Say hello to our new science podcast – Wonder Kids!
Jae first answers why fish have gills – explaining how gill filaments work, and how they are used to extract oxygen from water. Jae then answers the question of why humans have hair on their arms and how goosebumps protects us.
You can listen to Wonder Kids here, on your preferred podcast platform or via our website. Got an extra terrestrial question of your own? Send a recording to firstname.lastname@example.org
Elliot and Ariana have been wondering, “Why is a cactus green and spiky?” Have a listen to find out the science behind these natural features.
Now you’ve heard from our biological science experts, it’s time to challenge your knowledge and skills in a fun activity you can do at home! Pointy questions and crafty answers to help extend your learning in a hands-on way.
If you’re reading this, you must already know about the fascinating pheomenon that is: the internet! But do you know how the internet actually works? Join Alyshia as she explores this network enterprise and why it’s so good at searching for information!
Test your problem solving skills with a fun challenge that’s all about crawling the web! Watch out for obstacles such as dial-up internet connections and cloud storage.
Nothing beats the smell of freshly made pancakes or cookies…but why do they smell so good? And why do they become golden when they’re cooked? Shanii turns up the heat with some kitchen chemistry.
Do you want to extend your learning to some real live pancake making? We have explored kitchen chemistry through the scientific secrets of heat on simple ingredients found around the home like sugar and eggs. Download pancake activity sheet.
Looking for the purr-fect afternoon quiet time activity? We’re getting curious about cats, with some feline questions from Phoebe.
Now that you know your feline facts, test your knowledge of vertebrates and invertebrates with our Cat Chats worksheet.
So you think you can jump higher than a grasshopper? Today we’re answering some very curious questions from Isaac and Claire.