Fluorescent Frog

http://www.npr.org/sections/thetwo-way/2017/03/16/520311715/groovy-scientists-say-theyve-found-the-first-fluorescent-frog

 

Another good article for adaption!

Desert Plant Reviving itself

This Plant Can Revive Itself After Years Without Water

Water. Who needs it?Credit: Explorist

Posted by The Science Explorer on Thursday, 16 March 2017

Good topic to start off adaption:

(1) Can you describe the adaptation?

(2) How does this help the plant?

 

 

Adapting to warmer seas!

Another article caught my attention in the Straits Time today:

“Corals adapting to warming seas”.

This article is relevant for the following topics:

(1) Adaptions of Corals: How does the coral adapt to the increasing temperature?

(2) How does micro algae adapt to the increasing temperature?

Greater Mekong

In 2016, I am teaching 6-3 SS. And we learned about Mekong. I think we can try integrating science and Social studies here .

Great to talk about diversity and the threats.  Check this link for more info

Converting Carbon dioxide to harmless substance!

 

Singapore-based scientists have come up with way to convert carbon dioxide to harmless substance.  This article definitely can serve as resource for topic on environement:

(1) How does carbon dioxide harm the environment?

(2) How does it cost climate change?

http://www.straitstimes.com/singapore/spore-designed-device-aids-climate-change-war

Drought – Tolerant Trees!

This article appeared on the Straits Times on 2nd Dec 2016 [Link].  Very suitable for Primary School science especially on adaptation. Some question to ask:

(1) Why does growing more flowers reduce water loss?

(2) How does these adaptation mentioned in the article help the plant ?

Save the Pollinators

Scientists are proposing ways to save the pollinators [Link]. This article caught my attention as I can use that for both P5 topic on pollination and P6 topic on Interaction within the environment.

Some questions that could set the students thinking:

(1) Why are pollinators important?

(2) How does the ways proposed help to save the pollinators?