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Fluffy! – a quick quiz Quiz

by Jasmine, 30 June 2021 | 0 comments

This quiz is about things that are puffy, scruffy, and fluffy. Will you fluff the answers, or get a perfect score?

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Heat avoider Activity

by David, 23 June 2021 | 0 comments

Foil and paper strip curling as it is held over a candle flame.

Make a curious device that doesn’t like being put near a candle flame. When it gets hot, it curls away!

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Totally metal – a quick quiz Quiz

by David, 17 June 2021 | 0 comments

Black lightning bolt in purple circle

Rock on! This quiz is all about metal. From octopus blood to bass guitars, you’ll need to be a metal master to get 5/5.

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Make a reed switch Activity

by Mike, 10 June 2021 | 0 comments

By Mike McRae and David Shaw Attracted to doing some hands-on science? Why not use a magnet to create a ‘reed switch’?

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Ooh! Shiny – a quick quiz Quiz

by David, 2 June 2021 | 0 comments

Black lightning bolt in purple circle

This quiz is all about shiny things. Will there be a glimmer in your eye as you get 5/5?

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Magic colouring Activity

by David, 13 May 2021 | 1 comments

Drawing of a butterfly half emerged in water, the top half is coloured.

Here’s a great trick of the light that looks like magic. Put a picture into water, and the colour disappears! And the best thing is, the colour comes back when you take the picture out again.

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Metamorphosis – a quick quiz Quiz

by David, 5 May 2021 | 0 comments

Black lightning bolt in purple circle

This quiz is all about change! Can you get full marks first try, or will you need to change your answers?

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Make a spinning helicopter Activity

by David, 28 April 2021 | 0 comments

Paper helicopter with paper clip weights.

NASA’s Ingenuity helicopter has made history by flying on Mars. To celebrate the first flight of a copter on another planet, here’s a simple unpowered helicopter you can build at home!

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Big bangs – a quick quiz Quiz

by David, 21 April 2021 | 0 comments

Black lightning bolt in purple circle

This quiz is all about explosions. Can you make a big bang with correct answers, or are you set to fizzle?

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Blow a ball into a bottle Activity

by David, 15 April 2021 | 0 comments

A amn trying to blow a ball into a bottle

Can you blow a paper ball into a bottle? It sounds easy, but it’s harder than you think!

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