Eclipse, is premiering tonight in the USA. It hits screens in the UK on July 9th so now is a perfect time to teach a little vampire biology. The PowerPoint I have designed for this occasion contains two starters – one for […]
Brown rat tops the charts
No, this is not a post about the return of Roland rat to the music industry but a look at the impact of invasive species.
Amazing biodiversity in Borneo
A couple of weeks ago, I posted about a new species of lizard being discovered in the Philippines. It seems that this was just a minor find, as scientists in Borneo have recently discovered an amazing 123 new species, including the world’s largest insect – a stick insect 22 inches in length.
Dance the Dodo!
My award for best new TV advert has to go to the dancing Five Alive dodo. As soon as I saw it, my brain started whirring as I tried to think of some way of using it in a science lesson (this kind of thing happens to me a lot).
Multi-functional albino alligator
Meet Alistair the albino alligator (he hasn’t actually got a name but I feel the need to give him one). He is the latest animal to be homed at the South Carolina Aquarium in the USA. As well as being a fascinating creature to observe, Alistair is living in an aquarium because of his poor […]
New species of giant lizard discovered
I am always amazed at the biodiversity of life on Earth. Just when you think we have discovered all there is, a news story like this comes along. It is rare to find a new species of animal, especially one as large as this 2m long monitor lizard that has just been discovered in the […]