Our diamondback terrapin turtles, Tiny and Oreo, have had some new additions to their aquarium tank. They now can be seen happily swimming under a waterfall and hanging out on a floating rock!
Veterans Day was made a legal holiday in 1938, originally to honor the veteran's of WWI. In 1954 it became a day to honor all veterans. If you see a veteran or know someone who has served our country, please stop and say "thank you". Learn more at the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs.
Did you enjoy an extra hour of sleep Saturday night? This weekend we adjusted our clocks back one hour.
Many animals, including humans, are diurnal. Diurnal animals are active during the day and sleep at night. Some animals are nocturnal, meaning that they sleep during the day and are active at the night.
These biological rhythms are adaptations that help animals survive in the wild.
Can you think of an example of a nocturnal animal? What might be some advantages to being nocturnal?
Standards: 3.L.5, 4.L.5