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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?

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Racing heart Activity

by Pat, 11 February 2013 | 0 comments

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

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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!

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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!

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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!

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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?

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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.

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Liquefaction Activity

by Pat, 11 January 2013 | 0 comments

Brick standing on its end in a container of sand.

Although sand is a solid, did you know it can behave like a liquid? Find out how by trying this activity.

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Play a game of Salvo! Activity

by David, 10 January 2013 | 1 comments

Here’s a fun game to play, but there’s more to it than chance. Have a try, then see if you can use some maths strategies to improve your game!

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Hot hot heat Activity

by Jasmine, 19 December 2012 | 0 comments

A cardboard box obscured by a pot plant.

Phew! The Sun can feel pretty hot, even though we’re millions of kilometres away on Earth. Find out more about how plants can keep buildings cool in this activity.

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