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Decoding tree rings Poem

by Jasmine, 15 December 2021 | 0 comments

Diagram showing cross section of tree including first year growth, rainy season, dry season, scar from forest fire; spring/early summer growth, late summer/fall growth

By Celia Berrell Cutting through tree trunks from bark to bark, we’ll see lots of circles in light wood and dark.

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Twitter tunes for squirrels Poem

by David, 6 January 2021 | 0 comments

By Celia Berrell A sunny day, a balmy breeze with birdsong wafting from the trees. We know if birds should see a threat their songs will change. Alarms are sent. The creatures ‘round upon the ground respond to those alarming sounds. They know those birds have better views, so listen for those tweeting clues. Anxious…

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Airbag bang Poem

by Jasmine, 5 December 2019 | 1 comments

Inflated airbag and manequin

Written by Celia Berrell A small steel ball in a short smooth tube held in place by a spring, is the kind of switch that works in a twitch and starts an exploding thing.

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Panda Poems! Poem

by David, 25 June 2015 | 0 comments

A panda sitting behind a branch.

Congratulations to all our Panda poem competition winners! The following people have won tickets to see Pandas 3D at IMAX. Tayissa Hermence, Talei Whiteside, Sam Lang, Naomi Brick, Loren Pugh, Kayla Geertsema, Jed Sullivan, Isabel Rothwell, Daniel Verberne, Daniel Alexander.   We had heaps of amazing entries for our panda poetry competition. Here are two…

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Whale poetry Poem

by Andrew Wright, 30 April 2015 | 1 comments

Congratulations to all of the winners of our whale poetry competition. The following ten people have won tickets for two to the Humpback Whale 3D film at IMAX Darling Harbour.

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Silken surgery Poem

by Jasmine, 3 July 2014 | 0 comments

Silkworm cocoons

Written by Celia Berrell A one-kilometre single thread each silkworm spins as a cocoon bed. That protein-filled strand, untangled and long, makes fine-woven fabrics so light, yet strong. Surgery too has discovered silk’s riches. Incredibly thin for dissolvable stitches.

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Smelly yellow Poem

by Jasmine, 8 January 2014 | 0 comments

Ashamed dog with puddle of pee

Written by Celia Berrell Regardless if it’s yours or mine, why is urine yellow? It’s mostly made of water yet becomes a stinky fellow! When blood’s red heme is broken down, it goes from brown to gold. You’ll see this if you get a bruise and watch it growing old.

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