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Twitter tunes for squirrels Poem

by David, 6 January 2021 | 0 comments

By Celia Berrell A sunny day, a balmy breeze with birdsong wafting from the trees. We know if birds should see a threat their songs will change. Alarms are sent. The creatures ‘round upon the ground respond to those alarming sounds. They know those birds have better views, so listen for those tweeting clues. Anxious…

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2021 Megaquiz! Quiz

by David, 1 January 2021 | 3 comments

Black lightning bolt in purple circle

Here’s our megaquiz for the year! Below are 10 questions picked from every quiz we wrote in 2020. If you want more questions, just hit refresh and we’ll grab you another 10. Good luck!

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Can you spot the asteroid? News

by David, 23 December 2020 | 0 comments

By Jacinta Bowler The Hubble Space Telescope has been floating above us for 30 years and has made more than a million observations, so it makes sense that an asteroid occasionally gets in the way of a good photo.

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Hands-on science for the holiday season Activity

by David, 18 December 2020 | 0 comments

Small metal bells in a glass of fizzy water

It’s the silly season! Looking for a way to celebrate with science? Try this collection of hands-on activities.

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Birds use herbs to beat bugs News

by David, 10 December 2020 | 0 comments

Image of a small brown and tawny coloured bird perched on a twig of a blossom tree.

Does your family use chemicals – like bug spray – to keep insects and other creepy crawlies out of your house? An international team of scientists just found that some sparrows do too!

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Fake snot Activity

by David, 9 December 2020 | 0 comments

Spoon dripping jelly like green liquid into a bowl.

Here’s some gross science for you to get hands-on with! This gloopy recipe produces some amazing fake snot.

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… and one and a half brainteaser Brainteaser

by David, 7 December 2020 | 0 comments

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Difficulty: Extreme I’m thinking of a number. When you add one and a half to it, you get the same result as if you multiplied it by one and a half. What’s the number I’m thinking of?

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The birds – a quick quiz Quiz

by David, 3 December 2020 | 2 comments

Black lightning bolt in purple circle

This quiz is devoted to our flying (and sometimes flightless) feathered friends. Can you bring home a victory to feather your nest?

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Cone star Activity

by David, 26 November 2020 | 0 comments

Star made from multiple coloured paper cones.

The holidays are coming, and it’s time to start decorating. What better way than a bright, colourful, mathematical star decoration!

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Triangular truss brainteaser Brainteaser

by David, 25 November 2020 | 0 comments

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By Rok Willesee Difficulty: Fun An engineer has asked you to help him count the number of triangles in this roof truss. He thinks there are five, but his boss thinks there are more. How many triangles can you see?

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