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Australia’s largest Aboriginal ochre mine News

by David, 11 July 2014 | 0 comments

Brendan Hamlett at Yallabilli Mindi

Written by Sarah Kellett It’s National Aborigines and Islanders Day Observance Committee (NAIDOC) week. What better time to celebrate a shared research project between the Wajarri people and the University of Western Australia! Australia’s largest Aboriginal ochre mine is Wilgie Mia, in Wajarri Yamatji country far north of Perth. It is an incredibly important cultural…

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Lionfish hunting party News

by David, 4 July 2014 | 0 comments

Lionfish

Written by Sarah Kellett In the warm tropical ocean around the Great Barrier Reef, the lionfish hunts. Venomous fins fan out to trap a school of smaller fish. The little fish look for an escape. But this lionfish is not hunting alone.

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Round cubic decoration Activity

by David, 1 July 2014 | 0 comments

A solid shape made of cones

Cones are kinda round, but put them together right and you can make a cubic decoration. Sound confusing? Don’t worry, it’s really simple and really fun!

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Tessellating tiles Activity

by David, 10 June 2014 | 0 comments

A square of paper with chiunks cut out of each side and taped on the opposite.

Would you like to make your own repeating patterns, a la Escher? Grab some scissors and make some tessellating tiles!

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Flying pterosaur, fossil eggs News

by David, 6 June 2014 | 1 comments

Pterosaur picture

Written by Sarah Kellett The first pterosaur eggs that were preserved in three dimensions have been found in China, giving us a glimpse into the lives of flying reptiles.

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Celtic knots Activity

by David, 3 June 2014 | 0 comments

A hole in the woven pattern.

For over a thousand years, people have been drawing intricate woven patterns known as Celtic knots. As we’re about to find out, there’s a lot of maths involved!

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Right on target Activity

by David, 27 May 2014 | 0 comments

A ball is in the third concentric circle.

How good are you at throwing? This game rewards you not just for throwing on target, but knowing how good you are!

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Liar’s Dice Activity

by David, 20 May 2014 | 0 comments

four groups of 5 dice each.

Here’s a fun game that will reward you when you don’t tell the truth. Have a go at liar’s dice!

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Touching tubes Activity

by David, 6 May 2014 | 0 comments

The ends of three pencils make a triangle.

We’re going to see how many pencils we can put together so that each pencil touches all the others. Try coming up with your own solutions, and then follow these instructions to create some famous patterns.

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Jelly lens for your smartphone Activity

by David, 2 May 2014 | 0 comments

A jelly lens being placed over a camera lens.

Written by Sarah Kellett Have you ever wanted to own a microscope? This jelly lens can turn any phone camera into a magnifying machine!

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