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Saltwater survival Activity

by Fiona, 23 November 2022 | 1 comments

Snail shaped cookie cutter cutting out 2 slices from a potato.

Animals that live in salty water have to control the amount of salt in their bodies, or they will not survive. But how do they do it? This activity will help show you.

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Laughter is the best medicine! A quick quiz Quiz

by Fiona, 17 November 2022 | 0 comments

This quiz is a bit of fun! Will you laugh it off and answer all our questions or will the joke be on you?

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The sea lion dye-do! News

by David, 16 November 2022 | 0 comments

Researchers in WA have started a new project tracking sea lions. These sea lions are getting a make-over with human hair dye! But first, a bit about these stylish lions of the sea.

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Microscope: Ghostly afterimages News

by Fiona, 26 October 2022 | 0 comments

Line drawing of a bird next to the same bird coloured red.

When we look at a very bright object and then look away from it, why do we still see the object’s outline?

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Recycling rocks! A quick quiz Quiz

by David, 20 October 2022 | 0 comments

We’re celebrating recycling in this quiz! Can you salvage a passing score, or will you end up in the garbage?

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So many legs! – a quick quiz Quiz

by David, 8 September 2022 | 1 comments

We humans only have 2 legs, but a lot of creatures have many more. Do you have the legs to go the distance and get 5/5 on this quiz?

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Picture This News

by Fiona, 1 September 2022 | 0 comments

Person in labcoat, mask and gloves looking at a screen and pressed plant specimens

Open the large sliding cabinets to shelves, stacks and pigeonholes. In front of you is a plant collection with nearly a million different specimens. But what’s with the conveyor belt?

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Hooray for biodiversity – a quick quiz Quiz

by David, 25 August 2022 | 1 comments

September is Biodiversity Month. Celebrate by taking this quiz about the variety of life you’ll find here on Earth. How biodiverse is your knowledge?

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How changing dog food changes dog poo News

by David, 4 August 2022 | 0 comments

Cute Silkie Terrier dog next to a bowl of dog food.

If you get bored eating the same thing over and over, spare a thought for dogs. Many pet dogs eat the same thing every day, week after week. And a change in food can be abrupt – empty the old bag of dog food, and start with something brand new. But how long does it take a dog to adjust to a new diet?

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Up in the air – A quick quiz Quiz

by David, 14 July 2022 | 0 comments

Here are 5 fresh questions to juggle for this week’s quiz. Will you score high, or come crashing to Earth?

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