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Struck by lightning – a quick quiz Quiz

by David, 5 October 2022 | 1 comments

A flash and a bang! This quiz is all about electrical storms. Can you catch lightning in a bottle and get 5/5 this quiz?

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What caused this circle in the desert? News

by David, 29 September 2022 | 2 comments

Orange yellow and green image with an orange dot within a ring in the centre.

In between Adelaide and Perth lies the Nullarbor, a vast, dry plain. It’s famously flat; the railway line goes dead straight for almost 500 kilometres before it needs to turn. But hidden in the saltbush, scientists saw a strangely circular hill. So where did this circle come from?

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So many legs! – a quick quiz Quiz

by David, 8 September 2022 | 1 comments

We humans only have 2 legs, but a lot of creatures have many more. Do you have the legs to go the distance and get 5/5 on this quiz?

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Ride the wave – a quick quiz Quiz

by David, 28 July 2022 | 3 comments

This quiz is all about waves. Will you ride it to victory, or will you wave goodbye to your high score?

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Up in the air – A quick quiz Quiz

by David, 14 July 2022 | 0 comments

Here are 5 fresh questions to juggle for this week’s quiz. Will you score high, or come crashing to Earth?

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Turn a t-shirt into a bag Activity

by David, 7 July 2022 | 0 comments

a black bag with the slogan: stand tall, be strong, wear a crown and be kind

Need a bag to carry your library books, or to tote home your shopping? Here’s a way to turn an old t-shirt into a new bag, no sewing needed, during Plastic Free July.

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The science of fluff – a quick quiz Quiz

by David, 30 June 2022 | 0 comments

This quiz explores science’s softer side. Will your score leave you feeling warm and fuzzy?

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It came from the sky! A quick quiz Quiz

by David, 15 June 2022 | 0 comments

We had our eyes on the skies as we wrote this quiz. Can you reach for the stars or are you coming back down to Earth?

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Superhero science – a quick quiz Quiz

by Jasmine, 1 June 2022 | 0 comments

The imaginary worlds of superheroes often rely on real-world science. Can you pick fact from fiction in our superhero science quiz?

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Spotting quakes before the shakes News

by David, 25 May 2022 | 0 comments

Photo of a seismograph needle recording vibrations

Every second counts when a big earthquake hits. As soon as an earthquake sensor picks up the tremor, warnings can be sent over the internet, much faster than the shake travels through the Earth. And now, scientists have found a way to detect big earthquakes fast, maybe even before the ground starts to shake!

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