Monthly Archives: July 2012

Brisbane and its Tunnels: Science in Action

The Airport link tunnel opened this week.  This road network between Bowen Hills, Kedron and Toombul has come at a cost of $4.8 billion dollars.  But I wonder if teachers, children and the general public know how these tunnels are excavated? … Continue reading

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Does size matter? Misidentification of, and assumptions about, the world’s largest lizard

Humans are fascinated by extremes; just consider the popularity of the Guinness Book of Records. It’s also reflected by our fascination with huge dinosaurs; think Tyrannosaurus rex and Brachiosaurus. So it is not surprising that claims that ‘giant predatory lizards … Continue reading

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Teaching kids to be scientifically discriminative

It’s the school holidays in Queensland and the seconded teachers at QM are taking a well-earned break. This provides me with an opportunity to pen a few words whilst our teaching experts are away! Science has been at the forefront … Continue reading

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