Doodle Science - April 2013

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Eggs for Easter. The one on the left is from an Ostrich (Struthio camelus), the one on the right a Rhea ( Rhea americana), the little one in front from a chicken (Gallus gallus domesticus), the one in the middle is from a Hadrosaur, possibly Saurulophus from the late Cretaceous 84 to 71 million years ago in Henan Province China, sadly it will not hatch, no matter how long I sit on it. And the colourful one on the right I'm sure you all know.

Great Dates in Sci and Tech for April

1st 1753 ~ Lineaus first publishes his Species Plantarum and so gets systematic naming of the natural world going.

2nd 1933 ~ First sighting of the Loch Ness monster. Did they or didn't they? One thing is for certain, nobody has caught it.

5th 1925 ~ John Scopes is arrested in Tennessee for teaching evolution and in 1804 the High Possil Meteorite is the first recorded meteorite fall in Scotland.

7th 1795~ France adopts the metre as the basic unit of length measurement.

11th 1905 ~Einstein unveils special relativity.

17th 1902 ~ Spiridion Stais finds the Antikethyra mechanism.

24th 1849 ~ Morse transmits the first telegraph message from Baltimore to Washington.

29th 1919 ~ Arthur Eddington takes measurements of stars during an eclipse to test Einsteins theory of relativity.

Something to try. Can worms hear?

Darwin was a great one for experiments, one of them was to do with worms and what senses they had.

He got a plant pot with soil and a couple of worms in in and rested heir hearing by putting it on a piano

and seeing if they reacted to different notes. What a simple and elegant experiment and an easy one to recreate,

you could try wood lice.

Something else to try. Enjoy the hols!!

This is great,