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Issue 64

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This issue, we’re answering all your burning questions about fire! Find out what flames are made of, how fires can be extinguished and how fire has shaped our world over time. We’ve also got loads of fiery activities for you to try – conjure up a freaky fire snake, craft a fire-breathing dragon, make a floating hot-air balloon and engineer a water pump!

Meet the mysterious echidna – the spiky creature with a special way of surviving forest fires, play it safe in a game of firefighters’ hoses and ladders, create a gorgeous glow with an upcycled jam jar lantern and meet volcanologist Dr Brendan McCormick Kilbride who flies drones into erupting volcanoes! Learn how a fire engine helps its crew to fight fires, discover ten awesomely amazing animals and plants that can take the heat and find out how science and engineering were used to rebuild the UK’s capital city after it was destroyed in the Great Fire of London.

Remember, fire is extremely dangerous. Make sure there is an adult helper on hand for all the fire-based experiments.

Tagged in: Earth Sciences, Adaptation & Evolution, Plants, Environment, Outdoor experiments

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