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The sea lion dye-do! News

by David, 16 November 2022 | 0 comments

Researchers in WA have started a new project tracking sea lions. These sea lions are getting a make-over with human hair dye! But first, a bit about these stylish lions of the sea.

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8 billion people on planet Earth News

by David, 10 November 2022 | 0 comments

Map of Australia, Africa and Asia covered in people representing the population in those areas.

Sometime around now, the 8 billionth living person will be born. It might already have happened – the United Nations estimates it will happen on 15 November. Other experts think it might happen later. We’ll never know for sure when or where the 8 billionth person was born, but one thing is certain, Earth’s population…

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Alien academy brainteaser Brainteaser

by David, 9 November 2022 | 0 comments

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Difficulty: Tricky A new class of aliens is due to start at Alien Academy. The teachers need to know the age of each alien, but can’t contact them. Luckily, they have a few clues to help them. There are five aliens (Filp, Agg, Nim, Phod, and Mex) and each alien is a different age (7,…

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Rolling Race Activity

by David, 27 October 2022 | 0 comments

Two plasticene rolls one solid and one hollow

Two tubes, both the same weight and the same size, and yet slightly different. Can you guess which one will win the rolling race? Safety: This activity uses a sharp scalpel or scissors to cut a cardboard tube. Ask an adult to help.

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Recycling rocks! A quick quiz Quiz

by David, 20 October 2022 | 0 comments

We’re celebrating recycling in this quiz! Can you salvage a passing score, or will you end up in the garbage?

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Who lives next door? A brainteaser Brainteaser

by David, 19 October 2022 | 1 comments

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Difficulty: Tricky There are 4 houses that stand in a row. One family lives in each house. The O’Connells live next door to the Taos, but they don’t live next door to the Sosas. The Prasads don’t live next door to the Sosas. Who lives next door to the Prasads?

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Recreating Gondwana Activity

by David, 13 October 2022 | 0 comments

Paper continents on a blue background

Back in the time of the dinosaurs, Australia was just one small part of a much bigger continent. Can you piece together the ancient supercontinent, Gondwana?

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Predicting the next supercontinent News

by David, 12 October 2022 | 0 comments

Map showing placement of Amasia

Have you heard of continental drift? The ground under your very feet is moving! Here in Australia, we’re moving about 7 centimetres north every year. In a few million years, we could run into Southeast Asia. But what about the far future, 300 million years away?

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Growing dough brainteaser Brainteaser

by David, 6 October 2022 | 2 comments

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Difficulty: Extreme! Nguyệt keeps a bread dough in her fridge. She tends to it so that every day it doubles in size, and then every morning, she cuts off enough dough to make one loaf of bread for her breakfast.

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Struck by lightning – a quick quiz Quiz

by David, 5 October 2022 | 2 comments

A flash and a bang! This quiz is all about electrical storms. Can you catch lightning in a bottle and get 5/5 this quiz?

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