Friday, February 23, 2018

Six Amazing Sea Turtle Facts

Green Sea Turtle

1.  Baby sea turtles are either 'cool daddies' or 'hot mamas'.

The temperature of the sand surrounding the eggs in a sea turtle nest is a determining factor in the sex of the hatchings.  Lower temperatures produce more males, higher temperatures produce more females.  This phenomenon, called Temperature-Dependent Sex Determination or TSD, is true of other reptiles, such as alligators and crocodiles.

When they are ready to hatch, the hatchlings dig out of their sandy nest and scurry to enter the ocean before they are eaten by hungry birds and crabs.

Sunday, February 4, 2018

Educators Guide for Ants in My Pants

Click below to download an Educators Guide for Ants in My Pants, my Scholastic Press Rookie Reader for children in Pre-K through Grade 2.  

All activities fulfill Common Core English Language Arts Standards, Common Core Math Standards, and Next Generation Science Standards. 

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Book available in English and Spanish.