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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 | 4 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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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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Why is A4 paper the size that it is? News

by David, 23 October 2012 | 4 comments

Coloured papers

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?

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Build your own International Space Station Activity

by Jasmine, 17 August 2012 | 37 comments

A paper model of a space station.

Get ready to build your own paper model of the International Space Station (ISS).

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