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How many hats? Brainteaser Brainteaser

by David, 13 September 2021 | 3 comments

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Difficulty: Extreme! The geology club was on its way to check out a fault line. As the minibus cruised down the highway, several club members realised they had forgotten their hats.

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Cheers make champs! News

by David, 2 September 2021 | 0 comments

Crowd of football fans waving flags from the stands.

Have you ever been to a football game? It’s exciting to cheer on your team in a stadium full of fans. But have you ever wondered if your cheers make a difference? With sports being played in empty stadiums during the COVID-19 pandemic, researchers have found that home advantage has disappeared along with the crowds.

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Hungry giraffes brainteaser Brainteaser

by David, 26 August 2021 | 0 comments

Difficulty: Tricky Kimya the giraffe can eat a bale of hay in 3 days. Little Azizi can eat a bale of hay in 6 days. If they both share a bale of hay, how long would it last?

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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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Starry banner brainteaser Brainteaser

by David, 18 August 2021 | 2 comments

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Difficulty: Tricky Kirk is designing a banner for an astronomy club. They want to put some stars on the banner, in straight lines.

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Shrinking square Brainteaser

by David, 5 August 2021 | 0 comments

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Difficulty: Fun Alex has a square of paper, but it’s a bit too big. To make it smaller, they found the middle of each side, and then ruled lines between them. Then they cut off the four corners along the lines, leaving a square in the middle.

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Back of the train brainteaser Brainteaser

by David, 14 July 2021 | 3 comments

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Difficulty: Tricky Ben is driving his train slowly. He realises he’s left an important package in the last car of the train. He needs to hop out of the train, walk all the way to the back to retrieve it, and then walk to the front of the train again.

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A strange solution brainteaser Brainteaser

by Jasmine, 1 July 2021 | 0 comments

Diagram of DNA, atom, test tube and beaker drawings representing numbers in mathmatical sums.

Difficulty: Fun Arafa was visiting a science centre to attend a chemistry workshop. She’d received a confirmation email that told her to head to the room number represented by a yellow flask. Can you help Arafa find the right room number?

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Funny money brainteaser Brainteaser

by David, 16 June 2021 | 0 comments

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Difficulty: Tricky Clare and Jeremy just finished a job overseas, on Dough Island. They received the following as payment, in the island’s currency: A $3 coin A $4 coin A $6 note An $8 note and A $9 note. Clare and Jeremy want to share the money so they both get the same number of…

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Video views brainteaser Brainteaser

by David, 3 June 2021 | 0 comments

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Difficulty: Tricky Gordon is trying to make it big with his Minecraft-themed parody song channel. He spends a lot of time working on each video, and he wants as many views as possible. Gordon’s noticed some patterns with his view numbers:

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