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Young Aussie scientists on the international stage News

by David, 28 May 2015 | 1 comments

Five people and an inflateable kangaroo.

Five winners from this year’s BHP Billiton Science and Engineering Awards, and an inflatable kangaroo called Kevin, were among just eight Australian students competing at the prestigious Intel International Science and Engineering Fair (Intel ISEF) – the ‘world cup’ of student science and engineering competitions.

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Fronting up Activity

by David, 28 May 2015 | 0 comments

Someone is holding an upside-down jar tot he bottom of a flat container.

By Mike McRae This activity uses water and food colouring to explore fluid systems. It’s a good idea to do this activity in a safe place outside, and to wear old clothes while you do it!

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A game of Hex Game

by David, 26 May 2015 | 2 comments

A grid of hexagons. There are lines of red and blue marked hexagons.

Try playing the game of Hex, and connect your sides of the board before your opponent cuts you off!

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Students make giant robotic Pac-Man News

by David, 15 May 2015 | 0 comments

A three metre wide Pac-Man maze with glowing LED ghosts and a robotic Pac-Man will entertain festival goers at Sydney’s Vivid Light festival. An avid student maker group from the University of New South Wales (UNSW), called CREATE, is working hard to make the game in only five weeks.

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Young Aussie scientists competing with the best of the best News

by David, 12 May 2015 | 0 comments

Six people standing in front of some banners.

Five winners from this years’ BHP Billiton Science and Engineering Awards are representing Australia at the Intel International Science and Engineering Fair (Intel ISEF) in Pennsylvania, USA from 10 to 15 May.

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Lolly half-life Activity

by David, 5 May 2015 | 0 comments

Someone is holding a lolly showing the letter 'm'.

What is a half-life? grab a handful of lollies and find out!

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Climb through a hole in a sheet of paper Activity

by David, 28 April 2015 | 6 comments

Someoen is cutting along the fold of the sheet of paper.

Most people are a lot larger than a piece of paper. But in this activity, you’ll be able to squeeze through a hole in a sheet of paper. With practice, you might even be able to fit through a hole in a business card!

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Hyperbolic paper craft Activity

by David, 21 April 2015 | 0 comments

A wierd curvy piece of paper.

Make your own piece of non-Euclidean geometry with this hyperbolic paper craft.

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Rolling race Activity

by David, 7 April 2015 | 0 comments

Someone is holding two plasticine filled tubes at the top of a slanty sheet of cardboard.

Two tubes, both the same weight and the same size, and yet slightly different. Can you guess which one will win the rolling race?

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Jar of jellybeans Activity

by David, 24 March 2015 | 0 comments

a jar of jellybeans on a set of scales.

It’s a tempting treat and a mathematical conundrum. We’ll show you how to run a jellybean guessing competition, and give you some hints on how to win!

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