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Build your own automatic fishing machine Activity

by David, 22 June 2022 | 0 comments

Illustration of a fish trap with netting across the river.

Here’s a chance to create your own automatic fishing machine inspired by Aboriginal engineering. Automatic fishing machines were, and may still be, used by Aboriginal people to catch fish in shallow waters. This activity is based on a fishing machine invented by Aboriginal engineers and used near the Murray River.

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Big fingerprints Activity

by David, 9 June 2022 | 0 comments

Image of a fingerprint on the side of a balloon.

Have you ever wanted to know how experts identify fingerprints? This quick activity will make your fingerprints giant, to make clues easy to spot!

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Soma cube Activity

by David, 24 May 2022 | 1 comments

A cube made of lots of dice

The soma cube is a tricky puzzle! First, you’ll glue some cubes together into strange shapes. Then see if you can get those shapes to come together!

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Make a jumping jack Activity

by David, 12 May 2022 | 0 comments

Cardboard robot toy with moving arms and legs

This cardboard doll loves to leap! It takes a bit of crafting, but the results will make you jump for joy.

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Half-brown banana Activity

by David, 27 April 2022 | 1 comments

a banana that is brown at one end

Unripe bananas are green, ripe ones are yellow and overripe bananas are brown. But can you make a banana that’s half brown and half yellow?

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Orange peel flamethrower Activity

by David, 30 March 2022 | 0 comments

Squeezing orange peel over a lit candle

Oranges are delicious and packed with vitamin C. Their peel is also packed with a flashy, flammable chemical secret!

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Messy measuring Activity

by David, 17 March 2022 | 0 comments

Green wire laying on a messy grid of lines

Rulers are great at measuring straight lines, but how do you measure a curvy line? Here’s one way, using a wonderfully messy diagram!

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Connection conniption! Activity

by David, 24 February 2022 | 1 comments

A tecup with 3 houses drawn on it. there are 3 different whiteboard markers inside the cup

Do you have a favourite mug? This is my favourite. Not only does it hold my hot chocolate, it has a wicked tricky puzzle on it!

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Bubble pop Nim Activity

by David, 10 February 2022 | 0 comments

Coloured plastic toy with 3 rows of 3 circles

Here’s an old game with a modern twist! Compete with your friends to pop the last bubble.

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Make fruit straps Activity

by David, 26 January 2022 | 0 comments

Straps of fruit leather on a plate

By Beth Askham Why not try your hand at some food science? It’s as easy as apple pie to make these fruit straps. Then, pop the fruits of your work in your lunchbox as a sweet and delicious snack.

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