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Fire away! Activity

by Pat, 24 May 2013 | 0 comments

Diagram showing the the different steps of building a model catapult.

Have you ever wondered how people used to attack castles? Follow these instructions and you can create the greatest castle crusher around – the trebuchet!

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Arrow maze Activity

by David, 21 May 2013 | 0 comments

A grid filled with arrows.

Here’s a fun puzzle! it’s a maze with no walls. So what’s keeping you on track? well, this maze is made of arrows – it’s an arrow maze!

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Double Helix – back to basics Activity

by Mike, 18 May 2013 | 2 comments

Adenine molecule marked with an A.

Two centuries ago, nobody knew much about what made a single fertilised cell grow into a human. Or – for that matter – a dog, a sea urchin, a worm or a whale. The problem was nobody could imagine how a microscopic bag of chemicals could possibly split in half again and again, yet still…

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It’s almost Mother’s Day, mummy! Activity

by Jasmine, 11 May 2013 | 0 comments

Dried and decorated apple resembling a head.

Looking for a mummy this Mother’s Day? Try this activity!

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Draw an infographic Activity

by David, 7 May 2013 | 0 comments

Numbers are very important, but they can be boring and hard to read. A better way might be to draw an infographic!

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Anzac science Activity

by David, 25 April 2013 | 1 comments

It’s Anzac Day – time to stick a sprig of rosemary in your hat, go to the dawn service and bake a batch of Anzac biscuits. But, while I was baking, I noticed some strange things going on.

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Anamorphic art Activity

by David, 23 April 2013 | 0 comments

Check out this trick! by colouring in boxes, you can make a strange blobby picture that transforms when reflected in a curvy mirror!

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Egg geodes Activity

by Jasmine, 26 March 2013 | 2 comments

Crystals forming inside egg shells.

Written by Deb Hodgkin Looking for a fun and colourful science activity to do over the Easter break? Try making these egg geodes!

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How much is lots? Activity

by David, 25 March 2013 | 0 comments

Almost everyone uses the word lots, but what does it mean exactly? the only way to find out is to ask people!

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Pancake peaks Activity

by Pat, 20 March 2013 | 0 comments

Pancakes with ice cream and blueberries.

Here’s a tasty way to think about tectonics! Learn where many mountains come from, and at the same time, make yourself a delicious pancake breakfast.

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