One Gigantic Mystery (Science World)
Recently, a giant squid was photographed for the first time. Before that, no one had ever seen a living specimen. See how scientists have gone about studying this elusive creature.
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This online article is from the Museum's Science Explorations, a collaboration between AMNH and Scholastic designed to promote science literacy. Written for students in grades 6-10, this article from Science Worldmagazine has the following content.
- An interview with AMNH paleontologist Neal Landman, in which he discusses the giant squid and what scientists have been able to learn by studying only dead specimens
- Web links that offer further opportunities for learning about the giant squid
Less than 1 period
Supplement a study of life science with an activity drawn from this online Science Explorations article.
- Send students to this online article, or print copies of it for them to read.
- Have students write a paragraph in which they explain in their own words the challenges of studying a species that they have never seen alive.