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This is a collection of things to make you think. There's maths games, writing challenges, science investigations and questions from all over the place.

Well, there will be. We're just getting started now.

How you use it is up to you. Play some games. Answer some questions. Go away and have a good think about stuff. Pester someone with your new ideas. Show off your new skills to your friends. It's up to you.

Off you go then...

Friday, 6 January 2012

Time to think...

This is a painting by Salvador Dali. 

He lived in Spain in the 1930's. He's a surrealist painter. Let's look up surrealist in a dictionary. Mine says 

"Surrealism was an artistic and literary movement, dedicated to expressing the imagination as revealed in dreams, free of the conscious control of reason and convention" (Thanks www.artrepublic.com)

What does your dictionary say? And what does it mean? 

Well, you don't have to draw what's there. You can draw things from the inside of your head. It's all about your imagination. You can even draw your dreams; although some dreams, like the one about the giant fluffy diplodocuses, might be best kept to yourself... 

Anyway, here's one of Salvador Dali's thoughts in painting form. 

It's called The Persistence of Memory and it's a very famous image. You'll see it again and again, I promise. 

How does it make you feel? What do you think Salvador Dali thinks about time? Is time always the same or does it change? Why is the title about memory?

I think Dali's clocks look pretty relaxed. Clocks don't make me feel relaxed. If I drew imaginary clocks, they'd look a bit different. Why not draw a clock that shows how you feel?

Learn more about Salvador Dali using these links:

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