Old skool 3D glasses! with Parehe

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Submitted by Parehe on Wed, 02/13/2019 - 09:37

Create some funky glasses to augment your reality, with Parehe.

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Red+Blue+and Green = White? With Mal Dizzee

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Submitted by Mal Dizzee on Wed, 02/13/2019 - 09:33

Mal Dizzee has been getting his creative hat on and is editing some cool pictures, but he isn't sure what RGB means in the editing world. Can you please help him out by letting him know?

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Dancing grapes with Parehe

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Submitted by Parehe on Wed, 12/19/2018 - 10:38

Anyone can bust a move... but Parehe seems to think GRAPES can do it too!

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Why do our ears and nose never stop growing?

Apparently, when the rest of our body stops growing (don't worry, you've got a bit of time yet!), our ears and nose continue to grow! EEK! What does this mean for us?!

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Magic no-leak bag! With Parehe

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Submitted by Parehe on Fri, 12/07/2018 - 11:50

There's nothing quite like it when your bottle leaks right? Well, Parehe can prove that it's possible to pierce a hole in plastic - without liquid leaking!

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Colourful flower experiment! With Parehe

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Submitted by Parehe on Fri, 11/30/2018 - 14:33

Parehe loooooves summer, playing around in nature... and with nature! Here's a new experiment that you can do with flowers from your own garden!

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Parehe

Alphabet stop motion bonanza

When there are so many different things to include in a stop motion movie, Coco and Boh, really wanna know, if you can show... Basically, they wanna see you put your brain to the test and make a movie with some very specific, alphabet-related details!
 

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Pop-pop-population with Parehe!

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Submitted by Parehe on Mon, 11/05/2018 - 10:52

They say a baby is born every minute! That's a lot of babies! Parehe wants to know just how many people the earth will have on it in the future!

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Parehe

Snap snap snap! With Boh Boh!

We aren't quite sure why Boh Boh is trying to snap a handful of popsicle sticks... but she has a question for you that will put your physics knowledge to the test!

Science & Engineering
Coco & Co

Movie-making mash up with Oopsie Daisy!

At Mind Lab Kids we are all about cool videos! Oopsie Daisy has mashed up some of our favourite techniques and has an epic challenge for you!

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Bouncy bubbles with Parehe

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Submitted by Parehe on Wed, 10/24/2018 - 11:55

Do you think you know how to make bubbles that don't pop, but BOUNCE? Parehe can show you how!

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Why don't water and oil mix? With Mal Dizzee

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Submitted by Mal Dizzee on Mon, 10/08/2018 - 10:19

Mal Dizzee has been baking up a storm in his kitchen, and has come across a problem when he's mixing the oil and water... can you help him figure out why this keeps happening?

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Reverse Illusions with Parehe

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Submitted by Parehe on Fri, 10/05/2018 - 12:25

Things always look distorted underwater, but Parehe found a way to flip images around! Take a look at this awesome experiment and reveal the hidden message!

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All wired up, with Nora Carrot

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Submitted by Nora Carrot on Wed, 10/03/2018 - 13:47

Ever wondered why wires have positive and negative ends? Does that mean one side is happy and one is sad? Help Nora Carrot suss this out!

Electronic Engineering
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How does bleach work?

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Submitted by Opsie Daisy on Fri, 09/28/2018 - 13:59

Oopsie Daisy loves to dye her hair, but she's confused about how the chemicals that she uses, can be used for cleaning too. Help her knowledge shine!

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Pulling apart computer systems with Haribobo

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Submitted by Haribobo on Thu, 09/27/2018 - 12:47

Haribobo noticed something when he was looking through the computer systems throughout time... they all seem to have something in common. Can you help him figure out what the little round battery does?

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The mystery of the floating egg! With Parehe

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Submitted by Parehe on Thu, 09/20/2018 - 13:01

Parehe loves eggs, whether she's eating them or eggs-perimenting with them. One thing she can't figure out is how they can float... can you egg-splain this phenomenon? 

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Parehe

Why and how does popcorn pop?

Oopsie Daisy loves going to the movies. Nothing beats the smell of popcorn. She wants to know, what makes it pop?

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Why can our eyes look red in photos?

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Submitted by Parehe on Thu, 09/13/2018 - 10:17

It happens all the time so Parehe wants to know why our eyes look red in photos? 

What do you think? Let us know how you think this happens. Post your video response now!

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DIY Photo booth with Mal Dizzee

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Submitted by Mal Dizzee on Tue, 09/11/2018 - 10:22

Ever wondered how to create top quality photos to show off your stuff? Mal Dizzee has a phototastic challenge just for you!

This one requires some skillful cutting with a craft knife or scissors, so make sure you get an adult to help you out!

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Mal Dizzee
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How do cameras capture images?

Ever wondered how your photos and videos actually got there in the first place? How does the world fit into tiny memory cards? Oopsie Daisy's mind is blown!

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Oopsie Daisy

Why do dead fish come alive when you sprinkle them with salt?

Oopsie Daisy has stopped putting salt on her fish and chips lately, but it's got her wondering if the fishes live and breath in the salt water maybe putting more salt on the fish it can help bring her fishes back to life... let's see what happens.

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Where do allergies come from?

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Submitted by Nora Carrot on Thu, 08/23/2018 - 09:55

Nora Carrot was celebrating her friend's birthday the other day... but when one of the children ate some of the birthday cake, he started to turn red and itchy! What was happening to him?

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Finding alternative materials!

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Submitted by coco on Mon, 08/20/2018 - 09:08

Here at MLK we know that some challenges may contain items that you may not have at home... and so, Coco and Boh are putting your initiative to the test and ask the question, what alternative equipment can you come up with?!

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How can the moon be out in the day time?

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Submitted by Nora Carrot on Thu, 08/16/2018 - 09:10

Nora Carrot saw the moon in the sky during the daytime, even though she thought the moon only comes out at night! Can you explain why sometimes we see the moon during the day?

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How can plants live healthily, without any nourishment?

Submitted by Admin on Mon, 08/13/2018 - 08:54

Viking Rich's friend told him that he keeps some plants in his home made terrarium... but they don't need any food or water to live! How does this bizarre phenomenon work?! Help a Viking out!

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Light vs Dark with Parehe

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Submitted by Parehe on Fri, 08/10/2018 - 14:37

We all know that light comes from the sunshine! When it's bright outside, everything is beautiful and bold! But the question rattling Parehe is, where, oh where, does the darkness come from?

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How are rainbows formed?

Pineapple Eros and Viking Rich were on their Sunday stroll when they looked up and spotted the most beautiful rainbow in the sky. But neither of them knew how it got there!! They want to know if you do, and can help them out??

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Pineapple Eros

Rubber Band Racer

Pineapple Eros has a fun challenge for you! Who knew you could make a super fast racing car from just a few simple things?!

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Pineapple Eros

What is sourdough? (And how does it work?!)

Viking Rich loves his pet...sourdough? He needs to feed it every day so it can turn into delicious sourdough bread. Can you explain what is happening to the dough?

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How do some light bulbs change colour?

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Submitted by Haribobo on Mon, 07/16/2018 - 17:08

Haribobo was hanging out at a party one time, and he noticed how the fairy lights were changing colour... how does that work?

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How to: Program an Mbot

Robots are slowly taking over the world! Get your inside look at how to programme a basic Mbot with Oopsie Daisy - and keep up before they take you over too!

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How do computers fit all their information inside?

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Submitted by Haribobo on Tue, 06/26/2018 - 16:00

 Back in the day (like, before you were born!), computers were GINORMOUS... but they couldn't really do that much stuff. And now, computers are really small, but they can do so much more! How is this possible?

Electronic Engineering
Haribobo

Why do we need to add a pinch of salt to baking?

There's nothing quite like a sweet treat, right? Well, Oopsie Daisy is a bit confused because when she was making a cake, the recipe said to add salt!! What's that all about?

Science & Engineering
Oopsie Daisy

How do infrared sensors work?

We've all used one without realising... the good old remote controller! Oopsie Daisy wants to know, just HOW does the infrared sensor work? (Aaaaand... what is an infrared sensor?)

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What could you make?

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Submitted by Parehe on Mon, 06/11/2018 - 09:08

Parehe hates seeing things go to waste! She wants to challenge you to invent something new out of something old!

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Why don't batteries last forever?

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Submitted by Haribobo on Thu, 06/07/2018 - 11:43

We've all been there... one minute you're playing away on your device, the next minute BOOM, IT DIES ON YOU! Can anyone explain why batteries can't last forever?

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Funny bouncy knees!

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Submitted by Mal Dizzee on Wed, 05/30/2018 - 14:05

Mal Dizzee's knee is being silly! Why does it bounce when it is tapped? Can you explain why Mal Dizzee's knee is being bouncy??

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Why do animals in the frozen north have white fur?

Viking Rich has slowly started to notice that all his favourite snow animals fur is white, why is that? is black or brown not as warm for them? Help Viking Rich out by letting him know why this is..

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Why do we cry when we cut onions?

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Submitted by Parehe on Mon, 05/21/2018 - 16:52

Parehe loves cooking! One of her favourite ingredients to use is onion... but, for some reason, every time she cuts them up, she starts crying! Why???

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Making salt water batteries with Viking Rich!

Viking Rich is needing to get some electricity to power his light bulb, but it doesn't seem to be lighting up ... can you help make the perfect experiment to make enough electricity to power a bulb and help Viking Rich out?

Electronic Engineering
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Ex-spiral-ment with Parehe!

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Submitted by Parehe on Thu, 05/10/2018 - 12:10

Parehe loves to mix science and crafts together! Watch as this time things spiral out of control! (Well, not quite, but it's super crazy!) Can you figure out what is going on in this ex-spiral-ment?

 

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Mothers day bath bomb fun with Mal Dizzee

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Submitted by Mal Dizzee on Fri, 05/04/2018 - 15:16

Mal Dizzee is getting bizzee making something fizzee! He has the perfect relaxation treat for you to give to Mum, or a special lady in your life on Mothers day. Let's get messy!

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Mal Dizzee

Making music with Professor D!

Professor D needs some new jams for in his lab. He's challenging you to come up with some cool beats with some of the random stuff laying around at home that you don't use. Are you up for the challenge?

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What can you make? With Haribobo

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Submitted by Haribobo on Mon, 04/30/2018 - 13:23

We've all probably got stuff lying around that we don't know what to do with! Haribobo challenges you to make something extra fantastic with a some unlikely things...

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Shhhhhhhh...Silent movie challenge with Oopsie Daisy!

Movie-making is one thing... but movie-making with NO DIALOGUE, (that's right, gotta keep things hush hush!), is a whoooole other level. Can you take on Oopsie Daisy's challenge, without saying a word?

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What colour is water?

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Submitted by Nora Carrot on Mon, 04/23/2018 - 11:58

Why does water look blue in a swimming pool but clear when you splash it? Nora Carrot and Mal Dizzee want to know what colour water is! 

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Parehe's bouncy egg-speriment

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Submitted by Parehe on Thu, 04/19/2018 - 14:54

 Parehe heard that you can make an egg bounce, without breaking! She's got all the ingredients, but can she pull this wacky egg-speriment off?

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Marble paint with Parehe

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Submitted by Parehe on Mon, 04/16/2018 - 10:52

Okay team, Parehe has some awesome hacks for any nail polish you have lying around at home! Get decorating!

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Parehe

Why does the earth spin?

Did you know the planet is constantly spinning around in a circle? Can anybody work out why??

Science & Engineering
Coco & Co

Capture the sun! With Viking Rich

 Viking Rich has a nifty challenge for you to complete in no time at all! Who knew you could capture the sun with a piece of paper?!

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Create magic using stop-motion!

Ever wanted to be a magician, but just can't hack those tricks? Well, Oopsie Daisy has the perfect thing for you that will leave your audiences with their jaws dropped!

Animation & Design
Oopsie Daisy

Electric car with Pineapple Eros

Did you know that in the future, all cars will run on electricity? Build a mini battery-powered car to get that practice in!

Electronic Engineering
Science & Engineering
Pineapple Eros

Create cool paper characters with Oopsie Daisy

 Fancy learning some crafty tips on how to make some funky miniature characters for your stop motion videos? Check this out, Oopsie Daisy has lots to share!

Animation & Design
Freestyle
Oopsie Daisy

Why does the sea come in and out?

One minute Oopsie Daisy was sunbathing away, and the next minute, her feet were wet from the ebbing sea water! What's that all about?

Science & Engineering
Oopsie Daisy

How does wifi work?

Pineapple Eros is fascinated by the internet... and even more fascinated by the fact that he can surf the web without plugging his devices into hundreds of wires! What's this thing called WiFi all about?

Electronic Engineering
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Fake vomit with Nora Carrot

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Submitted by Nora Carrot on Fri, 03/16/2018 - 10:22

No one likes to have a tummy ache, but Nora Carrot has been busy making something disgustingly cool! Can you make your vomit look real?

 

 

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Nora Carrot

Viking Rich box challenge

Ever end up with too many boxes? Unwrapping new shoes or toys, or even just old ones that have been storing stuff? Viking Rich has a challenge for you to finally make use of them!

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Viking Rich

How does charcoal have the energy to burn?!

Whether you're building a fire to roast marshmallows, or bringing out the bbq with the family, charcoal is one of those fuel-tastic necessities. What Viking Rich wants to know though, is how does it keep on burning?

Freestyle
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Viking Rich

Is paper 2D or 3D?

We all know 3D objects go forward-back, left-right and up-down. But thin sheets of paper are definitely lacking in one of these dimensions! Does this make it 2D?

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Oopsie Daisy

How do we know what is recyclable?

These days everyone is encouraged to recycle to save the planet! It seems straightforward enough, right? ... Oopsie Daisy has got into a bit of a pickle, and needs your help figuring out why there are so many different types of recycling bins!

Freestyle
Science & Engineering
Oopsie Daisy

What can you make?! With Professor D

Everyone has bits and bobs lying around that they don't know what to do with! So, get your thinking caps on for Professor D's challenge!

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Professor D

How do planes...plane?

Oopsie Daisy is confused about how tonnes of metal and hundreds of people can move through the sky with nothing beneath them! Can you explain how planes do what they do?!

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Oopsie Daisy

The sounds of Poi! With Parehe

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Submitted by Parehe on Mon, 02/26/2018 - 08:46

In the Maori culture, Poi is used in traditional song and dance performances. Parehe shares some insights, and has some intriguing questions for you to investigate!

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Kinetic Sand Kraziness with Nora Carrot

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Submitted by Nora Carrot on Fri, 02/23/2018 - 11:21

Ever wished you could bring the beach home with you so that those epic sandcastles wouldn't get destroyed? Well, Nora Carrot has just the thing to save the day!

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LED letters with Haribobo

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Submitted by Haribobo on Thu, 02/22/2018 - 10:14

We never need an excuse to play with lights! Haribobo has a fiddly, fun challenge for you that could light up your room! (and much more!).

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Heat tunnel experiment time with Parehe!

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Submitted by Parehe on Mon, 02/19/2018 - 08:36

Ever wondered what else a hairdryer could be useful for? Well, Parehe found an epic new challenge for you to try at home! Who knew science and hairdryers could have something in common?!

Science & Engineering
Parehe

Intro to Aurasma with Oopsie Daisy

Ever seen a 3D movie and thought about creating something like that? Oopsie Daisy has a challenge for you that will get you making out-of-this-world creations!

Augmented Reality
Oopsie Daisy

Magnificent magnifier-making!

Sometimes it can be hard to see small things... especially behind those sunnies! Viking Rich has a trick up his sleeve that will get you blowing things up (in size!!) so you can see every little detail!

Freestyle
Science & Engineering
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How to solder like a pro!

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Submitted by Haribobo on Mon, 02/12/2018 - 11:20

Anyone heard of 'soldering' before? Neither had we until Haribobo showed us! Apparently it's a really nifty thing to learn that can help you create all sorts of techy masterpieces!

Electronic Engineering
Freestyle
Haribobo

Why are bubbles clear?

Pop! Pop! Pop! Coco loves blowing bubbles... watching them glisten in the air! However, what she cannot understand, is how the pink liquid inside the bottle, turns clear! Help, somebody!

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Coco & Co

Oopsie Daisy's messy, mysterious experiment!

So... Oopsie Daisy's name means she's prone to making hilarious mistakes during her experiments... Can she complete her own challenge or will this mysterious toy turn out differently?

Science & Engineering
Oopsie Daisy

How do text messages get between phones?

Submitted by Admin on Mon, 01/22/2018 - 09:36

Hey ppl! Wuu2? Well, if ur not doing anything, we were jw how txts get from 1 fone 2 another fone?!
Seriously... is it some kind of magic? Help Coco and Boh find the answer!

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How can you re-purpose your old toys?

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Submitted by Haribobo on Mon, 01/22/2018 - 09:27

We've all got some spare toys lying around... or maybe some old things we don't use anymore... Haribobo is keen to see if you can give them a new purpose!

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Haribobo

Why and how is tape so sticky?

Coco is in a bit of a pickle... every time she tries to tape something together, it gets all stuck to her fingers! Why and how is tape so sticky?

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Coco & Co
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So fresh, so clean! Why is toothpaste minty?

Twice a day! Three times a day! Viking Rich loooooves brushing his teeth! But... sometimes that tangy minty flavour leaves his mouth icy cool! Help him figure out why toothpaste has that minty freshness!

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Homemade lava lamp

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Submitted by Parehe on Thu, 01/11/2018 - 12:02

This may just be the coolest lamp you've ever seen... and all you need are four simple things from your kitchen! Get bobbing!

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Soapy psychedelic patterns!

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Submitted by Nora Carrot on Wed, 01/10/2018 - 13:12

What can you do with milk, food colouring, pepper, and washing up liquid? Find out in this wacky experiment!

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Oopsie Daisy's pickled head prank!

How and why has Oopsie Daisy's HEAD ended up inside a jar?? We don't know whether to laugh... or scream! Find out how to make this epic prank!

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How come some animals have cold blood?

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Submitted by Mal Dizzee on Tue, 01/09/2018 - 10:55

Back when Mal Dizzee was holidaying in Thailand, he held a real live snake!! Crazy stuff! But... he was wondering why the snake felt so cold (especially in a hot country)... can you help him out?

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Mal Dizzee
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Breaking down website building

Ever wanted to make a website but all the buttons and boxes and words get you all confuzzled? Oopsie Daisy is here to break it down for you so it's easy as pie!

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Why/how do glowing fish glow?

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Submitted by Brick Girl on Mon, 01/08/2018 - 10:14

Down in the depths of the darkest oceans, there are fish that glow! That's right - glow!! Do they have light bulbs inside their bodies or something? Help a confused Eve-ader out!

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Build a desktop fan with Haribobo

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Submitted by Haribobo on Mon, 01/08/2018 - 09:43

Summer's here people! What better time to re-use those plastic bottles and toilet rolls to create your very own fan! It may even become your biggest fan! ;) ;)

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Fabric paint fun with Coco and Boh!

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Submitted by cookies on Wed, 01/03/2018 - 08:02

Do your parents always go crazy when you get paint all down your shirt? Welllllllll, Coco and Boh can show you how to make the funkiest paint from the most unlikely ingredients, that is made deliberately to get on your clothes!

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Freestyle
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How do cars pick up radio waves?

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Submitted by SisiBLA on Wed, 01/03/2018 - 07:44

CC was hanging out with her friends in the car, jammin' away to some tunes on the radio, when she started to wonder... where was the music coming from, and how was it getting into the car?!

Electronic Engineering
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Who needs timezones??

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Submitted by cookies on Wed, 01/03/2018 - 07:33

 We all do! Does anybody know why different areas of the planet have different times, and why they change every so often?

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Snow fun... in summer! With Parehe!

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Submitted by Parehe on Thu, 12/14/2017 - 10:44

Ever wanted to play with snow during the festive season, but then realised it's the wrong weather? Parehe has the best back-up plan for you so you can build your very own snowman!

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Parehe's Harakeke workshop!

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Submitted by Parehe on Wed, 12/13/2017 - 09:28

Parehe has a crafty challenge for you that will leave you hanging on a string... well, not you, but your new leafy creation! Get a taste of how to make your own Harakeke decorative design from just leaves and string!

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Parehe
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Oopsie Daisy's craft cardboard shelves

Too many knick knacks and bits 'n bobs all over your bedroom floor? Oopsie Daisy has just the thing to help! Get crafty and be good to the environment by making your very own set of awesome shelves out of just three simple things!

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Oopsie Daisy
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Why do some people go bald?

Pineapple Eros sometimes has a laugh with Professor D about his lack of hair! It's an interesting topic though - why is it that some people end up going bald?

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Glowing up with Parehe

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Submitted by Parehe on Fri, 12/01/2017 - 11:56

Parehe's new challenge has us glowing with excitement! A neon lava experiment to brighten up your day.

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Parehe's Amazing Tipare Tips!

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Submitted by Parehe on Thu, 11/30/2017 - 11:32

With a little weaving here, a little sticking there, Parehe shows us how to make a beautiful Tipare.

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Get stuck into Parehe's sticky decor challenge

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Submitted by Parehe on Thu, 11/30/2017 - 11:25

Parehe shows us how to craft our own wall decors from just paint and PVA glue. Featuring an extra challenge for those who want to get really stuck in!

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Parehe
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How to edit your MLK videos!

Do you ever finish a video and realise you forgot to add something?! Or maybe your kitty cat comes and plonks itself down in front of the camera half-way through?! Oopsie Daisy to the rescue - here's how to edit videos like a pro.

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Oopsie Daisy
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Why/how do some devices overheat?

Once again Oopsie Daisy has a dilemma! And it's heated! You see, she was watching something on her phone and suddenly had to put it down because it was burning her fingers! What's up with that?!

Science & Engineering
Oopsie Daisy
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Hello... oh, oh...How do echoes work?

When Viking Rich was out in the mountains one day, he shouted for help when he lost his way! But, instead of someone replying, he heard his own voice repeat what he shouted!
How does that work? And why does it only happen in some places?

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Viking Rich
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Why are some stars bigger than others?

Some sparkle and flicker, others just sit there like a snowflake in the darkness! Some are big and round, and others look like a teeny tiny dot! Oopsie Daisy needs to know why some stars are bigger and bolder than the rest!

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Oopsie Daisy

Fluffy paint fun times

Ever seen paint that is fluffy and bouncy and just plain awesome?? Welllllll, Oopsie Daisy got a bit carried away with the most unlikely ingredients, and made the funkiest paint in town!

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Oopsie Daisy

Up your story-boarding game with Oopsie Daisy

Calling all movie makers! Oopsie Daisy has a picture perfect challenge that will test your eye for detail, and help you make some epic films that no one will want to miss!

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Oopsie Daisy
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Do cats REALLYY have 9 lives?!

Everyone keeps saying it, but we're not sure it's 100% true! Can anyone explain how this little saying came about?

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Coco & Co

Why does the earth spin?

Did you know the planet is constantly spinning around in a circle? Can anybody work out why??

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Coco & Co

Kaleidoscope challenge with Eve-ader

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Submitted by Brick Girl on Fri, 09/29/2017 - 14:07

Eve-ader was reminiscing about a cool as kaleidoscope she made with her Granddad once... but she doesn't really get how it all works! Can you explain this light-tastic phenomenon?
Or maybe even make one??

Science & Engineering

Why do puddles vanish when the sun comes out?

Ever been out in the rain, and then by the time you get home and the sun finally comes out, suddenly the ground dries up? Well, it happened to Pineapple Eros and he wants to know where all the water went!

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Pineapple Eros

Argh!! What is going on inside our devices when they buffer?

Submitted by Admin on Thu, 09/21/2017 - 15:55

Ever sit there streaming your favourite movie, and then... SUDDENLY... It just freezes?! Then it takes a bazillion years to load? CC needs your help to figure out just what is going on inside the device!!

Electronic Engineering

Super Solar Oven Challenge with Viking Rich

Viking Rich, who lives in the chilliest reaches of the planet, devised an ingenious way to harness the sun's energy.Introducing: the homemade solar oven!
 

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Viking Rich

Home made ice cream craziness!

Did you know that you can make ice cream with just three ingredients... oh and a whole lot of ice... with a pinch of ... salt? Find out how to create this wicked cool, sweet as treat, and SHAKE IT with Coco and Boh!

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Coco & Co

Why do some people need glasses?

Pineapple Eros, Coco, and Baby Ezra (Lil Co), are wondering something... why is it that some people need glasses to help them see?

Science & Engineering
Coco & Co

Watch out!! Copyright police about!!

Here at MindLabKids.com we love to see original, authentic, creative responses... but, lately we've noticed a few copy(right)cats out there! 

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Coco & Co

Do cats REALLYY have 9 lives?!

Everyone keeps saying it, but we're not sure it's 100% true! Can anyone explain how this little saying came about?

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Coco & Co

What's the point of spacesuits?

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Submitted by cookies on Wed, 08/02/2017 - 09:08

We all know that spacemen need to chuck on a spacesuit before they head out into the galaxy... but does anyone know why?? Help Boh out!

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How to use your marbles thanks to CC & Kat!

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Submitted by SisiBLA on Thu, 07/27/2017 - 13:31

This mum and daughter duo are guest starring on MLK to share their favourite use for leftover cardboard and those marbles that've been collecting dust since 2014!

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Why do glow worms glow?

When we found out glow in the dark worms exist, the first thing Oopsie Daisy thought was WOW, the second thing EW, and the third thing HOW?! Can you guys help her out?

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Oopsie Daisy

why does the earth have a magnetic field?

Did you know that the earth has a magnetic field? Viking Rich is keen to find out why the earth has a magnetic field... are you up for the challenge? 

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Viking Rich

Why do we have seasons?

The first week of winter in New Zealand and Pineapple Eros wonders... why do we have seasons? 

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Pineapple Eros

The 2-ingredient compass

Can you help Viking Rich to figure out how you can turn a magnet and a nail to a compass? 

Science & Engineering
Viking Rich

How to be an expert storyteller

Ever been told a story that left you yawning or confused? We've all been there! Join Coco & Co and Silly Chilli in mastering the art of storytelling and learn how to tell the juiciest stories to your besties!

Animation & Design
Coco & Co

Are we upside down?

Oopsie Daisy has got a question for you, she want's to know are we upside down?

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Oopsie Daisy

Build your own website

Pineapple Eros gives you some tips on how to create an EPIC website for yourself! 

Animation & Design
Coding
Pineapple Eros

Why can't we see in the dark ?!

The power cut out when Viking Rich and Professor D were recording a challenge, and they all of a sudden couldn't see a THING! That got them wondering... why can't humans see in the dark?

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Professor D
Viking Rich

Filter challenge!

Magically make dirty brown water clear again by passing it through your own homemade water filter... TA DA!

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Professor D

Greeting card greatness!

Light up your bestie's big day by customizing their birthday card with LED lights!

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Electronic Engineering
Coco & Co

Eggselent Easter experiment!!

WAIT!! Before you chomp down all those Easter eggs coming your way, put them to use in this engineering experiment!

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Professor D
Pineapple Eros
Oopsie Daisy
Viking Rich

H-h-h-hologram?!?! H-h-h-how?!?!

Creating amazing holograms using a phone/tablet (and a couple of other bits and bobs) is possibly the COOLEST party trick out. Jason and Sam (Spark CEO and son) stopped by our studio to show us how it’s done. 

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Freestyle

Super stop-mo set: paper edition

Create your own DIY paper stopmotion set. Make all the scenes and sets, so you don’t have to move around and set up in different locations. Stay in one spot and shoot your stopmotion with interchangeable backgrounds.

Animation & Design
Freestyle
Oopsie Daisy

Why is the sky blue?

Viking Rich needs to know: Why is the sky blue and not green or red?

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Viking Rich

WANTED: Peter Jackson’s sidekick!

Wow your audience by putting to use some expert film-making techniques, reserved for only the best! (Bonus points if you can make it a silent movie!)

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Oopsie Daisy

Rock(et) their world!

Build a homemade rocket out of stuff that’s in the pantry, and see if you can shoot yours up higher than the roof!
 

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Oopsie Daisy

W-hack-a-mole with Eros

Hack the whack! Replace the mole from this traditional game with pics of friends/siblings/fam, and dream up your own sound effects using Scratch. Choice!

Coding
Pineapple Eros

Boh's Buzz Coaster

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Submitted by cookies on Sat, 03/04/2017 - 18:35

Not for the shaky hand... are you up for the challenge? 

Electronic Engineering

Makey-makey some music-music!

Did anyone ever tell you that the best drums are homemade? Well now you know… and here’s your chance to get your hands on one!

Coding
Electronic Engineering

3D-modelling whatever’s on your wish list!

Learn how to bring whatever you want to life using Tinkercad! But remember to click save, so you can surf back through your designs later and see how much you have improved!

 

3D Design & Printing
Oopsie Daisy

Wobble bot dance party!

Who said robots can’t bop to the beat? You’ll need to slip on your dancing shoes for this one too, kids!

Electronic Engineering
Robotics
Pineapple Eros

Hovercrafting and watch it flyyy

Ever seen a plastic plate hover above the ground all by itself?? Nope, us neither. But today Professor D is going to make what SEEMS impossible, possible. And so are you!

Electronic Engineering
Science & Engineering
Professor D