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What is a manatee? A quick quiz Quiz

by David, 19 June 2019 | 3 comments

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There are a few funny words in this week’s quiz. You’ll need to be on top of your sci-vocab if you want to score 5/5!

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T-shirt dye designs Activity

by David, 13 June 2019 | 0 comments

Time to get creative! With some permanent markers and methylated spirits, you can use chemistry to make some cool looking t-shirt designs.

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Red and black brainteaser Brainteaser

by David, 12 June 2019 | 12 comments

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I have four playing cards: two of them are black and two are red. I turn them face down so you can’t see the colours, and shuffle them so you don’t know which is which. If you pick two of these cards at random, are they more likely to be the same colour or different…

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Microscope: Birds on a wire Article

by Jasmine, 6 June 2019 | 5 comments

Pink and grey galahs sitting on powerlines (wires)

Double Helix magazine is looking for your questions! Our Microscope column answers the most intruiging science, tech, engineering and maths queries you can throw at us.

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The seven seas: a quick quiz Quiz

by David, 5 June 2019 | 0 comments

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There’s a sailing theme to this fortnight’s quiz. See if you can navigate your way to a perfect score! If you’re after more fun science for kids, subscribe to Double Helix magazine!  

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This shape is a lie! Activity

by David, 30 May 2019 | 0 comments

This shape has a little secret. It’s known as a chamfered cube, and it’s not as perfect as it first seems…

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Taping tarps brainteaser Brainteaser

by David, 29 May 2019 | 3 comments

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Gerri has two identical square tarpaulins. Unfortunately, these tarps aren’t quite big enough to cover the brand new spa bath. So Gerri’s decided to cut the tarps and tape them together to make a bigger tarp. They want their final tarp to be a square, and they want it to be as big as possible….

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The tooth fairy’s finances News

by David, 23 May 2019 | 0 comments

There’s a lot we don’t know about the tooth fairy. We don’t know what they look like, or how they get around, or even what they do with all the teeth they gather. But researchers around the world have been keeping tabs on the finances of this elusive tooth collector.

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Mixing it up! A quick quiz Quiz

by David, 22 May 2019 | 1 comments

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This quiz will take you from the number zero to 7.5 billion kilometres out in space! Can you answer this mixed batch of questions across science and maths? If you’re after more fun science for kids, subscribe to Double Helix magazine!  

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Run an election Activity

by David, 16 May 2019 | 1 comments

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Running an election is a good way to let everyone have a say. In this example, we will be voting for the tastiest vegetable, but if you design your own ballot papers, you can use this method to run an election about anything!

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