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National Science Week – so far 
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National Science Week – so far 

  • By National Office
  • 22 August, 2020

And just like that, National Science Week is almost over. But don’t worry – there are still plenty of events that you can attend over the last few days (and some sneaky ones over the next few ...

DIY Science: Elephant’s toothpaste
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DIY Science: Elephant’s toothpaste

  • By National Office
  • 22 August, 2020

What you need: 125 ml 6% hydrogen peroxide (also labelled 20Vol), available from pharmacies 1 sachet dry yeast powder lukewarm water dishwashing detergent food colouring (not cochineal) empty ...

Looking for a Weekend of Wonder?
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Looking for a Weekend of Wonder?

  • By National Office
  • 21 August, 2020

What a week it’s been! Seven days so far and hundreds of events, it’s been a sensational week of webinars, shows, workshops, DIY science, films and many more. But don’t fear, it’s not over yet. ...

DIY Science: Honeycomb
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DIY Science: Honeycomb

  • By National Office
  • 21 August, 2020

What you need: 1 1⁄2 cups caster sugar 1/3 cup golden syrup 1/3 cup honey 1/3 cup water 2 teaspoons bicarbonate soda melted chocolate to serve What to do: Line a deep sided baking tray with ...

Celebrating First Nations Knowledge this Science Week
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Celebrating First Nations Knowledge this Science Week

  • By National Office
  • 20 August, 2020

During National Science Week we celebrate Indigenous knowledge, as throughout our past, and in the present day, First Nations people and their wisdom have made significant contributions to the ...

DIY Science: See your TV remote signal
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DIY Science: See your TV remote signal

  • By National Office
  • 20 August, 2020

What you need: a TV (or similar) remote control a smartphone camera What to do Point the remote at yourself and look at it through a smartphone camera. Press and hold down any of the remote ...

Why, why, why? Foster the curiosity of your junior scientist
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Why, why, why? Foster the curiosity of your junior scientist

  • By National Office
  • 19 August, 2020

Young children are natural scientists. The curiosity about the world around them starts early and once they are talking the constant question of "why?" means they are well on track to being ...

Asking and Answering the Big Questions  
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Asking and Answering the Big Questions  

  • By National Office
  • 19 August, 2020

This National Science Week is the first of its kind and arrives at a time when there is increased pressure on science to answer the ‘Big Questions’. But science has been answering the Big ...

DIY Science: Jelly lenses
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DIY Science: Jelly lenses

  • By National Office
  • 19 August, 2020

What you need: jelly (of one or more colours) a flat-based container cutting board knife torch hair comb What to do: Make some firm jelly in the container (use half the normal amount of water). ...

Science for Australians of all Abilities 
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Science for Australians of all Abilities 

  • By National Office
  • 18 August, 2020

National Science Week is a celebration around the country of all things SCIENCE. We want Australians of all abilities to be able to learn about, and be involved with, science so we’ve made a list ...