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Wet weather ahead! News

by David, 9 October 2020 | 0 comments

A kookaburra in the rain

The Bureau of Meteorology is predicting a wet spring and summer for Australia. How can they be confident in these long-term predictions? It’s because they’re not just watching weather as it happens, they’re also looking at what causes the weather.

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Who knew? Sea birds fight climate change! Activity

by David, 9 January 2017 | 0 comments

You might think we know everything there is to know about climate change. We know that greenhouse gases, such as carbon dioxide and methane, are trapping heat. And we know that average temperatures are climbing worldwide. But there’s still lots for us to learn, and new discoveries are being made all the time.

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Fronting up Activity

by David, 28 May 2015 | 0 comments

Someone is holding an upside-down jar tot he bottom of a flat container.

By Mike McRae This activity uses water and food colouring to explore fluid systems. It’s a good idea to do this activity in a safe place outside, and to wear old clothes while you do it!

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Extreme weather News

by Andrew Wright, 1 May 2015 | 0 comments

Lightning above the sydney skyline

Written by Beth Askham How can we predict extreme weather events like the Sydney storm in Australia last week? The wild storm that hit Sydney was the result of a weather system called an east coast low.

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Investigator of the ocean arrives News

by Andrew Wright, 12 September 2014 | 0 comments

Research vessel Investigator

Australia’s new Marine National Facility research vessel, Investigator, arrived on Tuesday to its home port of Hobart. The ship will soon take scientists and high-tech equipment to the watery parts of the world; to measure the weather, take samples from the sea floor and study marine life.

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Penguins suit up News

by Sarah, 7 February 2014 | 0 comments

Adelie penguins in the Antarctic.

Written by Neha Karl Life has never been easy for penguins, and changing weather patterns are creating more challenges for some colonies. The coast of Argentina is home to the world’s largest breeding colony of Magellanic penguins.

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Super storms News

by Pat, 22 November 2013 | 0 comments

Satellite image of a tropical cyclone.

A massive storm called Typhoon Haiyan hit the Philippines earlier this month. One of the largest storms ever observed, it has caused widespread destruction in the island nation. Typhoons, cyclones and hurricanes are all different names for the same thing: a particularly violent type of tropical storm. Which name it is given depends on where…

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Summer scorcher News

by Pat, 11 January 2013 | 0 comments

Fire burning through grassland.

In Australia, the year is off to a sizzling start. Much of the continent has been sweltering under a record-breaking heatwave. Let’s look at what’s causing these extreme temperatures.

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