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It’s rocket science – a quick quiz Quiz

by David, 4 July 2018 | 0 comments

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Get serious about science with the Double Helix quiz. We put you to the test with rocket science and radiation, as well as plants and petrology! If you’re after more fun science for kids, subscribe to Double Helix magazine!  

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Mars storms a risk to rovers News

by David, 21 June 2018 | 0 comments

If you think the weather here on Earth is bad, be glad you don’t live on Mars. Storms currently cover much of the planet, with wind speeds of around 100 kilometres per hour. So spare a thought for the intrepid Mars rovers currently bearing the brunt of the storm.

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Before the Jurassic – a quick quiz Quiz

by David, 20 June 2018 | 0 comments

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It’s time for another round of science trivia. This week, we’ve got ancient questions about what happened before the Jurassic, and a puzzler about what meteoroids are.

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Don’t roast marshmallows in volcanoes News

by David, 7 June 2018 | 0 comments

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It’s no secret that volcanoes are dangerous. The recent eruption of Guatemala’s Volcán de Fuego has taken more than 110 lives. In Hawaii, lava has covered roads, destroyed cars and set fire to buildings. So it may come as a surprise to hear that people are wondering if they can use volcanoes to toast their…

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Butterflies and big continents – a quick quiz Quiz

by David, 6 June 2018 | 0 comments

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Time to test your scientific mettle. This week we’re asking questions about everything from tiny butterfly legs to huge continents. Good luck!

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Mapping the Moon Activity

by David, 31 May 2018 | 0 comments

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Pick a time to head outside at night and see if you can find these features on the face of the Moon.

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Hot stars and heavy air – a quick quiz Quiz

by David, 23 May 2018 | 0 comments

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Ready to test your knowledge? In this quiz we’ve got a range of questions, about distant stars to the very air we breathe!

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Sizing up the Sun – a quick quiz Quiz

by David, 9 May 2018 | 6 comments

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Here’s a quiz to get your brain pumping. Test your knowledge of floating metals, and not one but two questions about the closest star to home – our Sun! If you’re after more fun science for kids, subscribe to Double Helix magazine!  

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Make a cloud Activity

by David, 3 May 2018 | 0 comments

Photo of a glass jar with water in the bottom and a baloon stretched over the opening.

Create a cool cloud inside a jar using these instructions.

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From dragonflies to The Dish – a quick quiz Quiz

by David, 25 April 2018 | 0 comments

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Think you’re scientifically savvy? Give this week’s quick quiz a try! Test yourself on tectonics and trilobites, work out how many legs a dragonfly has to stand on, and reveal what’s detected by The Dish.

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