“Living Fossil” Offers Glimpse Into Prehistoric Times

By OWEN ARNOT, age 9 Marjorie Courtenay-Latimer with the first coelacanth discovered alive in 1938. PHOTO: Wikimedia Commons The coelacanth (pronounced “see-la-kanth”) is a rare fish that is found near northern Sulawesi, Indonesia and in the western Indian Ocean....

Oldest Human Footprints Found in the UK

By ELEANOR HEDGES DUROY, age 11 PHOTO: Wikimedia Commons In May 2013, scientists in Norfolk, England, discovered 800,000-year-old footprints in hardened sediment uncovered by erosion. Scientists believe they belonged to Homo antecessor, an early hominoid (human...

Who Am I?

1. If I were still alive, I would have had my 200th birthday on February 12. 2. I made a five-year scientific voyage around the world on a ship called the HMS Beagle. 3. I made important discoveries, but I kept them secret for about 20 years, in part because I knew my...

Life Story

Book by Virginia Lee Burton This book is an illustrated scientific history of evolution set in the “theater of time” with gorgeous illustrations. It is recommended by Isaiah, Ren, Emily, Aidan, Memet and Othmane from the Butterfly Room at Belle Sherman Elementary...