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The sounds of sizzle! News

by David, 17 August 2022 | 2 comments

A prawn held in chopsticks, sizzling in a pan.

Physics can be mouth-watering. Think of the sizzle as chips deep-fry. Turns out there are 3 kinds of sizzle sounds! Can you read this without getting hungry?

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How changing dog food changes dog poo News

by David, 4 August 2022 | 0 comments

Cute Silkie Terrier dog next to a bowl of dog food.

If you get bored eating the same thing over and over, spare a thought for dogs. Many pet dogs eat the same thing every day, week after week. And a change in food can be abrupt – empty the old bag of dog food, and start with something brand new. But how long does it take a dog to adjust to a new diet?

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Reflective roads Activity

by David, 3 August 2022 | 0 comments

Road paint is surprisingly shiny! Image: ©iStock.com/NYC Stock Photos

Have you ever sat in the front seat of a car at night? Road reflectors, street signs and even road paint all shine bright under car headlights. Make your own ‘road paint’ and see if you can make it shine with glass beads!

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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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Australia’s fascinating land snails News

by David, 6 July 2022 | 1 comments

Australia has many amazing land snails. There are currently about 1,500 described species and another 1,000 waiting to be named.

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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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Selling random numbers News

by David, 23 June 2022 | 0 comments

A scientist standing behind a complicated laser experiment

It sounds like a perfect way to make money – scientists from The Australian National University (ANU) are now selling random numbers over the internet! But before you start your own business writing whatever number pops into your head, there’s something special about these numbers.

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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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