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Store pumpkin seeds Activity

by Jasmine, 15 February 2013 | 1 comments

A cut pumpkin and a colander.

Pumpkins taste great, but what can you do with the seeds? We’ll show you how to preserve them, so when the time is right, you can plant them in your garden!

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Can you think big and win? News

by Jasmine, 11 February 2013 | 0 comments

Two girls in red t-shirts.

Written by Beth Askham The winners of this year’s BHP Billiton Science and Engineering Awards have been announced! The award ceremony wrapped up an exciting four days where the finalists traveled to Melbourne for a science camp they will never forget.

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Roman ruins News

by Jasmine, 25 January 2013 | 1 comments

Thermal baths in Bath, England.

Written by Sarah Kellett Natural hot springs in England were considered by the Ancient Romans to be a gift from the gods. Their real source is water journeying thousands of years underground.

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Bounce back Activity

by Jasmine, 17 January 2013 | 0 comments

Challenge your friend to bounce a ball across a table. With this one simple trick, you can get it to bounce back!

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Hot hot heat Activity

by Jasmine, 19 December 2012 | 0 comments

A cardboard box obscured by a pot plant.

Phew! The Sun can feel pretty hot, even though we’re millions of kilometres away on Earth. Find out more about how plants can keep buildings cool in this activity.

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Bubble prints Activity

by Jasmine, 17 November 2012 | 0 comments

A tray of purple bubbles, with someone breatihng into it with a straw

Follow these instructions and create a work of art out of bubbles, while learning some maths.

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Twisted fiction Fiction

by Jasmine, 13 November 2012 | 0 comments

Alien creature in the snow

Brain freeze Written by Tom Dullemond We’d only lived on Terminus for a week and seen nothing but blizzards. Finally, it was a clear cold day, and mum’s company had just delivered the latest snow tractor.

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Pollen trap Activity

by Jasmine, 10 November 2012 | 0 comments

Honey bee on a flower.

Bees are famous for collecting pollen, but that’s not the only way pollen gets around. Try building a pollen trap, and you’ll discover how much is floating in our air every day!

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Orange life jacket Activity

by Jasmine, 28 September 2012 | 0 comments

Floating orange with sink

Written by Sarah Kellett Life jackets are often orange to make them easy to spot after an accident. And orange fruit have their own life jackets, all built in!

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Rainbow gums News

by Jasmine, 18 September 2012 | 11 comments

Rainbow eucalyptus

Written by Sarah Kellett That’s not paint: this is how the rainbow gum, Eucalyptus deglupta, really looks. Sweeping down the trunks of these trees are streaks of red, green and purple.

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