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Finding bugs in dino doo-doo News

by David, 15 July 2021 | 0 comments

Illustration of a close up dinosaur face.

You might have seen pictures of insects trapped in amber. Millions of years ago, that amber was sticky, goopy, tree resin. But resin isn’t the only sticky stuff that can preserve ancient insects. Scientists have found insects preserved in a coprolite – fossilised poo!

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Back of the train brainteaser Brainteaser

by David, 14 July 2021 | 3 comments

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Difficulty: Tricky Ben is driving his train slowly. He realises he’s left an important package in the last car of the train. He needs to hop out of the train, walk all the way to the back to retrieve it, and then walk to the front of the train again.

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Finding gold in fool’s gold News

by David, 8 July 2021 | 0 comments

Shiny yellow crystals

Back in the California gold rush, many people were tricked by a shiny yellow crystal known as fool’s gold. Now, more than 100 years later, scientists are flipping the script. Australian and Chinese researchers have found where real gold hides inside fool’s gold!

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Make egg-free meringues Activity

by David, 7 July 2021 | 0 comments

Meringue and banana slices drizzles with chocolate on a plate.

Light, fluffy and oh-so-sweet, meringues are a delicious treat. When beaten, egg whites turn into an amazing foam that can be baked to perfection. But there’s also a way to make meringues without using eggs! Safety: Use clean hands and clean equipment when handling food. This activity uses an oven and beaters. Ask an adult…

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A strange solution brainteaser Brainteaser

by Jasmine, 1 July 2021 | 0 comments

Diagram of DNA, atom, test tube and beaker drawings representing numbers in mathmatical sums.

Difficulty: Fun Arafa was visiting a science centre to attend a chemistry workshop. She’d received a confirmation email that told her to head to the room number represented by a yellow flask. Can you help Arafa find the right room number?

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Fluffy! – a quick quiz Quiz

by Jasmine, 30 June 2021 | 0 comments

This quiz is about things that are puffy, scruffy, and fluffy. Will you fluff the answers, or get a perfect score?

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Strange superpower! Substance stays same size News

by David, 24 June 2021 | 0 comments

Image of a metal engine.

Have you ever wondered why there are gaps in footpaths, and at the ends of bridges? Bridges, footpaths and many other structures get bigger when they heat up, and they need gaps so they don’t break on hot days. But Australian scientists have discovered a material that stays the same size over a wide range…

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Heat avoider Activity

by David, 23 June 2021 | 0 comments

Foil and paper strip curling as it is held over a candle flame.

Make a curious device that doesn’t like being put near a candle flame. When it gets hot, it curls away!

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Totally metal – a quick quiz Quiz

by David, 17 June 2021 | 0 comments

Black lightning bolt in purple circle

Rock on! This quiz is all about metal. From octopus blood to bass guitars, you’ll need to be a metal master to get 5/5.

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Funny money brainteaser Brainteaser

by David, 16 June 2021 | 0 comments

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Difficulty: Tricky Clare and Jeremy just finished a job overseas, on Dough Island. They received the following as payment, in the island’s currency: A $3 coin A $4 coin A $6 note An $8 note and A $9 note. Clare and Jeremy want to share the money so they both get the same number of…

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