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Food – a quick quiz Quiz

by David, 4 November 2020 | 0 comments

Black lightning bolt in purple circle

By Krishitha Gopalakrishnan Everything is related to science. Take your food for example. Carrots, burgers, ice-cream…you name it! Let’s see how well you know your food with a few questions!

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Beeswax food wraps Activity

by David, 6 August 2020 | 1 comments

Sandwich wrapped in a wax cloth wrap.

Here’s a fun way to keep your food fresh! Make your own food wraps, and reduce the amount of plastic wrap you use. Safety: This activity uses a hot iron to melt wax. Ask an adult for assistance.

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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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Modern recipes for ancient grains News

by David, 23 February 2018 | 0 comments

Image of a bowl of muffins and some bags labeled Teff

You’ve heard of rice and wheat. You may have heard of maize and quinoa. But have you heard of teff? This ancient grain has been feeding the people of Ethiopia for thousands of years. And thanks to the work of CSIRO, it might soon be feeding you too!

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These tool-building cockatoos have something to crow about News

by David, 12 December 2017 | 0 comments

a cockatoo

Written by Mike McRae Around 15 years ago, a New Caledonian crow named Betty amazed scientists with her talent for tool-building. That was nothing – wait until your meet these clever cockatoos.

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What’s wrong with our tomatoes? News

by David, 7 February 2017 | 0 comments

A bunch of rite tomatoes on a bush.

They’re bright red, a bit crunchy, and they don’t really taste like much. The standard tomatoes you can buy in a supermarket are a bit boring to eat. But if you’ve ever grown tomatoes yourself, you’ll know how sweet and full of flavour they can be. So what’s happened to the humble tomato?

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New theory for eco-friendly kangaroo farts News

by Jasmine, 22 February 2016 | 0 comments

Two kangaroos

Written by Julia Cleghorn Cow farts and burps are a big, smelly problem. They contain a lot of methane – a greenhouse gas that contributes to climate change. Kangaroos, on the other hand, produce a lot less methane when they toot.

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Make a piece of shortbread Activity

by David, 13 January 2016 | 0 comments

A sieve with flour in it.

Feel like a biscuit? This recipe will make exactly one tasty piece of shortbread.

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Jar of jellybeans Activity

by David, 24 March 2015 | 0 comments

a jar of jellybeans on a set of scales.

It’s a tempting treat and a mathematical conundrum. We’ll show you how to run a jellybean guessing competition, and give you some hints on how to win!

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Food for thought News

by Sarah, 14 March 2014 | 0 comments

Lamb kibbeh with yoghurt, salad, tabbouleh, and lebanese bread.

Written by Neha Karl The human body is like a machine. If it is fuelled with nourishing food, it will run smoothly. Eating wholesome foods provides your body with nutrients.

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