Observing

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compass pointing north

How can I tell which way is north at night?

Do you like to look at the stars? What can you identify in the night sky? Try finding some important constellations tonight!
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How can I tell which way is north at night?

Grizzly Bear

Animals: Hibernation

10 images of some animals such as bears, bats, turtles and lemurs that spend the cold weather in a dormant state
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Animals: Hibernation

Boreal Forest

Plants: Biomes

9 images of plants in some large naturally occuring habitats called biomes such as tundra, grasslands and boreal forests
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Plants: Biomes

Green tree frog

Amphibians

12 images of some cold-blooded animals such as frogs and newts classified as amphibians that can live in the water or on land
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Amphibians

Rooster

Birds: Landfowl

4 images of some birds that are heavy-bodied and ground feeders such as turkeys, pheasants and peacocks
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Birds: Landfowl

Circle of colours

What is white light?

Find out what happens if you spin the colours of the rainbow in this hands-on activity.
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What is white light?

Why can we see shadows at night?

Why can we see shadows at night?

Take a walk after dark to find shadows.
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Why can we see shadows at night?

How does water move up a plant?

How does water move up a plant?

Do an experiment with celery to learn about the structures that help plants take up water.
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How does water move up a plant?

Is there a difference between baking powder and baking soda?

Is there a difference between baking powder and baking soda?

Explore acid-base chemical reactions that really get things bubbling in the kitchen!
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Is there a difference between baking powder and baking soda?

Why is everything so small down there?

Why is everything so small down there?

Explore how we see things far and near and from different angles. It's all about perspective!
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Why is everything so small down there?

Is a green apple always green?

Is a green apple always green?

What does light have to do with colour? Observe some colourful fruit under different conditions to learn why we see the colours we see!
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Is a green apple always green?

How can I stop bananas from turning brown?

How can I stop bananas from turning brown?

Explore the chemistry behind why bananas turn brown. Can chemistry also help prevent this?
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How can I stop bananas from turning brown?

How can you make popcorn kernels dance?

How can you make popcorn kernels dance?

Get your popcorn kernels dancing with this uplifting chemical reaction.
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How can you make popcorn kernels dance?

Why do leaves change colour in the fall?

Why do leaves change colour in the fall?

How do the green leaves of summer change to vibrant colours in fall? Explore plant pigments in this chromatography activity.
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Why do leaves change colour in the fall?

How do vacuum cleaners work?

How do vacuum cleaners work?

Discover the type of pressure that is used in a vacuum cleaner.
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How do vacuum cleaners work?