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✨ Space Month at Minilab! 🚀

In keeping with our monthly themes on the Minilab social channels, this month is officially ‘Space Month’! We think it might just be our coolest theme so far? After all – it doesn’t get much cooler than the activities and events coming up over the next few weeks… The Big Space Day We’re kicking off […] Read More

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Non-Fiction Storytelling? An Interview with Dr Dominic Walliman

Our apps often tell a story – in a linear way like Artie’s Magic Pencil, or in snippets, like Astro Cat’s Solar System and Artie’s World. With Astro Cat especially, we had the challenge of making physics facts into a flowing, readable adventure through space. But of course, Astro Cat began life in the print […] Read More

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Astro Cat was selected as an ‘Awesome Educational App’ by Tutora!

It’s always exciting to see where our apps get discovered online. If our apps can help children to learn- whether through homeschooling, tutoring, or just some learning in their free time- then we know we’re making the kind of educational games we want to! We’re happy to share the news that Astro Cat’s Solar System […] Read More

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Minilab’s Big Weekend at Broadway Cinema! 📚📱✏️

This autumn is proving a busy season for us here at Minilab! Between updating Artie’s World with 2 new map packs, and working on some exciting new projects, we’re travelling around the UK with our apps. On the 27th-28th October, we started our event season with something very special: our first takeover! We had free reign […] Read More

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Astro Cat Explains… The Sun!

Anyone watching the recent solar eclipse was able to see a rare phenomenon in our galaxy. Our Sun is around 400 times larger in diameter than the Moon, but it is also 400 times further away. That’s a coincidence on an astronomical scale! And it’s why the Moon and Sun appear to be similar sizes in […] Read More

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Astro Cat Explains… Meteor Showers

There are two well-known meteor showers visible in the sky from late July until mid-August. But what makes these tiny rocks light up our night skies every year? The Prof is on hand to explain all, and it starts with asteroids and comets… Asteroids Asteroids can be found anywhere in the solar system, but you’ll […] Read More

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Keeping Brains Busy in Summer!

Over summer it can be easy for kids to just switch off and not want to do anything ‘educational’ (a word they may instantly recoil at hearing!)  – so what can you do to keep their minds active without them feeling like they’re back at school? We’ve got a few ideas for little scientists… Museums […] Read More

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