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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

Microscopic image of coronavirus stained red.

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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All sorts – a quick quiz Quiz

by David, 11 March 2020 | 0 comments

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From the beginning of the universe to your dinner plate, explore all sorts of science trivia in this quiz.

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Infinitely scaling sherbet recipe Activity

by David, 6 March 2020 | 1 comments

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Here’s a fizzy treat for your mouth! But this sherbet recipe has a mathematical trick. You can use it to make as much or as little as you like. Keeping the ingredients in proportion in this way is known as scaling.

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Creating a vaccine for coronavirus News

by David, 27 February 2020 | 4 comments

Microscopic image of a virus stained yellow.

Article updated 2 April In the fight against the new coronavirus disease (COVID-19), it’s important to move fast. Some of the world’s best scientists are looking for a vaccine, a drug that teaches your body how to fight an infection before you even get it. However, making a new vaccine for coronavirus is a very…

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A taste of science – a quick quiz Quiz

by David, 26 February 2020 | 0 comments

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This quiz explores one of our most enigmatic senses. Do have the answers you need to taste victory?

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Mirage in a cup Activity

by David, 20 February 2020 | 0 comments

Class of clear liquid with layers between the clear liquids, affecting the image seen through the glass.

If you’re in the desert on a hot day, you might see things that aren’t really there. But that’s not the only way to see a mirage – you can also see them in a glass of sugary water!

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