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Saltwater survival Activity

by Fiona, 23 November 2022 | 1 comments

Snail shaped cookie cutter cutting out 2 slices from a potato.

Animals that live in salty water have to control the amount of salt in their bodies, or they will not survive. But how do they do it? This activity will help show you.

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Fizzy planets Activity

by Jasmine, 3 November 2022 | 0 comments

Three bath balls, various colours

These bath bombs are crafted mini models of your favourite planets! We promise they’ll smell better than Uranus.

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Rolling Race Activity

by David, 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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Recreating Gondwana Activity

by David, 13 October 2022 | 0 comments

Paper continents on a blue background

Back in the time of the dinosaurs, Australia was just one small part of a much bigger continent. Can you piece together the ancient supercontinent, Gondwana?

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Curved origami sculpture Activity

by David, 7 September 2022 | 0 comments

A curvy, ridged shape a bit like a potato chip

Folding origami cranes and paper aeroplanes is fun, but they tend to be made of straight lines. So what happens when you fold in curves?

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Straight curves Activity

by David, 31 August 2022 | 0 comments

Skewers are straight and pretty tough. But put just the right twist on them, and you can make something surprisingly curvy!

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Balloon bagpipes Activity

by David, 18 August 2022 | 0 comments

A person holding a recorder and a balloon under their arm.

Have your parents ever told you to stop playing the recorder because you’re being too noisy? Follow these instructions to turn that recorder into a bagpipe instead!

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Reflective roads Activity

by David, 3 August 2022 | 0 comments

Road paint is surprisingly shiny! Image: ©iStock.com/NYC Stock Photos

Have you ever sat in the front seat of a car at night? Road reflectors, street signs and even road paint all shine bright under car headlights. Make your own ‘road paint’ and see if you can make it shine with glass beads!

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Try a tangram Activity

by David, 20 July 2022 | 0 comments

a duck shape made of smaller shapes

This traditional Chinese puzzle, known as a tangram, reveals some surprising properties of squares!

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Turn a t-shirt into a bag Activity

by David, 7 July 2022 | 0 comments

a black bag with the slogan: stand tall, be strong, wear a crown and be kind

Need a bag to carry your library books, or to tote home your shopping? Here’s a way to turn an old t-shirt into a new bag, no sewing needed, during Plastic Free July.

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