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COVID-19 coverage Update

by David, 15 April 2020 | 0 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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The biggest penguins News

by David, 2 July 2020 | 0 comments

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Penguins come in many shapes and sizes, from little penguins all the way up to kings and emperors. But millions of years ago, penguins were even bigger, and studying these gigantic birds can teach us a lot about evolution.

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Off the mark – a quick quiz Quiz

by David, 1 July 2020 | 0 comments

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Scientists aim for accuracy, but it’s not always possible to be exactly right. This quiz is all about getting close, and not always close enough! So how close to full marks can you get?

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Slow waves Activity

by David, 25 June 2020 | 0 comments

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Did you know you can control the speed of a splash? Time to make some speedy waves, before using a neat trick to slow them down.

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Crowded corridor brainteaser Brainteaser

by David, 24 June 2020 | 3 comments

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Difficulty: Fun The extension is finished! Five new classrooms have been added to the main building. But there’s a problem. The corridor to the new classrooms is very busy. When the bell goes, lots of students stream out of the extension, while others rush in. It gets really crowded!

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Remote ocean research during COVID-19 News

by David, 18 June 2020 | 0 comments

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By Hannah Evans The depths of oceans are mysterious. Since Earth’s surface is covered by over 70% ocean, there is a lot to explore. But during a pandemic, it’s a bad idea to fill a research ship with scientists from around the world. Many research ships have stopped sailing, but not all of them!

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Giants! A quick quiz Quiz

by David, 17 June 2020 | 0 comments

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There are some giant things lurking in these questions. Some of them are easy to spot, and others are hidden. Can you uncover all the answers?

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Backyard species checklist Activity

by Jasmine, 11 June 2020 | 8 comments

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Written by Alex Horvat and Taryn Johnson   Put your environmentalist cap on and discover what species are hiding in your own backyard. Explore your surroundings, snap a couple of pictures, tick them off the checklist as you go and draw the most interesting creature you discover.

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Dolly’s cheese brainteaser Brainteaser

by David, 10 June 2020 | 4 comments

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Difficulty: Tricky Dolly bought a special cheese. It comes in a square block that’s 5 centimetres wide, 5 centimetres deep and 5 centimetres tall. It’s also coated in wax on all sides. Without removing the wax, Dolly cuts the cheese into 1 centimetre cubes. Can you work out how many cubes have wax on them?

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Working at the Australian Centre for Disease Preparedness News

by David, 4 June 2020 | 2 comments

By Andrea Wild Imagine you’re a scientist working on SARS-CoV-2, the virus causing the disease COVID-19. Your lab is at the Australian Centre for Disease Preparedness (ACDP) in Geelong, Victoria.

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Know your body – a quick quiz Quiz

by David, 3 June 2020 | 0 comments

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This quiz has a focus on bodies, from celestial to human. How much do you know about the universe? Do you really know how you’re put together? Answer these questions to find out!

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