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From insects to bacteria: new ‘bugs’ make red colouring News

by David, 14 April 2021 | 0 comments

a close-up of a cactus with many white, dusty looking insects on it

Do you like eating red lollies or drinking strawberry milk? If so, there’s a good chance you’ve been eating insects! But soon there might be a new way to make these treats red.

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Easter activities Activity

by David, 25 March 2021 | 0 comments

Hand holding a transparent egg shape orb.

Are you looking for some fun activities to fill your Easter break? Check out these seasonal suggestions!

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Roving around – a quick quiz Activity

by David, 24 March 2021 | 0 comments

Black lightning bolt in purple circle

It’s not just robots that rove – this quiz celebrates roving in all its forms! Can you manage to find all the right answers?

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Rainbow plate Activity

by David, 18 March 2021 | 0 comments

Plate with colourful lollies around the circumference and rainbow pattern in the centre.

Here’s a great excuse to get your parents to buy lollies! All it takes is some warm water to reveal a beautiful rainbow.

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Colour changing lemon tea Activity

by David, 4 March 2021 | 1 comments

Two cups of tea - one is much lighter than the other

There’s something soothing about a cup of lemon tea. But there’s some fun chemistry happening in that cup too!

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Marbled nails! Activity

by David, 27 January 2021 | 0 comments

a thumb with a coluorful parttern painted on its nail

Have fun and give yourself marbled nails while learning more about chemistry.

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Hands-on science for the holiday season Activity

by David, 18 December 2020 | 0 comments

Small metal bells in a glass of fizzy water

It’s the silly season! Looking for a way to celebrate with science? Try this collection of hands-on activities.

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Food – a quick quiz Quiz

by David, 4 November 2020 | 0 comments

Black lightning bolt in purple circle

By Krishitha Gopalakrishnan Everything is related to science. Take your food for example. Carrots, burgers, ice-cream…you name it! Let’s see how well you know your food with a few questions!

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Sugar snake Activity

by David, 16 October 2020 | 0 comments

Ash and flames in a foil tray.

Here’s a fun little firework you can make at home. A couple of simple household chemicals grow into a gigantic black snake!

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Shiny egg Activity

by David, 10 September 2020 | 2 comments

Photo of a soot covered egg in a glass of water.

What happens when you cover an egg in soot? It gets super black, but also super shiny!

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