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How do you diagnose a dinosaur? News

by David, 14 August 2020 | 0 comments

Illustration of dinosaur Centrosaurus

Paleontologists learn a lot from looking at bones. Assembling a skeleton can show how a creature moved, where they lived, and even how fast they were.

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Beeswax food wraps Activity

by David, 6 August 2020 | 1 comments

Sandwich wrapped in a wax cloth wrap.

Here’s a fun way to keep your food fresh! Make your own food wraps, and reduce the amount of plastic wrap you use. Safety: This activity uses a hot iron to melt wax. Ask an adult for assistance.

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How do bees make spiral combs? News

by David, 5 August 2020 | 1 comments

Brown sticky spiral of honeycomb.

When you think about a beehive, you might imagine it containing flat combs made of perfect hexagons. Except, that’s not the whole story. There are many different species of bees, and there are lots of ways that bees build their combs.

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The hidden sense in your eyes Activity

by David, 23 July 2020 | 0 comments

Image of two vertical blue balls and two horizontal yellow balls on a computer screen.

Your eyes can see colour and brightness, but there’s one more thing they can detect. With the right technique, many people can tell if light is polarised – no glasses needed!

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How many people will there be in 2100? News

by David, 21 July 2020 | 2 comments

an illustration of a crowd of people

Right now, there are about 7.8 billion people on Earth, and that number keeps on growing. But could this growth be coming to an end? Experts have made a new prediction that Earth’s population will not reach 10 billion people. And the reasons why are surprisingly positive.

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Almost gone – a quick quiz Quiz

by David, 15 July 2020 | 3 comments

Black lightning bolt in purple circle

Get in fast to do this quiz! For better or worse, we’re looking at some things that are almost gone.

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Confuse a compass with electricity Activity

by David, 9 July 2020 | 0 comments

Image of a compass on a piece of wire.

By Beth Askham and David Shaw Did you know that electricity and magnetism are closely related phenomena? In this activity, you’ll create a magnetic field using electricity and find that this can cause chaos for a compass!

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The biggest penguins News

by David, 2 July 2020 | 0 comments

Illustration of a Kumimanu swimming through a wave

Penguins come in many shapes and sizes, from little penguins all the way up to kings and emperors. But millions of years ago, penguins were even bigger, and studying these gigantic birds can teach us a lot about evolution.

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Off the mark – a quick quiz Quiz

by David, 1 July 2020 | 1 comments

Black lightning bolt in purple circle

Scientists aim for accuracy, but it’s not always possible to be exactly right. This quiz is all about getting close, and not always close enough! So how close to full marks can you get?

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Slow waves Activity

by David, 25 June 2020 | 0 comments

Bottle containing yellow and blue liquid.

Did you know you can control the speed of a splash? Time to make some speedy waves, before using a neat trick to slow them down.

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