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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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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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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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Glow in the dark signs Activity

by Chenxin Tu, 27 July 2023 | 0 comments

Purple paper with the words Double Helix glowing in the dark.

Lots of glow-in-the dark experiments need black lights to work. In this activity, find out how to make a simple black light and create your own glow in the dark sign!

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A garden of knowledge: Indigenous plants go digital News

by Chenxin Tu, 28 June 2023 | 4 comments

Small green fruit hanging on a plant.

The Australian Catholic University (ACU) has an engaging Indigenous garden in Queensland for students to learn about Country. Recently, ACU transformed the garden into a digital space to help people from anywhere learn about plants, recipes, and STEM.

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Plant-astic rescue News

by Chenxin Tu, 15 June 2023 | 0 comments

From medicines, food, fuel and emotional support, plants play important roles in our lives. However, up to 50% of flowering plants and trees could disappear if we don’t act.

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World Blood Donor Day – a quick quiz Quiz

by Chenxin Tu, 14 June 2023 | 6 comments

14 June is World Blood Donor Day so you’d best B positive about our quiz. Take your time and your answers won’t be in vein… Get a 5/5 and you’ll earn a big coagulation!

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Growing succulents Activity

by Chenxin Tu, 7 June 2023 | 0 comments

Five little pots of succulents, some pots with cute faces.

Annie from our Sustainability Squad grows and sells succulents for a good cause. She donates her profits to help Australians living in remote and disadvantaged communities get access to fresh fruit and veggies. In this activity, you’ll learn how to become a pro at growing succulents like Annie. Safety: When you are working outdoors, stay…

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A poopy relief for reefs News

by Chenxin Tu, 1 June 2023 | 0 comments

Tropical fish swimming amongst colourful coral.

Who knew fish poo could be a key to restoring coral reef health? In a study by Dr Grupstra’s team from Rice University in the United States, they found that poo from coral-eating fish contain microbes that can help corals thrive.

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