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Rainbow torch Activity

by David, 25 November 2021 | 0 comments

9 volt batteries with LED's attached casting coloured lights.

Ever wondered how TVs can make so many colours? Make some coloured torches and learn to blend like a TV in this activity from our book, Puzzles and Projects.

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Make an electroscope Activity

by David, 28 October 2021 | 0 comments

Foil strips dangling inside a cup.

By Patrick Mahony Have you ever been surprised by a static shock? This clever device can measure electrical charge!

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Fibre fun! A quick quiz Quiz

by David, 27 October 2021 | 0 comments

This quiz is all about fibres. From fabric to food, there’s plenty of fibre to chew over!

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Uncommon units – a quick quiz Quiz

by David, 6 October 2021 | 0 comments

Scientists measure all kinds of things, from plants to planets. And sometimes, they invent strange scales to measure things against – as you’ll discover in this quiz!

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Balancing acrobat Activity

by David, 23 September 2021 | 4 comments

a paper person, balancing on its head

This simple toy can balance on a table edge or a fingertip. So get your craft on and have some physics fun!

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Feral fun – a quick quiz Quiz

by David, 8 September 2021 | 0 comments

These questions have gone feral, from introduced animals to rogue planets. Can you tame the beast and beat this quiz?

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Monster mash – a quick quiz Quiz

by David, 25 August 2021 | 0 comments

Find out how imaginary monsters have influenced science in this quiz. You’ll need a brave heart and a sharp mind to get full marks!

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Out of orbit – a quick quiz Quiz

by David, 28 July 2021 | 0 comments

Blast into orbit with this well-rounded quiz. Will you crash back to Earth, or reach the stars?

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Jumping bug Activity

by David, 22 July 2021 | 0 comments

Twisted blue and white wire.

This simple toy is made from a few paperclips and can jump high into the air. Time to get bending!

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Growing big – a quick quiz Quiz

by David, 21 July 2021 | 2 comments

This quiz is all about growth! Can you grow your knowledge and get the high score?

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