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Paper plane designs Activity

by David, 14 November 2019 | 1 comments

The year is beginning to wrap up, and the summer holidays are in sight. Now is the perfect time to brush up on your paper plane skills! We’ve collected a few quick and easy designs for you to try, from a looping master to a super-fast dart with a twist.

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Backwards triangle dart Activity

by David, 14 November 2019 | 0 comments

A pink paper plane with two sets of wings

This paper plane flies quite a bit like a regular dart. But its striking looks make it much more fun. Plus, you get two pairs of wings – front and back – that you can modify!

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Loop plane Activity

by David, 14 November 2019 | 0 comments

A green paper plane with very wide wings

This paper plane isn’t very fast, but with practice and adjustment, you can make it do loops!

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Still alive – a quick quiz Quiz

by David, 25 September 2019 | 4 comments

Black lightning bolt in purple circle

Deadly animals and extinct species – oh my! This week’s quiz is extreme. See if you can survive to the end and get full marks!

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Bubble nets at home Activity

by David, 2 May 2019 | 0 comments

Someone is scooping confetti out of a bowl of water with a measuring cup

If you thought humans were the only fishers who use nets, think again! Humpback whales work together to net and herd fish, making the fish easier to eat. But these whale nets are made of bubbles! To learn more, it’s time to blow some bubble nets ourselves.

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Make a watermark Activity

by David, 4 October 2018 | 0 comments

If you want to write a secret message, we’ve got a simple technique for you to try. Time to work on your watermark!

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Fractal card Activity

by David, 30 September 2015 | 0 comments

A pop-up card with triangles made of triangles.

Written by Azmina Hossain Make a pop-up greeting card with a beautiful fractal pattern.

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Climb through a hole in a sheet of paper Activity

by David, 28 April 2015 | 6 comments

Someoen is cutting along the fold of the sheet of paper.

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!

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Hyperbolic paper craft Activity

by David, 21 April 2015 | 0 comments

A wierd curvy piece of paper.

Make your own piece of non-Euclidean geometry with this hyperbolic paper craft.

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Fold Investigator! Activity

by David, 28 August 2014 | 2 comments

A paper model of a ship.

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 download as a PDF file here, or a JPG image here. First steps

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