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CLI would also like to thank the following people who have contributed to the development of this resource:

The Australian Catholic University and Anne Forbes for their contribution in the production of materials.

Gerry McCloughan for his support and advice.

Beresford Road Primary School, its Principal and teachers, scientist mentors, parents and students who gave such open access and enthusiastic support to MyScience.

Quakers Hill East Primary School who helped develop the examples of “testable” questions.

The Ian Potter Foundation for its support.