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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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Make a 3D shark Activity

by David, 28 May 2020 | 1 comments

Written by Natalie Kikken   To honour World Oceans Day 8 June, get crafty by making your own 3D grey nurse shark.

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Brull family brainteaser Brainteaser

by David, 27 May 2020 | 2 comments

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Difficulty: Fun Ash and Stacy Brull have five daughters. Each of their daughters has one brother. How many people are there in the Brull family?

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The buzz on Asian Giant Hornets News

by David, 21 May 2020 | 1 comments

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By Andrea Wild Are killer hornets really on the loose in North America? Asian Giant Hornets are a species of wasp, Vespa mandarinia. They normally live in Japan, China and Southeast Asia. But late last year they arrived in Canada and the USA, probably inside a shipping container. It only takes one hornet to start…

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Parts of a whole – a quick quiz Quiz

by David, 20 May 2020 | 7 comments

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Everything is part of something – why not make our quiz part of your day?

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Eye’ll follow you Activity

by David, 14 May 2020 | 0 comments

Drawing of a cat with cut out eyes.

Are you looking for a way to make your drawings look alive? Try this activity and make an awesome creepy face whose eyes follow you as you move around the room. By Mike McRae

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Can authors hear their characters? News

by David, 13 May 2020 | 0 comments

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Writing your own stories can be a fascinating experience. Do you ever feel like you’ve heard or seen the characters from your writing, as if you’ve met them in real life? Turns out, many professional authors have these vivid experiences when writing.

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Drain the dam brainteaser Brainteaser

by David, 12 May 2020 | 0 comments

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Difficulty: Taxing Water engineers want to empty a dam to do repairs. There’s a creek running into the dam, which will keep filling the dam, unless they install pumps to empty that water. Each pump could empty a swimming pool in a week.

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Diving deep – a quick quiz Quiz

by David, 6 May 2020 | 0 comments

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Take a deep breath and dive into our latest quiz. We’ve got a range of deep questions for you to discover. See how deep your knowledge goes!

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Coronavirus bracelet Activity

by David, 1 May 2020 | 0 comments

Colourful beaded bracelet worn on an arm.

Here’s a fun, creative project that will help you explore some of the science around the virus SARS-CoV-2. That’s the virus that causes the disease COVID-19. We’re going to make a bracelet using the genetic sequence of the virus!

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The secret to Venus’ fast clouds News

by David, 30 April 2020 | 0 comments

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If you think the days feel long, be glad you don’t live on Venus. Our inner neighbour rotates only once every 243 Earth days, but you wouldn’t be able to tell this by looking at it. Venus is cloaked in thick clouds that are whipped around the planet by wind. These clouds complete a lap…

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