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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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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 | 0 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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Which is bigger? A quick quiz Quiz

by David, 20 November 2019 | 0 comments

Black lightning bolt in purple circle

This quiz has a lot of comparisons. From cosmic circles to considerable cats, can you work out the biggest?

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Backwards triangle dart Activity

by David, 14 November 2019 | 0 comments

A pink paper plane with two sets of wings

This paper plane flies quite a bit like a regular dart. But its striking looks make it much more fun. Plus, you get two pairs of wings – front and back – that you can modify!

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