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What is British Science Week? A celebration of science for all ages.

Despite its name, British Science Week (BSW) is a 10 day festival celebrating science, technology, engineering and mathematics. But how did it start? This festival is organised by the British Science Association (BSA), founded in 1831, and grew from annual meetings they held across the UK to bring scientists together to discuss their ground-breaking work […]

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New dinosaur species – the world’s largest Jurassic pterosaur

PhD student Amelia Penny discovered a new dinosaur species which is also the world’s largest Jurassic pterosaur – a 170-million-year-old winged reptile – protruding from the rocks of the Isle of Skye.   PhD student Amelia Penny points to the fossil she discovered.   Originally discovered in 2017 , further examination led by PhD student […]

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CT scan reveals dinosaurs caught coughs!

Researchers have discovered dinosaurs caught coughs and colds like we do today. Evidence of respiratory infection was revealed while examining the fossilized vertebrae of a young, long-necked sauropod – a diplodocid known as Dolly! Dolly’s skull and some neck vertebrae were discovered in 1990 in Montana and are approximately 150 million years old. When researchers […]

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Dinosaur discovery: crocodile had dinosaur for last meal

Australian scientists have announced the discovery not only of a new species of crocodile – but also that its last meal was a dinosaur – 95 million years ago! While piecing together the crocodile, named Confractosuchus sauroktonos (try saying that fast, three times) or the “broken dinosaur killer”, researchers found the skeletal remains of a […]

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Meet baby dinosaur Yingliang, the 66 million year old embryo.

Did you hear about the recent discovery of a baby dinosaur? A perfectly preserved dinosaur embryo was discovered in Ganzhou (southern China), as recently as December 2021. Researcher Dr Fion Waisum Ma said it is “the best dinosaur embryo ever found in history”. The baby dino has been affectionately named Baby Yingliang and is estimated […]

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Sue in conversation with Dr. Sophie Dauvois

Sue Atkins, ITV ‘This Morning’, BBC Radio and Disney Jnr UK’s Parenting Expert, has described OKIDO as “a wonderful gift for grandparents & aunts & uncles to give as Christmas presents – it’s bursting with activities, fun & learning” and features the magazine on her Sue Atkins Recommends page. Our Editor and Co-founder, Sophie Dauvois, […]

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Craft Learn Through Play: Build a Cork Raft

Build A Floating Cork Boat Invent your own cork boats and have a race down a stream. Which boats are the most successful? To build your floating cork boat you will need: Corks Toothpicks Elastic Bands Coloured Paper 1. Insert toothpicks into corks to hold them in place 2. You can also attach corks using […]

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Fun Pancake Recipes for Children to Make!

Pancake Day – or Shrove Tuesday – is almost here, but there’s a lot more to it than you may think. In fact, the tradition has been carried out for hundreds of years; the British custom of eating pancakes on Shrove Tuesday dates back to the 16th century! What is Pancake Day & Why Do We […]

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