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Prime number brainteaser Brainteaser

by David Shaw, 9 March 2023 | 1 comments

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Difficulty: Extreme 123,456,789 is not a prime number. Is it possible to reorder its digits to give a prime number?

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George’s lollies brainteaser Brainteaser

by David Shaw, 23 February 2023 | 2 comments

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Difficulty: Extreme! George bought a bag of 70 lollies on Monday. He didn’t eat many on Monday, but he really liked the flavour. Every day after that he ate three more lollies than he had the previous day. The next Monday, George was about to eat his first lolly for the day and noticed the…

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Australian coins brainteaser Brainteaser

by David Shaw, 15 February 2023 | 0 comments

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Difficulty: Fun Jane has some Australian silver coins in her pocket. When buying an apple, she realises she has more than $1 in silver coins, but can’t make exactly $1 with her coins. How is this possible? (Silver Australian coins come in 5c, 10c, 20c, and 50c.)

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Nature’s colours Activity

by David Shaw, 27 January 2023 | 0 comments

Four paper strips of varying colours.

Have you ever sat in a garden or park and noticed all the different colours in plants? In this activity, you can dig deeper into nature’s colours and find out the variety of pigments that give each plant their unique colours.

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Pool leak brainteaser Brainteaser

by David Shaw, 5 January 2023 | 0 comments

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Difficulty: Fun While Eddie is away on holidays his swimming pool has a leak. Each day it loses half the water still in the pool. Normally, it’s 1.6 metres deep, but when Eddie gets home there is only 10 centimetres of water in the bottom. How long has the pool been leaking?

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The 2023 Megaquiz is here! Quiz

by David Shaw, 4 January 2023 | 0 comments

Looking for some science trivia? This is a random selection of questions from our 2022 quizzes. If you want more questions, reload this web page and we’ll fetch you a fresh batch!

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Feathery Fascination! News

by David Shaw, 7 December 2022 | 0 comments

Photo of an eagle on the ground reaching out with its leg to a feathery boa.

Camera, feather boa—action! It’s showtime in the forests of Tasmania. Scientists from the University of Tasmania are looking into the impact of feral cats, and they’ve found one method that attracts all kinds of critters.

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Santa scramble Brainteaser

by David Shaw, 5 December 2022 | 1 comments

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Santa sent out 2 sleigh teams. One goes east, and the other goes west, until they meet. how far away from home are they when they meet?

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Lit up! A quick quiz Quiz

by David Shaw, 30 November 2022 | 1 comments

These questions will help you to see the light. Take the quiz and see if you shine brightly.

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The sea lion dye-do! News

by David Shaw, 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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