Scorpions: Friend or Foe?
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These online articles are from Science Explorations, a collaboration between AMNH and Scholastic designed to promote science literacy. These articles have the following content:
- An introduction to Lorenzo Prendini, a Museum scientist who has discovered more than 70 species of scorpions.
- A look at these invertebrates that includes the small percentage of them that are poisonous and the uses being discovered for their venom.
Less than 1 period
Supplement a study of biology with an activity drawn from this online Science Explorations article.
- Ask students what they know about scorpions. Where are they found? What are they known for?
- Send students to this online article, or print copies of it for them to read.
- Have them write a one-page reaction to the article, focusing on what they learned about scorpion venom.