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Paper plane designs Activity

by David, 14 November 2019 | 0 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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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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Nakamura lock plane Activity

by David, 14 November 2019 | 0 comments

A blue paper plane with a stubby nose

This is a fun design to experiment with! You can give the plane bigger wings to float more, or fold over the front edge to make the nose heavier. Make a few adjustments and see which modifications work the best.

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Loop plane Activity

by David, 14 November 2019 | 0 comments

A green paper plane with very wide wings

This paper plane isn’t very fast, but with practice and adjustment, you can make it do loops!

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Massive multiplication Brainteaser

by David, 13 November 2019 | 0 comments

Brain icon

Difficulty: Fun Sienna’s teacher is writing up a wicked problem on the board. First, the teacher writes all the numbers from 1 to 99. Then they erase 10, 20, and all the other numbers that end in 0. “Listen up!” the teacher announces. “I want you to multiply all the numbers on the board.

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Do you trust your calculator too much? News

by David, 7 November 2019 | 6 comments

Picture of a child working at a desk with pen and paper and laptop.

Imagine you’re at university, doing a maths quiz, with a calculator provided. The problem you’re tasked with reads, “Your grandmother was born in 1942, how old was she in 1994?” You think for a moment and realise it’s a subtraction problem. Into your calculator, you type “1994 – 1942”, and then triumphantly, you record the…

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A to Z – a quick quiz Quiz

by David, 6 November 2019 | 0 comments

Black lightning bolt in purple circle

We’re testing your science knowledge from A to Z! From animals quirks to the age of zircon, see if you can get all five questions right.

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Glow germs Activity

by David, 31 October 2019 | 4 comments

Image of a hand under purple light.

Washing your hands is important, but how do you know if it’s working? Make some safe but gross glow germs to find out how well you wash!

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