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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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Counting gears Activity

by David, 4 December 2012 | 0 comments

Foam gears with numbers written on them

This crafty cog activity will get your mind spinning and help you learn more about how we count. Safety: This activity uses a craft knife. Ask an adult to help.

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How the Global Positioning System (GPS) works Activity

by Pat, 28 November 2012 | 1 comments

A tree trunk with string tied around it and bundled at the base.

Time to head outdoors! This simple activity explains the basics of how the Global Positioning System (GPS) works.

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Bubble prints Activity

by Jasmine, 17 November 2012 | 0 comments

A tray of purple bubbles, with someone breatihng into it with a straw

Follow these instructions and create a work of art out of bubbles, while learning some maths.

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Microwave caramel Activity

by Pat, 14 November 2012 | 1 comments

Mixing the light brown caramel until smooth.

If you’re looking for a sweet activity, this one’s the sweetest! Make yourself some caramel, and learn all about the chemistry of caramelisation.

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Pollen trap Activity

by Jasmine, 10 November 2012 | 0 comments

Honey bee on a flower.

Bees are famous for collecting pollen, but that’s not the only way pollen gets around. Try building a pollen trap, and you’ll discover how much is floating in our air every day!

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(Not) apple pie Activity

by Mike, 5 October 2012 | 3 comments

Piece of pie

Create a taste illusion with this fun recipe!

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