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Did Tomorrow’s World get their predictions right?

Check out the BBC archives and see predictions from Tomorrow’s World dating back to 1965. How much did they get right? What did they see 2010 as being like? Did people really have hair like that in the 70s and 80s?

Investigate these and many other questions with this link: http://www.bbc.co.uk/archive/tomorrowsworld/

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Take part in ‘Groundbreaking’ experiments online at LabUK

According to the website:

“Lab UK experiments:

  • Create new knowledge
  • Use approved scientific methods
  • Are secure and anonymous
  • Contribute to learning
  • Always publish findings”

You can take part in real scientific experiments and help further knowledge in some key areas.

http://www.bbc.co.uk/labuk/

Make a Website Sing!

This little gem uses a complex algorithm to decide on a key, instrument and tune for any website based on the text on the page.

Give it a go: http://www.codeorgan.com

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Another slightly different mathematical music generator uses a sine wave generator and some magic to create amazing beats.

Check it out here: http://lab.andre-michelle.com/tonematrix

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Dispatches: Maths Quiz

In the recent Dispatches program it was investigated why Year 6 pupils struggle with maths and the effect this has on schooling. Can you answer these questions aimed at primary school pupils?

http://www.channel4.com/programmes/dispatches/articles/maths-quiz

Pen and paper only – no calculators!

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Can you build a bridge?

Using limited resources can you build a bridge across the gap?

http://www.physicsgames.net/game/Cargo_Bridge.html

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