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Make fruit straps Activity

by David, 26 January 2022 | 0 comments

Straps of fruit leather on a plate

By Beth Askham Why not try your hand at some food science? It’s as easy as apple pie to make these fruit straps. Then, pop the fruits of your work in your lunchbox as a sweet and delicious snack.

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Keeping it clean – a quick quiz Quiz

by David, 12 January 2022 | 2 comments

It’s time for a clean start to the new year! Can you keep your score sheet clean and get 5/5?

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Breaking it down – a quick quiz Quiz

by David, 3 December 2021 | 0 comments

This quiz is all about breaking things apart. From division to composting, see if you can rip and tear your way through this quiz!

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Fibre fun! A quick quiz Quiz

by David, 27 October 2021 | 0 comments

This quiz is all about fibres. From fabric to food, there’s plenty of fibre to chew over!

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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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