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Storms clean the air News

by David Shaw, 12 May 2021 | 0 comments

Storm clouds rolling over the ocean.

After a rainstorm, doesn’t the world seem so clean? You might think of storms washing the earth – but they’re cleaning the air too!

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The secret to Venus’ fast clouds News

by David Shaw, 30 April 2020 | 0 comments

Image of the planet Venus.

If you think the days feel long, be glad you don’t live on Venus. Our inner neighbour rotates only once every 243 Earth days, but you wouldn’t be able to tell this by looking at it. Venus is cloaked in thick clouds that are whipped around the planet by wind. These clouds complete a lap…

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Take a breath – a quick quiz Quiz

by David Shaw, 22 April 2020 | 0 comments

Black lightning bolt in purple circle

Need a breather? Time for a quiz! While you might know a little about your own breathing, what do you know about how tadpoles breathe? Time to test your knowledge on this and other science topics.

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This is a hold-up Activity

by Mike, 4 October 2013 | 0 comments

Inverted plastic cup containing green water, with a card pressed beneath to keep the water in.

Written by Justin McGuire This activity may splash some water around, so try it over a sink or outside.

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