Welcome to my corner of nerdy wonder and awe! There are few things I love more than sharing amazing science. I often share information about cool creatures in my #KeatingCreature tab, but I wanted a place to collect amazing facts about other fields of science too—geography, paleontology, volcanology, chemistry, even history—if it’s interesting and sparks some wonder for our world, I’m into it!
I started by sharing these little #ScienceSnack tidbits on Twiter, but you can now find all of these wonder-sparking goodies here! I’ll update the list each week, and include some links for further research too. I hope you and your students find it fun and useful!
- The iguanodon had a big thumb spike, but when scientists 1st found this fossil, they stuck the spike on its nose. (Nice try.)
- Infrasounds of 19Hz (outside our hearing) can cause a sense of dread, ominous feelings, and even hallucinations of a presence!
- Every species of firefly has its own flash language. Every flash is timed, and they even involve their flight path!
- This is a stone forest in Madagascar, called “Tsingy” (which means ‘where one can’t walk barefoot’). Grows to 2600 ft tall!