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Jasper’s shapes brainteaser Brainteaser

by David, 9 March 2022 | 0 comments

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Difficulty: Tricky Jasper had a regular (sides and angles all the same) hexagon with 10-centimetre sides, and 3 regular triangles with 10-centimetre sides. He put the side of a triangle against every second side of the hexagon. How many sides did this final shape have?

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What’s making swirls on Mars? News

by Fiona, 3 March 2022 | 0 comments

Wispy purple marks on white pitted surface

By Jacinta Bowler This image of the Argyre Planitia on Mars really is out of this world! Taken back in February 2021 by the ExoMars Trace Gas Orbiter, it shows Mars’ chaotic terrain of mounds, ripples and huge blue ‘dust devil’ tracks.

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On the nose – a quick quiz Quiz

by Fiona, 2 March 2022 | 0 comments

By Fiona Midson and Beth Askham Here is a sweet quiz to test your olfactory knowledge. Can you score 5 out of 5 and come up smelling like roses? If you’re after more fun science for kids, subscribe to Double Helix magazine!  

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Connection conniption! Activity

by David, 24 February 2022 | 1 comments

A tecup with 3 houses drawn on it. there are 3 different whiteboard markers inside the cup

Do you have a favourite mug? This is my favourite. Not only does it hold my hot chocolate, it has a wicked tricky puzzle on it!

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School uniform brainteaser Brainteaser

by David, 23 February 2022 | 1 comments

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Difficulty: Tricky Keira is getting ready for school: She has 3 different shirts – one black, one white and one red. She has 3 different pairs of pants – one black, one white and one red. She has 3 different pairs of shoes – one black, one white and one red.

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Big moves News

by David, 17 February 2022 | 0 comments

Light shininh over the edge of planet Earth

By Louise Molloy The crust under your feet – it’s on the move! But we’re not talking about the edge of your toast. This crust is the outer layer of our planet. The Earth’s crust has been on the move for millions, and even billions, of years. There’s an exciting new theory looking at why…

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Good vibrations – a quick quiz Quiz

by David, 16 February 2022 | 0 comments

Here is an acoustic quiz for you to sound out! Answer these questions and get some good vibrations.

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Bubble pop Nim Activity

by David, 10 February 2022 | 0 comments

Coloured plastic toy with 3 rows of 3 circles

Here’s an old game with a modern twist! Compete with your friends to pop the last bubble.

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Flight tracker brainteaser Brainteaser

by David, 9 February 2022 | 0 comments

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Difficulty: Tricky Last week I flew from Canberra to Brisbane. The plane took off at 2.00 pm, flew 1,800 kilometres at 900 kilometres per hour, and landed at 3.00pm. On the way home from Brisbane, the plane took off at 8.00 pm. Assuming it flew at the same speed, when did it land in Canberra?

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Marvellous McGrath’s Flat News

by David, 3 February 2022 | 0 comments

Man studying a rock he is holding.

By Louise Molloy They’re very rare. They’re very fragile. They’re the amazing, fossil bearing rocks found at McGrath’s Flat in central NSW.

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