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COVID-19 coverage Update

by David, 15 April 2020 | 1 comments

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If you’re looking for clearly explained science and interesting activities, you’ve come to the right place. This is where we keep all our COVID-19 news, as well as some great science to do if you’re stuck at home.

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Hydra heads brainteaser Brainteaser

by David, 22 April 2021 | 0 comments

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Difficulty: Tricky While out adventuring, Heracles the Hero came across a monstrous, 9-headed Hydra. Without pausing to think, Heracles pulled out his sword and started cutting off the Hydra’s heads. After several minutes of cutting, Heracles realised it was taking ages to remove the heads. Then he remembered something his friend Euripides told him.

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Big bangs – a quick quiz Quiz

by David, 21 April 2021 | 0 comments

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This quiz is all about explosions. Can you make a big bang with correct answers, or are you set to fizzle?

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Blow a ball into a bottle Activity

by David, 15 April 2021 | 0 comments

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Can you blow a paper ball into a bottle? It sounds easy, but it’s harder than you think!

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From insects to bacteria: new ‘bugs’ make red colouring News

by David, 14 April 2021 | 0 comments

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Do you like eating red lollies or drinking strawberry milk? If so, there’s a good chance you’ve been eating insects! But soon there might be a new way to make these treats red.

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Half a thousand brainteaser Brainteaser

by David, 13 April 2021 | 0 comments

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Difficulty: Fun Can you add one symbol below to make half a thousand? 5 5 5 5 5

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Grab bag of science – a quick quiz Quiz

by David, 7 April 2021 | 0 comments

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There’s no rhyme or reason to this quiz. It’s just some of the strangest and hardest science questions we could find. Can you beat the odds and get 5/5?

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National Insect Collection virtual tour News

by David, 1 April 2021 | 1 comments

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Australia has some of the coolest, cutest and strangest animals in the world. It’s not all kangaroos, crocodiles and cassowaries, though – our insects are amazing too!

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Dust mite dilemma brainteaser Brainteaser

by David, 31 March 2021 | 0 comments

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This brainteaser comes from our new book, Puzzles and Projects. This book features some of the best puzzles, hands-on activities, stories and more from Double Helix magazine. Plus, there’s stacks of new content to explore! You can buy a copy on the CSIRO Publishing website, or pick it up from your favourite bookstore!

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Easter activities Activity

by David, 25 March 2021 | 0 comments

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Are you looking for some fun activities to fill your Easter break? Check out these seasonal suggestions!

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Roving around – a quick quiz Activity

by David, 24 March 2021 | 0 comments

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It’s not just robots that rove – this quiz celebrates roving in all its forms! Can you manage to find all the right answers?

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