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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Things to read

The Double Helix COVID-19 explainer
We answer your questions about COVID-19 and the virus that causes it
Creating a vaccine for coronavirus
There’s a lot of work to be done before we have a vaccine to protect us from COVID-19
Remote ocean research during COVID-19
Scientists find high tech ways to keep working during the pandemic
Working at the Australian Centre for Disease Preparedness
Imagine you’re a scientist working on SARS-CoV-2, the virus causing the disease COVID-19


Photo of a pair of hands washing with lots of soap.

Things to do

Fake snot
This gloopy recipe produces some amazing fake snot! Plus, find out why CSIRO scientists are experts at fake snot, and its contribution to COVID-19 research.

Double Helix hand washing guide
Washing your hands properly limits the spread of many diseases, including COVID-19

The isolation game
Grab a chessboard and see if you can save people from infection in this challenging game

Coronavirus bracelet
Use the genome of SARS-CoV-2 to make a beautiful bracelet


A round ball made of coloured paper.

Other fun hands-on activities

Maths fun you can have at home
Stuck at home? Try these fun maths activities to keep your brain firing!
15 fabulous science activities to do indoors
Need some science to pass the time? Here are some of our favourite activities for you to try
15 activity ideas for young makers
Here are some crafty STEM activities to get your creative juices flowing!
15 maths games and puzzles to keep your brain pumping
Here are a bunch of great ways to have some fun with maths

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