Science & Art: BBC Nature’s Tree of Life Poster

Scout Kid has been very interested lately in the concept of ancestors and how old species are. Trying to explain the phylogenetic tree of life to a four-year-old isn’t the easiest, but BBC Nature has this cool, free-download poster, which is a place to start. I think he might still be a little young for exploring the Tree of Life Web Project, but I have it waiting in the wings for when he’s a little more literate.

Beautiful Things: NASA’s Exoplanet Travel Posters

Experience the charm of gravity assists!
We’re currently polishing up the rental house here in Georgia; you know, little things like putting laminate over the bare concrete floors and painting over an apparent lifetime of scuffs + the world’s literal worst paint-edging job. The boys’ room here is all fresh and lovely now, with a bright blue coat of paint of the smudged grey and pretty wood-look laminate floors, but it does still need a little something. Serendipitously, I stumbled across these travel posters from NASA’s Jet Propulsion Lab– and they’re free to print! We’re probably going to grab The Grand Tour and Enceladus for the boys’ room, but Skydiving a Super Earth and the Venus cloud observatory are also wonderful.