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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

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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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Ancient tools meet nuclear technology News

by David, 19 November 2020 | 1 comments

Image of traditional tools labeled and placed in a box.

Yandruwandha Yawarrawarrka Traditional Owners recently travelled to Lucas Heights, home of Australia’s nuclear reactor. They’re searching for clues from nuclear science to help tell the story of some ancient tools.

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Spaced out – a quick quiz Quiz

by David, 18 November 2020 | 0 comments

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Here are five space science questions to challenge you. Is your mind a great expanse, or are you a bit spaced out?

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Mountain air pressure Activity

by David, 12 November 2020 | 3 comments

Holding up an eempty drink bottle with mountain in the background.

Here’s a great excuse for a trip up a mountain! Grab some bottles and learn why it’s hard to breathe at the top of tall mountains.

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Sharing beans brainteaser Brainteaser

by Fiona, 11 November 2020 | 0 comments

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Abelina and Ben bought a bag of jelly beans, and decided to split it. When they shared the jelly beans out, they split evenly and there wasn’t any remainder.

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