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Be an everyday sustainability hero News

by Chenxin Tu, 12 January 2023 | 0 comments

Girl kneeling, holding tree planting equipment next to a newly planted tree

Protecting the environment isn’t just for scientists and grown-ups. Anyone can do things to help, and our Double Helix Sustainability Squad can show you how. You can learn from them and join in to be an everyday hero too! In October, we announced the Sustainability Squad competition. This competition invited students from all over Australia…

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Body of knowledge – a quick quiz Quiz

by Chenxin Tu, 11 January 2023 | 0 comments

We’re diving in and exploring bodies of water to celestial bodies, animal bodies to human bodies. Are you a busybody with the knowledge to get 5/5 in our latest quiz?

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Laughter is the best medicine! A quick quiz Quiz

by Fiona Midson, 17 November 2022 | 0 comments

This quiz is a bit of fun! Will you laugh it off and answer all our questions or will the joke be on you?

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8 billion people on planet Earth News

by David Shaw, 10 November 2022 | 0 comments

Map of Australia, Africa and Asia covered in people representing the population in those areas.

Sometime around now, the 8 billionth living person will be born. It might already have happened – the United Nations estimates it will happen on 15 November. Other experts think it might happen later. We’ll never know for sure when or where the 8 billionth person was born, but one thing is certain, Earth’s population…

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Double Helix sustainability squad Competition

by Jasmine Fellows, 7 November 2022 | 2 comments

Children sitting around a table brainstorming

Are you passionate about the environment? We want to hear from you! What are you doing in your school or local community to make a difference? We’re looking for 5 young readers to be part of the Double Helix sustainability squad. You can inspire other young Australians by sharing your story in our magazine.

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Fizzy planets Activity

by Jasmine Fellows, 3 November 2022 | 0 comments

Three bath balls, various colours

These bath bombs are crafted mini models of your favourite planets! We promise they’ll smell better than Uranus.

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Stuck in space! A quick quiz Quiz

by Fiona Midson, 2 November 2022 | 0 comments

Stars, telescopes, action! Can you catch the shooting star and get a 5/5 on this space quiz?

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Recycling rocks! A quick quiz Quiz

by David Shaw, 20 October 2022 | 0 comments

We’re celebrating recycling in this quiz! Can you salvage a passing score, or will you end up in the garbage?

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Recreating Gondwana Activity

by David Shaw, 13 October 2022 | 0 comments

Paper continents on a blue background

Back in the time of the dinosaurs, Australia was just one small part of a much bigger continent. Can you piece together the ancient supercontinent, Gondwana?

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Predicting the next supercontinent News

by David Shaw, 12 October 2022 | 0 comments

Map showing placement of Amasia

Have you heard of continental drift? The ground under your very feet is moving! Here in Australia, we’re moving about 7 centimetres north every year. In a few million years, we could run into Southeast Asia. But what about the far future, 300 million years away?

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