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World Gratitude – A Quick Quiz Quiz

by Ariel Marcy, 21 September 2023 | 0 comments

Happy World Gratitude Day (21 September)! Our world definitely rocks and we’re celebrating it with this life-sustaining quiz. Can you get into the ozone and score a high five?

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Saving corals with AI’s eyes News

by Chenxin Tu, 20 September 2023 | 0 comments

Green and brown coral outcrop.

One kilometre underwater, deep-sea coral reefs support incredible biodiversity. Now, CSIRO researchers are using AI to better understand and protect these reefs.

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Meet the Australian Marine Soccer Team News

by Fiona Midson, 13 September 2023 | 0 comments

Purple- orange octopus camouflaged on the ocean floor.

Australia has many amazing land snails. There are currently about 1,500 described species and another 1,000 waiting to be named.

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4 equal rectangles Brainteaser

by Ariel Marcy, 13 September 2023 | 6 comments

Rectangle with H shaped lines inside creating four new rectangles.

Difficulty: Fun The big rectangle below is made from 4 small rectangles. All the small rectangles are equal, meaning that they have the same size and shape. If the small rectangle’s short side is 8 centimetres, what is the length (long side) of the bigger rectangle?

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Digging into soil science Activity

by Chenxin Tu, 12 September 2023 | 0 comments

Collection of plastic cups half-filled with soil, alfoil tray, trowel and

Happy Bilby Day (September 12th)! Let’s get muddy and investigate what makes up different soils. Along the way, you’ll learn how bilbies play an important role in improving Australia’s soils. Safety: This activity involves touching soils. Watch out for any sharp objects in soil and wash hands thoroughly after this activity.

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From venom to cure News

by Chenxin Tu, 7 September 2023 | 0 comments

Funnelweb spider sitting in its funnel shaped web

The funnel-web spider is one of Australia’s most venomous creatures. But scientists at The University of Queensland think that its venom can be made into a life-saving drug.

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All About Colour – A Quick Quiz Quiz

by Ariel Marcy, 6 September 2023 | 0 comments

This quiz is tied up with a rainbow! Can you earn that pot of gold? Or have you bitten off more than you can hue?

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Meet Australia’s newest sharks News

by Ariel Marcy, 31 August 2023 | 0 comments

Long, thin, dark, catshark with a pointy nose.

Not one, but 2 new Australian shark species have recently been described by CSIRO scientists and both have pretty cool appearances! CSIRO researchers Will White and Helen O’Neill lead the team of scientists who introduced the world to these new sharks, both found in deeper waters off north-western Australia. The CSIRO team first published the…

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An odd observation Brainteaser

by Ariel Marcy, 30 August 2023 | 2 comments

Brain icon

Difficulty: Tricky Alex is playing a dice game with 2 standard 6-sided dice, one red and one blue. Each die has faces numbered from 1 to 6. Alex rolls both dice and adds up the numbers on the top faces. After a while, Alex notices that the sums are always between 2 and 12 and…

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Edible glitter Activity

by Chenxin Tu, 23 August 2023 | 4 comments

Tipped over glass with blue glitter spilling out onto the table.

Let’s dive into the sparkling world of edible glitter! Try this activity to make your own bedazzling treat and explore secret shapes in food. Safety: This activity involves using a stove and handling a hot object. Ask an adult to help. Use clean hands and clean equipment while cooking.

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