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I am a junior high science teacher with a passion for all things science. I am currently pursuing a master’s degree in science education. When I am not teaching young impressionable minds, I love spending time with my beautiful wife and sweet daughter. If I have spare time beyond that, I like reading books, playing […]

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Why “green tinted glasses?”

Your alarm goes off attempting to wake you from a deep slumber. You can hear the alarm, but your brain is trying to incorporate the monotonous beeping of the alarm into your dream while your conscience takes over urging you to awaken. Half asleep, you roll out of bed and walk to the bathroom to […]

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Cells are Cool! Gun Cells

As a seventh grade science teacher, one of my least favorite things to hear from students is, “why do I have to learn this?” Usually this phrase is said with a tone of voice that hints at boredom. One of the major units this phrase pops up most is ‘cells’. In biology, cells are the […]

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Natural History Museum of Video Game Characters Metroids Exhibit 2: Metroids A to Z

[Enjoy our exhibit background music courtesy of OC Remix! Song Title: “The Loneliest Bounty Hunter in the Universe” Remixer: Pyrus. Composers: Kenji Yamamoto and Minako Hamano. ] Missed the First Exhibit? Click on the link below to see our opening Metroid Exhibit! Metroids A to Z What started as a brilliant solution for an ancient […]

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Insect Vigilante: The Beginning

Another attempt at tackling the huge fleshy wall was futile and only left me with a sore shoulder. My raptorial arm would come in handy right about now. The large humid room was quickly filling with stomach acid. My sleek elytra armor likely would not last long submerged in hydrochloric acid. I could hear the […]

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Natural History Museum of Video Game Characters: Metroids Exhibit

welcome to the metroid larvae exhibit! The alien creature known as ‘Metroid’ has become an icon for all things horrifying and deadly. Reminiscent of something straight out of a horror film, these jellyfish-like aliens are far from cuddly. If you mistake their outstretched fangs for a warm hug, you’ll find yourself hopelessly trapped in their […]

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The Battle for the Great Acacia Part 2: The Mimic

*For an introduction to this story and to read Part 1, go to this link: lifethroughgreentintedglasses.blog/2020/05/30/the-battle-for-the-great-acacia-part-1/   Espionage had never been a successful tactic for outsiders trying to steal the Great Acacia tree’s resources. The huge, thriving ferruginea colony monitored every inch of the tree from sun up till sun up again. But this time, […]

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