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Bubble Geometry

Have you ever wondered why a bubble is round? Or how to blow really, really big bubbles? Explore the science of bubbles with this 4M bubble science kit from www.madaboutscience.com.au. You might even discover why bubbles pop!


For your chance to win a 4M bubble science kit, match the following superhero powers to the correct superhero insects and spiders, and then send us an interesting fact about your favourite superhero creepy crawly.


Superpowers:  Builds a web 10 times stronger than Kevlar
                            Walks on water
                            Can live nine days without its head
                            Can jump 80 times its own height
                            Can fire a hot mixture of chemical solution (100 °C) at its enemies.
Superheroes:   Flea
                            Fishing spider
                            Bark spider
                            Bombardier beetle
                            Cockroach

 A bubble science kit box

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How to enter

To be in the running to win this fantastic prize, send us your entry with your name, age, address and Double Helix subscriber number*. Get a parent's permission, ask them to sign each piece of paper, and then send it to CSIRO Double Helix Competitions, GPO Box 1700, Canberra ACT 2601 by 15 April 2017. Or, email your entry with your details to helixassist@csiro.au. The best entries in each competition will win the prize.

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1. To be valid, all entries must include name, address, age of entrant and Double Helix subscriber number. 2. All entries become the property of CSIRO and will not be returned. 3. Entering the competition assigns copyright to CSIRO. 4. Entries will be judged on creative merit, not by chance. 5. Age will be taken into consideration when judging. 6. All decisions on competitions are final and will not be discussed further. 7. Winners will be notified by mail and the names of competition winners only will be published three issues later. 8. CSIRO shall not be liable for any damage or loss suffered in connection with any of the prizes. 9. Any change in value of the prize between the publishing date and the delivery date is not the responsibility of CSIRO. 10. In the case that prizes become unavailable after the publishing date, CSIRO will send an alternative prize. 11. The closing date for this issue's entries is 15 April 2017. 12. Competition entries must be the entrant's own work. 13. It is the responsibility of the entrant to ensure copyright of their entry is not assigned elsewhere. 14. Winners should allow six weeks for prize delivery.

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