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Southern Cross clock Activity

by David, 27 January 2015 | 0 comments

A drawing of a driveway and the Southern Cross.

As the Southern Cross moves across the night sky, learn how to use it as a clock. Safety: This activity asks you to head outdoors at night. Ask an adult for permission, and make sure they know where you are. Check the weather forecast and dress for the conditions.

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The sweet sound of pain relief News

by David, 23 January 2015 | 0 comments

A violin near some sheet music.

Written by Julia Cleghorn Turns out we can thank Rihanna and Taylor Swift for more than just catchy songs. Recent research has revealed that for kids, pain from surgery can be reduced by simply listening to their favourite music!

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Thumb wrestling tournament Activity

by David, 6 January 2015 | 3 comments

two interlocking fists

Have you ever wondered who thumb wrestles the best? Run a tournament to find out. Even better, you could run two!

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No more bad hair days for this Christmas tree News

by David, 19 December 2014 | 0 comments

Written by Professor Angela Moles A Sydney high school experiment finds that hairspray may be the best way to keep your Christmas tree green. Christmas can be exhausting, presents need to be wrapped, food prepared and cards written. Christmas trees can also find this period a little overwhelming. They are cut from their roots, popped…

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Play Chomp Game

by David, 16 December 2014 | 0 comments

A grid of 12 balls. a rectangle in the lower right are highlighted.

Here’s an easy game to play with a friend. Can you avoid taking the coloured ball? Give it a go, then use some of our hints to get ahead.

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Super sticking power News

by David, 12 December 2014 | 0 comments

A person wearing gloves and a harness climbing stright up a glass wall.

Written by Beth Askham Researchers have made sticky hand pads that let you climb walls like Spiderman. Inspired by gecko feet, a research lab at Stanford University in America developed the climbing device. This technology recently allowed a person weighing 70 kilograms to climb a sheer glass wall. The team have also used the structure…

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Business card Menger sponge Activity

by David, 9 December 2014 | 0 comments

Business card cubes forming a Menger sponge

Here’s a seriously crafty construction project to take on! While it’s impossible to make a Menger sponge in real life, give this approximation a go.

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Rhombic dodecahedron Activity

by David, 6 November 2014 | 0 comments

Completed rhombic dodecahedron

This decoration and the size of A4 paper share an interesting property. Get hands on to find out more! You will need A4 sheet of light card Pen Scissors Ruler Sticky tape What to do Making the pieces Measure down the long sides of the sheet of card, and make marks at 50, 149 and…

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Speed camera Activity

by David, 21 October 2014 | 0 comments

How busy is the road near your school? do cars drive past too fast? Grab a stopwatch and sit yourself down – it’s time to become a human speed camera!

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How bright is the Sun? Activity

by David, 7 October 2014 | 0 comments

Wiping oil off paper

Have you ever wanted to measure something truly ridiculous? With a lamp and a piece of paper, you can answer a silly sounding question: How bright is the Sun?

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