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Why do forests smell so good? News

by David, 13 September 2018 | 0 comments

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There’s nothing quite like the smell of a forest. But the trees aren’t making these smells for your benefit. There’s got to be something in it for them – but what?

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Mixed bag – a quick quiz Quiz

by Jasmine, 12 September 2018 | 0 comments

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There’s something for everyone in our mixed bag. Try this fun mix of questions from across the sciences.

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A simple siphon Activity

by David, 6 September 2018 | 0 comments

Three cups of blue liquid, connected by straws. The liquid is darkest in the left cup and palest in the right cup.

Do you have a few leftover plastic cups and straws that you want to keep from turning into waste? Save them up and make a cascading waterfall!

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Peter’s staircase Brainteaser

by David, 5 September 2018 | 0 comments

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Peter’s just finished building a new staircase up to the attic. It just fits along the four-metre-long wall of his lounge room, and it’s three metres tall. It has exactly 15 steps. Peter wants to have a carpet running along the staircase. How long does it need to be?

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What’s cool in space? Asteroids! News

by David, 30 August 2018 | 0 comments

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Sometimes space missions can seem a bit faddish. Four spacecraft are currently orbiting Mars, and at least three missions are looking for new planets outside our solar system. But the new hotness, it seems, is asteroids.

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Taking it to the extreme – a quick quiz Quiz

by Jasmine, 28 August 2018 | 6 comments

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It’s time to push the limits! Can you take it to the maximum and get a high score?

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Winning at maths News

by David, 23 August 2018 | 0 comments

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Time to celebrate! For only the second time ever, an Australian has won the most famous prize in mathematics – the Fields Medal. Let’s take a moment to celebrate the achievements of the winner, Akshay Venkatesh.

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A list of letters Brainteaser

by David, 21 August 2018 | 0 comments

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Can you work out the next letter in this sequence? H, T, Q, F, S, S, E, N, … Hint: There are numbers lurking behind those letters. And as it grows, this sequence is shrinking!

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A whole lot of holes – a quick quiz Quiz

by David, 15 August 2018 | 0 comments

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Wholly for your enjoyment, we’ve included several hole-related questions in this quiz. Don’t peek at the answers, or your victory might seem …. hollow!

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Making marshmallows Activity

by David, 14 August 2018 | 0 comments

Small plate of coconut covered marshmallows

Learn some fluffy and delicious chemistry by following this marshmallow recipe.

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