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Fractal card Activity

by David, 30 September 2015 | 0 comments

By Azmina Hossain You will need 2 different coloured A4 pieces of cardboard Ruler Pencil Scissors Glue stick What to do Fold one piece of card in half. Mark a point half way along the fold. Starting from that point, rule a line perpendicular to the fold 75 mm long, or half the width of the…

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Climb through a hole in a sheet of paper Activity

by David, 28 April 2015 | 2 comments

Most people are a lot larger than a piece of paper. But in this activity, you’ll be able to squeeze through a hole in a sheet of paper. With practice, you might even be able to fit through a hole in a business card! You will need: Paper Scissors

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Hyperbolic paper craft Activity

by David, 21 April 2015 | 0 comments

You will need Scissors Sticky tape Lots of heptagons – you can download a sheet to print out in pdf or Word document. What to do Cut out the heptagons. You need eight heptagons to make the first basic shape that you can tape more heptagons onto.

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Fold Investigator! Activity

by David, 28 August 2014 | 1 comments

To celebrate Australia’s new Marine National Facility, you can make a paper model of the ship! You will need a copy of the template, which you can find in the September–October 2014 issue of Scientriffic magazine. Or, you can download a printable PDF file here, or a JPG image here. First steps

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Folding a piece of paper in half Activity

by David, 29 October 2013 | 2 comments

You will need Sheet of A4 paper Roll of cheap toilet paper – the thinner the better What to do Before you start, try answering this question: How many times do you think you could fold a piece of paper in half? Take the sheet of A4 paper and fold it in half. Then fold…

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Why is A4 paper the size that it is?

by David, 23 October 2012 | 1 comments

Take a sheet of A4 paper and measure its sides. A4 is 210 millimetres wide and 297 millimetres long. It’s probably the most common size of paper and it’s used in most countries. However, A4 side lengths aren’t simple numbers like 200 or 300 millimetres. So why don’t we use something easier to measure? If…

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Build your own International Space Station Activity

by Jas, 17 August 2012 | 29 comments

You will need scissors craft glue sticky tape pencil International Space Station paper model instructions thread   What to do   Follow the instructions you have downloaded and you will have your very own model of the International Space Station! You can also play the video below to see the steps involved. What’s happening The…

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