Teacher and Student Research Pages
Topics planned for 2010-2011
- October 2010: Bloodsuckers
- They want to drink your blood! Learn about the mysteries of these creepy creatures!
- September 2010: The Wild Side of the Family
- Learn about dogs and cats their cousins in the wild! A fourth grade guest author (and son of the magazine editor) penned this issue!
- August 2010: Desert Dwellers
- How do animals and plants live with little water?
- July 2010: Rivers Rock
- Explore the physical and biological world of rivers.
- June 2010: Homegrown Greenery
- Learn how native plants are vital to the way we live!
- May 2010: Amphibians
- From regenerating tails to breathing through their skin to eyeballs helping them swallow and not to mention metamorphosis -- Amphibians are truly amazing!
- April 2010: Garbage Getters
- People may be spring cleaning, but nature's clean up crew is always on the job!
- March 2010: Honor Roll: Texas Symbols
- Have fun learning about the wildlife-related symbols of Texas.
- February 2010: Building the West: The Buffalo Soldiers
- Students learn about the origins and accomplishments of the first African American Army regiments in the late 1800s.
- January 2010: Alien
- Find out what happens when non-native, invasive plants and animals get
a foothold in Texas.
- December 2009: One State, Many
- Few states can claim deserts, praries, tropical forests, swamps and coastal
beaches! Have fun learning and appreciating the regions of Texas!
- November 2009: Bird Lips?!
- Open wide! Mouths make a big difference in what animals eat. Variety is
what keeps an ecosystem healthy!
- October 2009: Mysteries of the
- From migration to metamorphosis, take a closer look at this amazing creature!
- September 2009: Cool School
- Dive into the wet world of fish and have fun learning how and why fish
do what they do!
- August 2009: Snakes
- Snakes are essential to our ecosystem. Learn how snakes manage without
paws, claws or a voice.
- July 2009: Every Drop Counts
- Water is essential for all life. Will we remember to save some water for
- June 2009: Turtle Hurdles
- On the land and in the water, turtles are one of the most lasting and
interesting creatures on Earth!
- May 2009: Come Fly With Me
- Birds travel across continents fo find food, nesting spots and suitable
weather. Learn what the difference is between migration and just flying
around, how Texas fits in the migration map and some great tips on sharpening
your observation skills.
- April 2009: What's the Buzzzzz?
- Bees are fascinating engineers and critical to our lives. They are also
in some peril. Learn about how bees do their "bizznezz" that benefits us
- March 2009: Nature's Nursery
- Spring has sprung and it's time for a look at wildlife babies! Have fun
with wildlife baby names and amazing facts, then dig a little deeper by
sharpening observation and thinking skills.
- February 2009: Weird, Wild and Wacky
- Why do moths have long tongues? How fast can a woodpecker peck? Have fun
discovering the weird, wild and wacky adaptations in the wild, and celebrate
- January 2009: Vanishing!
- If your students think endangered species are only in the rainforest or
polar ice caps, this section will be an eye-opener. See some Texas rare
species and find out why some of our plants and animals are vanishing.
- December 2008: Animal
- Some animals find shelter, some build it and some carry it on their backs.
Learn about the role of shelter and how wildlife finds this essential for
- November 2008: Living
Off the Land
- Early Native American Indians are our example of how man depends on plants
and animals for survival.
- October 2008: Bats
- Myths are dispelled and we learn about the amazing skills and physiology
- September 2008: Predator
- Adaptations of predators and some insight into the role and challenge
of being a predator. Features barn owl and jumping spider.
- Issues planned for 2010-2011 school year:
- September: Cats, Dogs and their Wild Relatives
- October: Bloodsuckers
- November: Leaves
- December: Wetlands
- January: Weather
- February: What Killed Freddie the Fish?
- March: Vaqueros
- April: Conservation
- May: Star Party
- June: Ants
- July: Water
- August: Life in a Cave