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Diamonds are forever quiz Quiz

by David, 19 May 2022 | 0 comments

These clear, shiny gemstones are very valuable and oh-so-special. Can you sparkle like a diamond and get full marks on our quiz?

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Fungi chit-chat News

by David, 28 April 2022 | 0 comments

A lumpy yellow fungus with many wires poking into it.

When people talk about fungi, what do you imagine? Mushrooms and toadstools are instantly recognisable parts, but there are many types of fungi that grow in different ways. Some fungi have a root-like structure called a mycelium (my-SEEL-ee-um), that can grow into a huge network. Now, scientists have spotted electrical signals within mycelium networks that…

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Half-brown banana Activity

by David, 27 April 2022 | 1 comments

a banana that is brown at one end

Unripe bananas are green, ripe ones are yellow and overripe bananas are brown. But can you make a banana that’s half brown and half yellow?

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Mum’s the word – a quick quiz Quiz

by Fiona, 27 April 2022 | 0 comments

This quiz is all about mums. See if you can get 5/5 in this mother of all quizzes!

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Convert this – a quick quiz Quiz

by Fiona, 20 April 2022 | 0 comments

By Fiona Midson and Beth Askham Here is a quantifying quiz for you to gauge! Answer these questions to see if you measure up.

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How boa constrictors breathe to kill News

by David, 31 March 2022 | 3 comments

A snake winding around a stick.

Instead of biting with poison, boa constrictors wrap themselves around their prey and squeeze them to death. But if a boa constrictor’s squeeze can kill, how does the snake survive the pressure without suffocating themselves?

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All things orange – a quick quiz Quiz

by David, 23 March 2022 | 0 comments

By Fiona Midson and Beth Askham This quiz is full of juicy facts! Can you keep your score sheet clean and get 5/5?

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Time to shape up – a quick quiz Quiz

by David, 16 March 2022 | 1 comments

By Fiona Midson and Beth Askham Here is ‘acute’ quiz for you to size up! Answer these questions to see if you are in shape.

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On the nose – a quick quiz Quiz

by Fiona, 2 March 2022 | 0 comments

By Fiona Midson and Beth Askham Here is a sweet quiz to test your olfactory knowledge. Can you score 5 out of 5 and come up smelling like roses? If you’re after more fun science for kids, subscribe to Double Helix magazine!  

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Good vibrations – a quick quiz Quiz

by David, 16 February 2022 | 0 comments

Here is an acoustic quiz for you to sound out! Answer these questions and get some good vibrations.

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