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Get moving, explore the science behind hot air balloons, and use your detective skills to crack a code.
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You will need

  • Sticky tape
  • Cardboard tubes
  • Scissors
  • Split pins
  • Sticky tack
  • A4 paper
  • Black bin bags (preferably biodegradable)
  • Hairdryer
Crack the code
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Crib sheet and decoder
PDF – 450.9KB
Crib sheet and crack the code (answers)
PDF – 128.9KB

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Scissors

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