Natural History Museum under the Sun! Why are Plants Green? How much Bamboo can a Giant Panda eat? Is Dippy the Diplodocus a Boy or a Girl?


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Hello and welcome to 47th episode of Everything Under the Sun.

This week’s show is made with support from the Natural History Museum in London. They have a magazine called Wild World for children who are members of the museum.

In this magazine they recently ran a competition for two readers to win the chance to have their question answered on Everything Under The Sun and to be part of the Everything Under The Sun book, which will be out in shops in September 2020.

The winners are on this week’s show!

Their names are Gibran and Logan.

Gibran’s question is why are plants green?

And its answered by Dr Sandra Knapp, Head of Algae, Fungi and Plants Division at the Natural History Museum in London.

Logan would like to know how much bamboo can a Giant Panda eat?

Then William asks whether Dippy the diplodocus who once stood in the main hall of the museum is a boy or a girl?

PLUS we have a brilliant competition to win tickets to go ice-skating at the Natural History Museum in London! They have a beautiful ice rink and it’s one of the best places to go for a family Christmas trip.

We have a set of family tickets to give away...

So get your skates on and get listening to the podcast to win a family set of tickets to skate!

Enjoy the show, thanks for listening and do tell all your friends to listen for their chance to skate!

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