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Great to Meet You! brainteaser Brainteaser

by Ariel Marcy, 22 June 2023 | 0 comments

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Difficulty: Tricky You’ve just joined a new Scouts group! You meet 4 other new people, and everyone is going around giving handshakes. If everyone shakes hands with everyone else exactly once, how many handshakes will there be in total? (Remember you can’t shake hands with yourself.)

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Sense-sational baking soda scones Activity

by Ariel Marcy, 21 June 2023 | 0 comments

Scones with jam and cream on a plate.

Get a rise out of your dough with a simple acid-base reaction!

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Plant-astic rescue News

by Chenxin Tu, 15 June 2023 | 0 comments

From medicines, food, fuel and emotional support, plants play important roles in our lives. However, up to 50% of flowering plants and trees could disappear if we don’t act.

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World Blood Donor Day – a quick quiz Quiz

by Chenxin Tu, 14 June 2023 | 6 comments

14 June is World Blood Donor Day so you’d best B positive about our quiz. Take your time and your answers won’t be in vein… Get a 5/5 and you’ll earn a big coagulation!

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Regeneration brainteaser Brainteaser

by David Shaw, 8 June 2023 | 2 comments

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A sea sponge gets attacked by a shark and is ripped into 100 pieces. Luckily, sea sponges can join back together after they’ve been broken apart. Some pieces form into groups of 7, and the rest form into groups of 29. In the end, there are no pieces left. How many sponges do we end…

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Growing succulents Activity

by Chenxin Tu, 7 June 2023 | 0 comments

Five little pots of succulents, some pots with cute faces.

Annie from our Sustainability Squad grows and sells succulents for a good cause. She donates her profits to help Australians living in remote and disadvantaged communities get access to fresh fruit and veggies. In this activity, you’ll learn how to become a pro at growing succulents like Annie. Safety: When you are working outdoors, stay…

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A poopy relief for reefs News

by Chenxin Tu, 1 June 2023 | 0 comments

Tropical fish swimming amongst colourful coral.

Who knew fish poo could be a key to restoring coral reef health? In a study by Dr Grupstra’s team from Rice University in the United States, they found that poo from coral-eating fish contain microbes that can help corals thrive.

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Regeneration quiz Quiz

by Chenxin Tu, 31 May 2023 | 0 comments

A quiz like this can really re-grow on you! Can you score a 5/5 or will four-ever be good enough?

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Yeast-bubbled bread Activity

by Ariel Marcy, 25 May 2023 | 0 comments

Loaf of bread on a board.

Bakers have used yeast to make bread for millennia! We now know why it works and how a little sweetness goes a long way. Safety: When dealing with food, use clean hands and clean equipment. Be careful when using the oven by wearing oven mitts and ask an adult to help you out.

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Sequence This Brainteaser

by Ariel Marcy, 24 May 2023 | 0 comments

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Difficulty: Tricky Consider the following sequence of numbers. What number comes next? 1, 1, 2, 3, 5, 8, 13…

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