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Free Science Kits for Torridge & North Devon

** THIS PROJECT HAS NOW ENDED, THANK YOU TO EVERYONE WHO GRABBED A KIT AND MET ME ONLINE ** During February & March 2022, we were delighted to offer free science kits & online classes, called Busy Bag Science, to primary school aged children who were self isolating due to Covid. We hoped these kept youngsters busy and engaged in science whilst they were at home. The kits were given to children in the Torridge and North Devon areas, in the following postcodes: EX16 (Witheridge), EX18; EX19; EX31; EX32; EX33; EX34; EX35; EX36; EX37; EX38; EX39 To accompany the kits,

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Caterpillars in Webs?

Have you spotted dense webs on hedges and wondered what’s lurking inside? Ever wondered what spider was inside them because they don’t look mush more dense than a typical spider’s web? Possibly you’ve seen the webs with caterpillars wriggling in them? Well, these grubs are not an eight-legged creature’s lunch and that web was actually spun by those caterpillars. Read on to find out about these creatures, their weird webs, and crazy grown up moths!

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The reasons why Scorpions glow under UV light.

Did you know that scorpions glow?! Last week at the Science & Nature Easter Holiday club, we met Spike – the scorpion. Spike’s owner, Ranger Russ, taught us loads about all his animals that he brought in for us to see, such as Millie the Millipede, Chomper the Tarantula, and Clive the 12ft python! However I was particularly intrigued by Spike’s special ability to glow under a UV torch, so I looked into this phenomenon a bit more and here’s what I found out…..

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