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How the Elephant Lost its Tusks

Evolution and inheritance
Elephants are in crisis – ivory poaching and habitat loss have led to disastrous declines in populations. In response, female African elepha...

Dippy's Farewell Tour

The iconic Diplodocus skeleton in the the Natural History Museum's entrance hall is about to go on a farewell tour of the UK, as 'Dippy' makes...

Material girls and boys - the new fiver

Properties and changes of materials
Money money money! Why is the Bank of England replacing paper notes with plastic ones? Which type will survive being dunked in ketchup? W...

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How Green is Your Tree?

1C Sorting and using materials
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Rise of the Dinosaurs

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