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Scientific Classification

Scientific classification domestic cat

Scientific classification is a system of organizing living things into categories, from most inclusive (the biggest one) to least inclusive (the smallest one.) This kind of hierarchical classification is also known as a taxonomy. There are seven main divisions in …[Continue]

Botany

Botany

Botany is the branch of biology that specializes in plant life.  Botanists study nearly 400,000 species of life, including flowers, vascular plants, fungi and algae.  And because plants are inexpensive and easy to grow, they are frequently a topic for …[Continue]

How to Build a Bridge

How to Build a Bridge

A bridge is a structure built over an obstacle to provide passage for cars, people, trains, animals and bicycles. Engineers generally design bridges in one of six types (beam, cantilever, arch, suspension, cable-stayed or truss) although bridges can be a …[Continue]

Biomimicry

Biomimicry

Biomimicry is the examination and mimicry of natural systems by engineers, scientists and inventors. Although the term “biomimicry” was first used in 1982, man has looked at nature to find inspiration for problem-solving technology since the beginning of time. For …[Continue]

Recycling

Recycling

In honor of National Recycling Week (November 7-13, 2011) and America Recycles Day (November 15, 2011), this week’s crop of sites address the three Rs: Reduce, Reuse and Recycle….[Continue]

Human Evolution

Human Evolution

The science of human evolution is called physical anthropology or paleoanthropology. These scientists study ancient fossils in their search for what makes us human. The first discovery of modern paleoanthroplogy was the skull of a Neanderthal man in 1856 in …[Continue]

Nature for Kids

Nature for Kids

Today’s websites are dedicated to inspiring you to push yourself away from the computer desk, and get outside! Whether in your backyard, a city park or a wilderness area, there are many discoveries to be made. Sharpen your senses and …[Continue]

Science for Girls

Science for Girls

In the thirty-five years since I was one of just a handful of women getting a computer science degree, you’d think the word would be out about what a great choice science is for both girls and boys. But apparently …[Continue]

Pollination

Pollination

Pollination is the act of plant fertilization that occurs when pollen is moved from flower to flower. Pollination can be done by the wind, insects, birds or even by people. Pollination is important to our environment because beautiful flowers rely …[Continue]