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Bones!

Bony “skeletons” will be out and about this Halloween, looking for treats. In the natural world, the structure and shape of a creature’s bones influence the physical “tricks,” or adaptations, that help it...

Lightning!

Lightning strikes thousands of people every year. Those struck directly by lightning usually die. Take this quiz and use what you learn from it to help avoid becoming one of lightning’s unfortunate victims. Answers are below. 1....

The hands have it!

Evolution can be quite handy, literally. The front paws, fins, feet or the equivalent for each of the Chesapeake creatures below are adapted to meet its needs. Can you match the animal to the description of its forelimb or equivalent? Answers...

Pond perfect!

A pond provides food, shelter and water for the plant and animals listed here. Can you match each with its description? Answers below. Beaver Bluegill Common snapping turtle Duckweed Green heron Spotted aalamander Water strider 1. I...

Bald eagles!

How much do you know about our nation’s national bird, the bald eagle? Take this quiz to find out. To watch a live eagle nest, visit the Pennsylvania "Nest Cam," which covers a bald eagles' nest near Hanover, PA, during the winter...

Frostbite

The weather outside is frightful, but snow is so delightful to play in! Be sure to dress properly. Warm, dry mittens or gloves on one’s hands and footgear will help to prevent frostbite and related conditions. Take this quiz and...

Feast on This!

Normally, we offer up thanksgiving for the feast this time of year. This quiz offers up thanksgiving for those who feast on species or things that are often unwelcome. Can you match the predator with its feast? Common Green Darner Corn...

Regurgitation

This quiz is not for the faint of stomach. But think of how horrible our stomachs would feel if we could not vomit when we have eaten something that is bad for us or too much food for our body to handle. Throwing up, or regurgitation, also...

Just for Fun!

By now, most students are back in school. Here are some weird and wacky facts to add to the more serious learning taking place in class. Match the tree or animal to its description. Beech Butterfly Eastern Oyster House Fly Mosquito...

Father Nature!

Father knows best? In nature, sometimes he does and sometimes he doesn’t. Can you match these fathers with their descriptions? Beaver Black Widow Spider Chipmunk Daddy Long Legs Great Horned Owl Lined Sea Horse Red-Bellied...

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