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A poopy relief for reefs News

by Chenxin Tu, 1 June 2023 | 0 comments

Tropical fish swimming amongst colourful coral.

Who knew fish poo could be a key to restoring coral reef health? In a study by Dr Grupstra’s team from Rice University in the United States, they found that poo from coral-eating fish contain microbes that can help corals thrive.

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Regeneration quiz Quiz

by Chenxin Tu, 31 May 2023 | 0 comments

A quiz like this can really re-grow on you! Can you score a 5/5 or will four-ever be good enough?

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Yeast-bubbled bread Activity

by Ariel Marcy, 25 May 2023 | 0 comments

Loaf of bread on a board.

Bakers have used yeast to make bread for millennia! We now know why it works and how a little sweetness goes a long way. Safety: When dealing with food, use clean hands and clean equipment. Be careful when using the oven by wearing oven mitts and ask an adult to help you out.

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Clothing rescue News

by Chenxin Tu, 18 May 2023 | 0 comments

Pile of clothes.

The average Australian throws out about 23 kilograms of clothes each year. Most of that rubbish goes straight to the tip, and it can take hundreds of years for those old clothes to completely break down. Even worse, as they break down, old clothes release greenhouse gases!

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Flower power – a quick quiz Quiz

by Ariel Marcy, 17 May 2023 | 0 comments

There’s nothing like a pretty flower to brighten your day. Will this quiz brighten yours when you get full marks? 

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DNA detective Activity

by Chenxin Tu, 11 May 2023 | 1 comments

White cloudy film on green liquid.

All living things contain DNA. It’s the stuff that tells cells how to grow and function! In this activity, you can have a go at extracting DNA from fruits around your house.

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Turtles like it moon-side up News

by Chenxin Tu, 4 May 2023 | 0 comments

Turtle on a rock

Lots of animals love to sunbathe for extra warmth. Scientists from La Trobe University have now discovered that freshwater turtles like “moon-bathing” too.

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Time to relax – a quick quiz Quiz

by Chenxin Tu, 3 May 2023 | 0 comments

The end of the week is a great time to relax with some science trivia. Will you coast to the weekend with a perfect score?

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Seed bombs Activity

by Chenxin Tu, 27 April 2023 | 2 comments

Seedling growing out of soil.

It can be tricky to grow plants from seeds. Why not make some seed bombs to give your seeds the best chance to grow up?

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“Forbidden” world orbits alien star News

by Ariel Marcy, 21 April 2023 | 0 comments

Red star or planet partially shaded by smaller dark star or planet.

Scientists thought they knew how gas giants like Jupiter were made. Now a newly spotted planet in a faraway solar system is challenging the recipe.

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