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  Double science in the supermarket?
Updated 25 February 2002, 19.28
Science lessons could happen in supermarkets soon
Have you ever wondered how washing powder gets your clothes clean, or why eggs are stored in cardboard boxes?

The answers could soon be yours as part of a new scheme to take science lessons out of the classroom and into the supermarket.

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One of the experiments shows the difference between hair spray and hair gel, and involves giving a willing victim a mohican hairstyle!

Because most people think science is dull, the government is trying to make it more exciting and interesting by linking it more closely to real life.

It's teamed up with supermarket Asda to offer more than 70,000 children the chance to take part in a special scheme called Big Science.

It's all part of Science Year, which hopes to encourage children to take a bigger interest in science and perhaps think about a job to do with science.

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