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Take a breath – a quick quiz Quiz

by David, 22 April 2020 | 0 comments

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Need a breather? Time for a quiz! While you might know a little about your own breathing, what do you know about how tadpoles breathe? Time to test your knowledge on this and other science topics.

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Fossil biscuits Activity

by David, 16 April 2020 | 0 comments

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Time for a tasty geological treat! Grab some ingredients and make some fossil biscuits.

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COVID-19 coverage Update

by David, 15 April 2020 | 1 comments

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If you’re looking for clearly explained science and interesting activities, you’ve come to the right place. This is where we keep all our COVID-19 news, as well as some great science to do if you’re stuck at home.

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The sound of a bubble bursting News

by David, 9 April 2020 | 1 comments

What happens when a bubble pops? Does it make a sound? What causes that sound? A team of French scientists have all the answers.

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What’s my name? A quick quiz Quiz

by David, 8 April 2020 | 0 comments

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One of the perks of being a scientist is getting to name things. Can you decode these scientific names and get full marks?

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15 fabulous science activities to do indoors Activity

by David, 3 April 2020 | 1 comments

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Staying home to slow the spread of COVID-19? We’ve got some ideas to help you pass the time, even if you’re stuck indoors. Time to gather up materials from around the house and do some science!

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The isolation game Activity

by David, 2 April 2020 | 9 comments

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Written by Mike McRae Stuck inside with nothing to do? Grab a chess board and see if you can control an outbreak in this isolation game!

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Double Helix hand washing guide News

by David, 23 March 2020 | 0 comments

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Hand washing is one of the most important tools we have in the fight against COVID-19. Read on for some tips and tricks to keep your hands sparkling!

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The Double Helix COVID-19 explainer Update

by David, 20 March 2020 | 4 comments

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As part of the media coverage of the new coronavirus disease (COVID-19), we thought it was important to explain the situation for young readers. Here’s a chance to get your head around the biology from the basics.

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How long was a dinosaur’s day? News

by David, 12 March 2020 | 2 comments

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The dinosaurs lived many millions of years ago. Since then, many things have changed about our planet. The oceans and continents have shifted, ecosystems have changed and lots of species – including dinosaurs – have become extinct. Even the regular patterns of sunrise and sunset might have drifted.

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