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Giants! A quick quiz Quiz

by David, 17 June 2020 | 0 comments

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There are some giant things lurking in these questions. Some of them are easy to spot, and others are hidden. Can you uncover all the answers?

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The sound of a bubble bursting News

by David, 9 April 2020 | 1 comments

What happens when a bubble pops? Does it make a sound? What causes that sound? A team of French scientists have all the answers.

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15 fabulous science activities to do indoors Activity

by David, 3 April 2020 | 1 comments

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Staying home to slow the spread of COVID-19? We’ve got some ideas to help you pass the time, even if you’re stuck indoors. Time to gather up materials from around the house and do some science!

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Double Helix hand washing guide News

by David, 23 March 2020 | 0 comments

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Hand washing is one of the most important tools we have in the fight against COVID-19. Read on for some tips and tricks to keep your hands sparkling!

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Infinitely scaling sherbet recipe Activity

by David, 6 March 2020 | 1 comments

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Here’s a fizzy treat for your mouth! But this sherbet recipe has a mathematical trick. You can use it to make as much or as little as you like. Keeping the ingredients in proportion in this way is known as scaling.

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A taste of science – a quick quiz Quiz

by David, 26 February 2020 | 0 comments

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This quiz explores one of our most enigmatic senses. Do have the answers you need to taste victory?

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Mirage in a cup Activity

by David, 20 February 2020 | 0 comments

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If you’re in the desert on a hot day, you might see things that aren’t really there. But that’s not the only way to see a mirage – you can also see them in a glass of sugary water!

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Protecting paintings with flow chemistry News

by David, 21 November 2019 | 0 comments

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Have you ever wondered why many old paintings are so shiny? It’s not the paint they used – it’s a varnish that’s applied on top of the paint. These chemicals are designed to enhance and protect precious artworks. And CSIRO just formulated a new varnish that’s taking the art world by storm!

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Magnifying sound Activity

by David, 3 October 2019 | 0 comments

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A magnifying glass can bend light waves to make an object look bigger. Can you make a magnifying glass for sound waves too?

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Poems from the periodic table News

by Jasmine, 15 August 2019 | 2 comments

Is there a chemical element you love the most? To celebrate the International Year of the Periodic Table in 2019, Double Helix is running a poetry competition for school-aged students with support from the Royal Australian Chemical Institute (RACI). Meet our chemistry expert and competition judge, Michelle Neil!

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