Welcome to an exciting bonus season of Wonder Kids, made with the MS Readathon. Tune in to hear from special guests as they talk about books that have inspired them to follow a career in science.
This week science presenter Leah shares her own science journey, from animal science to astrophysics, and talks about her favourite book growing up, ‘Black Beauty‘ by Anna Sewell.
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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.
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.
Most inventions don’t happen over night… they take years of new designs and solutions! 🖊️
Listen in to Wonder Kids as we answer Isaac’s curious question about the pen. And check out our activity sheet to experiment with fountain pens.
Did you know not everyone sees colour the same way?
We’re taking a closer look at eyes to answer this week’s curious question from Esme. Why are some people colourblind? Alyshia will be walking us through how the eye sees colour and why some people are colourblind.
We’re joined by our own science presenter Charlie in this week’s Wonder Kids podcast, in collaboration with MS Readathon. From a bookhunt at the library to exploring along the beach, we’re talking about Charlie’s favourite book growing up, ‘Looking for Crabs‘ by Bruce Whatley.
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