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Breaking symmetry News

by Pat, 20 November 2012 | 0 comments

Chemical formulas, such as H2O (water) and CO2 (carbon dioxide), are handy as they identify which atoms are present in a chemical compound. This can in turn help to make predictions about their properties. But only knowing which atoms make up a compound sometimes isn’t enough. It helps to know how the atoms are arranged.

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Bubble prints Activity

by Jasmine, 17 November 2012 | 0 comments

A tray of purple bubbles, with someone breatihng into it with a straw

Follow these instructions and create a work of art out of bubbles, while learning some maths.

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Feral felines avoid top dogs News

by Pat, 16 November 2012 | 1 comments

Three dingoes.

Dogs chase cats – it’s one of the facts of life. However, what seems to be true in the backyard might not be the case in the Australian bush.

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Twisted fiction Fiction

by Jasmine, 13 November 2012 | 0 comments

Alien creature in the snow

Brain freeze Written by Tom Dullemond We’d only lived on Terminus for a week and seen nothing but blizzards. Finally, it was a clear cold day, and mum’s company had just delivered the latest snow tractor.

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Pollen trap Activity

by Jasmine, 10 November 2012 | 0 comments

Honey bee on a flower.

Bees are famous for collecting pollen, but that’s not the only way pollen gets around. Try building a pollen trap, and you’ll discover how much is floating in our air every day!

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Science by the people News

by Pat, 9 November 2012 | 0 comments

Rainbow lorikeets feeding.

Citizen science is on the rise. More and more, amateurs, or ‘citizen scientists’ are given opportunities to help scientists.

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Life of bugs Activity

by Pat, 8 November 2012 | 0 comments

Container with bran, potato and mealworms.

Have you ever wondered about a bug’s life cycle? grow some mealworms and see their entire lives unfold right before your eyes!

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Seeing the errors of our ways News

by Pat, 6 November 2012 | 0 comments

If you read scientific reports closely, you will come across words such as error and uncertainty. What do they mean? If a teacher tells you that you made an error on a test, then you got something wrong. In everyday language, that’s what error often means – a mistake.

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The whole tooth and nothing but the tooth News

by Mike, 2 November 2012 | 0 comments

Skull of a placoderm, an ancient type of fish

Say cheese and flash that beautiful smile. You should be proud of those choppers; after all, teeth have been around for nearly half a billion years.

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Dinosaurs not fat, but big boned News

by Mike, 30 October 2012 | 4 comments

Sauropod and human

Written by Emma Bastian How do you weigh a dinosaur? It’s a simple question with a very complex answer.

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