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Feral fun – a quick quiz Quiz

by David, 8 September 2021 | 0 comments

These questions have gone feral, from introduced animals to rogue planets. Can you tame the beast and beat this quiz?

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Foam bubble blower Activity

by David, 2 September 2021 | 0 comments

a man blowing into a bottle, with lots of bubbles coming out the end

Bubble blowers come in all kinds of shapes and sizes. This one blows thousands of tiny bubbles that you can play with. It makes a foam that lasts, so you can even shape the bubbles into towers!

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Monster mash – a quick quiz Quiz

by David, 25 August 2021 | 0 comments

Find out how imaginary monsters have influenced science in this quiz. You’ll need a brave heart and a sharp mind to get full marks!

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15 ways to have fun with food Activity

by David, 19 August 2021 | 0 comments

Small plate of coconut covered marshmallows

There’s a tonne of science in food. Here are 15 of our favourite food-related science activities to tickle your brain and tantalise your tastebuds!

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Bamboo-inspired batteries News

by David, 12 August 2021 | 0 comments

Gloved hand holding a thin sheet with tweezers over a bowl of liquid.

There’s an awful lot going on inside a battery, and it relies on chemicals moving around and reacting. Now, Queensland scientists have created a new way to help these moving chemicals get where they need to go. And it’s based on a fast-growing plant – bamboo!

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Chocolate’s sweet science News

by David, 6 August 2021 | 0 comments

A white, a milk and a dark bar of chocolate

By Carrol Baker Chocolate is smooth and creamy, comes in many different shapes and flavour combinations, and is a much-loved treat. So, what is it about chocolate that can send your taste buds into orbit? The secret is chemistry!

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Marshmallow slime Activity

by David, 5 August 2021 | 4 comments

Pink gloop of slime.

This year’s National Science Week theme is ‘Food: Different by Design’. So let’s celebrate with some edible marshmallow slime! Safety: When handling food, use clean hands and clean equipment. Items from the microwave can be hot – ask an adult to help.

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Out of orbit – a quick quiz Quiz

by David, 28 July 2021 | 0 comments

Blast into orbit with this well-rounded quiz. Will you crash back to Earth, or reach the stars?

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Growing big – a quick quiz Quiz

by David, 21 July 2021 | 2 comments

This quiz is all about growth! Can you grow your knowledge and get the high score?

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Finding gold in fool’s gold News

by David, 8 July 2021 | 0 comments

Shiny yellow crystals

Back in the California gold rush, many people were tricked by a shiny yellow crystal known as fool’s gold. Now, more than 100 years later, scientists are flipping the script. Australian and Chinese researchers have found where real gold hides inside fool’s gold!

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