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On the nose – a quick quiz Quiz

by Fiona, 2 March 2022 | 0 comments

By Fiona Midson and Beth Askham Here is a sweet quiz to test your olfactory knowledge. Can you score 5 out of 5 and come up smelling like roses? If you’re after more fun science for kids, subscribe to Double Helix magazine!  

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Big moves News

by David, 17 February 2022 | 0 comments

Light shininh over the edge of planet Earth

By Louise Molloy The crust under your feet – it’s on the move! But we’re not talking about the edge of your toast. This crust is the outer layer of our planet. The Earth’s crust has been on the move for millions, and even billions, of years. There’s an exciting new theory looking at why…

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Good vibrations – a quick quiz Quiz

by David, 16 February 2022 | 0 comments

Here is an acoustic quiz for you to sound out! Answer these questions and get some good vibrations.

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Marvellous McGrath’s Flat News

by David, 3 February 2022 | 0 comments

Man studying a rock he is holding.

By Louise Molloy They’re very rare. They’re very fragile. They’re the amazing, fossil bearing rocks found at McGrath’s Flat in central NSW.

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Make fruit straps Activity

by David, 26 January 2022 | 0 comments

Straps of fruit leather on a plate

By Beth Askham Why not try your hand at some food science? It’s as easy as apple pie to make these fruit straps. Then, pop the fruits of your work in your lunchbox as a sweet and delicious snack.

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Keeping it clean – a quick quiz Quiz

by David, 12 January 2022 | 2 comments

It’s time for a clean start to the new year! Can you keep your score sheet clean and get 5/5?

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The best of 2021 Update

by David, 29 December 2021 | 0 comments

Photo of a cat crouching on the ground.

The votes are in! Here are our most popular posts from 2021, including news, activities and brainteasers. There’s sure to be something here to tickle your fancy!

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By the numbers: Moons News

by David, 22 December 2021 | 0 comments

Saturn and its moons

83 The number of confirmed moons of Saturn   7 The number of vehicles with wheels that have driven on the Moon   38 The number of millimetres further away the Moon gets, every year   12 The number of people who have flown to the Moon, but never walked on it   1410 Distance…

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Decoding tree rings Poem

by Jasmine, 15 December 2021 | 0 comments

Diagram showing cross section of tree including first year growth, rainy season, dry season, scar from forest fire; spring/early summer growth, late summer/fall growth

By Celia Berrell Cutting through tree trunks from bark to bark, we’ll see lots of circles in light wood and dark.

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This robot perches like a bird News

by David, 8 December 2021 | 0 comments

Photo of a drone in a tree, holding onto a branch with claws.

Have you ever watched a bird landing in a tree? Somehow, they manage to stop flying, grab on to a branch and balance all at once. Now, thanks to a team of researchers from Stanford University in the United States, there’s a robot that can do the same!

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