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From insects to bacteria: new ‘bugs’ make red colouring News

by David, 14 April 2021 | 0 comments

a close-up of a cactus with many white, dusty looking insects on it

Do you like eating red lollies or drinking strawberry milk? If so, there’s a good chance you’ve been eating insects! But soon there might be a new way to make these treats red.

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Colour changing lemon tea Activity

by David, 4 March 2021 | 1 comments

Two cups of tea - one is much lighter than the other

There’s something soothing about a cup of lemon tea. But there’s some fun chemistry happening in that cup too!

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Marbled nails! Activity

by David, 27 January 2021 | 0 comments

a thumb with a coluorful parttern painted on its nail

Have fun and give yourself marbled nails while learning more about chemistry.

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15 fabulous science activities to do indoors Activity

by David, 3 April 2020 | 1 comments

White t-shirt with circular dye patterns

Staying home to slow the spread of COVID-19? We’ve got some ideas to help you pass the time, even if you’re stuck indoors. Time to gather up materials from around the house and do some science!

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Poems from the periodic table News

by Jasmine, 15 August 2019 | 2 comments

Is there a chemical element you love the most? To celebrate the International Year of the Periodic Table in 2019, Double Helix is running a poetry competition for school-aged students with support from the Royal Australian Chemical Institute (RACI). Meet our chemistry expert and competition judge, Michelle Neil!

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Mixing it up! A quick quiz Quiz

by David, 22 May 2019 | 1 comments

Black lightning bolt in purple circle

This quiz will take you from the number zero to 7.5 billion kilometres out in space! Can you answer this mixed batch of questions across science and maths? If you’re after more fun science for kids, subscribe to Double Helix magazine!  

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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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Lava fizz Activity

by David, 12 July 2018 | 2 comments

Lava lamps look super cool, but they can be expensive and hard to find. With this activity, you can make your own bubbly lava and learn a bit about oil and water!

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It’s rocket science – a quick quiz Quiz

by David, 4 July 2018 | 0 comments

Black lightning bolt in purple circle

Get serious about science with the Double Helix quiz. We put you to the test with rocket science and radiation, as well as plants and petrology! If you’re after more fun science for kids, subscribe to Double Helix magazine!  

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Before the Jurassic – a quick quiz Quiz

by David, 20 June 2018 | 0 comments

Black lightning bolt in purple circle

It’s time for another round of science trivia. This week, we’ve got ancient questions about what happened before the Jurassic, and a puzzler about what meteoroids are.

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