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Paper plane designs Activity

by David, 14 November 2019 | 1 comments

The year is beginning to wrap up, and the summer holidays are in sight. Now is the perfect time to brush up on your paper plane skills! We’ve collected a few quick and easy designs for you to try, from a looping master to a super-fast dart with a twist.

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Leaving patterns Activity

by David, 21 January 2020 | 0 comments

a cup of water with plastic over the top and a coin balancing on that.

Written by Elvina Lee Here’s a cool activity that’s perfect for a hot summer’s day! Create a curious pattern with water.

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2020 megaquiz is here! Quiz

by David, 2 January 2020 | 0 comments

Black lightning bolt in purple circle

Start the new decade with a challenge! This megaquiz will test your knowledge of all the quizzes we wrote in 2018. The questions are randomly selected, so if you want more questions, you can just reload the page. Or head back to our 2019 megaquiz!

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A Christmas packing puzzle Activity

by David, 24 December 2019 | 0 comments

Merry Christmas! Here’s our maths gift to you – a puzzle.

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Discover the maths of gift wrapping! Activity

by David, 12 December 2019 | 0 comments

A present wrapped in green paper

Have you ever got halfway through wrapping a present, and then run out of paper? Follow our foolproof method and discover the maths of gift wrapping!

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Odd dice Brainteaser

by David, 11 December 2019 | 0 comments

Brain icon

Difficulty: Taxing I have a collection of strange dice.

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Airbag bang Poem

by Jasmine, 5 December 2019 | 1 comments

Inflated airbag and manequin

Written by Celia Berrell A small steel ball in a short smooth tube held in place by a spring, is the kind of switch that works in a twitch and starts an exploding thing.

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What is it? A quick quiz Quiz

by David, 4 December 2019 | 0 comments

Black lightning bolt in purple circle

We’re looking deep into essences and origins. From coffee to antimatter, can you puzzle out the solutions?

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Tension tower Activity

by David, 28 November 2019 | 0 comments

Pipeleaner and string construction.

String is floppy, so it’s usually a terrible thing to build a tower from. But this tower uses tension and string to hold itself strong!

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Afraid of the dark Brainteaser

by David, 27 November 2019 | 0 comments

Brain icon

Difficulty: Tricky Janet is afraid of the dark, especially dark caves and tunnels. Today Janet must catch the train into town. But there’s a problem. As soon as the train leaves the station, it goes into a tunnel.

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Protecting paintings with flow chemistry News

by David, 21 November 2019 | 0 comments

Gloved hand painting with a brush onto a work of art.

Have you ever wondered why many old paintings are so shiny? It’s not the paint they used – it’s a varnish that’s applied on top of the paint. These chemicals are designed to enhance and protect precious artworks. And CSIRO just formulated a new varnish that’s taking the art world by storm!

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