Australia’s public health response in relation to the coronavirus pandemic has been admirable, given that it has demonstrably reduced our daily infection rates to the double figures, while other countries continue to struggle with daily numbers in the hundreds or thousands. This has required that Australians make significant changes to their ways of life, however, including those related to the partial shut-down of schools in many states.

While this creates a range of challenges, some of the benefits have been parents increasing involvement in their children’s learning experiences. That’s not always easy, though, as many children require regular stimulation with different activity types in order to maintain their engagement. That’s easier at school, where there is often an abundance of resources on hand to switch students from workbooks, to online activities, to video demonstrations, group discussions and hands-on practicals.

Fortunately, Curiosity Cave can assist with this. If you’ve been looking to introduce some new educational challenges to your school-aged children, while they’re at home, why not consider one of the science, engineering or electronics kits that are available right here? Curiosity Cave is based in Australia, with stock located on the Gold Coast, for rapid dispatch.

Browse our range of educational gifts and science/technology kits, and you may just find yourself with a little learner who is fully engaged in practical exploration while at home.

At any age, learning new things about nature can be deeply¬†rewarding. When this knowledge comes though play and interactivity, it’s all the more fun.

For children in particular, play is very valuable tool for learning and growth. Rather than giving a random toy this year, however, wouldn’t it be wonderful if you were able to share a gift that is equal parts activity, experience and education?

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If you’ve been raised on a diet of Jurassic Park and Dinosaur Train, this will blow your mind.

As you know, dinosaurs are reptiles; like present-day lizards, snakes and tortoises. Most reptiles possess scales that are made out of keratin – the same substance that is used to create rigid feathers in birds.

You have probably heard of a handful of dinosaurs that were known to be feathered, such as archaeopteryx (often considered the “missing link” between dinosaurs and birds). You’ve likely also discovered that fossils of some of the popular theropods, such as deinonychus and velociraptor, have been found with distinct evidence of feathery coatings.

As time has passed, more and more species of dinosaur have been found to have had feathers or proto-feathers on their bodies at some point in their lifespan. At least forty (40) non-avian dinosaurs have been connected to evidence of feathers and some scientists now claim that all or most theropods (including the mighty tyrannosaurus rex) possessed feathers.

Given how closely related dinos are to birds, with this finding the latest icing on the cake, you’ll never look at a Christmas turkey in quite the same light again.

There are plenty of cool Science experiments that can be found on YouTube these days. Many, however, are arguably too dangerous to carry out yourself unless you wear appropriate protective clothing. The collection in the following clip, however, are safe for children to do with basic parental supervision, and they look super fun.

If you’re looking for some affordable entertainment during this holiday season, this could be a great place to start: