What's new

Hands-on posts

Counting spirals Activity

by David, 16 February 2013 | 0 comments

There are some pretty amazing patterns lurking in nature. Do a bit of arithmetic and master the Fibonacci sequence, and then see where you can find it!

Continue reading Counting spirals

Categories:

Store pumpkin seeds Activity

by Jasmine, 15 February 2013 | 1 comments

A cut pumpkin and a colander.

Pumpkins taste great, but what can you do with the seeds? We’ll show you how to preserve them, so when the time is right, you can plant them in your garden!

Continue reading Store pumpkin seeds

A hearty activity Activity

by Mike, 14 February 2013 | 0 comments

It’s Valentine’s Day! What better way to celebrate than with a heart dissection?

Continue reading A hearty activity

These uncertain times Activity

by Pat, 13 February 2013 | 0 comments

‘I know because I measured it!’ you might say. But how uncertain should you be about that measurement?

Continue reading These uncertain times

Categories:

Racing heart Activity

by Pat, 11 February 2013 | 0 comments

Does exercise get your heart racing? grab a stopwatch and measure the difference!

Continue reading Racing heart

Soma cube Activity

by David, 26 January 2013 | 0 comments

The soma cube is a tricky puzzle! First, you’ll glue some cubes together into strange shapes. Then see if you can get those shapes to come together!

Continue reading Soma cube

Categories:

Cozy in cotton or warm in wool? Activity

by Mike, 24 January 2013 | 0 comments

2 thermometers, cotton, wool, cardboard, aluminium cans.

Wondering what to wear on a chilly winter morning? Rug up a couple of cans and see whether cotton is cozy, or wool warm!

Continue reading Cozy in cotton or warm in wool?

Bounce back Activity

by Jasmine, 17 January 2013 | 0 comments

Challenge your friend to bounce a ball across a table. With this one simple trick, you can get it to bounce back!

Continue reading Bounce back

Curved origami sculpture Activity

by David, 17 January 2013 | 0 comments

Folding origami cranes and paper aeroplanes is fun, but they tend to be made of straight lines. So what happens when you fold in curves?

Continue reading Curved origami sculpture

Categories:

Fibonacci fruit Activity

by Mike, 16 January 2013 | 0 comments

Having trouble finding a four-leafed clover? This activity explains why! If you’re getting ready for some gardening, keep this activity in the back of your mind as you marvel at Mother Nature’s mathematics.

Continue reading Fibonacci fruit