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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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Green eggs Activity

by David, 13 April 2017 | 0 comments

An egg with a green yolk in a bowl

Time for an Easter trick! There are lots of eggs around at this time of year, but this one is sure to raise some eyebrows. And when you’re finished, you can get your parents to help you cook your green egg, so you can gross out your entire family! Safety: Use clean hands and clean equipment…

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Try this: How full is choc-full? Activity

by David, 12 May 2016 | 4 comments

Someone is pouring a bowl of nuts and candy over the marshmallows.

You will need A small dish, about 2 cups in size Baking paper Butter or spray oil 2 cups of marshmallows ½ cup of peanuts ½ cup of snake lollies, cut into small pieces Scissors or a sharp knife 400 g of dark chocolate Microwave container or saucepan SAFETY: You don’t need to use peanuts. If…

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When life gives you lemons… Activity

by David, 18 January 2016 | 1 comments

Safety: This activity requires boiling water. Younger scientists should get an adult to help. You will need 2 teaspoons citric acid 2 teaspoons table salt 2 cups sugar 1L water Juice and rind of 3 large lemons Kettle Large bowl Sieve or strainer Wooden spoon 2L jug/bottle

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Make a piece of shortbread Activity

by David, 13 January 2016 | 0 comments

Safety: This activity involves an oven and electric beaters. Younger mathematicians should ask an adult for help. You will need 15 g butter, softened 10 mL caster sugar 0.3 mL vanilla extract 31 mL plain flour 8 mL rice flour Extra butter to grease the baking tray Extra flour for kneading

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Cupcake chemistry Activity

by Pat, 1 July 2013 | 0 comments

Cooking is fun and it’s a great way to make a tasty snack. But have you ever thought about what’s going on when you cook something? Try making some cupcakes, and you’ll pick up a thing or two about chemistry.

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Anzac science Activity

by David, 25 April 2013 | 1 comments

It’s Anzac Day – time to stick a sprig of rosemary in your hat, go to the dawn service and bake a batch of Anzac biscuits. But, while I was baking, I noticed some strange things going on.

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Pancake peaks Activity

by Pat, 20 March 2013 | 0 comments

Pancakes with ice cream and blueberries.

Here’s a tasty way to think about tectonics! Learn where many mountains come from, and at the same time, make yourself a delicious pancake breakfast.

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Imperial pie Activity

by David, 14 March 2013 | 0 comments

The measurements in this recipe are in non-metric units. You will need to change them into metric before you can make the recipe!

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Microwave caramel Activity

by Pat, 14 November 2012 | 1 comments

Mixing the light brown caramel until smooth.

If you’re looking for a sweet activity, this one’s the sweetest! Make yourself some caramel, and learn all about the chemistry of caramelisation.

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