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How to make your own origami sycamore seed

February 20, 2014
Author: Beth Flood-Fairlamb

At our Freaky Nature event this half term (15–28 February 2013), you can explore the weird and wonderful world of plants, with a special focus on flying seeds. This origami sycamore seed model mimics the way a sycamore seed twists and turns as it falls through the air! Now you can make your own origami [...]

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Nitrogen cycle diagrams for kids

February 19, 2014
Author: Tom

At our Freaky Nature event this half term (15–28 February 2013), you can explore the weird and wonderful world of plants, including some really strange specimens. Like oxygen, nitrogen is essential for living things to survive on Earth. Animals and plants need nitrogen to build amino acids in proteins, which are the building blocks of [...]

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How to make a bug mask

May 29, 2013
Author: Tom

At our Freaky Nature with Bugs event this half-term (28 May – 2 June 2013), get the low down on the good, the bad and the ugly of the bug world; discover which bugs are plant-friendly and which definitely aren’t! Kids love dressing up at our Bug Boutique, so we thought we’d share this nice [...]

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Gifts for kids: our top 10 bug-themed educational toys

May 24, 2013
Author: Hannah

At our Freaky Nature with Bugs event this half-term (28 May – 2 June 2013), get the low down on the good, the bad and the ugly of the bug world; discover which bugs are plant-friendly and which definitely aren’t! With long summer days on the horizon, get the kids playing outdoors with these educational [...]

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What is pollination? – a diagram for kids

April 30, 2013
Author: Tom

At our Freaky Nature with Bugs event this half-term (28 May – 2 June 2013), get the low down on the good, the bad and the ugly of the bug world; discover which bugs are plant-friendly and which definitely aren’t! Pollination is a very important part of the life cycle of plants. Insects, birds, bats [...]

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The strange story of Darwin’s orchid

March 25, 2013
Author: Tom

At our Freaky Nature event this Easter holidays (29 March – 14 April 2013), we’re exploring the freaky side of food, where it comes from and, of course,  where plants come in. This beautiful and unusual flower tells a fascinating story of how plants and animals can evolve together (co-evolve) to help each other survive. [...]

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Create your own freaky plant

March 8, 2013
Author: Tom

At our Freaky Nature event this Easter holidays (29 March – 14 April 2013), we’re exploring the freaky side of food, where it comes from and, of course,  where plants come in. At this year’s Freaky Nature event you’ll have the chance to think up a design for your own strange plant using parts of [...]

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Recipe for sweet potato and orange cupcakes

June 2, 2012
Author: Tom

As part of our Freaky Nature season, we introduce you to the weird and wonderful world of plants. We’ll also be serving up some freaky food for you to try during half-term! Here’s a recipe of one of the treats on offer.   Ingredients 50g clear honey 100g light brown soft sugar 1 tsp grated [...]

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Go on the Freaky Nature Trail and Tour

April 6, 2012
Author: Guest

As part of our Freaky Nature season, we introduce you to the weird and wonderful world of plants. Freak out on our Trail and Tour: you’ll never look at plants in the same way again! Follow the Freaky Nature Trail Follow our Trail to test out your plant knowledge and find some truly weird specimens [...]

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Freaky plant facts: fruits and nuts

April 3, 2012
Author: Tom

As part of our Freaky Nature season, we introduce you to the weird and wonderful world of plants. Freak out with our strange facts: you’ll never look at plants in the same way again! Fruits work for advertising and for protection. They can be fleshy like an apple or hard like a nut. They contain [...]

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