Do Animals Make Us Happy?

Do Animals Make Us Happy? If you’ve ever had a pet or struck up a friendship with someone else’s, you’ll probably already know the following fact: animals make us happy. Friendly animals, that is. Some people believe that humans have developed a deep bond with other animals over many generations, and that this inbuilt understanding […]

Shark Quiz

Shark quiz trivia questions and answers

Shark Quiz – Test your knowledge Sharks get such a bad rap. Films often depict them as dangerous predators ready to pounce as soon as we dip our toes in the sea. The truth is though, they’ve been around for A Very Long Time and the vast majority live quiet lives, minding their business and […]

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Zebra Sharks Baby Sharks

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BABY SHARKS (do doo do do da doo) Have you seen one of these before? It’s a zebra shark (Stegostoma fasciatum). Actually I THINK you’ll find zebras and sharks are two very different animals, ed Very funny. In fact, this creature is only called a zebra shark because the pups are born with black and […]

Working with Sharks

Jobs working with sharks Andre Hartmann, a South African diving guide can calm down a great white shark: ‘When the shark is next to the boat, I lean over the edge, and wait for it to open its mouth. Sometimes it opens its jaw to the side. This tells you that the shark is trying […]

What if the sun disappeared?

An illustration of the sun and the solar system

What if the Sun Disappeared? Don’t worry! The Sun’s not going anywhere. But hypothetically, we thought we’d explore what would happen to the Earth if the Sun just… vanished. Scientists have the answers… For the first eight minutes and 20 seconds, nothing would happen, and humans wouldn’t even know that the Sun had disappeared! Everything […]

Star facts for kids

SUPER STAR FACTS FOR KIDS! One way to make written information a little bit different is to use an acrostic. In an acrostic, the initial letters of a key word connected to the theme are used as the first letter of each piece of detail. This acrostic, full of mind-boggling facts about stars, is based on […]

Mini Enterprise

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You’re Hired! – Create a mini enterprise! Have you ever watched the TV show, Dragon’s Den? In it, budding entrepreneurs pitch their business plans on camera to leading industrialists in the hope of attracting some financial backing or some mentorship from a successful business leader.  But how hard can it really be? Do you think […]

Tulip Mania Money Bubble

Tulip Mania It’s easy to understand why people might get excited about some things: football, ‘Strictly’, ‘Dr Who’. But tulips? Surely no one could get that excited about tulips? Well, that’s just what happened in The Netherlands in the early 17th century. Tulips are very common now, but back then they hadn’t long been introduced […]

Maths Hacks – Harry Potter Edition

Harry Potter Maths Hacks

Maths Hacks: Harry Potter Edition Do you have a kid who hates maths, but loves Harry Potter? Then these magical maths hacks are for you; send your kid to potions class and let’s inspire some spellbinding mathematical learning! First stop, let’s head to the Hogwarts dungeon!  Potions class Our first class is potions; get out […]