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Cut and fold platonic mathematical shapes

[vc_row padding_top=”0px” padding_bottom=”0px” border=”none” bg_video=”” class=”” style=””][vc_column fade_animation_offset=”45px” width=”1/1″][text_output]Cut and fold platonic mathematical shapes with Howtoons[/text_output][image alt=”” href=”” title=”” info_content=”” lightbox_caption=”” id=”” class=”” style=”” src=”1024″][blockquote cite=”” id=”” class=”” style=””]Platonic solids are great mathematical fun. You can print, cut, and fold the five shapes below to make small 3D paper shapes perfect for game dice. Next, try using these templates to go big. Fold up some cardboard into a custom-size box for storage, or stretch some fabric over PVC piping to build an icosahedron fort![/blockquote][/vc_column][/vc_row][vc_row padding_top=”0px” padding_bottom=”0px”][vc_column fade_animation_offset=”45px” width=”1/1″][vc_btn title=”Launch Site” style=”flat” color=”black” align=”center” link=”url:http%3A%2F%2Fmakezine.com%2Fprojects%2Fhowtoons-platonic-solids%2F||target:%20_blank|” button_block=”true”][/vc_column][/vc_row][vc_row inner_container=”true” padding_top=”0px” padding_bottom=”0px” border=”none”][vc_column fade_animation_offset=”45px” width=”1/1″][share title=”Share this Post” facebook=”true” twitter=”true” google_plus=”true” pinterest=”true” email=”true”][/vc_column][/vc_row][vc_row padding_top=”0px” padding_bottom=”0px”][vc_column fade_animation_offset=”45px” width=”1/1″][custom_headline type=”center” level=”h2″ looks_like=”h5″ accent=”true” id=”” class=”” style=””]Find more resources in the same subject area.[/custom_headline][the_grid name=”Maths”][/vc_column][/vc_row]

Hunkin’s Experiments

[vc_row inner_container=”true” padding_top=”0px” padding_bottom=”0px” border=”none”][vc_column width=”1/1″][text_output]From making onions glow to growing ant colonies, this website has got hundreds of experiments, illustrated as cartoons. Author of the site is Tim Hunkin who is a cartoonist, broadcaster and engineer.  Most of the experiments require only house hold objects. There are some really neat experiments in there so do check it out.

15-006[/text_output][/vc_column][/vc_row][vc_row inner_container=”true” padding_top=”0px” padding_bottom=”0px” border=”none”][vc_column width=”1/1″][custom_headline type=”center” level=”h1″ looks_like=”h5″ accent=”true”]This activity supports:[/custom_headline][skill_bar heading=”Independent Learning” percent=”90″][skill_bar heading=”Parental/Teacher Involvment” percent=”10″][/vc_column][/vc_row][vc_row no_margin=”true” padding_top=”0px” padding_bottom=”0px” border=”none”][vc_column width=”1/1″][custom_headline type=”center” level=”h1″ looks_like=”h5″ accent=”true”]Subject areas covered:[/custom_headline][/vc_column][/vc_row][vc_row no_margin=”true” padding_top=”0px” padding_bottom=”0px” border=”none”][vc_column width=”1/4″][icon_list][icon_list_item type=”check-square”]Science[/icon_list_item][/icon_list][/vc_column][vc_column width=”1/4″][icon_list][icon_list_item type=”check-square”]Math[/icon_list_item][/icon_list][/vc_column][vc_column width=”1/4″][icon_list][icon_list_item type=”check-square”]Science Experiments[/icon_list_item][/icon_list][/vc_column][vc_column width=”1/4″][/vc_column][/vc_row][vc_row inner_container=”true” padding_top=”0px” padding_bottom=”0px” border=”none”][vc_column width=”1/1″][share title=”Share this Post” facebook=”true” twitter=”true” google_plus=”true” pinterest=”true” email=”true”][/vc_column][/vc_row]

Yeast – Is it alive?

[vc_row inner_container=”true” padding_top=”0px” padding_bottom=”0px” border=”none”][vc_column width=”1/1″][text_output]Watching yeast grow is always a fun thing for young children to watch as mostly they don’t think of it as a living thing. You can try “growing” some yeast and send your findings to zoom.[/text_output][text_output]blog-he[/text_output][/vc_column][/vc_row][vc_row inner_container=”true” padding_top=”0px” padding_bottom=”0px” border=”none”][vc_column width=”1/1″][custom_headline type=”center” level=”h1″ looks_like=”h5″ accent=”true”]This activity supports:[/custom_headline][skill_bar heading=”Independent Learning” percent=”50″][skill_bar heading=”Parental/Teacher Involvment” percent=”50″][/vc_column][/vc_row][vc_row no_margin=”true” padding_top=”0px” padding_bottom=”0px” border=”none”][vc_column width=”1/1″][custom_headline type=”center” level=”h1″ looks_like=”h5″ accent=”true”]Subject areas covered:[/custom_headline][/vc_column][/vc_row][vc_row no_margin=”true” padding_top=”0px” padding_bottom=”0px” border=”none”][vc_column width=”1/4″][icon_list][icon_list_item type=”check-square”]Science[/icon_list_item][/icon_list][/vc_column][vc_column width=”1/4″][icon_list][icon_list_item type=”check-square”]Science Experiments[/icon_list_item][/icon_list][/vc_column][vc_column width=”1/4″][/vc_column][vc_column width=”1/4″][/vc_column][/vc_row][vc_row inner_container=”true” padding_top=”0px” padding_bottom=”0px” border=”none”][vc_column width=”1/1″][share title=”Share this Post” facebook=”true” twitter=”true” google_plus=”true” pinterest=”true” email=”true”][/vc_column][/vc_row]

Grain Chain

[vc_row inner_container=”true” padding_top=”0px” padding_bottom=”0px” border=”none”][vc_column width=”1/1″][text_output]Grain Chain is a fun and interesting website to find out how grains are grown
and harvested, what happens to them before they reach your plate, and why they’re so good for you! Investigate healthy eating and meal planning, or go behind the scenes of the flour, grain and baking industry. With different sections appropriate for different ages, this website gives a very good and thorough understanding of the journey of a loaf!

They have a separate section for classroom recipes where you can find a small collection of easy to make recipes or you can go to the resource bundles page where they have all the videos and activities for things like bread, biscuits and cakes in one place. If you prefer to learn by playing games you can visit the games section although the games are not very interesting.

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