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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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Regeneration quiz Quiz

by Chenxin Tu, 31 May 2023 | 0 comments

A quiz like this can really re-grow on you! Can you score a 5/5 or will four-ever be good enough?

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Clothing rescue News

by Chenxin Tu, 18 May 2023 | 0 comments

Pile of clothes.

The average Australian throws out about 23 kilograms of clothes each year. Most of that rubbish goes straight to the tip, and it can take hundreds of years for those old clothes to completely break down. Even worse, as they break down, old clothes release greenhouse gases!

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DNA detective Activity

by Chenxin Tu, 11 May 2023 | 1 comments

White cloudy film on green liquid.

All living things contain DNA. It’s the stuff that tells cells how to grow and function! In this activity, you can have a go at extracting DNA from fruits around your house.

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Sleepy time brainteaser Brainteaser

by Chenxin Tu, 10 May 2023 | 0 comments

Brain icon

Lisa had a difficult time falling asleep on Wednesday night, so she began counting sheep. How many sheep did she count?

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Turtles like it moon-side up News

by Chenxin Tu, 4 May 2023 | 0 comments

Turtle on a rock

Lots of animals love to sunbathe for extra warmth. Scientists from La Trobe University have now discovered that freshwater turtles like “moon-bathing” too.

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Time to relax – a quick quiz Quiz

by Chenxin Tu, 3 May 2023 | 0 comments

The end of the week is a great time to relax with some science trivia. Will you coast to the weekend with a perfect score?

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Seed bombs Activity

by Chenxin Tu, 27 April 2023 | 2 comments

Seedling growing out of soil.

It can be tricky to grow plants from seeds. Why not make some seed bombs to give your seeds the best chance to grow up?

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Just in time – a quick quiz Quiz

by Chenxin Tu, 19 April 2023 | 0 comments

Try to keep a good pace while doing this time-based quiz. How synchronised are your answers with ours?

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