Discover Blog Category: Discover Nature

Discover: Amphibians

You’ve probably heard the term “amphibian” when people talk about frogs, toads, or salamanders, but do you know what exactly makes an animal an amphibian?

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Discover: Rings in the Wood of a Fallen Tree

Did you know that you can tell the age of a fallen tree if you just take a look at the rings that make up its trunk? As the tree grows, a new layer of wood is added every spring and summer, just under the tree’s bark…

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Discover: Snowflakes

The best thing about winter is the first snowfall of the year. It’s fun to watch snowflakes fall from the sky and slowly cover the ground in a big sheet of white snow. But have you ever looked closely at a snowflake?

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Discover: Lightning

Have you ever seen a flash of bright light in the sky, followed by a loud roll of thunder? Well that flash of light is caused by lightning, and if you haven’t seen an actual lightning bolt…

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Discover: Constellations

Have you ever looked up into the night sky and played connect the dots with the stars? Well that’s really what a constellation is – a group of stars that seem to form pictures in the sky…

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Discover: Coniferous and Deciduous Trees

Have you ever noticed that some trees have leaves while other trees have spiky needles? Well, all trees can be put into one of two categories…

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Discover: How a Spider Makes Its Web

Have you ever looked outside your window to find a spider web blocking your view – or walked outside and almost stepped right into a big circle of web crossing your path?

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Discover: Winter Hibernation

Has there ever been a day so cold that you want to just eat a warm meal and then curl up on the couch in a blanket and sleep? Well there are a lot of animals who do something very similar during the winter months…

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Discover: Metamorphosis

Have you ever wondered why a little kitten grows bigger and becomes a cat, while a furry little caterpillar doesn’t grow into a bigger, adult caterpillar, but instead becomes a butterfly with wings?

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Discover: Log Decomposition

Take a walk through the forest and you’ll see lots of fallen trees along your path. Fallen trees are a big part of the forest’s life cycle. When a tree falls, it slowly decomposes and becomes part of the forest ground, and eventually new plant life will grow from it.

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