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Rolling Race Activity

by David, 27 October 2022 | 0 comments

Two plasticene rolls one solid and one hollow

Two tubes, both the same weight and the same size, and yet slightly different. Can you guess which one will win the rolling race? Safety: This activity uses a sharp scalpel or scissors to cut a cardboard tube. Ask an adult to help.

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Recycling rocks! A quick quiz Quiz

by David, 20 October 2022 | 0 comments

We’re celebrating recycling in this quiz! Can you salvage a passing score, or will you end up in the garbage?

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So many legs! – a quick quiz Quiz

by David, 8 September 2022 | 1 comments

We humans only have 2 legs, but a lot of creatures have many more. Do you have the legs to go the distance and get 5/5 on this quiz?

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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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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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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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Superhero science – a quick quiz Quiz

by Jasmine, 1 June 2022 | 0 comments

The imaginary worlds of superheroes often rely on real-world science. Can you pick fact from fiction in our superhero science quiz?

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Diamonds are forever quiz Quiz

by David, 19 May 2022 | 0 comments

These clear, shiny gemstones are very valuable and oh-so-special. Can you sparkle like a diamond and get full marks on our quiz?

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