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Exploration and Fossils

Learn about Walkie-Talkie

What is Walkie-Talkie? A Walkie-talkie is a hand device, two way radio receiver/transmitter. It was developed in the Second World War. Radio engineer Alfred J. Gross worked on the early technology
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Solar and Wind energy

Learn About Microscope

A microscope is a scientific instrument. It makes small objects look larger. This allows people see the small things. People who use microscope commonly in their jobs include doctors and scientists. S
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Human Anatomy

IMPORTANCE OF SOLAR ENERGY…

Solar energy is energy that is created using the sun’s rays. Solar energy is also known as ‘Photovoltaic energy’ because it turns the sun’s photons into electric voltage. Solar energy is usually ca
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Exploration and Fossils

Human Anatomy Facts

What is Human Anatomy? It is a scientific study of the morphology of the adult human. It is subdivided into gross anatomy and microscopic anatomy. Gross anatomy (also called topographical anatomy,
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Exploration and Fossils

Facts about Velociraptor

What is Velociraptor? You may think that Velociraptors must be very fast because that’s what their name tells you. Velociraptor actually means swift robber in Latin. The name velociraptor was made
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Space and Astronomy

Facts About Telescope

Facts about Telescope: Telescopes not only help magnify far away objects but they also allows humans to see parts of the light spectrum beyond visible light, including gamma rays, x-rays, ultravi
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Educational

Educational Solar Toy Kit

In today’s world that too ever changing world, renewable energy sources are becoming an important topic for conversation. Educational solar powered are a wonderful way to introduce your child to the c
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Science kits and Toys

Chemistry Facts

What is chemistry? Chemistry is the study of matter, its properties, how and why substances combine or separate to form other substances interact with energy. Many people think of chemists as being
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Exploration and Fossils

About Globe

What is a Globe? Globe is a model of the Earth. Since the Earth is round, this helps us see the shape, size and position of countries and oceans better than on a flat map. At any given time, we can
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Brain games

About Eco house

What is being Eco- friendly? Being eco- friendly or environmentally friendly is becoming more and more important. You can see the term used in everything from job ads to dating profiles to even lis
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Science kits and Toys

Green House Effect

Earth’s atmosphere trap heat. Arrhenius first refers to this “hot-house theory” of the atmosphere- which would be known later as the greenhouse effect- in his work Worlds in the Making (1903). The
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Exploration and Fossils

TYRANNOSAURS REX(T-REX)

Tyrannosaurs Rex is often abbreviated as T-REX. In Greek Tyrannosaurs means ‘Tyrant Lizard’ and Rex in Latin means ‘King’. T-Rex is probably the most well-known dinosaur due to its huge size,feroc...
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Solar and Wind energy

FACTS ON SOLAR ENERGY…

Solar energy, solar power derived from the sun through the use of solar panels, is just one of the newest initiatives the “Going Green” movement has presented to us, in an effort to build and maintain...
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Educational

How are clouds formed ?

INTRODUCTION Clouds are made of water droplets or ice crystals that are so small and light that they are able to stay in the air. But how does the water and ice that makes up clouds get into the sk...
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Human Anatomy

HUMAN ANATOMY

INTRODUCTION Human Anatomy is scientific study of the morphology of adult human. The study how structures function is known as Physiology. To understand the human body, it is necessary to understan...
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Educational

Let’s Learn About A Torch

Torch Bulb. A torch bulb consists of two terminals and a filament. The filament is a spirally wound wire inside the bulb supported by two thick wires at its ends. When the positive and the negative t
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Solar and Wind energy

SOLAR ENERGY

Solar in Latin means “Sun”. It is very powerful source of energy. Solar energy is Renewable form of energy. solar energy is the radiation that reaches the earth. We can use solar power in two differen
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Solar and Wind energy

What is Kaleidoscope?

What is Kaleidoscope? Kaleidoscope is a popular toy invented by Sir David Brewster in 1816. The word kaleidoscope comes from a Greek phrase meaning “to view a beautiful form”. It is a fascinating t...
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Educational

STEM learning in schools

A high school teacher's perspective on STEM learning in schools. “In the 21st century, scientific and technological innovations have become increasingly important as we face the benefits and
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Science kits and Toys

My New Toy Clip Circuit

My New Toy Clip Circuit I recently got the chance to have a go at the new Heebie Jeebies Clip Circuit that Switched On Kids offers. As soon as I opened the box, I saw a vast array of different piec...
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Educational

Parenting Hacks

Some parenting hacks from a renowned Child psychologist and Behavioural Management guru To all parents and even grandparents, as well as teachers, here are some unbelievably simple parenting ha...
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Educational

Serious toys experiment

Same time last year, I experimented with an idea that has occupied my thoughts and mind for over 3 years; www.switchedonkids.com.au a.k.a SoK. The story behind SoK: I have 2 boys, 12 and 6 a...
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Educational

Solar toy review by Zoe

  Kids love toys and so did Zoe. She was given 14 in 1 Solar robot  to play with and asked to review by Life FM. Zoe loved the experience and found it just challenging enough without bein...
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Educational

Human Skeleton

So we all know the basic parts of the human skeleton; the skull, the ribs and the spine. But there’s so much more to this wonderful biological creation that is, literally the building block of our who
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