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Lizard smarts: baby blue-tongues born clever News

by David, 18 July 2019 | 0 comments

A small blue tongue lizard on a person's hand.

Have you ever looked through your old school books? You might be surprised at how many mistakes you used to make, or the things you didn’t understand. Human brains take decades to fully develop, but eastern blue-tongue lizards might be born as clever as their adult counterparts.

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Do you measure up? A quick quiz Quiz

by David, 17 July 2019 | 0 comments

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We have a few questions from the world of metrology! That’s the science of measuring things. So have a go, and see how you measure up!

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Drop the needle! Activity

by David, 11 July 2019 | 0 comments

Flame heating a needle held in place by a magnet.

Think you understand magnets? In this hands-on activity, use a magnet to make a needle float and then fall.

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The speediest cyclist Brainteaser

by David, 10 July 2019 | 0 comments

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Alice, Bernice and Claire are all speedy bike riders. They decided to race against each other to find out who is fastest cyclist. They ran three races together. In two races, Alice beat Bernice. In two races, Bernice beat Claire.

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Stirring an impossible liquid News

by David, 4 July 2019 | 0 comments

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Imagine a swirl of milk in a cup of tea, or a drop of food colouring in a glass of water. The way liquids move and flow is intricate and almost impossibly complex. But that doesn’t stop scientists from trying to understand this movement.

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How do frogs breathe? A quick quiz Quiz

by David, 3 July 2019 | 0 comments

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Do you know how frogs breathe? We do! Test your knowledge in our latest quiz covering topics from plants and stars, to rocks and bytes.

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Vacuuming marshmallows Activity

by David, 27 June 2019 | 1 comments

Image of a cracked marshmallow in a glass bottle.

In this hands-on activity, you’ll make your own vacuum chamber and watch marshmallows turn into fluffy clouds of sugar!

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The 63 dollar question Brainteaser

by David, 26 June 2019 | 4 comments

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On Dr Vine’s desk there is some money. There are six pieces of Australian money. The money adds up to $63.

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Quakes on the Moon News

by David, 20 June 2019 | 0 comments

Earth is active down to its very rocks. Earthquakes and volcanoes shake our planet, and the continents themselves drift lazily across the surface. Compared to Earth, the Moon is a cold, hard rock. But even lunar rocks are more active than you might think.

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What is a manatee? A quick quiz Quiz

by David, 19 June 2019 | 3 comments

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There are a few funny words in this week’s quiz. You’ll need to be on top of your sci-vocab if you want to score 5/5!

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