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Brief Break and Update

June 28, 2012 Uncategorized
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Just to let you all know that I haven’t disappeared completely and give you the full story. There are lots of changes happening here at the moment, all good but currently disruptive. I have a new job, thanks in large part to this blog because it is in primary school science. I can’t say how […]

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Kid Questions: How do Bees Carry Pollen?

October 28, 2011 Kid Questions
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I discovered with this one that different types of bees carry pollen differently, there are two main ways. One important thing to remember is that in spite of what you may see in movies, most of the pollen collecting bees are girls and any pollen that is spread is by accident – the bees would […]

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Some Answers

July 30, 2011 Uncategorized

The answers to Friday’s quiz. 1. The Milankovitch cycles are a series of regular changes in the way the earth revolves and orbits the sun that have a measurable impact on climate. This is because they change the amount of sun the earth receives and where it is most direct. 2. Titanium dioxide is used […]

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Quirky Quizzes

July 29, 2011 Uncategorized

I’m taking a break from lists. Sort of. After almost 100 lists and a free book I think it’s time for something new so I’m going to start handing over to you with some quirky quizzes. They are aimed just a little bit above toddler level, unless you happen to have the same interests as me […]

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The Winner

June 13, 2011 Uncategorized

of the dinosaur survey is Catherine Butcher. I will be in contact to find out which t-shirt you would like 🙂 Thankyou to everyone who completed the survey, the results are very useful and hopefully the dinosaur book will be out soon.

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13 More Things to Do Outside

May 26, 2011 Babies
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This post is part of the Science@home Teach/Learn carnival, May’s theme was Outside so I’ve got quite a list of things to do there. It’s freezing cold but sunny here, so we’re trying to rug up and do lots of outdoors play. Here are some ideas. Make crystals, it’s beautiful weather for evaporating. As a […]

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Changing Shapes

May 12, 2011 Babies
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Some things are fixed, but there are lots of things little kids can do to change shapes as well. Squeeze – playdough, water balloons, cornflour goo, sponges full of water ( or a fun painting project!) Fold – paper for aeroplanes or origami, material for beds and clothes Cut or tear – paper, ribbon, playdough […]

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Two T-shirt Winners

March 7, 2011 Uncategorized

I’ve been avoiding this post because it means making a decision. The first random draw is nice and easy, congratulations to Sabrina who I will be contacting to check what her little girl is made of. After that it gets tricky.  The last time I did a competition that wasn’t random I changed the rules, […]

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Hello Hunters!

March 1, 2011 Uncategorized
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Hello once again to people from the Great Cloth Nappy Hunt – it’s about so much more than nappies 🙂  This one is open to people in Australia, New Zealand and I think Oceania, there is another for North Americans.  It is an online scavenger hunt run by the Australian Nappy Network hence the name, […]

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Do you have a favourite?

February 22, 2011 Uncategorized

Squee!  I’ve been invited to submit something for possible inclusion in an Australian science writing anthology. So what’s a blogger to do but ask her readers for their favourites? Do you have a favourite post that you think will get me in?  Please let me know in the comments today or tomorrow because I have […]

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