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Quiz – The Star Edition II

March 6, 2012 Earth and Beyond
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Star light, Star bright, First star I see tonight I wish I may, I wish I might, Have the wish I wish tonight. We go outside most evenings after dinner and my girls love spotting the stars as they appear. And yes, there was a star quiz not long ago, but I got a bit confused […]

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Quiz – The Flower Edition

February 21, 2012 Life and Living
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Beautiful and ubiquitous, but they have a serious job. When did flowering plants develop? What do calla lillies and sunflowers have in common? What is the point of flowers? What are bracts? And what’s the picture? Answers here.  

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Quiz – The Cloud Edition

February 14, 2012 Earth and Beyond
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Beginning of school and my head is in the clouds. What are noctilucent clouds? How do contrails form? Can you tell how much rain you will get by looking at a cloud? What is a cloud forest? And what is the photo? (Courtesy of H. Raab) Answers here.

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Quiz – The Sound Edition

February 7, 2012 Energy and Change
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Do you hear what I hear? What animal makes the loudest sound? How does sound travel? What are beats? What is the normal or average range of hearing for humans? And apart from being an incredible photo, what’s happening above? It is related to sound! Answers were delayed, but eventually found here.

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Quiz – The Bird Edition

January 31, 2012 Life and Living
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As you know I have budgies and chickens, so I’ve learnt a lot about birds recently. What do you know? How do bird lungs work? How do birds keep cool? Which bird lays the biggest egg relative to body size? How is the dodo special? And what’s with the boys in the picture? Answers here!

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Quiz – The Christmas Edition

December 20, 2011 Lists
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Hmmm, science or trivia? Both? What are the reindeer’s names? Why is it abbreviated ‘Xmas’? What astronomical event is probably the basis of Christmas? What goes in the pudding and why? And what is the picture? Answers on Friday!

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Quiz – The Star Edition

December 6, 2011 Earth and Beyond
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Twinkle, twinkle, little star. What is the main sequence? Will our sun die as a supernova? Why do stars twinkle? Are the stars in constellations ‘related’? And what do you know about the picture? Answers hopefully on Friday!

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Quiz – The Colour Edition

November 29, 2011 Energy and Change
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Does anyone else find the rainbow song frustrating? Red and yellow and pink and green are not the colours of the rainbow! But there are lots of other interesting things about it. If something appears green, what is it doing to light? Is mixing coloured light the same as mixing paint? For StuffWithThing, are colours […]

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Quiz – The Weather Edition

November 21, 2011 Earth and Beyond
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I know I spoke about weather last week, but we’re in the build-up. This is a uniquely tropical season that can be a lot of fun but also an enormous pain. It’s getting hotter and stickier, the clouds are grey and the lightning is pretty. The blackouts are annoying. So we think about the weather […]

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Quiz – The Baby Edition

November 15, 2011 Life and Living
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I should probably call it the reproductive edition, although I’m only looking at animals. But have you ever thought about all the different solutions to passing your genes on? What is the difference between precocial and altricial babies? A nice easy one for Australians – how do monotremes have babies? How is gender determined in […]

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