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World Gratitude – A Quick Quiz Quiz

by Ariel Marcy, 21 September 2023 | 0 comments

Happy World Gratitude Day (21 September)! Our world definitely rocks and we’re celebrating it with this life-sustaining quiz. Can you get into the ozone and score a high five?

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All About Colour – A Quick Quiz Quiz

by Ariel Marcy, 6 September 2023 | 0 comments

This quiz is tied up with a rainbow! Can you earn that pot of gold? Or have you bitten off more than you can hue?

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Edible glitter Activity

by Chenxin Tu, 23 August 2023 | 4 comments

Tipped over glass with blue glitter spilling out onto the table.

Let’s dive into the sparkling world of edible glitter! Try this activity to make your own bedazzling treat and explore secret shapes in food. Safety: This activity involves using a stove and handling a hot object. Ask an adult to help. Use clean hands and clean equipment while cooking.

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Glow in the dark signs Activity

by Chenxin Tu, 27 July 2023 | 0 comments

Purple paper with the words Double Helix glowing in the dark.

Lots of glow-in-the dark experiments need black lights to work. In this activity, find out how to make a simple black light and create your own glow in the dark sign!

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Colour-Changing Noodles Activity

by Ariel Marcy, 20 July 2023 | 0 comments

Pink noodles in a bowl.

Want to bring a little magic to your plate? Have some fun with these colour-changing “unicorn noodles”, perfect for a birthday party! Safety: Use clean hands and clean equipment while cooking. This activity uses a stove and boiling water. Ask an adult to help.

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A “lava-ly” lemon volcano Activity

by Ariel Marcy, 6 July 2023 | 0 comments

Blue foam spilling out of a lemon.

Kick off a colourful explosion in your kitchen with simple ingredients! Safety: You’ll need to use a sharp knife in this activity. Ask an adult to help.

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Sense-sational baking soda scones Activity

by Ariel Marcy, 21 June 2023 | 0 comments

Scones with jam and cream on a plate.

Get a rise out of your dough with a simple acid-base reaction!

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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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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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Homemade ice cream! Activity

by Ariel Marcy, 13 April 2023 | 0 comments

Bowl of ice cream.

You would never add a heap of salt to your ice cream, but this tasty treat can be made by taking advantage of a chemical property of salt and a bit of elbow grease. Here’s how! Safety: The ice in this activity can get very cold, well below freezing. Take care not to touch it…

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