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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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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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Make an electroscope Activity

by David, 28 October 2021 | 1 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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Magnifying sound Activity

by David, 3 October 2019 | 0 comments

A man holdiing a pink baloon near his face and a phone at arms length.

A magnifying glass can bend light waves to make an object look bigger. Can you make a magnifying glass for sound waves too?

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Balloon bus Activity

by David, 22 March 2018 | 3 comments

Photo of a man sitting on a bus holding a red balloon on a string.

When you’re on a bus, corners can push you sideways. But what does it do to a balloon? Grab a balloon and get on board to learn a thing or two about inertia.

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