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Frankincense gifts not so wise News

by Mike, 11 December 2012 | 0 comments

Man holding bowl of frankincense.

Written by Alice Ryder Actors in Christmas nativity plays take note – the three wise men may come up one present short for baby Jesus this year, because the world’s supply of frankincense is in danger.

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The big, blind carrot experiment Activity

by Mike, 24 November 2012 | 0 comments

Carrots in a plastic bag in the fridge.

Take part in the big, blind carrot experiment! Please post your results as comments to this post.

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Pollen trap Activity

by Jasmine, 10 November 2012 | 0 comments

Honey bee on a flower.

Bees are famous for collecting pollen, but that’s not the only way pollen gets around. Try building a pollen trap, and you’ll discover how much is floating in our air every day!

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Orange life jacket Activity

by Jasmine, 28 September 2012 | 0 comments

Floating orange with sink

Written by Sarah Kellett Life jackets are often orange to make them easy to spot after an accident. And orange fruit have their own life jackets, all built in!

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Rainbow gums News

by Jasmine, 18 September 2012 | 11 comments

Rainbow eucalyptus

Written by Sarah Kellett That’s not paint: this is how the rainbow gum, Eucalyptus deglupta, really looks. Sweeping down the trunks of these trees are streaks of red, green and purple.

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