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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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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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Understanding the pee catapult News

by Ariel Marcy, 5 April 2023 | 0 comments

Sharpshooter insect with drop of liquid on its tail.

Sharpshooter insects get their name for catapulting droplets of their pee! Why don’t they pee in streams like other animals, including us humans?

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Litter scavenger hunt Activity

by Chenxin Tu, 23 March 2023 | 1 comments


Time for a tidy! Litter in the environment is unsightly and can also harm wildlife. So let’s do a clean up and learn more about rubbish!

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The buzz about bee guards News

by Chenxin Tu, 16 March 2023 | 0 comments

Head of a bee front on view, black with yellow central marking.

Did you know that not all bees have hives? Many capricious masked bees live alone, but sometimes, some of them keep eyes out for one other.

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Air plus electricity equals icecream? News

by Fiona Midson, 1 March 2023 | 0 comments

Shiny metal bioreactor with lots of pipes and a windoe showing yellow contents.

You’ve heard of plant-based protein, but what about food made from electricity?

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Just bee yourself – a quick quiz Quiz

by Fiona Midson, 8 February 2023 | 0 comments

We’ve got the buzz about bugs, so let’s explore our six-legged pollinators. Will you take the sting out of this quiz and get 5/5 or just call pest control?

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Getting fat on animal scat News

by Fiona Midson, 2 February 2023 | 0 comments

Two pitcher plants side by side.

Carnivorous plants eat insects, but what to do if there are not many insects about? Answer: find a new form of food!

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