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World Gratitude – A Quick Quiz Quiz

by Ariel Marcy, 21 September 2023 | 0 comments

Happy World Gratitude Day (21 September)! Our world definitely rocks and we’re celebrating it with this life-sustaining quiz. Can you get into the ozone and score a high five?

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All About Colour – A Quick Quiz Quiz

by Ariel Marcy, 6 September 2023 | 0 comments

This quiz is tied up with a rainbow! Can you earn that pot of gold? Or have you bitten off more than you can hue?

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Make a marshmallow catapult Activity

by Ariel Marcy, 9 August 2023 | 0 comments

Diagram of lever arm on fulcrum.

Harness a powerful simple machine to launch some tasty treats. Safety: When dealing with food, use clean hands and clean equipment. Be careful with your catapult and make sure no one is standing where you’re aiming it.

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Heron’s fountain Activity

by Fiona Midson, 15 February 2023 | 0 comments

Make a fountain that doesn’t need an electric pump. This fountain was designed by Heron, a Greek teacher and inventor in 1st Century CE. Safety: This activity involves using an electric drill, a sharp knife and a hot glue gun. Adult help is required.

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Paper plane launcher Activity

by Fiona Midson, 8 December 2022 | 0 comments

Paper plane and launcher.

Looking for some flying fun? This paper plane launcher gives your plane a speedy launch!

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Rolling Race Activity

by David Shaw, 27 October 2022 | 0 comments

Two plasticene rolls one solid and one hollow

Two tubes, both the same weight and the same size, and yet slightly different. Can you guess which one will win the rolling race? Safety: This activity uses a sharp scalpel or scissors to cut a cardboard tube. Ask an adult to help.

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Recycling rocks! A quick quiz Quiz

by David Shaw, 20 October 2022 | 0 comments

We’re celebrating recycling in this quiz! Can you salvage a passing score, or will you end up in the garbage?

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So many legs! – a quick quiz Quiz

by David Shaw, 8 September 2022 | 1 comments

We humans only have 2 legs, but a lot of creatures have many more. Do you have the legs to go the distance and get 5/5 on this quiz?

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The sounds of sizzle! News

by David Shaw, 17 August 2022 | 2 comments

A prawn held in chopsticks, sizzling in a pan.

Physics can be mouth-watering. Think of the sizzle as chips deep-fry. Turns out there are 3 kinds of sizzle sounds! Can you read this without getting hungry?

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Ride the wave – a quick quiz Quiz

by David Shaw, 28 July 2022 | 3 comments

This quiz is all about waves. Will you ride it to victory, or will you wave goodbye to your high score?

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