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Rainbow torch Activity

by David, 25 November 2021 | 0 comments

9 volt batteries with LED's attached casting coloured lights.

Ever wondered how TVs can make so many colours? Make some coloured torches and learn to blend like a TV in this activity from our book, Puzzles and Projects.

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Make The Dish! Activity

by David, 4 November 2021 | 0 comments

Paper model of radio telescope with starry background.

By David Shaw and Domonkos Szabo The Parkes radio telescope, turned 60 this week! To celebrate, why not make a model of The Dish?

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Make an electroscope Activity

by David, 28 October 2021 | 0 comments

Foil strips dangling inside a cup.

By Patrick Mahony Have you ever been surprised by a static shock? This clever device can measure electrical charge!

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Zig-zag roller Activity

by David, 14 October 2021 | 0 comments

Two cardboard shapes held together with tape, one green, one white.

This weird, wonderful shape is called a sphericon and it has a strange way of rolling. It wiggles back and forth as it trundles downhill!

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Balancing acrobat Activity

by David, 23 September 2021 | 4 comments

a paper person, balancing on its head

This simple toy can balance on a table edge or a fingertip. So get your craft on and have some physics fun!

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Clucking cup Activity

by David, 16 September 2021 | 1 comments

A person holding a paper cup with string attachment and a musical note in speach bubble above.

Want to surprise your friends and family? With a bit of practice, you can make this cup cluck like a chicken!

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Foam bubble blower Activity

by David, 2 September 2021 | 0 comments

a man blowing into a bottle, with lots of bubbles coming out the end

Bubble blowers come in all kinds of shapes and sizes. This one blows thousands of tiny bubbles that you can play with. It makes a foam that lasts, so you can even shape the bubbles into towers!

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15 ways to have fun with food Activity

by David, 19 August 2021 | 0 comments

Small plate of coconut covered marshmallows

There’s a tonne of science in food. Here are 15 of our favourite food-related science activities to tickle your brain and tantalise your tastebuds!

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Marshmallow slime Activity

by David, 5 August 2021 | 4 comments

Pink gloop of slime.

This year’s National Science Week theme is ‘Food: Different by Design’. So let’s celebrate with some edible marshmallow slime! Safety: When handling food, use clean hands and clean equipment. Items from the microwave can be hot – ask an adult to help.

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Jumping bug Activity

by David, 22 July 2021 | 0 comments

Twisted blue and white wire.

This simple toy is made from a few paperclips and can jump high into the air. Time to get bending!

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