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Southern Cross clock Activity

by David, 27 January 2015 | 0 comments

A drawing of a driveway and the Southern Cross.

As the Southern Cross moves across the night sky, learn how to use it as a clock. Safety: This activity asks you to head outdoors at night. Ask an adult for permission, and make sure they know where you are. Check the weather forecast and dress for the conditions.

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Speed camera Activity

by David, 21 October 2014 | 0 comments

How busy is the road near your school? do cars drive past too fast? Grab a stopwatch and sit yourself down – it’s time to become a human speed camera!

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How bright is the Sun? Activity

by David, 7 October 2014 | 0 comments

Wiping oil off paper

Have you ever wanted to measure something truly ridiculous? With a lamp and a piece of paper, you can answer a silly sounding question: How bright is the Sun?

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Crystal clocks and atomic ticks News

by Andrew Wright, 29 August 2014 | 0 comments

Strontium atomic clock

One of our readers requested an article about time keeping devices, and it’s a great time for the topic. Scientists set a new record in clock precision early this year with an atomic clock that ‘ticks’ 430 trillion times in a single second. Vibrations on your wrist Most wristwatches and wall clocks today use a…

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Geodesic rings Activity

by David, 26 August 2014 | 0 comments

the striped clay has been wrapped around someone's finger.

Craft yourself a cool mathematical ring, and learn about straight lines on donuts. Don’t laugh! They do exist!

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Spot the rice Activity

by Pat, 8 July 2014 | 0 comments

a container of rice with a few black grains.

You may have heard a climate scientist talking about ‘parts per million’ or ppm. If you want to get a handle on what that means, and how much CO2 is in our atmosphere, you’ve come to the right place!

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Faking random Activity

by David, 31 December 2013 | 0 comments

A 5 by5 grid, with die results on the rows and columns. Someon has coloured the rows blue and the coulmns red and is rolling a red and a blue die.

Can you spot the difference between something that is truly random, and something faked by a human? Find out the difference in this activity.

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Folding a piece of paper in half Activity

by David, 29 October 2013 | 2 comments

This activity sounds super easy from the title, but there’s more to it than you might expect!

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Boil an egg Activity

by David, 22 October 2013 | 0 comments

A soft-boiled egg.

Improve your cooking with maths! Here’s some guidance to help you cook the perfect boiled egg.

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Coin toss game Activity

by David, 15 October 2013 | 0 comments

A square grid areas close to the lines are coloured green. areas far away from the lines are coloured red. there is a coin on the grid.

Here’s a fun game that will help you explore probability. With a bit of thought you’re more likely to win. Are you smart enough to work it out?

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