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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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Solar eclipse viewer Activity

by Fiona Midson, 15 March 2023 | 0 comments

Making a hole in the foil with a skewer.

A solar eclipse is just around the corner! On 20 April this year, people around Australia and parts of Asia will have the opportunity to see the special event. Directly staring into the Sun is very dangerous, so learn how to safely watch the solar eclipse by building a solar eclipse viewer with us.

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Build a Solar Oven Activity

by Fiona Midson, 2 March 2023 | 0 comments

Person eating a S'More biscuit treat

Trap the Sun’s energy in this DIY solar oven and heat up a s’more-licious treat! This is an activity best done on a hot sunny day around lunch time when the Sun is overhead.

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Air plus electricity equals icecream? News

by Fiona Midson, 1 March 2023 | 0 comments

Shiny metal bioreactor with lots of pipes and a windoe showing yellow contents.

You’ve heard of plant-based protein, but what about food made from electricity?

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As easy as pi – a quick quiz Quiz

by Fiona Midson, 22 February 2023 | 3 comments

It’s time to be irrational and celebrate π (Pi) Day! Will you slice up this quiz and get 5/5 or are you going to eat humble pie?

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Heron’s fountain Activity

by Fiona Midson, 15 February 2023 | 0 comments

Make a fountain that doesn’t need an electric pump. This fountain was designed by Heron, a Greek teacher and inventor in 1st Century CE. Safety: This activity involves using an electric drill, a sharp knife and a hot glue gun. Adult help is required.

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Just bee yourself – a quick quiz Quiz

by Fiona Midson, 8 February 2023 | 0 comments

We’ve got the buzz about bugs, so let’s explore our six-legged pollinators. Will you take the sting out of this quiz and get 5/5 or just call pest control?

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Getting fat on animal scat News

by Fiona Midson, 2 February 2023 | 0 comments

Two pitcher plants side by side.

Carnivorous plants eat insects, but what to do if there are not many insects about? Answer: find a new form of food!

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Paper plane launcher Activity

by Fiona Midson, 8 December 2022 | 0 comments

Paper plane and launcher.

Looking for some flying fun? This paper plane launcher gives your plane a speedy launch!

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Chocolate choice brainteaser Brainteaser

by Fiona Midson, 24 November 2022 | 0 comments

Brain icon

Three new chocolate brands are being released: Jupiter, Astro, and Celeste. can you use up all the ingredients to make these bars?

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