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#TuneOutTuesday goes creepy crawly in The Critter Shed

It’s #TuneOutTuesday! The weekly podcast recommendation from Miss Vivi that is meant to get you out of your head and into some cool content that will feed your amazing brain.

The Critter Shed is a favourite of ours, particularly for road trips. If you like learning about the weird and wonderful side of nature – about things like spider sex, venom-packing frogs, or mind-controlling parasites, and more – then this is the podcast for you!
Collie Ennis is a science research associate with Trinity College Dublin who owns a shed full of creepy crawlies and reptiles.

Colette Kinsella is an audio producer who loves to talk about animals.

This podcast isn’t recorded in a studio with a guest, a coffee and a suite full of sound effects. It’s recorded as Collie and Colette explore the sheds full of creatures in Collie’s back yard or the log habitat he built in his front yard or the local wetlands at night looking for newts with a torch. We give it 8 thumbs up!

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Science themed handmade headbands by Bradford Creations make lab techs look twice as good as usual

Reversible science themed headbands from Bradford Creations

We are loving ourselves sick in these reversible headbands in some amazingly fun science prints from Toowoomba creative Nikki at Bradford Creations.  Nikki has also made matching lab aprons for science technicians that have been featured on the QEST Facebook page. Because they’re reversible it’s like getting two for the price of one! Woot!


Handmade 100% cotton headbands for teens & adults. $15AU each. Wear them wide and over the ears, or fold them in half to wear behind your ears.
Custom orders welcome.
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Street Anatomy: vintage dental teaching tool

Isn’t the internet marvellous? Once I would have had to travel to Paris, wander into a curio shop at just the right time and discover this charming dentistry teaching device all by myself. Now it just lands in my lap while I’m scrolling my phone. Although, there’s a lot to be said for going old school. Wandering Paris doesn’t sound half bad.
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Miss Vivi labelled “Vagenius”

female reproductive system quiz result, Miss Vivi labelled a vagenius

female reproductive system quiz result, Miss Vivi labelled a vagenius
Are you a Vagenius?

So, I wouldn’t usually rate Buzzfeed a great source for scientifically accurate literature.  Having said that – this anatomy quiz was really good.  Not the drawing of the ovary, though.  That is just weird.

You’ve got reproduction coming up in the national curriculum next term so here’s a handy tool to scaffold your unit around.  Give the kids a go at this quiz which asks them to identify a number of different anatomical structures from a clear, easy to understand diagram.  You could have the class try it out at the beginning of the unit and then again at the end to show them how much they’ve learned.

Also a great opportunity to get a real uterus and ovary in front of them so they can compare the real thing with the diagram.

And if I’m such a vagenius, why did I get one wrong?  Well, let’s just say that reading the question properly is always the key to a genius answer.  Try it now yourself and let me know how you go.

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14 July 2016