The Trouble with Trilobites

It’s #FossilFriday, and you know what that means—fossils. Big surprise, right? This week, with an unoriginal but begging to be used titular parody on the classic Star Trek episode ‘The Trouble with Tribbles”—we’re talking trilobites. Here is my trilobite.  It was a gift from my brother (podcast co-host) he picked up at a rock convention.…… Continue reading The Trouble with Trilobites

Fossil Friday| Introducing Evolution with the Archaeopteryx

In celebration of #FossilFriday, I wanted to share an educational resource: a lesson I used during student teaching to introduce a unit on evolution. This lesson can be modified for middle school level and was written in accordance to MN state standards which very closely mirror NGSS, however, I structured this lesson for the high…… Continue reading Fossil Friday| Introducing Evolution with the Archaeopteryx

Women in Science| Meet Mary Anning, Fossil Hunter, and the 11-year Old Fighting for Her Recognition

220 years after Mary Annings birth, a young girl from the very town where Mary lived her entire life is fighting to rectify a historical injustice in recognizing Anning in bronze—a fitting honor for a woman who spent her life uncovering creatures lost to time.