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Meet the OLogist: John Flynn

From "What does a paleontologist do?" to "What's your favorite ice cream flavor?", find out how paleontologist John Flynn answered kids' questions.

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Mammal Flip Books

How do how gazelles jump straight up into the air from a standstill? And why do dolphins swim differently than fish? Create six fun flipbooks to explore how mammals move!

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Super Teeth

What would it be like to bite like a saber-toothed cat? Or to gnaw like a beaver? Explore other mammals' teeth with this matching game and coloring book! 

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Hands-on Activity

Super Teeth

What would it be like to bite like a saber-toothed cat? Or to gnaw like a beaver? Explore other mammals' teeth with this matching game and coloring book! 

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Reference List

Mammal Booklist

From a journey through the basics of evolution to a look at mammal detectives to a re-creation of the world of prehistoric predators, these kid-friendly book and DVD titles bring to life the world of extreme mammals.

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Curriculum Materials

Climate Change Books

From weather experiments to North Pole travel to activities for "citizen scientists," these kid-friendly titles make it easy to explore weather and climate change. 

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Young Naturalist Awards Essay

Barn Owls on the Side of the Road

The discovery of many dead barn owls lying around the highway peaked this young naturalist’s curiosity. See what he learned when from his investigation.

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Young Naturalist Awards Essay

From the Desert to the Subalpine Forest

This young naturalist used a trip to the Grand Canyon to test her hypothesis: the higher the elevation, the greater the number of species of flora that would be present.

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