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Bubbling bells Activity

by David, 13 December 2018 | 0 comments

Small metal bells in a glass of fizzy water

Written by Elvina Lee What’s the festive season without bells? Here’s an activity you can do, without the headache of excess jingling!

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The toughest challenge – a quick quiz Quiz

by David, 5 December 2018 | 3 comments

Black lightning bolt in purple circle

This time you’re up against our hardest quiz yet! If you get even one question right, we think you have fantastic science knowledge. If you answer all five questions correctly? You’re a quiz whiz. Let us know in the comments below! If you’re after more fun science for kids, subscribe to Double Helix magazine!  

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Water balancing trick Activity

by David, 29 November 2018 | 0 comments

A five cent coin with a convex drop of blue water covering the surface.

Here’s a balancing game, but with a bit of practice you will always win! Why? Because you’ve set up a clever trick.

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Many mosquitoes – a quick quiz Quiz

by David, 22 November 2018 | 2 comments

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This quiz has two questions about tiny bloodsuckers that are bound to make your skin itch! But don’t stop there. Can you get all five questions right? If you’re after more fun science for kids, subscribe to Double Helix magazine!  

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Revealed! The secret to wombats’ cube poo News

by David, 21 November 2018 | 0 comments

Picture of a wombat.

A walk in the Australian bush can occasionally reveal piles of strange, cube-shaped poo, carefully balanced on top of rocks. Although it might seem like a prank, they’re perfectly natural. Chances are, this cube poo has been ejected from a wombat’s rear end.

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From silly straw to annoying instrument Activity

by David, 15 November 2018 | 0 comments

A man blowing into a straw.

Do you get annoyed when you get a plastic straw with your drink? Instead of throwing it out, take it home and use it to make a musical instrument!

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Special delivery! Robotic helper for baby coral News

by David, 8 November 2018 | 0 comments

Image of two small robots releasing a cloud of coral polyps over a dead area of reef.

The Great Barrier Reef has had a rough time. Rising temperatures , storms and attacks from crown of thorn starfish are among the problems damaging the reef. This year, scientists are aiming to supercharge its recovery with a new robotic helper.

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From concrete to cochlear implants – a quick quiz Quiz

by David, 7 November 2018 | 0 comments

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This week’s quiz tests all kinds of knowledge from common construction materials to Australian inventions. Can you get 5/5? If you’re after more fun science for kids, subscribe to Double Helix magazine!  

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Leaning fire Activity

by David, 1 November 2018 | 2 comments

Image of a tealight in a small glass jar.

Water in a cup sloshes around if you don’t move it carefully. What about fire? Let’s find out! Safety: This activity involves fire, so ask an adult to help. Don’t do this activity during a fire ban. First aid: If you burn yourself, blow out the candle and run the burn under cold water for…

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Earth’s heart is like solid gold News

by David, 25 October 2018 | 0 comments

Image of half a sphere with three central glowing layers. The inner core being the brightest.

You might not think about it much, but there’s an amazing planet under your feet. Dig down about 50 kilometres and the rocky crust begins to give way to the hot, soft mantle. Deeper down, the rocks get hotter and runnier, reaching temperatures of thousands of degrees. At the very centre, there’s a solid core…

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