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Posts tagged with ‘Life science’

  • Study the complete life cycle of a mealworm

    The adult meal worm is a nocturnal beetle that is approximately one inch in length and dark brown or black in colour with a hard outer shell. In this science experiment, study the four phases of a mealworm's life...

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  • Make a simple Hummingbird feeder

    Hummingbirds can consume up to twice their body weight in nectar every day. You can observe these fascinating birds in action by making a hummingbird feeder for your garden in the following science experiment.

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  • Study the flow of materials through living membranes such as an egg

    It is important that the membranes around living cells are 'semi-permeable' to allow it to absorb nutrients and dispose of waste products. In this science experiment we will study the inward and outward flow of materials through the 'semi-permeable'...

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  • Build a model of an animal cell

    'Cells' are the basic building blocks of an animal's body. These cellular building blocks are so tiny you would need about 10 000 just to cover a pinhead. There are a huge amount of different kinds of cells in...

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  • Study the effect of pollution on fresh water birds’ ability to float

    In this science experiment we will study the effect that detergent pollution has on fresh water birds' ability to float. This is also called the 'buoyancy' of a bird.

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  • Test the effects of acid rain on ocean life

    Acid rain can damage many different forms of life. Acid rain turns the pH-level of the oceans more acidic and this dissolves or weakens the shells of living sea creatures. Other animals higher up in the food chain that...

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  • Study if birds prefer one type of food over another

    Birds can be very fussy eaters. As you might have noticed, birds also seem to be looking for a free meal, but in fact they are quite picky and are constantly looking for their favourite food to eat! See...

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  • Study what happens to a bone when it loses its proteins

    You might know that 'calcium' is very important for healthy bone growth in humans and in animals. What is lesser known is that bones are also full of 'protein' fibres, which are equally important than calcium for healthy bone...

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  • Learn how to tell whether a turtle is male or female

    Learning about turtles and tortoises can be fun and surprising. Since they have been on the earth for more than 200 million years, many interesting facts have been discovered through the centuries. Have you ever wondered how to tell...

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  • Create a colourful fungus garden

    Microorganisms, also called 'fungi', live around us and we come into contact with it every day. Microorganisms are microscopically small and in most instances we do not even know that they are there.

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