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Protecting paintings with flow chemistry News

by David, 21 November 2019 | 0 comments

Gloved hand painting with a brush onto a work of art.

Have you ever wondered why many old paintings are so shiny? It’s not the paint they used – it’s a varnish that’s applied on top of the paint. These chemicals are designed to enhance and protect precious artworks. And CSIRO just formulated a new varnish that’s taking the art world by storm!

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A to Z – a quick quiz Quiz

by David, 6 November 2019 | 0 comments

Black lightning bolt in purple circle

We’re testing your science knowledge from A to Z! From animals quirks to the age of zircon, see if you can get all five questions right.

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Glow germs Activity

by David, 31 October 2019 | 4 comments

Image of a hand under purple light.

Washing your hands is important, but how do you know if it’s working? Make some safe but gross glow germs to find out how well you wash!

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Did you wash your hands? News

by David, 24 October 2019 | 0 comments

A girl and a boy washing their hands in the bathroom sink.

If you’re a bit of a germophobe, we have bad news for you. There are a lot of Australians who aren’t washing their hands nearly enough. That’s the conclusion of new research from the Food Safety Information Council.

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Drop jump Activity

by David, 17 October 2019 | 2 comments

Two matcch box drawers side by side with a ten cent coin in the upper drawer.

Drop the ruler, watch for the jump… that’s the point of drop jump! Can you work out which matchbox tray the coin will fall into?

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Pterosaur tears up ancient sky News

by David, 10 October 2019 | 0 comments

A pterosaur - a flying reptile from the age of the dinosaurs

It’s spring, and in many areas of Australia that means it’s magpie swooping season. But next time you’re ducking an angry bird, be thankful you live now and not 90 million years ago. Back then, the swooping might have come from something much larger.

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Raise the volume! – a quick quiz Quiz

by David, 9 October 2019 | 0 comments

Black lightning bolt in purple circle

This quiz we’re looking at volumes. Time to fill up on some science knowledge!

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Magnifying sound Activity

by David, 3 October 2019 | 0 comments

A man holdiing a pink baloon near his face and a phone at arms length.

A magnifying glass can bend light waves to make an object look bigger. Can you make a magnifying glass for sound waves too?

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Bugs are back, but where have they been? News

by David, 26 September 2019 | 0 comments

Brown moth with segmented, furry body.

By Andrea Wild and Bryan Lessard Insect populations boom during warmer and wetter months. But have you ever wondered where they go during winter?

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The Beauty Beneath – Underwater Sydney Book

by David, 12 September 2019 | 2 comments

seaweed and fish under the sea

Dip below the surface to discover the extraordinary plants and animals that call Sydney Harbour home.

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