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Science Explorations: Mammals

Talking Science: Extreme Mammals

Watch the paleontologist video interview, see photos of extreme mammals, and don't miss fascinating articles from Science World (grades 6-10) and Super Science (grades 3-6).

John Flynn is a paleontologist at the American Museum of Natural History in New York City. He's the curator for a new exhibition at the museum called Extreme Mammals.

Find more science activities and resources: Science Explorations. And try brand new museum activities all about zoology!

 

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Watch the Talking Science video.

John Flynn
John Flynn
Hi, I'm John Flynn and I'm a paleontologist at the American Museum of Natural History in New York City. I research fossil mammals and the relationships between living and fossil mammals. I'm also curating an exhibition called Extreme Mammals. It showcases the biggest, smallest, and most amazing mammals of all time. Take a look at some unusual living and extinct mammals!

Photo credits: © AMNH/D.Finnin, AMNH/R.Mickens, AMNH/J.Beckett, AMNH, AMNH/C.Knight, M. Tarr, C.Dingle/ iStockphoto, T.Harman/ iStockphoto, S.Raubenstine/ iStockphoto, BigStockPhoto, Shutterstock


Articles

Extreme Mammals
by Judith Jango-Cohen
Science World | Some hunt with fangs, some glide through the air, and still others sport impressive body armor. Are these mythical monsters? No — just a few examples of some extraordinary mammals. (Grades 6-10)

Extreme Animals
by Judith Jango-Cohen
SuperScience | They glide with furry capes, hunt with hooked fangs, or sport hairy coats of armor. Mythical monsters? No — just a few examples of some remarkable mammals. (Grades 3-6)

Saving the Mountain Gorilla
Saving the Mountain Gorilla
by Michael Carboni
Scholastic Kids Press Corps | September29,2008
People came together to support the endangered mountain gorillas that live in the African nations of Rwanda, Uganda, and the Democratic Republic of Congo.

Counting on Dolphins
by Gail Hennessey
Scholastic News Online | January24,2006
Talon and Rainbow are learning math, but they are not typical students. They are dolphins!

The Animal Kingdom
by Genet Berhane
Scholastic News Online | October19,2006
Two recently discovered mammals, a mouse and a bird, have captured the attention of conservationists across the globe.

Marine Mammals of the Arctic
Discover the many marine mammals in Arctic waters, including walruses, seals, and whales.

Activities

Soar with Bats
Soar with Bats
Watch and learn about bats and the mysteries surrounding these flying mammals with expert Dr. Nancy Simmons from the American Museum of Natural History.
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