Fin type and placement are survival adaptations and methods for identifications.

Far different from the stereotypes or common images that are portrayed on film, on television, and in many books and stories, American Indians have many different cultures, languages, religions, styles of dress, and ways of life. To learn about these different groups is to take an exciting journey of discovery in which you will meet some of America's most fascinating peoples.
In earning the Insect Study merit badge, Scouts will glance into the strange and fascinating world of the insect. There, they will meet tiny creatures with tremendous strength and speed, see insects that undergo startling changes in habits and form as they grow, and learn how insects see, hear, taste, smell, and feel the world around them.
The skin is the thin layer of tissue forming the natural outer covering of the body and serves numerous functions.
The study of life.

Chemistry is the study of composition, structure, and properties of matter
The branch of biology that deals with the relationships of organisms to one another and to their physical surroundings.

Having a strong set of overall laboratory safety rules is essential to avoiding disasters in the lab.

Inventing involves finding technological solutions to real-world problems. Inventors understand the importance of inventing to society because they creatively think of ways to improve the lives of others. Explore the world of inventing through this new merit badge, and discover your inner inventiveness.